International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings.

The University of Iowa celebrates International Education Week (IEW) each year, serving as an example of our commitment to preparing Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to come to the U.S.  IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with universities around the country.

This year IEW is taking place November 14-18.

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International Photo Contest

Submit your photo to this year's contest! Deadline is October 16, 2022.

International Education Week Events

WorldCanvass: 2022 International Impact and Global Student Awards promotional image

WorldCanvass: 2022 International Impact and Global Student Awards

Monday, November 7, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Andy Code, 2022 recipient of the UI’s International Impact Award, and Global Student awardees yet to be named, will be honored on the Nov. 7 WorldCanvass which officially opens the UI’s celebration of International Education Week (Nov. 14-18). In an exciting new partnership between International Programs and the UI Stanley Museum of Art, the 2022-23 WorldCanvass season of live, internationally focused conversations will be held in the museum’s stunning new home adjacent to the UI Main Library.

IEW in the News

Amdy and Susie Code

WorldCanvass to honor International Impact and Global Student awardees on Nov. 7

Monday, August 8, 2022
International Programs
Andy Code, 2022 recipient of the UI’s International Impact Award, and Global Student awardees yet to be named, will be honored on the November 7 WorldCanvass which officially opens the UI’s celebration of International Education Week (November 14-18).
Russell Ganim

In the news: International Education Week events at University of Iowa will help bridge cultures

Friday, November 12, 2021
Russell Ganim
International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, serves as a bridge between cultures, if not worlds. It offers all learners the chance to pursue their curiosity about the planet’s languages and civilizations, while providing information about globally focused experiential learning opportunities at home and abroad.
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Photos celebrate the UI global experience during International Education Week

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Ben Partridge
A student’s first glimpse of the ocean during an excursion to the Galapagos. An evening in Seville that inspired a Spanish-learning journey. A welcoming carpet of black-eyed Susans in bloom on the Pentacrest.