International Education Week

Students attend an International Education Week event in 2018.

What is 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 and promotes the opportunity to experience new cultures. To learn more about International Education Week, visit the Department of State website. Use the hashtag #IEW2020 to join the discussion and learn about upcoming events!

This year, the official celebrations run from November 16 to 20. However, to provide additional flexibility for students studying for semester finals and for event organizers, IEW at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebration has been extended to a two-week celebration from November 9 to 20. Join the celebration with the hashtag #IEWatUNL!

Learn how to host an event Contact Courtney Van Hoosen

View the 2019 Highlights

In 2019, UNL hosted more than 40 events and exhibitions across campus in collaboration with over 20 campus partners. The events ranged from a multicultural student festival and alumni social takeovers, to foreign language and study abroad presentations, and more.

See #IEW2019 at UNL View the 2019 IEW Events Archive

2020 Calendar of Events

Interested in hosting an event for IEW 2020 at Nebraska? Email Global Outreach Officer Courtney Van Hoosen (cvanhoosen2@unl.edu) to be added to the planning group and get access to IEW promotional materials.

Sunday, November 15

Bollywood Dance Class *POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021*
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Get moving with ISSO and learn a fun Bollywood dance from Global Peer Assistants! This event is for all levels, including beginners! 
  

Monday, November 16

Vice Chancellor Barker Virtual Office Hours
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Get to know Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Marco Barker, during his office hours every month. 
http://go.unl.edu/barkerofficehours
 
Coffee Talks: Conversations between International & Domestic Students
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grab a beverage and join in the twice-weekly casual gatherings to chat about each other’s cultures, meet friends, and learn about campus. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. 
Nebraska Union, Room 200 (Green Room) or Virtually at: http://bit.ly/unlcoffeetalks2020
 
Language Institute *FEATURED*
6:00 p.m.
Learn more about different languages spoken by Nebraska's own international students through this Instagram live hosted by the Rwandan Student Association and ASUN Student Government! Featured students from Rwanda, Nepal, Egypt and more will share about their native languages. You might even pick up a sentence or two yourself with this night of fun and language games!
Join at https://www.instagram.com/unl_rsa

Tuesday, November 17

Virtual Huskers Abroad 101 Session
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Interested in going abroad but don’t know where to start? Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to take the first step toward going abroad! This session will cover researching program options, selecting a program, funding and the timeline for the process.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/huskersabroad101
 
CEHS is Global Fair *POSTPONED TO 2021*
Global engagement and education at the College of Education and Human Sciences takes many forms, from studying abroad to an international studies minor and post-graduate opportunities!
 
Eish and Malh Series: The Displacement of the Kurdish Nation
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Join the next lecture in the Eish and Malh series to learn more about the displacement of the Kurdish nation with guest speaker Mr. Abdulameer Waly, author of the Coffin Taxi, 2019. Co-sponsored by the Nebraska Honors Program and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Join at: https://go.unl.edu/5uax
 

Wednesday, November 18

Bridging Faculty International Work to Student Experience *FEATURED*
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dr. John Carroll, Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources; Dr. Mary Grace Danao, Research Associate Professor, Food Science and Technology and Dr. Tala Awada, Associate Dean/Associate Director, Agricultural Research Division will speak about how they've leveraged their international connections and research collaborations to provide global opportunities for Nebraska students. Hosted by the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/facultystudentglobal
 
Arabic Conversation Hour
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Arabic Conversation Hour with UNL Arabic serves as a cultural journey to discover the spirit of Arabic civilization through conversations, documentaries, art, calligraphy, music, literature, traditions, and more.
https://unl.zoom.us/j/95872917606
 
Global Cafe: National & International Fellowships *FEATURED*
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Are you interested in teaching abroad, conducting research, or learning a foreign language? Dr. Laura Damuth, Director of UNL's Fellowships Office, will present on international opportunities like Fulbright English teaching and research awards, the Critical Language Scholarship and the Boren Award.
Register at https://go.unl.edu/iewfellowships
 
