International Education Week


About International Education Week:

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week showcases the efforts of programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. To learn more about International Education Week, visit the Department of State website. Or, use the hashtag #IEW2016 to join the discussion and learn about upcoming events!

2016 Calendar of Events:

Monday, November 14th:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
World Tea Party
Kawasaki Reading Room, JGMC
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Japanese Conversation Table
Need help with your Japanese studies? Come and join our informal class every Monday 4-5pm! If there are no classes on Monday, the table will be held on the following Wednesday at 4-5pm.
Kawasaki Reading Room, 302
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Preparing for the US Job Search
Preparing for the U.S. Job Search, presented by Career Services, will give international students an overview of how to seek opportunities in the United States.
Unity Room 212, JGMC 
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
International Zumba Class 
Fun and exciting cardio workout with easy to follow dance steps to international music.  No dance experience is needed.  Bring your friends and enjoy this high energy class with great people and fun instructors.  Note: glow sticks may be included! 
Campus Recreation Center, Fitness Room
Tuesday, November 15th:
 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
International Food Bazaar
Please bring cash to purchase ethnic foods from all over the world!
Nebraska Union, City Campus
12:00PM - 2:00 PM
IEP Culture and Language Bazaar
Join IEP students to learn more about Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese languages! There will be cultural games, and opportunities to learn more about specific locations and religions of the world. 
The Crib, Nebraska Union
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Spanish Tutoring & Writing Center
Come practice Spanish, ask for help, meet knew people and have some fun!
Oldfather Hall, Room 1126
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Chinese Hour
Come learn about the culture of China and practice speaking Chinese in a fun environment!
Avery Hall, Room 112
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Russian Conversation Table
Come learn about Russian culture and practice the language with a fun and comfortable group!
Oldfather Hall, Room 1126
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Edythe Weibers Scholarship Recipient Reception
Colonia A, Nebraska Union
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
International Students: Part-Time Job Informational Session
Presented by Career Services, and the International Student and Scholar Office. This session will give international students an overview of how to seek Part-Time employment. 
Nebraska Union

Wednesday, November 16th:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Navigating the Culture Map
Test your global trivia with a friend or two in the Electric Maze. Hosted by the newly formed Global Citizenship Initiative in the College of Business, see if you have what it takes to navigate the culture map.
Second Floor Atrium, CBA 222
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Faculty-Led Meet and Greet for the College of Business Administration
 Second Floor Atrium, CBA 222
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Showcase: Faculty-Led Programs Abroad in the College of Arts and Sciences
Daily Grind, Coffee Shop of Oldfather Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
DiD Program in Berlin, Germany: 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Burnett Hall, Room 302
Thursday, November 17th:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
International Teaching Panel Discussion
Come learn about teaching opportunities abroad!
Green Room, Nebraska Union
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
French Table
Come have fun! Speak French! Meet other people who love to speak French!
Yia Yia's Pizza
4:30 PM
Spanish CineClub
This is a free learning opportunity to watch movies in Spanish and have discussions.
Burnett Hall, Room 302
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
UNL International Partners Program "Kick-Off"
*by invitation only
Regency Suite, City Campus Union
Friday, November 18th:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dumpling Festival
Asian American Student Union will be serving samples of fried and boiled dumplings. Come by and get a taste of Asian cuisine!
Nebraska Union, Booths
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Refugee Advocacy and Awareness Event
Join the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community and community members as they share their experiences as refugees! A light lunch will be provided at this event. 
Colonial A, Nebraska Union
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Portugese Club
Come practice your Portuguese in a fun and comfortable learning environment!
Burnett Hall, Room 302
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Arabic Language Table
Please join in on our Arabic table. Learn the culture, speak the language and make new friends!
Burnett Hall, Room 302
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
International Scholar Reception
*by invitation only
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3rd Annual Friends of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum Art Market 
Shop from a selection of local artists and artisans, support the FRIENDS of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum and enjoy FREE admission to the galleries during the 3rd Annual FRIENDS Art Market. Proceeds will support the IQSCM's mission.
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
International Education Festival
The Intercultural Education Festival will teach students about different education systems. UNL Students will showcase the best and most iconic days of high school in their country.  Each booth will share a bit about how their school is structured and how it is different from United States university life and will be expected to create an engaging activity that is relevant to their school system. 
University Suites, UNL Housing
Week Long Events:
International Partners Program: Would you like to participate in a program to be matched with an American or International UNL student to exchange in coversation, culture and broaden your understanding of multiculturalism? Instructor, Crystal Bock Thiessen is facilitating this week long program for International Education Week. Applications are open until November, 5th! Don't forget to sign up here.
If you have questions, please contact Crystal Bock Thiessen at
International Quilt Study Center & Museum Exhibitions: UNL students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the museum. We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Contemporary Quilt Art from the International Quilt Festival Collection
- Quiltscapes by Pauline Burbidge
- Chance Encounter: The Quilts of Emiko Toda Loeb
1523 N. 33rd Street

Know of an event happening during International Education Week that's not listed? Email Rachel Ayalon at: