International Education Week

   
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. The annual event also highlights international diversity an promotes the opportunity to exprience new cultures. To learn more about International Education Week, visit the Department of State website. Use the hashtag #IEW2019 to join the discussion and learn about upcoming events!

Looking for information about our 2019 calendar of events? We're in the process of updating the website now! For more information, or if you're interested in hosting an event, please contact Global Outreach Officer Courtney Van Hoosen at cvanhoosen2@unl.edu

View the highlights from 2018:

International Education Week at UNL

2018 Calendar of Events:
Monday, November 12th:
10:30 a.m.
Start of the IEW Flag Hunt
Join the International Students & Scholar Office (ISSO) for the start of the First Annual IEW Flag Hunt! Grab your smartphones and campus maps, and search for the five flags hidden around campus. Details at go.unl.edu/flaghunt.
City Campus

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Crafting a Global Community Luncheon
Join the Office of Academic Success & Intercultural Services (OASIS) and the Office International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) for a multinational luncheon. International and domestic students are welcome to create crafts and discuss a global community at UNL. Lunch and art supplies will be provided. No registration is needed.
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, OASIS Lounge

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
International Scholar Reception
The International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) has invited international scholars at the university to meet their peers, faculty and staff. This event is by invite only. For more information, please contact Alan Wilkins at awilkins3@unl.edu.
City Union, Georgian Suite

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
International Student Discussion Group 
This free group, brought to you by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), provides an opportunity to hear how other international students experience life in the U.S., gain knowledge of living in a new country and practice your English in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Selleck Hall, Executive Dining Room

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Coffee Talks - Student Involvement 
Grab a beverage and join the conversation to chat about culture, meeting new friends, and learn about campus! 
City Campus Union, Raised area across from Subway

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
From Suitcase to Briefcase: Selling Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers
So you’ve been abroad – but now what? In this come and go session, talk with Career professionals on how to talk about your experience abroad. Bring a copy of your resume, your LinkedIn login and even your interview skills and see how you can set yourself apart from the crowd with your international experience. Hosted by the College of Business International Business department and College of Education and Human Sciences.
Henzlik Hall, Pixel Lab

 

Tuesday, November 13th:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
IANR Global Engagement Open House: Faculty, Students & Staff Welcome!
The IANR Office of Global Engagement has moved! Come visit us in our new location, 202 Agricultural Hall and learn more about the global activities happening across the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources! Our team will be sharing about the programs led by our office, International Impact Awards, and resources for those looking to expand their research, teaching or extension in a more global way. Are you a student looking for ways to be involved in the international scene? We’ll have information on the IANR Student Diplomat Program, internationally-focused classes in CASNR, as well as details on the upcoming faculty-led education abroad trips. Rwandan coffee, Chinese and Japanese tea, and internationally inspired-snacks will be served. Come learn more about the increasingly global nature of agriculture and natural resources at Nebraska! 
Agricultural Hall, 202

11:30 a.m.
Journey to Nebraska at SCC
Hosted by Southeast Community College at their Lincoln Campus, hear from Seth Mock, the founder of Lincoln's Midwest African Museum of Art and a refugee from South Sudan, on his journey to Nebraska and others in the Lincoln refugee community. This event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Jessica Grieser at SCC.
SCC Lincoln, Room V103, 8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68520

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Learning Workshop: Involvement
Hosted by the International Students & Scholar Office (ISSO), this workshop focuses on wellness for international graduate students. This month's topic includes Student Invovlement presenting on students organizations and other ways to get involved on campus.
City Union, Regency B-C

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
"The Future of Globalization" Panel
Hosted by the Global Studies Program and International Business, this panel will bring together experts form different disciplines across campus to talk about the effect of globalization on economy, politics, and national security, and the way in which it is affecting the lives of people across the globe as well as in our own communities in Nebraska. Brown bag lunch with appetizers provided. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. 
Hawks Hall, 111 

