International Education Week

November 13-17, 2017

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.

2017 Calendar of Events

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


Monday, November 13

Open Doors Report Release

The results of the 2017 Open Doors report on student mobility will be released today. Open Doors is the national standard by which study abroad participation and international student enrollment in the U.S. are tracked.

International Photo Contest

Vote online for your favorite photos in the Learning Abroad Center's annual International Photo Contest. Voting is open November 13-17.

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

CSE Passport and Visa Photo Days
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
U Card Office, Coffman Memorial Union

Having a valid passport is a great idea for any young professional. During International Education Week, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students to have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office in Coffman Memorial Union. Interested, eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.

Interrogating Prides: Queer Nationalism in India
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
University International Center, Room 101

What are the histories of pride marches in India? What is the location of pride in the Indian queer movements? Do they resonate with the way pride marches happen in the U.S.? Come for this presentation if you would like a nuanced understanding of queer movements in South Asia. Anyone interested in social movements is encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the Culture Corps, a program of International Student and Scholar Services.


Tuesday, 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 13-17.

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

CSE Passport and Visa Photo Days
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
U Card Office, Coffman Memorial Union

Having a valid passport is a great idea for any young professional. During International Education Week, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students to have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office in Coffman Memorial Union. Interested, eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.

International Potluck
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Humphrey School, Room 205

The event is open to all of the Humphrey community including students, staff, faculty, and international fellows. You'll get a taste of cuisines from all over the world and learn more about different cultures through food. Bring your own local delicacy to share.

Sponsored by the Humphrey International Students Association.

International Scholar Reception
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Humphrey Forum

International Student and Scholar Services is hosting a reception to celebrate the contributions of the University's international scholars. International scholars, employees, and faculty are invited to attend.

Sponsored by International Student & Scholar Services.


Wednesday, November 15

International Photo Contest

Vote online for your favorite photos in the Learning Abroad Center's annual International Photo Contest. Voting is open November 13-17.

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

CSE Passport and Visa Photo Days
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
U Card Office, Coffman Memorial Union

Having a valid passport is a great idea for any young professional. During International Education Week, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students to have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office in Coffman Memorial Union. Interested, eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.


Thursday, 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 13-17.

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

CSE Passport and Visa Photo Days
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
U Card Office, Coffman Memorial Union

Having a valid passport is a great idea for any young professional. During International Education Week, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students to have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office in Coffman Memorial Union. Interested, eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu.

Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.

Minnesota English Language Program Level 2 Poster Presentations
2:30-4:25 p.m.
Rapson Hall Courtyard

Students in the Minnesota English Language Program (English as a Second Language) will give poster presentations on an aspect of their country or culture that they would like to share with the larger University community. Come and learn about different parts of the world! Open to the public.

Sponsored by the Minnesota English Language Program.

Award for Global Engagement Ceremony
4:30-6:30 p.m.; by invitation only (Contact the GPS Alliance if you wish to receive an invitation.)

The all-University Award for Global Engagement 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. The 2017 recipients are:

  • Ragui Assaad: Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Twin Cities
  • John Deen: Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Twin Cities
  • Dennis R. Falk: Professor, Department of Social Work, Duluth

Sponsored by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance.


Friday, 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 13-17.

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

CSE Passport and Visa Photo Days
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
U Card Office, Coffman Memorial Union

Having a valid passport is a great idea for any young professional. During International Education Week, the College of Science and Engineering will pay for 50 currently enrolled CSE undergraduate students to have a set of passport photos taken at the U Card Office in Coffman Memorial Union. Interested, eligible students should email cseabroad@umn.edu.

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.

Title of event:

Date of event:
Monday, Nov. 13
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Thursday, Nov. 16
Friday, Nov. 17
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 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.