International Education Week
International Education Week is November 18 - 22
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the University of Arkansas' efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.
International Education Week, November 18-22, 2019
IEW Study Abroad Presentation Request
In honor of International Education Week, the Office of Study Abroad is proud to bring international education opportunities to your classroom. Presentations will introduce study abroad options available to University of Arkansas students (there more than 1,700!), discuss study abroad scholarships and provide guidelines for the application process.
If your class has a specific region or language focus, we would be happy to provide appropriate resources. Include details of class focus and demographic in the "notes" section of the Study Abroad Presentation Request.
Presenters are available Monday- Friday 8:00am -5:00pm. Presentations take approximately 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allowed for Q & A. Requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, basis. Please apply early.
If you have any questions, contact Veronica Mobley at 479-575-7582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEW International Culture Team Presentation Request
The International Culture Team is a presentation team made up of international students and scholars, as well as, American students who have studied abroad or just want to be a part of the team. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your office or group, you can do that by filling in this submission form. Please allow us two weeks notice to set up your presentation.
The reservation form can be found at: https://international-students.uark.edu/events/international-culture-team/request-form.php or by clinking International Culture Team Request Form
Contact: Cynthia Smith 479-575-6665; email@example.com
More about our team can be found at ict.uark.edu
Ticket Distrubution for Dandiya Night
Union Food Court
- Oct. 14 from 5-7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 15 from 12:30-1:45 p.m.
- Oct. 18 from 11:45 a.m. -2 p.m.
- Oct. 16 from 9:40-11:00 a.m.
- Oct. 17 from 3:35-5:20 p.m.
Contact: Gopi Lukhi firstname.lastname@example.org Indian Cultural Association
Wednesday, November 7th
12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m., Jerry and Gene Jones Student-Success Athletic Center
All U of A athletes are welcome to attend this international hour to learn about cultures from around the world at the U of A and celebrate our 41 international student athletes from 24 countries over lunch!
Sunday, November 10th
Diwali: Festival of Lights
4:30-8:30 p.m., University of Arkansas Faulkner Arts Center
Diwali is the celebration of Lights in South Asia. Come join our celebration with performance, cultural booths, henna and more!. This event is sponsored by the Friends of India and Associated Student Government. Contact Chandra Shekar email@example.com
Monday, November 11th
Holcomb Elementary International Night
6 p.m., Holcomb Elementary, Fayetteville
Travel the world through Holcomb Hornets Around the World as the children share about the great places around the world that they learned about through people who traveled abroad or are from another country. Contact Cynthia Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-575-5003 for more information. This event is sponsored by Holcomb Elementary School Parents & Staff and the University of Arkansas International Culture Team
Friday, November 15th
Achieving Success as a Student
3-4:30 p.m., U of A Holcombe Hall Classroom
Nabil Lehlou will revisit the notion of success and what it means to a student. Then, he will share the main traits that should be pursued while a person is still in college, and how to go about that. Finally, he will give a few pieces of advice that can benefit anyone seeking happiness in the midst of a stressful environment.
This event is sponsored by International Students and Scholars, Graduate School and International Education, International Alumni Society. Contact Michael Freeman email@example.com 479-575-5003
7:00-10:00 p.m., Arkansas Alumni House, 4891 Razorback Road
Let's celebreate Dandiya with great music, dancing, and food!
This event is sponsored by Indian Cultural Association & the Associated Student Government. Contact Gopi Lukhi firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 16th
M & N Augustine International Festival
6:30-9:30 p.m., DeBriyn Center, St. Joseph's School, 1722 Starr Rd., Fayetteville
Enjoy a wonderful night of international food samples, French Creole food and the Great American Cookout. $20 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds to to the M & N Augustine Foundation to serve those in the community with emergency situations and those experiencing poverty and hunger. This event is sponsored by the M & N Augustine Foundation. Contact Joe Augustine at 479-236-3800 for more information.
Monday, November 18th
International Dress Day
11 a.m., Arkansas Union International Connections Lounge
Wear your favorite international hat, sports jersey, or cultural clothing and join in for a group photo.
