International Education Week

November 1-24, 2021 International Education Week at Nebraska

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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 #IEW2021 to join the discussion and learn about upcoming events!

This year, the official celebrations run from November 15 to 19, 2021. 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 24, 2021. Join the celebration with the hashtag #IEWatUNL!

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View the 2020 Highlights

As the world faced a global pandemic, UNL found new ways to bring the world to our students and continue celebrating the importance of a global education. In 2020, UNL hosted more than 40 virtual events and exhibitions in collaboration with over 20 campus partners. The events ranged from a virtual cooking demonstration and panel discussion, to resume workshops and world language sessions, and more.

View the 2020 IEW Events Archive

2021 Calendar of Events

Interested in hosting an event for IEW 2021 at Nebraska? Email Global Outreach Officer Courtney Van Hoosen ( to be added to the planning group and get access to IEW promotional materials.

Monday, November 1

Tuesday, November 2

Wednesday, November 3

Thursday, November 4

Friday, November 5

Monday, November 8

Tuesday, November 9

Global Opportunities Fair *FEATURED*
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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. This is a collaborative event, hosted by Global Affairs, College of Business and the School of Global Integrative Studies.
Nebraska Union

Wednesday, November 10

Thursday, November 11

Friday, November 12

Monday, November 15

Tuesday, November 16

Global Cafe and Connections *FEATURED*
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
The signature event of International Education Week in the College of Business, international and domestic students, staff and faculty are invited to experience a taste of the world. Highlighting local restaurant entrepreneurs, we will be sharing stories of success in a new culture. RSVP will be required.
Atrium, Hawks Hall

Wednesday, November 17

International Trade Career Panel *FEATURED*
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Are you interested in a career in international trade or want to learn more about how world trade actually works? Join the Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance for an informative panel discussing career opportunities and best tips for students.
Hosted via Zoom

Thursday, November 18

Friday, November 19

Are you planning an event during International Education Week, or do you have questions about IEW? Email Courtney Van Hoosen at