About

International Education Week (IEW) is a world-wide celebration of international education endeavors. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education initiated IEW in 2000. The purpose of IEW is to promote and celebrate international programs and to encourage participation in them.

Students, faculty, and staff at the University engage in a variety of study abroad programs, research, collaboration, and service across the globe. All of these activities result in a knowledge exchange that enriches the community on grounds and around the world.

IEW will showcase international activities at the University through a series of events throughout the week of November 16th. Please continue to check back for updated information about the schedule of events. If your U.Va. department or organization would like to host an event during IEW, please use the contact information below to let the IEW Committee know.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors: International Studies Office, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for Global Affairs and Arts, UVA Bookstore, Crutchfield, Zzaam!, Biltmore, Poe's Public House, Mellow Mushroom, and Sweet Frog.

Passport Drive

Tuesday, November 18 & Wednesday, November 19, 10 am - 3 pm at Newcomb Ballroom

Join us at the UVa Global Passport Drive for students, faculty, and staff. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on Grounds to accept passport and renewal applications and to answer questions. You can get passport photos taken at the event for $6. You must bring appropriate materials with you.

Go to the Passport Drive main page for more details.

Schedule of Events

If your U.Va. department or organization is planning an international-related event during IEW and would like to be included on this website and other IEW promotional materials, please complete an event submission form.

Grab a ticket at most IEW events and you can enter the raffle to win one of 24 prizes from the IEW sponsors! You can get a ticket for every event you attend.

Select a date to see the day's events.


All Week
Sat - Sat
8 am - 5 pm
Please continue to check back for events description and more events

Saturday, November 15

11:00 am - 2 pm
Global Expo and International Tea Festival

Newcomb Ballroom

Office of the Dean of Students, Asian/Asian Pacific American programs and services, and Global Student Council

The 2nd Annual Go Global Expo and International Tea Festival will showcase the diverse global experience on Grounds. Participants will be able to get a "taste"(literally) of the diversity of students and student groups through cultural performances and exhibitions, interactive booths and presentations, and cultural teas and desserts. This is a free event open to the public. A free catered lunch will be served between 12-1PM and is first come, first served. Come early and stay for as long as you wish. Performances will be going on throughout the festival. Look out for chances to win raffle prizes and other goodies.

Sunday, November 16

1 pm
3rd Annual Refugee Film Festival

Maury 209

Office of Global Internships and Special Projects, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, International Rescue Committee, the Global Student Council, and the International Relations Organization

The Office of Global Internships and Special Projects invites you to attend the Fourth Annual Refugee Film Festival from November 16th-17th! The festival will feature a diverse array of films and discussions on the subject of the global refugee crisis and the struggles of displacement.

All are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, November 17 - Language

8:30 - 10:00 am
Breakfast à la française! Open House at the French House

French House, 1404 Jefferson Park Avenue

Department of French

Come enjoy French pastries and coffee at UVA's French House! Learn about the cultural and linguistic activities of the House as well as what it's like to live there.

2:30 - 4:00 pm
Language Fair

Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room

Office of the Dean of Students, U.Va. Foreign Language Departments, International Studies Office, and Institute of World Languages

Learn a new language, see the world, expand your horizons, and change your life! Meet over 20 faculty members teaching foreign languages at UVA, learn about language resources, courses and opportunities to start, improve, or practice a language. Languages and programs expected at the Fair this year: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Tibetan, Urdu, Persian, Sanskrit, Biblical Hebrew, Russian, Latin, Greek, and the Language Jumpstart program.

OPEN TO ALL UVA COMMUNITY: UVA undergraduate and graduate students as well as exchange students, postdoctoral researchers, medical residents, international scholars, and their families.UVA faculty and staff are welcome to join!

3:00 - 6:00 pm
Open German Language House

German Language House, BICE 205/206

German Language House and Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Come and visit the German Language House.

We will also show the documentary "Germany from Above", which ran in German TV, showing Germany through the changing seasons and in all its beauty. Wanderlust guaranteed!