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Edythe Wiebers Scholarship Reception
The Edythe Wiebers International Studies Program Scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate students seeking to build their foreign language skills abroad. Each November the Education Abroad Office hosts the Wiebers Scholarship Reception where we invite the Wiebers family to the UNL campus to hear presentations from students who received the scholarship to study abroad during the previous academic year. Join us for inspiring stories from our #HuskersAbroad alumni! 
City Campus Union, Colonial A

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
China Education Abroad Informational Meeting: Agriculture and Culture
Learn about the Summer 2019 College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) education abroad program to China which focuses on agricultural production, economic trade, and current global trends in one of the world’s largest economies.  All students welcome to apply. Can’t make it in person? Email questions to Jon at jon.kerrigan@unl.edu.
East Campus Union, Garden Room

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What Makes a House a Home: Guatemala ASB Info Session
Have a heart for international service? Join the Center for Civic Engagement and learn about their alternative service break to Guatemala in May 2019. During the trip, students will be working with Constru Casa to build basic housing for families and engage in a homestay experience. Tuition is available for students. Contact Linda Moody for more details. 
City Campus Union, 222

6:15 p.m.
International Business Club Presents: A Documentary & Discussion - China
Join the International Business Club for a special viewing of the documentary A Way Out. Following the film, members from the Chinese Student & Scholar Association (CSSA) and The Confucius Institute will host a casual panel discussing the film. Special thanks to the International Business department, Student Affairs, and the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) for sponsorship.
Hawks Hall, Henrickson Atrium

7:30 p.m.
Lied Center: Gabriela Montero
Gabriela Montero, one of the world's leading classical pianists, has garnered critical acclaim and a devoted following on the world stage for her visionary interpretations. Praised by The New York Times for “subtle shadings, steely power . . . soulful lyricism,” Montero features works by Mozart and Beethoven, as well as her own improvisations, in her premiere at the Lied. Montero is a native of Venezuela. Tickets range from $18-42 and are available for purchase on the Lied Center website.
Lied Center, 12th & R Street, Lincoln, NE 68588

 

Wednesday, November 14th:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
International Food Bazaar
Organized by the UNL chapter of Cultural Ambassadors, head to City Campus Union and feast your eyes and stomach on foods from cultures and countries around the world! Learn about local favorites and meet members of 12 student organizations. Please bring cash for this event.
City Campus Union, First Floor Booths Area

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Internships Abroad Panel
Have you ever wanted to complete an internship abroad? Hear from fellow students about their experience interning abroad and tips for success in having a great internship experience. The panel will last one hour, followed by individual questions, 1-1 advising with Education Abroad and Career Services staff, and networking. Students are welcome to come and go as their schedule permits.
City Campus Union, Crib Area

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
What Makes a House a Home: Guatemala ASB Info Session
Have a heart for international service? Join the Center for Civic Engagement and learn about their alternative service break to Guatemala in May 2019. During the trip, students will be working with Constru Casa to build basic housing for families and engage in a homestay experience. Tuition is available for students. Contact Linda Moody for more details. 
City Campus Union, 222

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Research Abroad Panel
Are you curious about how to gain research experience abroad? Join #HuskersAbroad alumni for an informal panel as they share their experiences and success tips for conducting research abroad. The panel will last one hour, followed by individual questions, 1-1 advising with Education Abroad and Career Services staff, and networking. Students are welcome to come and go as their schedule permits.
City Campus Union, Crib Area

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spanish Table
Come practice your Spanish in casual conversation and improve your speaking skills while meeting new people! Every Wednesday–August 29 through November 28.
Burnett Hall, 302

5:30 p.m.
Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Lynne Avadenka
The School of Art, Art History & Design is pleased to welcome Lynne Avadenka, an American artist/printmaker who creates multimedia work informed by explorations of text, image and the Jewish experience. Avadenka received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009, and has received individual artist grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Richards Hall, 15

