International Education Week

November 18-22, 2019

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.

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. Complete the online funding request form, providing the following information (note: UMN login required):

  • Amount of matching funds requested (max. $250) and how the matching funds will be used
  • 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

3. If approved, funding will be transferred soon after International Education Week.