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.

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 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


Monday, November 17

 


Tuesday, November 18

 


Wednesday, November 19

 


Thursday, November 20

 


Friday, November 21

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.

 

Submit Your Event

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

Title of event:

Date of event:
Monday, Nov. 17
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Thursday, Nov. 20
Friday, Nov. 21
Other:

Time of event:

Location:

Sponsor:

Co-sponsor(s), if applicable:

Briefly describe the event or activity:

Intended audience:

Is the event/activity open to the public?

Yes No

Admission charge:

Contact Information (will not be published)

Name:

Phone number:

Email:

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.