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A Performance by UNL International Folk Dancers & Pipa Player at SCC
Hosted by Lincoln Southeast Community College, we invite you to witness a performance by the UNL International Folk Dancers troupe while listening to the traditional Chinese pipa musical instrument. The performance is open to the public and will be held in the Commons of SCC's Education Square in downtown Lincoln. For more information, please contact Jessica Grieser of SCC.
SCC Education Square Commons, 1111 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

9:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.
K-Pop Cardio Dance with Alex
Learn how to move with music from around the world! Join the Campus Rec Center for their Cardio Dance class with a K-pop twist. The class is free for members who hold a class pass. Non-passholders are welcome to stop by the Member Services Desk for a free pass to dance the night away!
City Campus Rec Center

 

Thursday, November 15th:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Global Opportunities Fair
This event provides the opportunity for globally-minded students to explore options available in Nebraska and beyond, both now and post-graduation. The fair will feature businesses and non-profit organizations, as well as education abroad programs. View the list of attendees here. This is a collaborative event, hosted by International Business, Global Studies, Education Abroad, and the Business Career Center. 
Hawks Hall, Henrickson Atrium

12:15 p.m.
International Fashion Show at SCC
Hosted by the Lincoln Southeast Community College Multi-Ethnic Student Organization, enjoy a fashion show displaying international clothing over the lunch hour. This event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Jessica Grieser at SCC.
SCC Lincoln, Cafe Commons, 8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68520

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
China Education Abroad Informational Meeting: Agriculture and Culture
Learn about the Summer 2019 College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) education abroad program to China which focuses on agricultural production, economic trade, and current global trends in one of the world’s largest economies.  All students welcome to apply. Can’t make it in person? Email questions to Jon at jon.kerrigan@unl.edu.
East Campus Union, Garden Room

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Global Cafe: Coffee With Diplomats
Join Kristin Stewart, Foreign Service Officer, and Melissa Dilber, Foreign Affairs Officer, as they discuss career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State. Topics will include the Pathways Program, U.S. Department of State internship program, and other domestic opportunities. Hosted by the Global Studies program and the Office of Global Strategies.
Oldfather Hall, 827

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
French Table
Come and join us for casual French conversation and yummy pizza at Yia Yia’s every Thursday from 3:30-5pm! We would love to see you there!
Yia Yia’s Pizza, 1423 E O Street, Lincoln NE 68508

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Coffee Talks - Student Involvement 
Grab a beverage and join the conversation to chat about culture, meeting new friends, and learn about campus! 
City Campus Union, Raised area across from Subway

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Peace Corps Information Session
Interested in serving in the Peace Corps? Come to the info session to meet with a recruiter and former volunteer. Topics will include the application process and benefits of joining the program. Coffee and pastries will be served. Hosted by the Global Studied Program.
Oldfather Hall, 817

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A Taste of Language
Come hang out with the International Students & Scholar Office (ISSO) and enjoy mini language lessons from around the world! Sample different languages and learn key phrases. Build new friendships and stay for the appetizers served. No registration necessary.
East Campus Union, Arbor Suite (3rd Floor)

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Global Eyewitness Showcase: Puerto Rico
Join the UNL photojournalism program Global Eyewitness for the premiere of its latest in depth project, "Left in the Dark", which raises awareness to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico post-María. Students used a variety of visual storytelling techniques to create their multimedia pieces. Free and open to the public.
Rococo Theatre, 140 N 13th St, Lincoln NE 68508

 

Friday, November 16th:
First Round 9:00 a.m. / Final Round 3:00 p.m.
Hult Prize On-Campus Competition
10,000 jobs. $1 million. How would you change the world? Hosted by the International Business Club and the Center for Entrepreneurship, teams will compete in this international quick pitch competition for the chance to represent UNL at the Regional event in the spring. Teams of 3-4 students are invited to present an idea on how to create 10,000 meaningful jobs for youth in the next decade. Team applications are due November 11.
Hawks Hall, 18

