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 efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Watch a video of Hillary Clinton discussing IEW here. 

Georgia Tech celebrates International Education Week (IEW) each year with a series of events that highlight Tech's international opportunities and that recognize the international accomplishments of Tech students, faculty, and staff. With the OIE Photo Contest and International Coffee Hour recurring annually,  new events encouraging global engagement are introduced each year.





IEW 2015: Sustainability and Service-Learning with a Global Focus
Monday, November 16 - Friday, November 21



Monday, November 16th

  • Free Hot Chocolate: 9-11am, Tech Walkway. Find out more about International Education Week by picking up your 'passport' to the week of event! Grab a cup of hot chocolate with Buzz!

  • IEW Kick Off: 11-1pm, Clough Atrium, Come ‘put yourself on the map’ with Buzz! Stop by the Clough Atrium to say hi to Buzz and put stickers on our world map to show us where you’ve been, where you’re from and where you are going!

  • Pacific Study Abroad Info Session: 2 - 3pm, Savant Room 308. Interested in studying abroad in New Zealand and Australia? Come find out how you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

  •  "Embodied Democracy: Sexual Harrassement and Activism in Egypt", lecture by Dr. Laura Bier, Associate Professor of History: 4 - 5:30pm, Stephen C. Hall Bldg Room 102. 

  • OIE Updates: 4 - 5pm, Student Center Commons Piedmont Room. Open to all, but specifically geared to faculty and staff - please join us to learn about how OIE has changed over the past year and how to we plan to grow in the coming year. 

  • GlobalNet Social: 5:30pm, Bill Moore Student Success Center President Suites A-D, Invitation only social for faculty and scholars. Hosted by the Vice Provost for International Initiatives. 

  • International Coffee Hour - Sustainability Efforts at GT: 6-8pm, Tech Rec,  co-sponsored by Global Jackets, CaribSA (Caribbean Student Association) and OIE. Join OIE at the IEW Coffee Hour to learn more about the sustainability efforts at GT while meeting new friends and enjoying a coffee with your conversation!

  • Service & Sustainability Abroad: Talk and Panel Discussion, 6pm, Boggs B6. Panel discussion with faculty and students who have led and participated in study abroad programs that have a service and/or sustainability component. Moderated by the Director of Education Abroad.

Tuesday, November 17th

  • ACIREMA: 9:30am, Student Center Commons Peachtree Room. Participate in a unique intercultural experience that simulates an international student entering the U.S.  
  • Fulbright Awards for Faculty: 10am, Student Center Room 321. Catherine Johnston Matto, Assistant Director of South and Central Asia / East Asia and the Pacific, Fulbright US Scholar Program will join us to provide information for faculty on applying to the Fulbright Scholar program. Open to all GT Faculty. 
  • Education Abroad Scholarships Information Session: 11am, Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater. 
  • Materials and Renewable Energy Research at Georgia Tech-Lorraine: 11am, location TBD. Dr. Yves Berthelot, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, will give a general overview of GTL and UMI research. His presentation will be followed by a round table discussion and Q&A with faculty from the College of Engineering: Dr. Bernard Kippelen (ECE), Dr. Surya Kalidindi (ME), Dr. Laurent Capolungo (ME).
  • How to Find a Global Internship: 11am, Savant Room 308. This workshop will tell you how to find an internship abroad and tell you why it's important to have this experience.
  • Fulbright Awards for Staff: 2pm, Student Center Room 321. Catherine Johnston Matto, Assistant Director of South and Central Asia / East Asia and the Pacific, Fulbright US Scholar Program will join us to provide information for staff on applying to the Fulbright International Education Administrators program. Previous GT staff receipients will also be present to share their experiences. 
  • Communicating the Value of the IP: 5pm, Student Center Room 319. We invite IP students to join us to learn about how best to communicate the knowledge and skills they have gained from the International Plan on their resumes and in interviews. It is a particularly relevant workshop for juniors and seniors, but all IP students are invited to join.

Wednesday, November 18th

  • GT Passport Fair: 9am -3pm, Student Center Commons Peachtree Room. Attention travelers! Are you looking to get your first passport, or to get your current passport renewed? Let us make it easy for you! Stop by the U.S. Passport Fair on Wednesday, November 18th from 9am-3pm in the Student Center Peachtree Room, where you'll find everything you need to process your passport application in one convenient location! Representatives from the Post Office will be on site to take professional passport photos, and representatives from the Atlanta Passport Agency will be present to help you with your application. Some documentation will be necessary, please register here to receive more details about your specific documentation needs. Please note that this fair is for U.S. Passports only.
  • J-1 Employment: 11am, Savant Room 308, J-1 students interested in working in the U.S before or after graduation should attend this session to learn about their employment authorization options.
  • Peace Corps Information Session: 3pm, Student Ccenter Commons Piedmont Room. 
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Sponsorship in the U.S: Informational Presentation with Immigration Lawyer Chuck Kuck: 6pm, Student Center Clary Theater. OIE hosts an informational presentation covering employment and family based pathways for temporary and permanent visas in the U.S. including H1B work visas and avenues for legal permanent residency in the U.S. This session will be led by Chuck Kuck from Kuck Immigration Partners, LLC.

Thursday, November 19th

  • Pizza & Panel - Global Engineering Leadership Minor Panel,:11am, Mason Building Room 5134. 
  • World of Difference: 11am, Student Center Commons Peachtree Room. Join us for a film screening that discusses challenges faced by international students. 
  • OIE Photo Contest Reception: 2pm, Clough Commons 3rd Floor. The Photo Contest Reception will officially recognize the 2015 OIE Photo Contest winners, reveal the Facebook Favorite winner, and there will be cake to celebrate. All are welcome!
  • "Predictive Modeling of Consumer Energy Technolgy Adoption": 3 - 4pm, Library Ferst Room (7th floor). The School of Public Policy Speaker Series presents Dr. Varun Rai from the University of Texas to its fall speaker series. 
  • Serve, Learn, Sustain in Spain" Study Abroad Information Session: 5pm, Swann Building Room TBD. Come learn about a new semester-long study abroad program in Granada, Spain.  Planned for the 2017-2018 academic year, the program will be 12 to 15 credits.  Students must have completed through SPAN 2002 or the equivalent to participate. For more information, contact Kelly Comfort
  • Unpacking your Global Experience: 5pm, Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater. This workshop will focus on making the most of the international experiences in your resume, interviews and job hunt.
  • International Options Webinar: 7pm, online. This interactive webinar is for prospective GT students (international and domestic!) to learn about all the opportunities Georgia Tech will provide for them to become truly global citizens. A student panel will discuss the international student perspective, study abroad and intern abroad experiences and the International Plan. 
  • Peace Symphony by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky: 7:30 - 9:30pm, Ferst Center for the Arts. Inspired by the everyday stories of the last remaining survivors of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, has created Peace Symphony. The idea behind this electronic and acoustic musical portrait came from his personal interaction with eight survivors on Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage where Miller recently served as a guest educator and artist-in-residence. The performance also features the Nouveau Classical Project quartet. This performance is presented as part of the Arts@Tech 2015-16 Season.  Purchase tickets here: Georgia Tech student, faculty and staff discounts will be available.

Friday, November 20th

  • Education Abroad Send-Off: 11am, Student Center Commons Peachtree Room. 


Past IEW Events

IEW 2014

IEW 2013

IEW 2012