Celebrate International Education Week!

Each year educators, students, and community supporters celebrate International Education Week, sponsored by the US Department of State and the US Department of Education.

IU South Bend Chancellor Terry L Allison speaks from his own experiences when encouraging students to participate in international exchange. “When I was an undergraduate, I made the mistake of thinking that international exchange was inaccessible.  Luckily, I made up for that mistake.  As a working adult and graduate student, I pursued month-long international study in Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain.  I also worked in the library and taught on exchange at a partner university near Paris, profoundly deepening my knowledge of French education, culture, and language.  I later hosted a graduate student from France and a visiting professor from Ireland.  When it comes to international education, I’m all in!”

Thursday, November 13

Making English Language Learners a Shared Priority in Thinking and Practice
Dr. Annela Teement, Associate Professor of Second Language Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001

Monday, November 17

International Programs Tabling
Wiekamp Hall, 1st Floor

Talk Study Abroad; Eat Pizza

Fireside Room, Administration Building

Tuesday, November 18

International Programs Tabling
Wiekamp Hall, 1st Floor
From Germany to the US, An Exchange Student's Perspective
Alina, Felder,Exchange Student from Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Education and Arts, Room 1023
International Song Fest!
IU South Bend's Gospel Choir
Directed by Tamra Garrett
Fireside Alcove

Wednesday, November 19

International Programs Tabling
Wiekamp Hall, 1st Floor

Leading a Study Abroad Program: Joys and Challenges
Lesley Walker, Lisa Zwicker, and Scott Sernau
Wiekamp Hall, Room 3260

Write your Name in Arabic, Chinese, and Russian
Wiekamp Hall, 1st Floor
International Campus Feud, A Trivia Challenge
International Student Organization
SAC 221/223

Exploring Translation as a Profession
Anne Magnan-Park, Sharon Brinker, Constance Peterson-Miller
Wiekamp Hall, Room 1175
"Costumes", Masks, and Performing Identity Around the World
Constance Peterson-Miller, Director, Admissions and International Student Services
Wiekamp Hall, Room 1175

Thursday, November 20

An Israeli: Understanding Israel Through a Personal Story
Raz Rezvah
Wiekamp Hall, Room 1285

Japanese Origami Demonstration
Sensei Yoshiko Green and the Japanese Club
Fireside Room, Administration Building

Face it and Keep Going: Remembering D-Day
Tom Murphy, History Department
Alumni Room, Administration Building
Friday, November 21

Brown Bag Q-and-A Session
Applying for Fulbright Fellowships
Joe Chaney, English Department
Faculty Lounge, Wiekamp Hall, Room 3001
High School Multicultural Day (by invitation only to selected high schools)
Office of Admissions
The Grill

Saturday, November 22

"Christmas, German-Style" A Visit to the Chicago Christmas Market with the German Club
Depart 9:01am from South Bend Airport
Contact German Club President Maddie Kindig for more information.

We will continue to post events in the days ahead. If you will be celebrating with an international activity, please send the details to

To learn what celebrants around the world will be doing during IEW week, go to: Celebrating IEW.

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the Office of International Student Services, The Language Company, IU South Bend ESL Program & International Student Organization.

Contact the Office of International Student Services for more information: (574-520-4419 or