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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!”

We will be collecting and recording your stories---about studying abroad, learning a new language, meeting someone from another culture---throughout the week. Look for more details here soon!

Monday, November 18

"Talk Study Abroad, Eat Pizza"
12pm-1pm in the University Grill Fireside B
Come chat with us about study abroad trips in 2014!

Throughout the week, Study Abroad returnees will be hosting an information table and posting study abroad encouragements in unexpected places around campus. Stay tuned for details!

Knitting for World Peace
2-3pm, The Grill
Bring a project to work on or learn about how you can make the world a better place one stitch at a time. Don't know how to knit?! We'll teach you.

Tuesday, November 19

Capture the Essence of Florence! Study Abroad in Florence, Summer 2014
A Presentation by Florence Trip Leader, Dora Natella
Come and learn about IU South Bend's planned summer 2014 trip to Florence, Italy
12Noon-1pm in Fireside A

International Trivia!
Round 1: 11:30am-12pm
Round 2: 2pm-2:30pm
SAC Room 225
Form a team of 4 and put your skills to the test!

Wednesday, November 20

International Scavenger Hunt
Check in at the International Student Services Office (Admissions Front Desk) 9am-12pm
Scavenger Hunt Task List: Good Luck!
Results due Friday, November 22 by 5pm

Thursday, November 21

International Fair Trade Sale
Featuring Just Goods
11am-3pm on the first floor of the Library

International Children's Festival
3:30pm-5pm in the Student Activities Center 225
Children of all ages are invited to this interactive event. There will be storytelling, a chance to learn 1-10 in different languages, crafts, demonstrations, and take-away treats.

Friday, November 22

International Student Organization's Thanksgiving Dinner
11:30am-1:30pm in the University Grill
Free and open to all students.

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 ELS Program & International Student Organization.

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