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.
Pre and Post-IEW Events
Nov 11 / Safety Abroad: 1-2:30pm, Stamps Health Services, Room 230, Sponsored by the GT Police. Learn about safety tips while traveling abroad. Sign up on trains.gatech.edu.
Nov 12 / Eastern European Study Abroad Program Info Session: 11am, Scheller College of Business Room 101, For more information about the program please visit: www.ile.gatech.edu/programs/study-abroad. Please RSVP.
Nov 12 / A World of Difference: Understanding Cross Cultural Communication in a Global Economy: 6pm, Bill Moore Success Center Clary Theater, Sponsored by Center for Career Discovery and Development, Office of Diversity Programs and OIE. Registration is required at oie.gatech.edu/content/world-difference-understanding-cross-cultural-communication-global-economy
Nov 13 / Stacie Berdan - Author of Go Global!: 2:30pm, Bill Moore Success Center Clary Theater, Stacie Berdan will be speaking to campus on how to succeed in the global marketplace. RSVP required.
Monday (Nov 17)
- Free Hot Chocolate: 9-11am, Tech Walkway (RAIN! Moved inside to Student Center), 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!
- J-1 Employment: 1-2pm, 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.
- 21st Century Challenges to Space Security: Lecture by James Clay Moltz. 1-2pm, Habersham Room G-17. Hosted by the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP).
- 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 and Brazilian Culture Night: 6-8pm, Tech Rec, Brazilian Culture Night hosted by BRASA, Global Jackets, and OIE.
Tuesday (Nov 18)
- ACIREMA: 10-noon, Student Center Commons Peachtree Room, Participate in a unique intercultural experience that simulates an international student entering the U.S. RSVP is required. Sign up here.
- How to Find an International Internship: 11-noon, Bill Moore Student Success Center President Suite A. This workshop will tell you how to find an internship abroad and tell you why it's important to have this experience.
- Barnga: 11:30-1pm, Student Center Commons Piedmont Room, Students, faculty and staff are invited to come play the fun, interactive game of Barnga. Join us to see how subtle differences in cultures can lead to great misunderstandings and culture shock even when all parties are aware of these differences.
- Communicating the Value of the IP: 5-6:30pm, Savant Room 308, This workshop will assist International Plan students in articulating the value of the IP in professional settings such as job fairs and interviews. This event is most appropriate for IP Juniors and Seniors, but any IP student is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
- Ritmo Latino: 6-8pm, Tech Rec, Have you ever wanted to learn how to salsa dance? Come on out for an evening of performances and instruction! Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the GT Salsa Club and Global Jackets.
Wednesday (Nov 19)
- Passport Fair: 9-3pm, Student Center Commons Piedmont Rm, Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to either apply for your first passport or renew your passport.
- Ten Thouand Villages and Language Cafe: 11-2pm, Student Center Commons Peachtree Rm, Explore the world without leaving Tech. Browse fair trade products from around the world and tour other cultures with GT English Language Institute students.
- Advisor Lunch and Learn: 11:30-1pm, Student Center Rm 301, Advisors are invited to learn more about exchange course approvals and credit transfer. By invitation only.
- Origami Workshop: 1-2pm, Bill Moore Student Success Center President Suite A, Learn how to fold Origami by the ATL Konichiwa Club.
- Yoga: 4-5pm, Studio B, Campus Recreation Center. Come to a free class (fee-paying students only) and work on your balance, coordination, and posture.
- Belly Dancing: 5-6pm, Studio A, Campus Recreation Center. Come to a free class (fee-paying students only) and learn an ancient form of dance that originates in the Middle East.
- Admissions Webinar for Prospective Students - OIE Edition: 6-7pm, online webinar, OIE Staff and students introduce prospective students to all GT has to offer.
- The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Sponsorship in the U.S: Informational Presentation with Immigration Lawyer Chuck Kuck. 6-7pm, Student Center Theater, The Office of International Education will be hosting 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.
