International Education

Academic Affairs Division

International Education Week

The U.S. Department of State and Department of Education created International Education Week (IEW) in 2001 to promote the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

This week is celebrated nationally each year by educational institutions of all types. Most of our USG schools celebrate this week by offering many educational, informative and fun activities to their campuses.


A listing of 2018 IEW activities on USG campuses is below:

Augusta University International Festival; Photo Contest; Cultural Speaker; Oxfam Banquet
Clayton State University Film Event (Film students who went to Korea this year will be premiering their short documentaries)
Fort Valley State University Study Abroad Fair; Cultural Art Exhibit; International Food Tasting
College of Coastal Georgia Study Abroad Fair; International Film Showing; International Trivia Night; International Food Potluck
Georgia Gwinnett College International Thanksgiving Feast; Study Abroad Fair; International Films; World Language Exchange Tables; International Tea & Rituals
Georgia Institute of Technology “Taste of the World” Event; Language Passport; Activities about U.N. Sustainable Development Goals; Bringing International Organizations (e.g. Fulbright, the U.S. Department of State, the Canadian, French, and Swiss Consulates, and the International Rescue Committee) to campus
Georgia Southern University Arabic Film Screening of “A Thousand & One Journeys: The American Arabs”; Study Abroad Speakers; International Student Panel Discussion on “Offensive Cultural Misconceptions”; Taste of the World; International Fashion Show; Fulbright Scholar Lecture; International Awards Reception; Around the World in 9 Years: A Real Life Amazing Race;
Georgia Southwestern University Library Literary Display; Panel Discussion on Social Media; Nepal and China Presentations; Art Exhibition and China Study Abroad Trip Presentation; Two International Movie Events
Georgia State University Free International Food; Dance and Musical Performances; Art Exhibitions; Cultural Games; Insightful Lectures and Presentations
Kennesaw State University Workshop Series Geared at Prospective and Returned Study Abroad Students; “Passport Day”; Career Workshop; Year of Morocco Lecture; Global Village International Education Week Kick-Off Parade;
Middle Georgia State University Chinese Festival; Contemporary Life in Uganda; Teaching English Overseas; Developing Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
University of Georgia International Scholar and Faculty Brunch; Parade of Flags; World Fest; Free Passport Photos; Going Global Convos; Languages A La Carte; IEW Keynote Speaker Joe Grabowski; Internationalizing Your Resume; IEW Film “From the Land of Gandhi”
University of North Georgia International Dessert Tasting; Uhuru Dance Performance; Polish Culture Celebration featuring photo exhibit “Fall in Love with Poland by Night” by Krzysztof Masiuk and Piano Concert
University of West Georgia Going Abroad with Gilman; Discover the World event; Voyageurs Friendsgiving Meeting

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Events and Resources Supporting International Education Week