International Education Week (IEW) 2018

November 12-16, 2018

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange, and to develop a broader understanding of international cultures and languages worldwide.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education, SSU’s participation in IEW is part of a national effort to prepare American students for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.

This event is observed across the U.S. and around the world each November (the week before Thanksgiving). All events are free and open to the SSU community. For more information, please contact the Center for International Education (CIE) at (707) 664-2582 or stop by International Hall 107. Come by and pick up a schedule!


For a printable PDF version of the schedule below, click here.


What's happening this week:

Join us for a number of events throughout IEW, bring further appreciation to global citizenship, and honor those who contribute to the internationalization of our campus.

Tuesday, November 13th: Study Away Day

Learn about the various international programs offered at SSU and meet the people who can help you go abroad.

  • 2-12:50pm: World of Work: Global & Intercultural Fluency & Your Career, IH 106
  • 1-1:50pm: Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad (WIVA) Info Session, IH 106
  • 2-2:50pm: Peace Corps Info Session, IH 106
  • 3-3:50pm: Financing Your Experience Abroad Info Session, IH 106
  • 4-5:50pm: GoGlobal! Fest, Alexander Valley Room

Wednesday, November 14th: Culture Day

Meet international students as they explore the cultural nuances of studying at an American university. Participate in open discussions and activities!

  • 12-12:50pm: Coffee & Culture, IH 106
  • 1:00-1:50pm: Global Poster Presentations, Alexander Valley Room
  • 2:00-2:50pm: Sonoma County Taiko Workshop, GMC Weil Hall (tentative)
  • 3:00-3:50pm: Language Bites, Alexander Valley Room

Thursday, November 15th: Research Day

Many of our faculty have international experience and expertise on a range of international matters. Hear from SSU faculty on a number of international topics, from immigration, to the European Union.

  • 12-12:50pm: Faculty Lecture, “Geology students learn the cold, hard facts... on a Canadian glacier,” Alexander Valley Room
  • 3:00-3:50pm: FLTA Lecture, “#Balancetonporc, the French version of #MeToo (A different reaction to the same problem),” Sonoma Valley Room
  • 4:00-5:50pm: IEW Reception and Phi Beta Delta (PBD) Induction Ceremony, Ballroom B


Special event on Saturday, 11/17: Music from the New World: “Seminario” Joint Concert with ELM, Simply Strings, and Valley Vibes, Green Music Center

Many make IEW possible, including SSU students, staff, and faculty. Thank you to the following contributors:

  • Academic Programs
  • School of Extended and International Education
  • Center for International Education
  • International Education Exchange Council
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Conference and Events Services
  • Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Department of Music
  • Sonoma County Taiko
  • ...and many more!