International Education Week: Nov. 14 to 18
A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week recognizes and celebrates the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide.
Annually, the week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global world and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.
KU Senior Internationalization Officer, Dr. Charles Bankart, reads Governor Laura Kelly's proclamation that November 14-18, 2022 is International Education Week for the State of Kansas.
Share your International Education Story
In celebration of International Education Week, KU International Affairs wants to hear Jayhawks’ international education stories. KU has a rich history of international education and research. These experiences have transformed our students, faculty, staff and alumni and add to the fabric of our institution.
KUIA will share your story on its website and social media platforms.
Coordinating an IEW Event
To help promote international engagement during IEW, when submitting events on the KU Calendar, use the tag #KU22IEW for all globally themed events happening between Nov. 14 and 18.
KU International Education Week Events
KU Language Tables During IEW
Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
- Beginner Korean 4pm | Wescoe 4001
- Advanced Korean 5pm | Wescoe 4008
- Spanish 6pm | Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room C
Wednesday, November 16
- Arabic 4pm | Bailey Hall, 109
- Kiswahili 5:30pm | Kansas Memorial Union Lobby
Friday, November 18
- Persian 2:30pm | Wescoe Hall, 2097
- Russian 4pm | Kansas Memorial Union 4th floor (near Starbuck's)
National IEW Events
Friday, November 18
From Study Abroad to the State Department: How Developing Global Perspectives Supports U.S. Foreign Policy
3 to 5 p.m. held virtually
This two-hour webinar will feature an interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken exploring how U.S. diplomatic work impacts the lives of the American people and how studying abroad furthers the State Department’s foreign policy mission. Webinar attendees will hear directly from the Secretary of State and a panel of U.S. foreign service officers focusing on how their work at the State Department advances U.S. foreign policy, how that work impacts Americans, and how study abroad shaped their careers and continues to impact their lives as American diplomats.
The event is sponsored by USA Study Abroad, part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and its Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Recipients and alumni of the Gilman Program, the Critical Language Scholarship Program, ECA exchange alumni and all interested U.S. undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend this 2022 International Education Week virtual event.