4:00 pm
The Sound of Citizenship: Latinas/os, Language, and Media

Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

International Studies Office

Professor Hector Amaya, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia

This talk engages with linguistic change in the US, in particular the role of Spanish today and in the near future. Spanish is already transforming every community in America and, importantly, it is also transforming our media and political systems. What are the challenges and promises of linguistic change? What are the virtues and possibilities of our shared linguistic future and the steps we will have to take to get there?

Followed by a reception.

5 pm
3rd Annual Refugee Film Festival

Maury 209

Office of Global Internships and Special Projects, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, International Rescue Committee, the Global Student Council, and the International Relations Organization

The Office of Global Internships and Special Projects invites you to attend the Fourth Annual Refugee Film Festival from November 16th-17th! The festival will feature a diverse array of films and discussions on the subject of the global refugee crisis and the struggles of displacement.

All are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

Monday Evening - All Day Tuesday
Academic Capitalism and the Humanities in Global Perspective

Across Grounds

U.Va. Curry School of Education

Join us for an international research seminar, including a reception and panel discussions, dedicated to better understanding the impact of academic capitalism on the humanities disciplines and higher education.

7-8 pm
Discussion with the Building Goodness Foundation's Kelly Eplee

Minor Hall 130

Global Development Organization

Join the Global Development Organization and the Building Goodness Foundation's Executive Director, Kelly Eplee, for a discussion on BGF's model and how they maintain sustainable relationships with community partners at home and abroad.

Tuesday, November 18 - Career and Service

10 am - 3 pm
Passport Drive

Newcomb Ballroom

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, U.S. Department of State, and Photography: Bryan's Photo Store

The UVa Global Passport Drive is for students, faculty, and staff. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on Grounds to accept passport and renewal applications and to answer questions. You can get passport photos taken at the event for $6. You must bring appropriate materials with you.

1 - 2 pm
Global Mobile Story Corps

NAUG- 1st Floor Campbell Hall

U.Va. School of Architecture

One of the core A School designers: Will Haynes will describe the design process that went into the NAUSICAA- a mobile space made of lightweight concrete- as a response to a request from the VP for Global's office for a place where students could go to record their global experience at UVA (either as an international student, or, as a student who had studied, done research, lived abroad).

1:30 - 4:30 pm
Global Service Fair and Panel

Newcomb South Meeting Room

Office of Undergraduate Admission, Semester at Sea, and Student Council - Public Service Committee

The fair will showcase the various service/volunteer oriented opportunities available to students both here (with a global impact) and abroad. The fair will be followed by a panel presentation and discussion regarding best practices for planning and executing global service projects.

5 - 6:30 pm
Travel Photography Workshop

OpenGrounds

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

With Deirdre Davie and Elise Sokolowski – Anspaugh Fellow in Studio Art

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Global Careers and Alumni Panel

Great Hall in Garret Hall

University Career Services and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Interested in working abroad or with an organization that has an international presence? Join us as we welcome back U.Va. alumni who have pursued international careers and learn what steps they took to reach their goals. Panelists will represent a variety of industries and majors.

5:30 - 6:45 pm
"Landscapes of Longevity" Screening

153 Campbell Hall

U.Va. School of Architecture

Event is free and open to the public.

A film documentary that highlights the qualitative connections between landscapes and longevity through personal narratives, thick descriptions, daily routines, and spatial practices. This greater understanding of Blue Zones landscapes can foster innovative insights and ideas for public spaces that engender healthy aging in the United States. Travel to California/US, Japan, Italy.

7 -8 pm
Innovation for Global Good with Rick Hamilton

Great Hall in Garret Hall

Semester at Sea, University Career Services, and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Rick Hamilton is the Cloud Offering Evangelist at IBM. He will discuss the rising importance of innovation in today’s global economy, examining the driving factors, how organizations are responding, and what it means to us as individuals.