Opening session and International Bazaar
11 a.m.–2 p.m., All are welcome, International Connection Lounge in the Arkansas Union
Opening Ceremony of the University of Arkansas' International Education Week, followed by a group picture of the University of Arkansas community in traditional dress. This event will be opened by the U of A World Music Ensemble led by Nikola Radan. This event is sponsored by the Graduate School and International Education. Contact Cynthia Smith at email@example.com or 479-575-5003 for more information.
The International Bazaar will contribute to inclusion and diversity on campus though cultural table presentations and performances by international students. This event is sponsored by the International Students Organization. Contact James Flammer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-575-5003 for more information.
Study Abroad Photo Contest Display
11 a.m.–2 p.m., International Connections Lounge.
Winners of the Study Abroad Photo Contest will be announced and displayed during the International Bazaar. This event is sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange. Contact Brian Poepsel at email@example.com for more information.
4:30-8 p.m., Fulbright Dinning Hall
Join us for a night of international food! Students from a select country will share their recipes and plan with Chartwells Chefs to prepare tonight's cultural dishes. Students from this country will be sharing not only meals from their country, but parts of their culture.
Tuesday, November 19th
International Jersey Day
12:30 p.m. Meet at the Fulbright Fountain behind Old Main for a Group Picture!
Celebrate International Education Week by wearing a jersey or shirt that represents your favorite sports team or athlete. You can join us for our first International Jersey Day group picture and share your photos on social media with hashtag #UARKIEW2019
Italian Conversation Group
4:30-5:30 p.m., U of A JB Hunt Room 2017 (backroom)
Come practice speaking Italian and talk about Italian culture. All levels welcome.
This event is sponsored by the World Languages Italian Program Anthony Sargenti firstname.lastname@example.org 479-575-5999
Coffee and Karaoke
6 - 8 p.m., Spring International Language Center, Uptown Campus, 1001 E, Sain Street
Join us at SILC for an evening of hot drinks and snacks from all over the world! Belt out your favorite tunes on our karaoke stage and relax as we take our taste buds on an international tour! This event is sponsored by Spring International Language Center. For more information, contact Nicholas Alred at email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 20th
International Scholars Reception
5:30-7 p.m., by invitation only, Fowler House Conservatory
Chancellor and Mrs. Joseph Steinmetz and the Graduate School and International Education will be hosting a reception to honor international faculty, staff, and researchers. Remarks and presentation of this year’s Hoyt Purvis Awards will also be a highlight of this event. Please note, this event is by invitation only.
Thursday, November 21st
Deadline for Host sign-up for Thanksgiving Dinner in an American Home
The iFriend program at the University of Arkansas and Spring International Language Center are looking for local families who would like to share their Thanksgiving holiday dinner on Nov. 22 with a few students, scholars and their family members. If you have room at your table for a few extra guests (or more than a few), we would appreciate you signing up for Thanksgiving Dinner in American Home. This is a great opportunity for our students and scholars to celebrate a traditional American Holiday. The deadline to sign-up as a host for this Thanksgiving program is Nov. 15. To sign-up, please fill out the Thanksgiving Host Application or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sponsored by Spring International Language Center and the Office of International Students and Scholars. Contact Christina Foor at email@example.com or 479-575-6665 for more information.
on the 12th Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
6 p.m., Arkansas Union Theater (ARKU 425)
This meeting is for all students planning to study abroad Spring 2019. Topics covered will include: health & wellbeing, safety, budgeting transfer credits, and packing. Students that have studied abroad previously are invited to share travel tips about specific locations. This event is sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad & International Exchange. Contact Veronica Mobley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Panama: Past, Present, and Future
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Union - International Connections Lounge
Experience Panama through interactive activities and performances. Traditional music such as Tamborito will be showcased! Sponsors: Panamanian Student Organization Contact: Roque Viera email@example.com
Dance Around the World
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Holcombe Hall
Come watch performances from around the world. There will also be food from different regions of the world. Sponsor: Holcombe Hall For more information, contact Natalia Frolov-Nickels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 22nd
Deadline for Students & Scholars Sign-up for Thanksgiving Dinner in an American Home
The Office of International Students and Scholars at the U of A and Spring International Language Center are invited to participate in a program that connects them with American hosts for Thanksgiving Dinner celebrated on November 23th. This program gives our international community the opportunity to celebrate the Thanksgiving meal with local families. Host families will provide food and transportation. To sign-up, please fill out the Thanksgiving Guest Application or contact Christina Foor at email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, November 23rd
Sunday, November 24th
The International Bazaar will contribute to inclusion and diversity on campus though cultural table presentations and performances by international students. This event is sponsored by the International Students Organization (ISO). Contact James Flammer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-575-5003 for more information.
