International Education Week

  • Students wearing cultural outfits during International Education Week

    Please join the Office of International Education as they host International Education Week at IUP from October 12 through October 21, 2020.

    IEW is a joint initiative between the United States Department of State and the United States Department of Education to promote cross-cultural awareness, prepare students for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

    Funding is provided by the OIE and IUP Student Co-Operative Association. All events are free and open to the community, unless otherwise noted.

    A host of fun, cultural events are currently being finalized and while they may look a little different this year, we hope you mark your calendar to join in this exciting week.

    Schedule of Events

    Tails from Abroad Podcast special series for IEW: “Celebrating the Student Journey.” New episode released each day this week. Streaming on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts. Indiana University of Pennsylvania students, staff, faculty, and friends share stories about time spent abroad. What about their time abroad has changed their life? What insights do they have now from their experiences? What is it about their story that will inspire you?

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    • Europe Monday: Learn about how and where to study abroad in IUP’s European partners and have staff answer your questions live during 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Zoom.

    • Six O’Clock Series: “Where in the World is...” 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Voucher Available. Join via zoom Zoom. Join us as we kick off International Education Week with a fun, interactive, virtual game show to test your knowledge on all things international.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    • Olé!: Learn about how and where to study abroad in IUP’s Central, Latin and South American partners and have staff answer your questions live, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Zoom.

    • International Radio Hour: 8:00 p,m, to 9:00 p.m., Do you like music? Are you interested in what music is popular in other countries? Now is your chance to expand your musical interests and knowledge. We will play music from more than 30 countries over zoom for you to listen to while you do homework, cook dinner, or just chill. Join via Zoom.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    • Asia Opportunities: Learn about how and where to study abroad in IUP’s Asian partners and have staff answer your questions live, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Zoom.

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    • Let’s Go together! Learn about how and where to study abroad with IUP’s faculty-led programs and have staff answer your questions live, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Zoom.

    • International Poetry Night, 7:00 p.m. Poetry offers a unique look into different cultures and is a great way to share your culture and interests with the campus community! As participants read poetry, the poems will be shared in the original language and in English, so the audience can better understand the poem. Join via Zoom.

    Friday, October 16, 2020

    • Dinner and a Foreign Film (Freaks–You’re One of Us), more information coming soon.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    • Lunch & Learn: Voting Around the World, noon. Grab your lunch and listen to a panel of faculty and students from the US, Nigeria, Thailand, Spain, and Saudi Arabia share an overview of politics in their countries and what voting looks like compared with the US. Join via Zoom. Sponsored by MSCLE.