Japanese Conversation Table
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Interested in the Japanese Language? RSVP to the Japanese Conversation Table to learn more about the language and practice your skills! All levels of experience are welcome!
http://bit.ly/JCTReserve
 
Virtual Huskers Abroad 101 Session
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Interested in going abroad but don’t know where to start? Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to take the first step toward going abroad! This session will cover researching program options, selecting a program, funding and the timeline for the process.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/huskersabroad101
 

Thursday, November 19

Voting for the Quarantine Creativity Video Contest Begins!
All students are encouraged to submit a video for the Quarantine Creativity Video Contest hosted by the International Student and Scholar Office! Submissions will be uploaded to the ISSO instagram (@unl_isso) and voting on a separate website will begin on November 19. Voting will close at noon on November 20.
View the Submissions at: http://instagram.com/unl_isso
 
Global Opportunities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Beyond *FEATURED*
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Jon Kerrigan, Director of Global Education, CASNR and Brianne Wolf, Global Programs and Outreach Manager, IANR will share how they landed somewhat unexpectedly into global careers, and how students can take advantage of global learning opportunities both in Nebraska and abroad to expand their minds and networks and become more competitive in the job market, wherever they land.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/globalstudents
  
Virtual Huskers Abroad 101 Session
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Interested in going abroad but don’t know where to start? Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to take the first step toward going abroad! This session will cover researching program options, selecting a program, funding and the timeline for the process.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/huskersabroad101
 
Coffee Talks: Conversations between International & Domestic Students
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grab a beverage and join in the twice-weekly casual gatherings to chat about each other’s cultures, meet friends, and learn about campus. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. 
Nebraska Union, Room 200 (Green Room) or Virtually at: http://bit.ly/unlcoffeetalks2020
 
Global Entrepreneurs Panel *FEATURED*
4:00 p.m.
Learn about culture, community and entrepreneurship in a dynamic panel discussion for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020. The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to welcome a panel discussion about entrepreneurship in its various industries, from agriculture to financial services. This session will inspire you to learn the various skills, methods, and courage entrepreneurs from all around the world take when building their business ideas. Guest speakers include Jose Obregon from Obregon Coconut Co., Azmat Sultanov from Fortu Wealth and Matthieu de Luze from StudioLabs.
Pre-reigster at: https://go.unl.edu/GlobalPanel
 

Friday, November 20

Take Home Tea Time Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stop by for a tea goodie bag! Take home and enjoy a cup of tea and a treat on us! Snap a photo of you and your tea, post it with #TeaTimeFridayKRR to get your name in for our monthly drawing!
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Kawasaki Reading Room (302)
 
International Karaoke Night *CANCELLED*
Celebrate the end of International Education Week with International Karaoke Night! Take a break from preparing for finals and join a night of music, singing and connection with Lincoln's own DJ D-Wayne! Hosted by the International Student and Scholar Office and Student Involvement.
 

Quarantine Creativity Video Contest

November 9-20 | Submit Your Video: https://go.unl.edu/quarantinecreativitysubmission

Submit a video of a skill or talent you have (or maybe learned) during quarantine! All students are welcome to participate and show off their cool creativity in this contest hosted by the International Student and Scholar Office. Videos will be uploaded to the ISSO instagram (@unl_isso) and voting on a separate website will begin on November 19. Voting will close at noon on November 20.

Voting Opens on Nov. 19 at https://instagram.com/unl_isso

#HuskersAbroad Affiliate Program Takeovers

November 9-19 | Instagram: @UNLEducationAbroad

In addition to the incredible UNL faculty-led programs, the Education Abroad Office has a wide variety of abroad programs available to students through our affiliated program partners. Get your questions answered and learn more about affiliated programs and options available for all majors by tuning into the Education Abroad Instagram account for a takeover!

Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 16-20 | Virtual Events

In addition to being International Education Week, Nov. 16-20 is also Global Entrepreneurship Week led by the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship. Celebrate the value of an entrepreneurial education and the stories of successful business owners right here in Lincoln and around the world.

