International Education Week

November 1-22, 2022 International Education Week at Nebraska

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2021 Global Cafe and Connections Sandhya Karki dancing Nepalese dance
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. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, it showcases 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 IEW, visit the Department of State website. Use the hashtag #IEW2022 to join the discussion and learn about upcoming events!

This year, the official celebrations run from November 14 to 18, 2022. However, to provide additional flexibility for students schedules and to further elevate the power of a global education, IEW at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebration has been extended to a month-long celebration from November 1 to 22, 2022. Join the celebration with the hashtag #IEWatUNL!

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View the 2021 Highlights

As we continue to emerge from a global pandemic, Nebraska was thrilled to once again host in-person and hybrid events to celebrate the world of opportunities available to students. IEW 2021 was Nebraska's largest-ever celebration, with more than 100 events hosted by 40 campus partners during the month of November to celebrate international education and multicultural diversity.

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International Education Week 2021 at UNL

2022 Calendar of Events

Interested in hosting an event for IEW 2022 at Nebraska? Email Chris Heselton at christopher.heselton@unl.edu for more details.

Tuesday, November 1

My Experience Studying Abroad (& how you can apply for the Gilman Scholarship!) *FEATURED*
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Hear from Horticulture major Claire Gillespie about her impactful study abroad experience exploring food security in Zambia last summer, partially supported by the Gilman Scholarship. She'll share about her time in Zambia, plus tips on how to successfully apply for the Gilman in order to help fund your travels. Join the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources online to ask your questions live!
Register via Zoom at https://unl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqfumsrjoiG9MLD6SLYptVi7a_FQAuOyCU
  
Human-Climate Dynamics in the Anthropocene: The Connection between Climate Extremes and Social Unrest
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Climate change is not just about extreme weather events and disasters. The domino effect it creates has existential implications for people around the world, because it drives migration waves (“climate refugees”), competition over resources (food, water, shelter), public health threats, and even political instability. This CAS Inquire lecture by Regina Werum, professor in the Department of Sociology, introduces the audience to fundamental social science concepts that help explain how both climate-based and social conditions can affect protests, while using climate and computer science tools to illustrate these dynamics in India and neighboring countries.
Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium or register via Zoom at https://unl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rmcLOqdWTGS4HBHZW4VvQw
  

Wednesday, November 2

Huskers Abroad 101
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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. Email the Global Experiences Office at globalexperiences@unl.edu for additional details.
Louise Pound Hall, 137
  

Thursday, November 3

Huskers Abroad 101
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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. Email the Global Experiences Office at globalexperiences@unl.edu for additional details.
Louise Pound Hall, 137
 
UPC Nebraska Presents: Dr. Inge Auerbacher *FEATURED*
7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Holocaust survivor, author, and chemist Dr. Inge Auerbacher was born on December 31, 1934, in Kippenheim, Germany as the last Jewish child born in the village. She experienced Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) as a 3 year old child. Inge is a German-born American chemist. She is a survivor of the Holocaust and has published many books about her experiences in the Second World War. This event is free for students, faculty and staff with Event Pass. Admissions is $5 for members of the public.
Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium
  

Friday, November 4

Tea Time Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join the Kawasaki Reading Room each Friday for tea and snacks, and a chance to explore more about Japanese culture! 
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Kawasaki Reading Room (3rd Floor)
  

Monday, November 7

Coffee Talks: Conversations between International & Domestic Students
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
A weekly gathering for casual and social conversation between international and domestic students. Grab a beverage and join the chat to explore cultures, meet friends and learn about campus.
Nebraska City Union, in the areas across Subway
 
E.N. Thompson Forum: The Craziest Thing We Can Do is Nothing *FEATURED*
7:00 p.m.
Join the next installment of the E.N. Thompson Forum featuring Tyler Riewer, '04 as he discusses the future of solving complex global challenges related to water and climate. Tyler Riewer is the Creative Director at charity: water, a $100M nonprofit organization rooted in innovation and transparency. Charity: water uses data and storytelling to connect donors to their impact and dream up new ways to think about sustainability in the water sector. As of today, charity: water has funded 91,414 projects to bring clean and safe water to 14,762,215 people around the world. Tyler leads a brilliant team of designers and storytellers who are working hard to reinvent charity. He also has the incredible privilege of traveling the globe capturing stories about their local partners and the people they serve.
Lied Center, Tickets available at https://www.liedcenter.org/event/tyler-riewer-craziest-thing-we-can-do-nothing
   
Global Cafe: Swahili *FEATURED*
Join the CASNR Global Learning Hub in practicing your Swahili language skills! Details coming soon.
Ag Hall, 202 (East Campus)
  

