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International Education Week 2022

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of IEW is to promote the benefits of international education and cultural exchange. IEW is celebrated across the United States on an annual basis during the third week of November. This year, IEW will occur November 14-18, 2022. At the University of Houston, IEW is an opportunity to showcase the various global programs and international opportunities as well as celebrate our cultural diversity.

UH Dining will be offering international cuisine during International Education Week (November 14-18) at Moody Towers and Cougar Woods Dining Commons. View the menu by visiting IEW's Dine on Campus Page.

View the IEW 2022 PDF Schedule

Monday, November 14th

  • IEW Opening Ceremony: Celebration of Cultures, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Student Center South - Houston Room
    Join us for a special celebration to kick-off IEW! Drop by to learn about the global programs, offices, and student organizations on campus. We will have interactive booths, cultural performances, free shirts, snacks, and prizes! (Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services Office, Institute for Global Engagement, Dean of Students Office; and Center for Student Empowerment)
  • SIT: Experiential Learning for Tomorrow’s Leaders, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, MD Anderson Library - Honors Commons
    The School for International Training has more than 90 undergraduate and master’s degree programs on all seven continents. SIT offers students access to a network of professionals working around the world. Discover how SIT is fulfilling their mission of preparing students to become intercultural leaders and see what programs are offered. (Sponsored by The Honors College Office of Global Engagement and Special Programs (OGESP))

Tuesday, November 15th

  • GCC Info session, 10:00 am, IGE Conference Room E Cullen Suite 101
    Are you interested in participating in the Global Citizens Credential? Join us for an information session about this global credential offered at the University of Houston that recognizes students for activities that build global knowledge and skills. Join us in person in the Global Engagement Conference Room in the E. Cullen building. (Sponsored by Institute for Global Engagement)
  • Veterans Event, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, SC North Senate Chamber Room
    International Students will engage with the domestic students who are veterans or service man and women to understand the chain of command system of the U.S. military. (Sponsored by ISSSO & Veterans Services)
  • #GlobalCoogsLoveUH, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Student Center South - Table #4
    UH students...don't miss this opportunity! Come and share a testimonial on why you LOVE UH? What makes UH special? Participants will also have an opportunity to win a prize. (Sponsored by International Admissions)
  • The Future of the Global Economy, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, CBB - 310
    This event will feature a talk by a Bauer College of Business professor giving a brief introduction to the global economy, past, present and future. There will also be time for a discussion with students on benefits of pursuing international education opportunities (Short study abroad, semester exchange and COIL based courses). (Sponsored by Bauer Office of Global Initiatives)
  • Identity Abroad Student Panel, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Rockwell Pavilion
    This panel event will feature a diverse group of Learning Abroad alumni students to discuss their experiences abroad with the UH community. Learn about various experiences from the perspectives of different identities, such as, LGBTQ, Minorities, Disabled, Veterans, and others. This event will be open to all students, faculty, and staff. (Sponsored by Learning Abroad)

Wednesday, November 16th

  • Learning Abroad 101, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, E. Cullen Suite 105
    Do you know you want to go abroad, but you're not sure exactly where to start? Stop by Learning Abroad 101, our group advising workshops. Students must attend LA101 before meeting with an advisor. During Learning Abroad 101, you will learn about: Program types, Program terms and locations, How to search for programs, Scholarships and funding, Applying for a program, Learning Abroad registration process. (Sponsored by Learning Abroad)
  • #GlobalCoogsLoveUH, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Student Center South - Table #4
    UH students...don't miss this opportunity! Come and share a testimonial on why you LOVE UH? What makes UH special? Participants will also have an opportunity to win a prize. (Sponsored by International Admissions)
  • First Gen goes Global - Cookies and Coffee Conversation Hour, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Career Services - RM 156
    Center of Student Empowerment will host a First-Generation Conversation Hour. Students will have the opportunity to hear from other first-gen students share their experiences, challenges and barriers with learning abroad. Cookies and coffee will be provided! (Sponsored by Center for Student Empowerment & Learning Abroad)
  • Involvement Blast, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Student Center Plaza
    In honor of International Education Week, the Center for Student Involvement will be hosting an Involvement Blast to showcasing International student organizations at the University of Houston. This will be a great opportunity to meet organizations and express your interest in becoming a member! There will be music, food, and giveaways! (Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement)
  • Around the World: Guess the Flag, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Butler Plaza
    Come join the Global Guides in guessing flag names for a chance of winning prizes! Also, learn more about learning abroad opportunities in 90+ countries. (Sponsored by Global Guides)
  • Global Engagement and Research Minor Information Session, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, MD Anderson Library; Honors Commons
    Global Engagement and Research Minor Information Session: Understanding our hyperconnected world starts in our own communities. In the interdisciplinary minor in Global Engagement and Research, global is not defined as international, but more broadly, as a mode of inquiry and exploration that includes Houston and its region, the nation and the world. The GE&R minor is open for students in all majors. Come learn more about this minor and how it fits into your degree plan. (Sponsored by The Honors College Office of Global Engagement and Special Programs (OGESP))

Thursday, November 17th

  • Peace Corps UH Alumni Panel, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, SC South - Skyline Room
    Panel with UH Peace Corps staff & faculty alumni and Houston Peace Corps rep (Sponsored by Institute for Global Engagement, Peace Corps)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society International Scholars Reception, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion - MD Anderson Library
    You are cordially invited to join up for Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Event to honor our visiting international scholars conducting research and our exchange students studying at University of Houston. (Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSSO) and Phi Beta Delta)
  • The Health of the US-South Korea Alliance, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Kiva Room - Farish Hall
    Please join us as our panel of experts discuss and debate a range of issues critical to the current and future health of the US-South Korea alliance, including the Russia-Ukraine war, Chinese-South Korea economic ties, and North Korea. (Sponsored by the UH Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston)
  • Cultural Explosion, 6:30 pm, Student Center South - Houston Room
    Cultural Explosion is a cultural performance and competition and a part of the International Education Week (IEW). Come watch Registered Student Organizations compete for various prizes and showcase their culture through acts of dance, singing, and much more (Sponsored by Council for Cultral Activities)

Friday, November 18th

  • Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) Current Exhibitions, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm, 4807 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
    Join us for a visit to Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) via Metrorail to view current exhibitions. (Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSSO))
    International Thanksgiving, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Student Center South, Houston Room
    International Students Organization (ISO) will provide an overview of the Thanksgiving holiday for international students and international students will share more about their traditions and holidays. (Sponsored by International Students Organization)