International Education Week
November 17-21, 2014
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.
About 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 2013, 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.
2014 Calendar of Events
Submit your event to be added to the calendar.
International Scholarship Reception
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
President's Room, Coffman Union
Every year, ISSS at the University of Minnesota awards a collection of competitive, merit-based scholarships to recognize outstanding international students.
International students and University staff and faculty are invited to come to an International Student Scholarship Reception to recognize these students and the unique perspectives and efforts they bring to the University. RSVP here.
Sponsored by ISSS
China Pre-Departure Presentation
U of M staff from ISSS, OFYP, and SUA went to China to research what Chinese higher education institutions are like and how their enrollment and preparation programs work. They met with international students at the U of M Chinese pre-departure program to explain what the first few months of living in the US would be like, and spoke with Chinese parents about their concerns. This presentation is a summary of what they learned and how they plan to improve the pre-departure process for international students.
Sponsored by ISSS
Award for Global Engagement Ceremony (by invitation only)
Ceremony to celebrate the 2014 recipients of the Award for Global Engagement, which is given to faculty and staff members in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education and international programs at the University or in their field or discipline.
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.