Tuesday, November 8

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session *FEATURED*
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a cross-cultural engagement program offered in over 140 countries to fund one academic year for the conduct of an original project, including graduate degree study, specialized study, independent research or arts projects, or English teaching. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Join us to learn more about the award and how the fellowships team supports applicants.
Hosted via Zoom; link coming soon
  

Wednesday, November 9

Huskers Abroad 101
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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. Email the Global Experiences Office at globalexperiences@unl.edu for additional details.
Louise Pound Hall, 137
  

Thursday, November 10

Huskers Abroad 101
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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. Email the Global Experiences Office at globalexperiences@unl.edu for additional details.
Louise Pound Hall, 137
  

Friday, November 11

Tea Time Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join the Kawasaki Reading Room each Friday for tea and snacks, and a chance to explore more about Japanese culture! 
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Kawasaki Reading Room (3rd Floor)
  

Monday, November 14

Coffee Talks: Conversations between International & Domestic Students
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
A weekly gathering for casual and social conversation between international and domestic students. Grab a beverage and join the chat to explore cultures, meet friends and learn about campus.
Nebraska City Union, in the areas across Subway
 
Nebraska Research Days
All Day
Join the Office of Research and Economic Development in celebrating the solutions Nebraska is working on to solve complex global challenges. Visit the ORED website for more details.
Join the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) to learn about how you can get outside of your comfort zone and seeing the world in a new way through an interactive upside-down map trivia game. There will be a chance for you to win a prize!
Additional details at https://research.unl.edu/fallresearchdays/
  

Tuesday, November 15

Nebraska Research Days
All Day
Join the Office of Research and Economic Development in celebrating the solutions Nebraska is working on to solve complex global challenges. Visit the ORED website for more details.
Join the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) to learn about how you can get outside of your comfort zone and seeing the world in a new way through an interactive upside-down map trivia game. There will be a chance for you to win a prize!
Additional details at https://research.unl.edu/fallresearchdays/
 
Global Career Chat with Georgina Bingham *FEATURED*
Join the CASNR Global Learning Hub for this global career chat with international scientist Georgina Bingham. The chat will take place via Zoom, with a meet-and-greet in Ag Hall afterwards. Details coming soon.
Zoom and Ag Hall, 202 (East Campus)
  

Wednesday, November 16

Nebraska Research Days
All Day
Join the Office of Research and Economic Development in celebrating the solutions Nebraska is working on to solve complex global challenges. Visit the ORED website for more details.
Join the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) to learn about how you can get outside of your comfort zone and seeing the world in a new way through an interactive upside-down map trivia game. There will be a chance for you to win a prize!
Additional details at https://research.unl.edu/fallresearchdays/
  
UK Graduate Scholarships Information Session
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Join us to learn more about diverse fellowship options for pursuing graduate degree study in the United Kingdom, including the Marshall Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Gates Cambridge and Churchill Scholarships, and Fulbright U.S. Student Program graduate study grants. We will also discuss how the fellowships team supports applicants.
Hosted via Zoom; link coming soon
 
Huskers Abroad 101
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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. Email the Global Experiences Office at globalexperiences@unl.edu for additional details.
Louise Pound Hall, 137
 
Utica: The Last Refuge - Flim Screening and Conversation with the Director *FEATURED*
Join us for a screen of the documentary Utica: The Last Refuge, which follows a refugee family who arrives to Utica, NY in 2017, the challenges they face, and the work of the refugee empowerment community center in Utica. After the film, a panel will discuss the film with the director, Loch Phillips.
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
 

Thursday, November 17

Nebraska Research Days
All Day
Join the Office of Research and Economic Development in celebrating the solutions Nebraska is working on to solve complex global challenges. Visit the ORED website for more details.
Join the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) to learn about how you can get outside of your comfort zone and seeing the world in a new way through an interactive upside-down map trivia game. There will be a chance for you to win a prize!
Additional details at https://research.unl.edu/fallresearchdays/
 
Huskers Abroad 101
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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. Email the Global Experiences Office at globalexperiences@unl.edu for additional details.
Louise Pound Hall, 137
  

Friday, November 18

Nebraska Research Days
All Day
Join the Office of Research and Economic Development in celebrating the solutions Nebraska is working on to solve complex global challenges. Visit the ORED website for more details.
Join the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) to learn about how you can get outside of your comfort zone and seeing the world in a new way through an interactive upside-down map trivia game. There will be a chance for you to win a prize!
Additional details at https://research.unl.edu/fallresearchdays/
  

Monday, November 21

Coffee Talks: Conversations between International & Domestic Students
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
A weekly gathering for casual and social conversation between international and domestic students. Grab a beverage and join the chat to explore cultures, meet friends and learn about campus.
Nebraska City Union, in the areas across Subway
 

Tuesday, November 22

More events to come
  
Are you planning an event during International Education Week, or do you have questions about IEW? Email the Global Affairs team at christopher.heselton@unl.edu.