International Education Week

The Penn State joins various colleges, universities, embassies, and community organizations around the world by recognizing students at University Park from more than 140 countries. Penn State is also ranked 19th nationally for the number of students studying abroad.

International Education Week will be celebrated November 12-16, 2018.

IEW Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • IEW Kick-off Party
    • 3:00pm, HUB staircase
    • Join us for food and student group performances
  • International Photo Contest Winners Announced
    • 3:00pm, during the IEW Kick-off Party, HUB

Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Diversity Matters
    • 10:00am-2:00pm, First Floor HUB
    • Activities, giveaways, and community!
  • International Internship Information Session, Education Abroad
    • 4:00-5:00pm, 410 Boucke
    • Students can learn from Education Abroad Advisers about all the international internship options available to them.
  • 4th Annual World Trivia Night, School of International Affairs
    • 6:00-7:30pm, Sutliff Auditorium, Katz Building
    • Teams of School of International Affairs and Penn State Law students, faculty and staff will be engaged in a friendly competition to test their international trivia knowledge.
    • The event is only open to students, faculty and staff in the School of International Affairs and Penn State Law.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • Advising on the Fly, Education Abroad
    • 11:00am-1:00pm, Sparks Building lobby, Franklin Atrium in Knowledge Commons, Patee Library
    • Students can learn about all the study abroad opportunities Penn State has to offer, have the chance to chat with Education Abroad staff and have their questions answered.
  • The Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue, University Libraries
    • 3:00pm, Franklin Atrium, Patee Library
    • An event to engage in intercultural dialogues with 15 Intensive English Communication Program international students and their Penn State student partners.
  • Marketing your Global Skills to Employers: Presentation from DISSA on understanding OPT, CPT, and H1B visas, etc., Career Services
    • 5:30-7:45pm, 103BC Bank of America Career Services Building
    • Marketing your Global Skills to Employers Presentation from DISSA on understanding OPT, CPT, and H1B visas, etc. (this will start around 6:45pm)
  • MIA / MATANGI / MAYA Documentary Film Screening, Center for Global Studies
    • 6:00pm, 113 Carnegie Building
    • The event is a documentary screening about the life of the Sri Lankan artist and musician known as M.I.A. The documentary explores her negotiation of her role as an artist and celebrity through the lens of Tamil politics and migration to the West. Following the screening, a brief facilitated discussion will be held with several panelists.
    • More Information

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • Lecture by Ebony Coletu, "Thinking through the Counter-Colony: Chief Sam and the Logistics of African American Migration to Ghana, 1912-1917", Center for Global Studies
    • 12:00pm, 125 Burrowes Building
    • In this talk, Coletu will share the arc of a little-known back-to-Africa movement launched in 1912 by Chief Alfred Sam, ending around 1917
    • Cookies and coffee will be provided
  • Study Abroad 101 Presentation, Education Abroad
    • 4:00-5:00pm, 412 Boucke Building
    • The Study Abroad 101 is a one-hour presentation designed to give students an overview of study abroad opportunities available to them at Penn State.
    • More Information
  • International Internship Alternatives, Smeal College of Business
    • 4:30-5:30pm, 122 Business Building
    • Learn how students can obtain an internship in another country, with the help of a third-party provider. International internships are a great opportunity to build your resume and demonstrate your interest in working internationally.
    • Open to all majors
    • More Information

Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Boren Information Session with Kyle Cox from IIE, University Fellowships Office
    • 5:30pm, 232 Katz Building
    • Kyle Cox from the Institute of International Education will join us for an info session about Boren which offers funding for long-term study and/or research abroad in a critical region and to learn a less commonly taught language.
    • Participants can RSVP to attend in-person and remotely- RSVP
  • "Honor Diaries " Screening and Panel Discussion, Center for Global Studies
    • 5:30-7:30pm, 113 Carnegie Building
    • The film, Honor Diaries, is a 60-minute film which portrays female activists who work to bring safety and equality to women in both the Muslim and non-Muslim world. After the film, a panel of faculty in the areas of Women's Studies, Religion, and History will be asked a series of questions regarding the film's themes and issues. We hope that with the different areas of study, each panelist will bring a unique perspective to the discussion.

*BONUS- Saturday, November 17, 2018

  • PBS Kids: Let's Go Luna
    • 2:00-4:00pm, WPSU Studios, Outreach Building, 100 Innovation Blvd., University Park
    • Learn about the different cultures of the world through the advance screening of Let's Go Luna! and fun activities for the whole family.