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tea Time Friday at the Kawasaki Reading Room
Come join us for freshly prepared teas every Friday! Each week take a taste of one (or more) varieties of international tea served with a delicious snack. Teas rotate every week, so come in to enjoy a favorite or try something new. Relax and unwind with us, every Friday, at Tea Time!
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Kawasaki Reading Room

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chinese Name Pronunciation Workshop
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln community is invited to a Chinese Name Pronunciation workshop hosted by the College of Business. Join us for a brown-bag session to learn more about pronunciation. No registration is required.
Hawks Hall,  032

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
College of Architecture Study Abroad Info Session
Are you a College of Architecture student interested in studying abroad? Join the college and advising team for an informational session and luncheon on faculty-led study abroad programs for architecture students. Please contact Stephanie Kuenning for inquiries.
Architecture Hall, Gallery

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mini Language Lessons
Even knowing a few words can go a long way. Come stop by the second floor Atrium for the Mini Language Lessons, hosted by College of Business international students. Pick up a few key phrases in a variety of languages.
Hawks Hall, Henrickson Atrium

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
International Jubilee
Take a break and enjoy games, prizes and fun at the International Jubilee! Join the Kawasaki Reading Room to play various international games, hang out with friends, and meet many student organizations, inlcuding the Anime Club, Nebraska University Malaysian Student Association, Sailing Club, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, and the Video Gaming Club. 
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Kawasaki Reading Room

5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Submit Photos for the IEW Flag Hunt
City Campus

7:00 p.m.
International Business Club Presents: A Documentary & Discussion - Rwanda
Join the International Business Club for the second of the international documentary viewing series with Rwanda: The Royal Tour. Following the film, members from the Association of Rwandan Students and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) will host a casual panel discussing the film. Special thanks to the International Business department, Student Affairs, and the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) for sponsorship.
City Campus Union, Colonial Room

  

Sunday, November 18th: 
Omani National Day Celebration
Please check back for additional details.  

 

Week-long Events:

International Education Week Flag Hunt

UNL City Campus

Join us for our first annual IEW Flag Hunt as 5 international flags from are hidden by the International Students & Scholar Office (ISSO) around city campus. Get your map out and hunt for the flags, enjoying a student spotlight sheet from that country next to the flag. For every photo with a flag that you post to social media using #GlobalNebraska, you earn an entry to win a $50 giftcard to the UNL Bookstore. Find the details and FAQs at go.unl.edu/flaghunt.

 

College of Business Display of Flags & Photo Gallery

Hawks Hall, Hencrickson Atrium

The College of Business will recognize its international community by displaying the flags of all the countries and territories that its students, staff and faculty call home. Stop by the atrium to find your flag or test your flag IQ while enjoying all the colors of the world! Then check out the photo gallery display and hear expressions from students about their experiences around the world. Find your favorite and share with #GlobalNebraska and #IEW2018!

 

Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family, and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting Exhibition

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, Room 231, 1650 North 35th Street, Lincoln NE 68583-0802

This special exhibition introduces our audiences to the historic Indian practice of pichvais, devotional paintings on cotton cloth made as temple hangings in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. The exhibition presents work from one contemporary family of Nathdwara pichvais painters who represent the fifth, sixth and seventh generations of pichvais painters in their lineage. The exhibition will document their continuing creation of these visual narratives, long associated with Nathdwara's Shrinathji temple. It is free and open to the public. 

 

Pilgrimages and Other Journeys at SCC

Lincoln Southeast Community College, Education Square Commons, 1111 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508-3614

A special display orgnanized for the month of November by Lincoln Southeast Community College, view this collection in the commons area of Education Square showing various pilgrimages and the journey to their destination. 

Do you know of an event happening during International Education Week that's not listed, or do you have questions about IEW? Email Courtney Van Hoosen at cvanhoosen2@unl.edu.