This is your opportunity to get students excited about expanding their world and to encourage them to seek study abroad and travel opportunities. At the same time, you can connect with new resources and find opportunities to engage new students within your college.
You can promote IEW within your college, RSO, across campus and around the world in the following ways:
- Have a group of international visitors in town during IEW? Advertise the connection! Arrange a short meet and greet or a brief presentation that is open to the student body.
- Arrange a presentation for advertising your college’s study abroad programs. Encourage students to apply for a passport and if they are eligible, share the information about Study Abroad scholarships. Contact the Study Abroad Office for more information.
- Share this toolkit and list of resources with faculty and administrators in your departments and encourage them to incorporate activities into their curriculum during IEW. If it is too late to add material for 2017, plan ahead to include IEW 2018 in your curriculum.
- Talk to media outlets on campus like the UA Traveler, Newswire, KXUA UATV, or to those in our community like KUAF, 40/29 or the Fayetteville Flyer. Tie IEW to your departmental mission with stories of your planned activities and international connections.
- Host an International Career Day by inviting alumni and/or local international experts as speakers.
- Organize a presentation on campus or in the community with an "international" theme.
- The importance of foreign language study
- International exchange and study abroad opportunities
- International education as the key to homeland security
- The internationalization of higher education
- The internationalization of business and global food systems
- The global classroom: Internet exchange and distance learning.
- Intercultural communication
- Dealing with culture shock
- Host an International Career Day by inviting alumni and /or local international experts as speakers.
- Recruit local citizens or alumni with overseas experience (Fulbright students, scholars and teachers, former diplomats, Peace Corps volunteers, business leaders, or journalists) to discuss their international careers and the importance of international education and exchange. This can be as formal as a panel presentation or speech or as informal as a coffee hour or brown bag lunch.
- Produce and/or screen a video about the experiences of international students in your department and/or students back from a semester or year abroad. We have included a great template for this project in this IEW College toolkit.
- Screen a film highlighting the impact of your field of study on the global stage. Allow time for group discussion after the movie.
- Host live performances, art exhibits or interactive elements utilizing student or faculty talent of your department
Let us know information about your events and activities by submitting them to our IEW calendar. We will also publish your event on the national IEW website, once it has been submitted to us. If you have any other questions or need information about the resources in this toolkit, just let us know.
A special thank you to those who have supported and sponsored IEW events:
- African Students Organization
- Agro-Panama International
- Arkansas Union
- Asian Studies
- Associated Student Government (ASG)
- Bolivian Student Organization
- Brazilian Student Organization
- College of Education and Health Professions
- Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
- Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences, International Programs Office
- Department of Music
- Department of World Languages, Literature, and Cultures
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Faulkner Performing Arts Center
- Filipino Student Association
- Friends of India
- J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
- German Section of the Department of World Languages, Literature, and Cultures
- Graduate School and International Education
- Hillel Jewish Student Association
- Holcomb Elementary School
- Holcombe Hall – University Housing
- University Housing
- International Culture Team
- International Students and Scholars
- International Students Organization
- II Circolo Italiano
- M & N Augustine Foundation
- Office of the Chancellor
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Panamanian Students Organization
- Religious Studies
- Scholars at Risk (SAR) Committee
- Sponsored Student Programs
- Spring International Language Center
- Study Abroad and International Exchange
- Sociology and Criminology
- Walton College Global Engagement Office
- Walton College Global Connections Organization
- YOLO: You Ought to Live Optimistically
- The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies