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 2019 IEW activities on USG campuses is below:

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College International Faculty and Staff: Meet and Greet; Study Abroad Awareness Event; ‘The Day After’ Showing and Discussion of the Anniversary of the Tearing Down of the Berlin Wall
Albany State University ASU International Education Week Keynote by Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao (African Union Mission to the US); Cultural Explosion featuring International food fest with International Students; 2019 Best Study Abroad Students; 2019-Gilman’s Scholars; Students’ Panel Discussion on Critical Global Issues; International Fashion and Art Show
Augusta University Photo Contest; International Cultural Festival; Peace Corps, Honors Program, and Resume Workshop for past Study Abroad Participants; Targeted Recruiting Workshops
College of Coastal Georgia International film showing; Kahoot!; Teaching abroad workshop; Passport information session; Study abroad fair; Phi Beta Delta Theta Iota Chapter new member induction; Origami event; International photo exhibition
Columbus State Global Simulations Session and “I am, I can”: Sharing your International Experience; International Conversations & Phi Beta Delta Induction; International Internships Panel and Global Dialogues Session; Funding your Study Abroad Experience Panel and “Out of Many, One” film and discussion; Flag Procession across campus and International Studies Fits you to a “T” event.
Georgia Gwinnett College International Thanksgiving Feast; Student & faculty led presentations regarding migration, nationalism, genocide and intercultural learning practices in education; World Language Tables hosted by volunteers skilled in different languages; World Music & Poetry showcase
Georgia Institute of Technology Study and Intern Abroad Opportunities; Meeting with diplomats from local consulates; International Food tasting; Dr. Shannon Yee’s talk: “Solving a Global Equity Challenge by Reinventing Toilet” funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Georgia Southwestern State University Panorama Series; USGG/EC Study Abroad (Spain) Student Reflections; International Student Association meeting; International-themed lunch at dining hall; Study abroad presentation for first-year students; World Cafe; International Visiting Scholars Presentations
Georgia State University A Taste of the World; Yoga & Guided Meditation; Zumba Dance Class; Stories from Abroad: Global Exchange Experiences; Lunch and Learn with the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta; Straight Outta Atlanta: AYS Study Abroad Students Reveal their Secrets; Go Global 360!; Celebrating the World of Talents and Togetherness; Last DJ Standing; International Coffee & Tea Hour; Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit; Preparing for National Awards: Student Panel; Georgia State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Are You Smarter Than a Georgia State University? ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’; Working Across the World for America: Come Learn How to Become a Diplomat; Holidays Around the World; Bringing International Culture to U.S. Classrooms Without Leaving Home; Language Expo; The Global Refugee Crisis: Measuring and Mitigating the Impact of U.S. Immigration Policy; Calligraphy Workshop; Global Trivia; ‘Get to Know Africa’; Chemistry International ‘Jeopardy’; Moon Festival Celebration
Gordon State College Adopt A Country Display Competition, Student Passport Stamps, International Speakers, Latino and Islanders Student Panels, Study Abroad Alumni Panels, Intercultural Communication Student Presentations, International Dance Party
Kennesaw State University Parade of Flags around the Campus Green; Education Abroad Info Session; German Culture Day; Latin American Fair; K-Pop Festival; Diversity and Inclusion Abroad Workshop; International Paint ‘N’ Sip; Taste of Africa and Talent Show; Marketing your Global Experiences Workshop; South Asian Culture; Asian Festival; International Student Association’s (ISA’s) Cruise the World: South Korea; Scholarships for Education Abroad Workshop; Foreign Film Friday: The Royal Tailor; Passport Day at the Education Abroad Office
University of Georgia Parade of Flags; WorldFest; Exchange Programs Open House; World Languages Showcase; American English Language Labs; “Courage” speaker presentation by Candace Doby; ACIREMA Simulation; Discussions without Borders; World Music Showcase; Tea Talk - Challenges Facing Immigrant Workers Around the World; Global Trivia; Global Dawgs Intercultural Competency Training; International Coffee Hour; “Power Ties” speaker presentation by Dan Beaudry; Free Passport Photos at Tate Center Print & Copy Shop; Internationalizing Your Resume with the Career Center
University of North Georgia Chinese Carnival; Marketing Education Abroad Experiences to Employers; Rush into Russian; Visions of Grandeur: The UAE and Qatar’s National Visions and Heritage Projects; Taste of Korean Coffee; Japanese Table; Russian Cooking Night; Caló Gitano Flamenco Dancers; Career Diversity; Asian Student Association’s Boboa Tea; International Student Association Bake Sale & Hot Chocolate
University of West Georgia Hunger Banquet; International Market visits; International Meal Prep/Share; International Photo Contest; Voyageurs Friendsgiving Meeting; Concert and Lecture featuring Global Artists and Speakers.
Valdosta State University Pumpkin Carving with the Japanese Club/Society of International Students; Franco-Arabic Film Festival; Russian Movie Night; College of Business’ Study Abroad Fair; Global Networking - Panel Discussion with Career Services & Center for International Programs; International Thanksgiving Potluck with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry; Russian Cooking Session; Study Abroad and Career Services Workshop: How to maximize your study abroad experience and leverage it for your career goals

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