International Education Week

November 11-15, 2013

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.

In 2012, International Education Week at the University of Minnesota included more than 20 events. 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.

2013 Calendar of Events


Monday, November 11

Art and Artists in Vaxjo, Stockholm & Oslo
12:00 p.m.
Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UM, Duluth

Presented by Dr. Alison Aune, UMD Professor of Art & Design and Cheryl Reitan, UMD Associate Director of External Affairs

Co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute & International Education Office

University of Minnesota Duluth, International Education Office Open House
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

David and Jean Johnson International Service Learning Scholarship Student Presentations
5:30 p.m.
Alumni Room, Morris campus

Chancellor Johnson will speak briefly on the goals of the fund and the importance of international service learning. The three 2012-13 student recipients will present on the work they did with the money.

Sponsored by the Academic Center for Enrichment and UMM fund Development

University of Minnesota and China: 100-Year Snapshot
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
160 University International Center

Read about and see photos from select events from the 100-year history between the University of Minnesota and China. Featured pieces of history include biographies on distinguished alumni and honorary doctorate degree recipients, presidential delegations to China, and more!

Sponsored by the China Center


Tuesday, November 12

The Dialogue documentary
12:00 p.m.
Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute

Freshman Seminars Abroad Information Session
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
214 Heller Hall

The Learning Abroad Center is happy to announce that we are holding two upcoming information sessions for the Spring Freshman Seminars Abroad. Freshman Seminars Abroad are a great opportunity for students to gain an international experience abroad their first year, develop a cohort of peers, get to know a faculty member, and start forming their academic and professional careers with an international lens early on. Students take a Freshman Seminar on-campus and go abroad over spring break with their professor and classmates. Financial Aid applies, and a special $1,000 Freshman Seminars Abroad Scholarship is available. For more information visit our website.

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center

The Dialogue documentary
12:00 p.m.
101 University International Center

The 70-min documentary "The Dialogue" follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Their shared travel adventures, meaningful dialogue, emotions of culture shock, honest confrontations, and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the "other" and themselves. This exploration of intercultural understanding and the communication skills needed for conflict mediation and collaborative problemsolving are applicable globally. Joan Brzezinksi of the China Center and Sheila Collins of the Learning Abroad Center will lead a short debrief discussion after the showing. Light refreshments will be offered, brown bag lunches welcome. Film trailer: http://www.isp.msu.edu/cbe/

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center and the China Center

You CAN afford to Study Abroad
6:00 p.m.
109 Imholte Hall, Morris campus

The first hour will cover general information about financing study abroad. The second hour will be a session on the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.

Sponsored by the Academic Center for Enrichment

University of Minnesota and China: 100-Year Snapshot
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
160 University International Center

Read about and see photos from select events from the 100-year history between the University of Minnesota and China. Featured pieces of history include biographies on distinguished alumni and honorary doctorate degree recipients, presidential delegations to China, and more!

Sponsored by the China Center


Wednesday, November 13

University of Minnesota Duluth, International Education Office Open House
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Dialogue documentary
3:00 p.m.
101 University International Center

The 70-min documentary "The Dialogue" follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Their shared travel adventures, meaningful dialogue, emotions of culture shock, honest confrontations, and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the "other" and themselves. This exploration of intercultural understanding and the communication skills needed for conflict mediation and collaborative problemsolving are applicable globally. Joan Brzezinksi of the China Center and Sheila Collins of the Learning Abroad Center will lead a short debrief discussion after the showing. Light refreshments will be offered, brown bag lunches welcome. Film trailer: http://www.isp.msu.edu/cbe/

Sponsored by the Learning Abroad Center and the China Center

Snap! Travel Photography
6:00 p.m.
HFA 2, Morris campus

Learn how to take great travel photos with Nic McPhee and Joel Eisinger.

Sponsored by the Academic Center for Enrichment

University of Minnesota and China: 100-Year Snapshot
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
160 University International Center

Read about and see photos from select events from the 100-year history between the University of Minnesota and China. Featured pieces of history include biographies on distinguished alumni and honorary doctorate degree recipients, presidential delegations to China, and more!

Sponsored by the China Center


Thursday, November 14

CEHD International Education Week Event
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Burton Hall 1st floor

The CEHD Office of International Initiatives and Relations invites you for a walk through event to celebrate International Education Week. Stop by for a snack and learn about the international programs and seminars offered through the CEHD in Brazil and Korea, and learn about other worldwide opportunities for CEHD students.

Home and Away: Creative-Class Immigrants in New Orleans documentary
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
101 University International Center

This stylish documentary examines the brain-gain immigration to the U.S. and the life trajectories of professors, physicians, filmmakers, engineers, and social entrepreneurs who came to this country from various countries of five continents. The film chronicles the individual journeys of "global citizens" and the multiple ways in which they reflect on and understand their life choices. Stylized interviews are interlaced with modern dance pieces that comment on themes such as home, dislocation, alienation, nostalgia, and hope.

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services

Study Abroad Story Night
7:00 p.m.
Louie's Lower Level, Morris campus

Recent study abroad returnees share stories and lessons learned from their experiences abroad.

Sponsored by the Academic Center for Enrichment

Carlson Global Institute’s International Photo Contest
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
CSOM 2-210

A brief reception to celebrate the winning photos from the 2012-13 study abroad programs, taken by Carlson School students, faculty & staff!

Sponsored by the Carlson Global Institute

International Education Week Library Information Fair
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
101 Walter Library

The University Libraries is providing this fair to provide students with information on the wide range of resources and help that is available to them through the libraries.

Sponsored by University Libraries

University of Minnesota and China: 100-Year Snapshot
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
160 University International Center

Read about and see photos from select events from the 100-year history between the University of Minnesota and China. Featured pieces of history include biographies on distinguished alumni and honorary doctorate degree recipients, presidential delegations to China, and more!

Sponsored by the China Center


Friday, November 15

University of Minnesota Duluth, International Education Office Open House
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

International Poster Session
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center - Johnson Great Room

How much do you know about fashion in Saudi Arabia, the cuisine of China, or pop culture in Oman? Come interact with students from around the globe and explore a variety of poster presentations that provide snapshots of different cultures. Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) students will present these cultural snapshots in English. All are welcome!

Sponsored by the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)

Global Trivia Night
6:00 p.m.
Edson Auditorium, Morris campus

Compete in a Global Trivia Bee for grandiose prizes!

Sponsored by the Academic Center for Enrichment and International Student Program

University of Minnesota and China: 100-Year Snapshot
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
160 University International Center

Read about and see photos from select events from the 100-year history between the University of Minnesota and China. Featured pieces of history include biographies on distinguished alumni and honorary doctorate degree recipients, presidential delegations to China, and more!

Sponsored by the China Center

Submit Your Event

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

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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 Rachel Peterson, 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.