International Education Week Planning Event: July 12

International Education Week 2017 is happening November 13-17 and will feature a tremendous calendar of events across campus. Additional information about our calendar of events will be available in the fall.

About IEW

International education advances cultural understanding and the protection of cultural heritage while also preparing individuals to work in a global society. Honoring those benefits and others associated with international education and global exchange, the UA is hosting a series of events during International Education Week (IEW), which is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education established in 2000.

At the UA, IEW is coordinated by the Office of Global Initiatives, which provides support to departments, faculty, researchers, staff and students who are interested in participating in international exchange. IEW events are hosted by colleges, departments and other units across campus. Here is a recent presentation by the Office of Global Initiatives about IEW and how to be involved. 

IEW events are sponsored by the Office of Global Initiatives, UA Confucius Institute, the UA Graduate College, Center for English as a Second Language, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, International Faculty & Scholars, International Student Services, Study Abroad & Student Exchange, and UNAM-Tucson.  
For an example of what happened last year, see the Full Calendar of 2016 Events (pdf file).

If you are ready to submit your event for IEW 2017, or any other globally-themed event throughout the year, please enter it here: (Note: If you are entering an IEW event, be sure to check "International Education Week 2017" under Audiences.)  

The Center for English as a Second Language and the Office of Global Initiatives of the University of Arizona annually invite members of the greater Southern Arizona community to nominate individuals for the Global Excellence Awards; the winners are recognized at a reception during IEW. The Global Excellence Awards are intended for those individuals who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally or nationally. The 2017 nomination process will open in the fall.