  • Monday, November 16: Monday Motivational & Open House at 11:00 a.m. | Students are welcome to hop on zoom and meet the Center for Entrepreneurship crew for an awesome time to learn more about the resources the Center for Entrepreneurship provides. This is a Q&A session where students can come and ask questions in regard to the Center and how the Center for Entrepreneurship helps emerging startups. Join at https://go.unl.eduC4EOpen.
  • Wednesday, November 18: Husker Hustle Scholarship Competition | Compete in the Husker Hustle Scholarship Competition for your opportunity to earn one of two $2,500 scholarships for aspiring or established student entrepreneurs. Applications due on Nov. 14 at https://go.unl.edu/HuskerHustle.
  • Thursday, November 19: Global Entrepreneurs Panel at 4:00 p.m. | Learn about culture, community and entrepreneurship in a dynamic panel discussion for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020. We are excited to welcome a panel discussion about entrepreneurship in its various industries, from agriculture to financial services. This session will inspire you to learn the various skills, methods, and courage entrepreneurs from all around the world take when building their business ideas. Register to attend at https://go.unl.edu/GlobalPanel
  • Friday, November 20: Quick Pitch Finals at 5:00 p.m. | This year the Center for Entrepreneurship is once again organizing a virtual Pitch Competition where students will have the opportunity to send their quick pitch to a panel of judges. The Center for Entrepreneurship Virtual Pitch competition will take place via zoom where students from all UNL campuses will showcase their business idea. Pitch videos are due on Nov. 16 by 11:59 p.m. at business.unl.edu/QuickPitch

Education Abroad Photo Contest Voting

November 16-20 | Facebook: @UNLincoln

They say a picture says a thousand words - and there are plenty available when describing your experience abroad! Head to the @UNLincoln Facebook page to vote for your favorite photos and select the winners of the annual Education Abroad Photo Contest. Winners will be announced the following week, so vote early!

Hostile Terrain Exhibition

November 9-20 | Amplify Arts Gallery (Omaha) 

From September 21 to November 29, 2020, members of UNL and UNO's campus communities will host Hostile Terrain 94 Nebraska (HT94), a "pop-up" participatory art exhibition that highlights the seriousness of the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border and the policies that have contributed to that crisis. Rich, interdisciplinary programming around HT94 provides multiple forms of engagement with the exhibition and its themes. Programs will explore how the issue of migration affects both the U.S.-Mexico border and Nebraska communities. A global event, 150 HT94 exhibitions will open on five continents in 2020-2021. HT94 at Nebraska is unique to all venues; it is designed as an itinerant quilt that serves as a gesture of solace and comfort as well as a document of the crisis.

Details at: https://go.unl.edu/ht94

NAFSA is a professional organization for educators and staff in international higher education. Their new International Education Week Campus Connection will present a full week of virtual programming during November 16 – 20, 2020. IEW Campus Connection will feature keynote speakers on topics such as social justice, internationalization, and cutting-edge research on trends in international education, as well as NAFSA's annual Simon Award presentations and higher education internationalization presidential panel. This year, programming will also feature an in-depth, expert analysis of the U.S. presidential election and the implications for international education.

Register to participate and learn more at www.nafsa.org/programs-and-events/nafsa-iew-campus-connection.

Monday, November 16

Our Future: The Next Four Years

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CST

Examine the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election and how it will impact international education, diplomacy and engagement with the world. This discussion will provide you with an insider's view of what may come from elected officials in the next four years.

Tuesday, November 17

Social Justice & International Education: Exploring the Intersections

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

Over the years, higher education institutions have played a vital role in resolving conflict through education, training, and research. This program brings together educators, scholars, and practitioners who are doing innovative work promoting social justice, confronting inequality, and fostering social responsibility in a global context. An acclaimed journalist, author, and social advocate, Michele Norris fosters important dialogue on current events, social issues, and the power to make change. She will serve as the keynote for this special event.