- International Alumni Panel: 7-8pm, Student Center Theater, Come to this session to hear stories and tips from GA Tech international almuni. Alums currently working in the U.S job market will discuss their experiences searching and gaining employment in the United States. The panel will also provide their thoughts on working for U.S companies and academic institutions and how it compares to their employment experiences abroad. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions.
Thursday (Nov 20)
- inSight Conference: Discussing the World: 4:30-8pm, Technology Square Research Building, The inSight Conference aims to provide the Atlanta community with an opportunity to discuss and learn about other countries and international case studies in an academic and professional setting. Hosted by BRASA - the GT Brazilian Student Association. Register at www.insight.gatech.edu
- Buzzwords: 11-12:30pm, Tech Walkway, Come learn about non-English languages spoken on campus - This is an informal drop-in event open to everyone.
- Unpacking your Resume: Using your international experience on your resume and in interviews: 11-noon, Bill Moore Student Success Center President Suite A. This workshop will focus on making the most of the international experiences in your resume, interviews and job hunt.
- Developing Global Citizens: Faculty Luncheon. 11-1pm, Library Basement Wilby Rm, Seminar offers faculty and teaching assistants the opportunity to explore teaching and learning issues surrounding the development of global citizens. Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and OIE. The speakers are Vicki Birchfield, International Affairs, and Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy, Civil and Environmental Engineering. RSVP to www.cetl.gatech.edu.
- Fulbright Awards for Staff: noon-1pm, Hall Building (Old CE) Rm 102, Three recipients of the Fulbright for International Educators will discuss their experiences. Come learn how campus administrators can participate in professional development abroad in support of the GT strategic plan. Lunch will be provided. RSVP required at oie.gatech.edu/content/iew-2014-fulbright-awards-staff
- OIE Photo Contest Reception: 2-3pm, Clough Commons 3rd Floor, The Photo Contest Reception will officially recognize the 2014 OIE Photo Contest winners and reveal the Facebook Favorite winner. All are welcome!
- GT-Shenzhen: Study Abroad!: 4-5pm, Student Center Rm 301, Come learn about the new campus in China and how you can study abroad in this vibrant city. www.shenzhen.gatech.edu
- China Study Abroad Student Panel: 6-7pm, Clough Commons 423, Are you interested in a study abroad program in China? Have you already applied to study abroad in China? Come to Project Pengyou's kickoff event, the China Study Abroad Panel.
- Girl Rising Movie and Discussion: 6-8pm, Student Center Theater, Enjoy free popcorn and a new movie featuring girls from all over the world struggling against cultural and societal barriers. Sponsored by OIE and the Women’s Resource Center.
Friday (Nov 21)
- Featured Speaker, Ömer Taşpınar: 10-11:30am, Instructional Center Room 105 (**NOTE NEW LOCATION!) Lecture of current events in the Middle East followed by a panel discussion. www.brookings.edu/experts/taspinaro
- Language Cafe: noon-2pm, O’Keefe Lawn, Come interact with students from all over the globe and paractice your language skills with the Language Institute students.
- OPT for Thesis Students: 1-2pm, Savant Rm 308, This workshop is geared towards thesis students who are interested in working off-campus before and after earning their degree using Optional Practical Training (OPT). Sign up on iStart.gatech.edu
- Scrum Time, Fun Time - Learn to Play Rugby!: 2-4pm, Stamps Turf Field, Come out and meet the Georgia Tech men's and women's rugby teams and get an overview of one of the most popular games in the world! Feel free to just watch or wear athletic clothes and join in!
- Japan Info Session: 5-6pm, Swan Lobby, Learn about opportunities in Japan for GT students. Hosted by the Dept of Modern Languages Japanese Department.
- Cure Your Cravings: 5-7pm, Klaus Atrium, Celebrate Chinese culture with restaurant-catered cuisine and performances-- Dinner is 5$-Buy your tickets at www.chinacare.gatech.edu
- Tae Kwon Do: 5:30-6:30pm, Studio A, Campus Recreation Center. Come to a free class (fee-paying students only) for an introduction class in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo.
Past IEW Events