International Education Week

November 14-18, 2016

International Education Week is an annual celebration during which University of Minnesota colleges, campuses, and student groups plan events and activities to highlight the University's support of international education.

International Education Week logoAbout International Education Week

International Education Week was first declared by the U.S. Departments of State and Education in 2000 as part of their effort to encourage policies and programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the U.S.

This year, colleges and offices are once again planning receptions, seminars, brown bag sessions, and other events to highlight the University's support of international education.

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance has a leadership role in supporting and publicizing these events. The GPS Alliance will provide limited matching funds to colleges and campuses to support events.

2016 Calendar of Events

Submit information about your event so it can be included on the International Education Week calendar.


Monday, November 14

International Photo Contest

Vote online for your favorite photos in the Learning Abroad Center's annual International Photo Contest. Voting is open November 14-18. Winners for the three categories—Friends, Gophers Abroad, and Instagrammable—will be announced November 23.

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center; co-sponsored by Village Travel, STA, and Lonely Planet.

College of Science and Engineering Passport Photo Week

To encourage students to have a valid passport, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for the first 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students who have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office during International Education Week (November 14-18, 2016)! Interested eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu during the week of November 7-11 to have their name added to the list.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.


Tuesday, November 15

Global Health Day

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. Global Health Day provides an opportunity for those engaged in global health to come together, exchange knowledge across disciplines, and make connections. 10:30 to 12:00 – Keynote and Panel Discussion, Highlighting the Uganda Hub. 12:00 to 1:00 – Networking and Poster Session. Open to all faculty, staff, and students interested in Global Health issues.

Sponsored by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.

International Scholars Reception

3:30-5:00 p.m.; Humphrey School (by invitation only). A reception is being held to recognize and celebrate the contributions our international scholars are making to the University of Minnesota and the greater community. International scholars, their families, and their faculty mentors are all invited.

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services.

International Photo Contest

Vote online for your favorite photos in the Learning Abroad Center's annual International Photo Contest. Voting is open November 14-18. Winners for the three categories—Friends, Gophers Abroad, and Instagrammable—will be announced November 23.

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center; co-sponsored by Village Travel, STA, and Lonely Planet.

College of Science and Engineering Passport Photo Week

To encourage students to have a valid passport, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for the first 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students who have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office during International Education Week (November 14-18, 2016)! Interested eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu during the week of November 7-11 to have their name added to the list.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.


Wednesday, November 16

International Photo Contest

Vote online for your favorite photos in the Learning Abroad Center's annual International Photo Contest. Voting is open November 14-18. Winners for the three categories—Friends, Gophers Abroad, and Instagrammable—will be announced November 23.

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center; co-sponsored by Village Travel, STA, and Lonely Planet.

College of Science and Engineering Passport Photo Week

To encourage students to have a valid passport, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for the first 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students who have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office during International Education Week (November 14-18, 2016)! Interested eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu during the week of November 7-11 to have their name added to the list.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.


Thursday, November 17

International Photo Contest

Vote online for your favorite photos in the Learning Abroad Center's annual International Photo Contest. Voting is open November 14-18. Winners for the three categories—Friends, Gophers Abroad, and Instagrammable—will be announced November 23.

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center; co-sponsored by Village Travel, STA, and Lonely Planet.

International Program Development Workshop: Developing a Dynamic and Responsible Study Abroad Program

8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; 120 Coffey Hall, St. Paul. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development will host our joint annual International Program Development Workshop: Developing a Dynamic and Responsible Study Abroad Program during International Education Week. This workshop is designed for CFANS and CEHD instructors with study abroad course ideas who are looking to write a successful course proposal. This half-day workshop will provide coaching and guidelines in the form of panel discussions, presentations, and small group work to support course proposal development and will guide leaders to deeply consider many elements which affect dynamic and responsible study abroad programming.

Sponsored by CFANS International Programs; cosponsored by CEHD International Initiatives and Relations.

Student Poster Session: Opportunities in International and Cultural Immersion Experiences

12:00-1:00 p.m.; Foyer/Atrium, Animal Science Veterinary Medicine Building, St. Paul campus. As part of International Education Week and the CVM 6001 course, "Opportunities in International and Cultural Immersion," we invite you to come by and see what our veterinary students are experiencing over their summer and during rotations through international and cultural immersion opportunities. Students in the CVM 6001 class will be rotating through the posters while you view them at your leisure. CVM students, staff, and faculty and anyone else is interested!

Sponsored by College of Veterinary Medicine Academic and Student Affairs.

Humphrey International Student Potluck

12:00-1:30 p.m.; Freeman Commons, Humphrey Public School of Affairs. This event is an international potluck with the intention of bringing the Humphrey community together through food and showcasing the diversity at the Humphrey. Students will bring an food item related to their culture to share. The goal is to give new students an opportunity to get to know other students and faculty.

Sponsored by Humphrey International Student Association.

Global Cultures Poster Session

2:30 p.m.; Rapson Hall Courtyard. How much do you know about fashion in Saudi Arabia, the pop culture in Korea, or the natural history of Oman? Interact with students from around the globe and explore a variety of poster presentations that provide snapshots of different cultures from around the globe. Students will present in English.

Sponsored by Minnesota English Language Program (MELP); cosponsored by the College of Continuing Education.

College of Science and Engineering Passport Photo Week

To encourage students to have a valid passport, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for the first 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students who have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office during International Education Week (November 14-18, 2016)! Interested eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu during the week of November 7-11 to have their name added to the list.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.


Friday, November 18

International Photo Contest

Vote online for your favorite photos in the Learning Abroad Center's annual International Photo Contest. Voting is open November 14-18. Winners for the three categories—Friends, Gophers Abroad, and Instagrammable—will be announced November 23.

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center; co-sponsored by Village Travel, STA, and Lonely Planet.

Working with Multilingual Students at the University of Minnesota: A Survey of Staff

12:30-1:30 p.m.; Carlson School of Management Room 1-135. Staff work with a variety of multilingual students in many different contexts at the University of Minnesota. In Spring 2016, the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) conducted a survey to learn more about what faculty and staff perceive as the benefits and challenges of supporting multilingual students. Approximately 1,500 survey respondents shared their views and provided recommendations to enhance training and support options for faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota. In this session, the presenters will provide an overview of the staff survey results as well as implications for best practices in supporting multilingual learners.

Sponsored by Minnesota English Language Program (MELP); cosponsored by College of Continuing Education and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

College of Science and Engineering Passport Photo Week

To encourage students to have a valid passport, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for the first 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students who have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office during International Education Week (November 14-18, 2016)! Interested eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu during the week of November 7-11 to have their name added to the list.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.

Submit Your Event

Submit information about your event so it can be included on the International Education Week calendar.

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Monday, Nov. 14
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Thursday, Nov. 17
Friday, Nov. 18
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Matching Funds

Pending available funding, the GPS Alliance will provide a limited amount of matching funds to colleges, campuses, and student groups to support International Education Week events. Generally, only one award will be provided per college/campus.

Requesting matching funds

1. Obtain approval from your college/campus/unit representative on the International Programs Council.

2. Submit an email to global@umn.edu, GPS Alliance, with the following information:

  • Name of department, unit, college, campus, or group requesting funds
  • Name and email address of accountant
  • EFS account number where the funds should be sent
  • Brief description of event and how the matching funds will be used
  • Statement that you have discussed the request with your IPC representative

3. Submit information about your event to be included on the events calendar.