Wednesday, November 18

NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel and Award Recognition

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CST

Recognize the achievements of the 2020 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization winners and join us for a live Presidential Panel. This annual gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions will highlight innovative approaches to campus internationalization, discuss challenges facing higher education institutions today, and emphasize the importance of continuing this work at this unique time in history.

Thursday, November 19

Perspectives on Engaging Today's Students

12:00 p.m. CST

Discover innovative and creative approaches for engagement with students. Listen to the voices of students; read profiles of truly remarkable leadership; and access curated resources developed to aid student engagement and success. Convene with international educators for a panel on Supporting Students in Times of Global Uncertainty. The panelists will reflect on this year's upheaval and share how they have weathered changing landscapes, what new approaches for student engagement will continue after the pandemic, who have emerged as critical allies, and why they continue to be optimistic about the future of international education.

Friday, November 20

Fall 2020 NAFSA Research Symposium: A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

Learn from original, unpublished projects and discuss research problems in the field of international education and related disciplines. The Research Symposium is relevant for all international educators interested in connecting research to practice—students, post-docs, administrators, faculty members, and senior leaders.

Monday, November 9

International Education Week Diversity & Inclusion Booth
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kickoff Interntional Education Week and stop by the ASUN booth at the Union Plaza to learn more about IEW, learn more about diverse groups on campus, play some games and pick up a sweet treat! Hosted by the ASUN Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Nebraska Union Plaza
 
Coffee Talks: Conversations between International & Domestic Students
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grab a beverage and join in the twice-weekly casual gatherings to chat about each other’s cultures, meet friends, and learn about campus. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. 
Nebraska Union, Room 200 (Green Room) or Virtually at: http://bit.ly/unlcoffeetalks2020
 
Virtual Global Café & Connections *FEATURED*
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Want to learn how to cook a delicious meal from a local chef and make new global connections? Save the date for this virtual edition of the College of Business's Global Cafe and Connections. Plus, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to receive special discounts at local ethnic restaurants! Only available to attendees.
Register at: https://go.unl.edu/VirtualCafe
  

Tuesday, November 10

Virtual Huskers Abroad 101 Session
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Interested in going abroad but don’t know where to start? Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to take the first step toward going abroad! This session will cover researching program options, selecting a program, funding and the timeline for the process.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/huskersabroad101
 
A World of Migrants: Film Night & Discussion
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
"Non Alien" is a documentary film about acclaimed filmmaker Jimmy T. Murakami and his emotional return to Tule Lake concentration camp in America (2010, 90 minutes). Join Dr. Ikuho Amano, associate professor of Japanese, for this film night and discussion via Zoom. This documentary is available on Amazon Prime with a subscription or free trial. Co-sponsored by the Kawasaki Reading Room and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
https://unl.zoom.us/j/7734679223
 
Suitcase to Briefcase: Selling Your Study Abroad Experience in Your Next Job Interview *MOVED TO VIRTUAL ONLY*
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
So you've been abroad—but now what? In this virtual session, talk with career professionals on how to talk about your experience abroad. Bring a copy of your resume, your LinkedIn login and your job interview skills and see how you can set yourself apart from the crowd with your international experience. Join the College of Education & Human Sciences and College of Business for the return of this popular workshop.
Virtual Only at https://go.unl.edu/suit2brief
  

Wednesday, November 11

Special Edition: Huskers Abroad 101 for Engineering Students
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Are you an engineering student interested in exploring opportunities abroad? Join Assistant Director of the Education Abroad Office, Allison Hinesley, for a special presentation of Huskers Abroad 101 and start your journey to explore study abroad, research, internships and more.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/huskersabroad101
 
Arabic Conversation Hour
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Arabic Conversation Hour with UNL Arabic serves as a cultural journey to discover the spirit of Arabic civilization through conversations, documentaries, art, calligraphy, music, literature, traditions, and more.
https://unl.zoom.us/j/95872917606
 
Global Careers: A conversation with Andre Bradley, USDA Foreign Ag Service *FEATURED*
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Join the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources for a conversation with Andre Bradley, currently serving in Mexico City as Deputy Director of the Agricultural Trade Office with the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. Learn about his wide-ranging, continent-hopping career path, how he landed where he did, and what students can do to prepare for a world-impacting career in global agriculture.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/globalcareersbradley
 
