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.
November 11 - 15, 2013
Monday - 11/11
IEW Kick Off - Clough near Starbucks / noon
Where have YOU been? Where are YOU from? Come put yourself on our map and get a t-shirt! Study Abroad T-Shirt design winner will be announced.
International Coffee Hour and Trivia - Tech Rec, Student Center / 6pm
OIE, Global Jackets and SPCP host this months Coffee Hour. Play international trivia for prizes!
Blast Off! an Intercultural Simulation - I-House / 7pm
Only open to I-House Residents. To get more information, email Emily Dolezal.
Tuesday - 11/12
LBAT Open House - Swann / 11 - 1pm
Interested in studying a language abroad? Talk to the faculty members who can make it happen. Search for a program here: http://oie.gatech.edu/study-abroad-programs
International Plan Advising for College of Computing - COC Lobby / 12:30 - 2:30pm
CS and CM students are invited to drop by for info about the IP and related international opportunities.
Photo Competition Reception - Clough 4th Floor Gallery / 2- 4pm
Photos will be on display throughout the week but join us for treats during the reception. Read more about the annual photo contest here: http://oie.gatech.edu/photo-contest
Life After F1 and J1 Status: Info Session with an Immigration Lawyer - Smith Building Room 105/ 5pm
Immigration lawyer Elaine Kimbrell will discuss options after F1/J1 status (H1B, permanent residency, etc...)
Wednesday - 11/13
ACIREMA: an Intercultural Simulation - Student Center Room 320 (near ballroom)/ 11 - 1pm
This simulation allows participants to experience what it may be like to enter the U.S. as an international student. This event is exclusively for faculty and staff. Lunch Provided. RSVP Required! RSVP HERE.
BuzzWords - Clough Lounge / 12:30 - 1:30pm
The GT community is invited to come and learn about the top five non-English langauges spoken on campus. This is an informal drop-in event and food will be served.
IP Walk In Advising - Savant 211 / 2 - 4pm
Walk in advising for International Plan participants. International Plan Information
Discussion on International Standards of Beauty - Crescent Room, Student Center / 5:30 - 7:30pm
Join this interactive discussion about international standards of beauty and differing concepts of what is considered beautiful around the world. Hosted by the Body Image Committee at Georgia Tech.
International Karaoke - Tec Rec, Student Center / 7 - 9pm
Come sing your favorite international songs or cheer on your friends. Hosted by Global Jackets.
Thursday - 11/14
How to Find an International Internship - Presidents Suite A, Student Success Center / 11am
Interesting in interning abroad? Find something that works for you at this session. Hosted by the Office of International Internships within the Division of Professional Practice at GT. Visit their website for more information: http://www.workabroad.gatech.edu/
International Farmers Market - Skiles Walkway / 11 - 1pm
Visit the Farmers Market for some special international wares from our vendors. More information is available here: https://gatech.sodexomyway.com/sustainability/farmers.xhtml
"100,000 Strong" for China Information Session - Clough 325 / 6 - 7pm
Come learn about GT opportunities in China. Discussion will include study abroad, internatinoal internship and CO-OP, and scholarship opportunities. http://100kstrong.org/
Friday - 11/15
America Recycles Day - Skiles Walkway / 11 - 1pm
Recycling has a global impact - stop by the Skiles Walkway for crafts, games, trivia, popcorn and more! Hosted by the Office of Solid Waste Management & Recycling. https://www.facebook.com/events/221843731314656/
Fulbright Awards for GT Staff: What, Where, and How? - Hall Bldg 102 / noon
Two recipients of the Fulbright will discuss their experiences on this program. Come learn how campus administrators can participate in professional development abroad in support of the GT strategic plan. Lunch will be provided. This event is co-hosted with Ivan Allen College. RSVP Required! RSVP HERE. Read more about the program here: http://www.cies.org/iea/
Study Abroad Peer Advisors Panel - Piedmont Room Student Center / 2pm
Returned study abraod students giving you the low-down on getting out of this town in this students-only panel.
Taste of Africa - Ferst Center of the Arts / 5 - 10pm
The African Student Association (ASA) @ GT invites the Georgia Tech and Atlanta community to experience different aspects of African culture in a fun and entertaining way. The evening begins with a buffet of delicious African foods and later, in the Robert Ferst Center of the Arts, we showcase our culture through music and dancing, funny and dramatic skits, native and modern African clothing, and much more! Tickets are $7 for Tech students. Contact Paula Jaja for more information.
Tuesday - 11/19
GTAAN Brown Bag Lunch: the Office of International Education - Success Center Pres Suite A / 11 - 1pm
Join GTAAN this month for a presentation on how you can work more closely with OIE to better serve your students and the GT campus community. This session is open to all GTAAN members. Lunch will be served. RSVP required!
Past IEW Events