Wednesday, November 19 - Study and Travel Abroad

10 am - 3 pm
Passport Drive

Newcomb Ballroom

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, U.S. Department of State, and Photography: Bryan's Photo Store

The UVa Global Passport Drive is for students, faculty, and staff. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on Grounds to accept passport and renewal applications and to answer questions. You can get passport photos taken at the event for $6. You must bring appropriate materials with you.

11 - 2 pm
Education Abroad Open House

International Studies Office - Minor 208

International Studies Office

Come and find out more about study abroad at UVA. Speak with students who have "been there and done that". Refreshments

12 pm
Careers in the Foreign Services with Lawrence Grippo

Great Hall in Garrett Hall

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, The Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, and State Department Speaker

Lawrence Grippo currently works in the economic unit of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs and previously served as a trade policy analyst in the Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs of the State Department. He has participated in several official U.S.-China diplomatic dialogues including the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade and U.S.-China Innovation Dialogue. Mr. Grippo was previously posted overseas in Warsaw, Poland and Taipei, Taiwan. He also served as a reporting officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York during the 60th UN General Assembly. Prior to joining the State Department, he worked as a project manager and business analyst for JP Morgan Chase in New York City. Mr. Grippo holds a BA degree from Yale College and a MPA from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. He speaks Polish and Mandarin Chinese.

3:30 pm
L’identité québécoise après les élections d’avril 2014 au Québec

New Cabell Hall Room 349

Department of French

Charles-Philippe David, Prof. of Political Science and Director of the Center for Geopolitical Studies, University of Québec at Montréal.In French. All our welcome.

5 pm
Flash Seminar on Girls Education in Pakistan

TBD

EngageUVA

The Seminar will be led by Chrissie Monaghan, a doctoral candidate in Social Foundations of Education at Curry. She also sits on the board of the Iqra Fund, a U.S. nonprofit organization committed to serving girls in remote regions faced with economic, social, and political barriers to education.

5:30 - 7 pm
International Study Abroad Panel

Minor 125

Global Internships Abroad, International Studies Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State as part of a Follow-on Service Project for the Gilman International Scholarship Program

Students who have studied abroad in 5 different areas - South Africa, Morocco, Argentina, Spain, and China - discuss their experiences with international students from their countries of study. Light refreshments provided.

6 - 7:30 pm
China Dialogue Dinner - "Militarism and the South China Sea"

Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room

China Dialogue Dinners is a biweekly event for Chinese and American students to discuss issues related to China and Chinese-American relations over dinner. We choose a new topic each time and provide information beforehand to fuel the conversation. This week, we'll be joined by Professor Brantly Womack for a discussion of "Militarism and the South China Sea." No background in China studies necessary. Please join us!

6 - 9 pm
"Biophilic Cities" Screening

Monroe 124

Lorna Sundberg International Center and U.Va. School of Architecture

Biophilic Cities are urban cities that deeply integrate nature into their landscape and buildings, and make nature easily accessible to their inhabitants. We will screen three 45 minute films about Singapore (6 pm), Wellington (7 pm), and Christchurch (8 pm) as biophilic cities.

7 - 9 pm
Global Internship Reception

Hotel A, 1 West Range

Office of Global Internships and Special Projects

Come meet with students who have interned abroad and learn about opportunities for next summer! The first 75 people to RSVP will be allowed to attend. To RSVP, please contact Amanda Ryan at alr2dc@virginia.edu.

7 - 9:30 pm
French Ciné-Club

French House, 1404 Jefferson Park Avenue

Maison Française à UVA

Come enjoy a French movie at the weekly Ciné-club (every Wednesday at 7 p.m.). Participants are welcome to stay for discussion after the screening.

Thursday, November 20 - Arts

2 - 5 pm
Pause-café (French coffee hour)

French House, 1404 Jefferson Park Avenue

Maison Française à UVA

Come enjoy French conversation, café and a goûter with speakers of all levels, beginner to native.

2 -4 pm
International Careers in Arts Office Hours

Fine Arts Cafe

University Career Services

Stop by for 10 minutes to chat with Kate Melton, Associate Director in UCS, about how to find alumni contacts or start a job search in the arts.