Oxford Take Home High Tea *FEATURED*
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about Nebraska's longest-standing study abroad program, Nebraska at Oxford, at this virtual panel discussion with past participants. Students are welcome to stop by the College of Business's new Inclusive Excellence Gathering Space (Hawks Hall, 102) anytime before the event to pick up a mug and bag of tea to enjoy during the discussion. So grab your tea, learn more about the program here and register to attend High Tea from home! Hosted by the College of Business and Education Abroad Office, and sponsored by the Kawasaki Reading Room.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/oxfordtea
 
Japanese Conversation Table
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Interested in the Japanese Language? RSVP to the Japanese Conversation Table to learn more about the language and practice your skills! All levels of experience are welcome!
Pre-reigster at: http://bit.ly/JCTReserve
 
Virtual Huskers Abroad 101 Session
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Interested in going abroad but don’t know where to start? Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to take the first step toward going abroad! This session will cover researching program options, selecting a program, funding and the timeline for the process.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/huskersabroad101
 
Insight for International Students *POSTPONED TO SPRING 2021*
Wondering how to get involved on campus? Unsure what other cool resources you have access to as a student? Have questions about navigating U.S. culture? Join the International Student and Scholar Office as we host a virtual panel where international upperclassmen and graduate students answer questions and provide insight/advice to new international students.
 

Thursday, November 12

The Global Evolution of Employment in a COVID-19 World *FEATURED*
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Mary Anne Thompson, GoinGlobal Founder and President, as she shares insights from worldwide experts that offer a global perspective on the evolution of employment in the world of COVID-19. The discussion will cover topics including the future of work, areas of job promise, virtual networking and job interviewing tips, working from home, and a preview of the GoinGlobal platform. Sponsored by the Business Career Center, International Business Program and the School of Global Integrative Studies.
Register at: https://go.unl.edu/globalcareers
 
Saving a Legacy: Japanese History in Nebraska
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Hear of the early Japanese immigrants, the effects of WWII and the changing laws of Nebraska that impacted their lives, including recent connections to Japan. Time for questions after the presentation will also be given. Presented by: Vickie Sakurada Schaepler and co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature.
https://unl.zoom.us/j/93270996581
 
Virtual Huskers Abroad 101 Session
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Interested in going abroad but don’t know where to start? Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to take the first step toward going abroad! This session will cover researching program options, selecting a program, funding and the timeline for the process.
Pre-register at: https://go.unl.edu/huskersabroad101
 
Coffee Talks: Conversations between International & Domestic Students
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grab a beverage and join in the twice-weekly casual gatherings to chat about each other’s cultures, meet friends, and learn about campus. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. 
Nebraska Union, Room 200 (Green Room) or Virtually at: http://bit.ly/unlcoffeetalks2020
 
Taste of Italy Cooking Class
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Join the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center for a delicious "Taste of Italy" and cook your own 3-course meal for just $10. Recipes include: white bean arugula salad, rustic tuscan pepper bruschetta, creamy tuscan chicken pasta, honey sweetened mascarpone with berries and pistachios, and limoncello cheesecake. Registration deadline is Nov. 9.
Pre-register at: https://crec.unl.edu/wellness_services
 
Peace Corps Application Workshop *FEATURED*
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Are you a soon to be graduate with a passion for doing good in the world? Get advice on your application to the Peace Corps, which is hiring thousands to help make a difference around the world!
Pre-register at: https://go.usa.gov/x7XWZ
 

Friday, November 13

Take Home Tea Time Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stop by for a tea goodie bag! Take home and enjoy a cup of tea and a treat on us! Snap a photo of you and your tea, post it with #TeaTimeFridayKRR to get your name in for our monthly drawing!
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Kawasaki Reading Room (302)
Are you planning an event during International Education Week, or do you have questions about IEW? Email Courtney Van Hoosen at cvanhoosen2@unl.edu.