Starting at 3 pm
Global Grounds Scavenger Hunt

Across Grounds

International Studies Office

Gather a team of 4 to look all over Grounds to find clues. Teams that complete the hunt will have a chance to win the grand prize.

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6:30 pm
"The Family Game" Screening

Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge

Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures and Department of Japanese

Followed by a discussion led by Professor Michiko Wilson

7:30 - 9:15 pm
"Not One Less" Screening

Newcomb South Meeting Room

Dream Corps International, UVA chapter and Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts

Dreamcorps is an organization dedicated to promote reading and improve education in rural China.

"Not one less" is winner of the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion in 1999 and several other awards. Set in the People's Republic of China during the 1990s, the film centers on a 13-year-old substitute teacher, Wei Minzhi, in the Chinese countryside. Called in to substitute for a village teacher for one month, Wei is told not to lose any students. The film addresses education reform in China, the economic gap between urban and rural populations, and the prevalence of bureaucracy and authority figures in everyday life.

8 pm
UVA Klezmer Ensemble

Old Cabell Hall

McIntire Department of Music

The McIntire Department of Music presents the UVA Klezmer Ensemble directed by Joel Rubin. This concert focuses on repertoire from Joel Rubin's acclaimed recordings "Beregovski's Wedding" and "Midnight Prayer." Both draw their inspiration from the collections of Russian and Soviet folklorists and ethnomusicologists in Ukraine and Belarus (1880s-1930s), which were based on field recordings, early commercial recordings, transcriptions and manuscripts.

Please visit event website for a full description and ticket information.

Friday, November 21 - Go Global!

9 am - 6 pm
Aboriginal Art Field Trip to Embassy of Australia

Embassy of Australia

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts

UVa students and faculty tour an exhibition of contemporary Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art ("Saltwater Country") at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC. The tour will be led by Margo Smith, director of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at U.Va. and instructor for ANTH 3680/ARTH 3651 and ARTH 4951-4952/GDS 4951-4952.

The goal of this trip is to advance U.Va. student engagement with the arts during International Education Week. We will raise awareness about the Kluge-Ruhe Collection by cultivating appreciation of Indigenous Australian art as an important genre of world art. Participants will learn about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and see how their art is being used to promote cultural diplomacy in the Embassy gallery. The Cultural Affairs staff at the Embassy will meet with our group and provide lunch for them.

Register for the trip by clicking on the event title above.

11 am - 1 pm
Career and Global Grounds Office Hours

Global Grounds - Hotel A, Across from UVA Chapel

University Career Services and U.Va. Global Internships

Interested in interning or working internationally? Visit Global Grounds at Hotel A for drop-in office hours. You will have the opportunity to learn about Global Internships at U.Va. as well as meet with a University Career Services Career Counselor to begin mapping out your plan! No appointment necessary. Free coffee provided.

Ending at 3 pm
Global Grounds Scavenger Hunt

Across Grounds

International Studies Office

Gather a team of 4 to look all over Grounds to find clues. Teams that complete the hunt will have a chance to win the grand prize.

5:30-7:30 pm
Chitrageet: An Evening of Indian Art and Classical Music

Fralin Museum of Art

SPICMACAY, Lorna Sundberg International Center, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and The Fralin Museum of Art

Experience the beauty of traditional Indian painting from the 15th to the 19th centuries, and enjoy performances of Indian classical music and dance. The sponsoring organizations invite you to a guided tour of the Realms of Earth and Sky exhibition, music and dance performances, and a reception with popular Indian appetizers and beverages in celebration of International Education Week.

Saturday, November 22

Contact

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If your U.Va. department or organization is planning an international-related event during IEW and would like to be included on this website and other IEW promotional materials, please complete an event submission form. If you are planning an arts-related event and would like to request funding, please read the Arts Proposal form.

For questions about a specific event - contact the department or organization that is hosting it.

For general IEW questions: Erica Goldfarb.

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