International Education Week

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International Education Week (IEW)

Thank you for your participation in a week of all things global!

International Education Week 2015 was held in November and featured a tremendous calendar of events across campus. We appreciate your participation in those events and look forward to IEW 2016.

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.

IEW events are sponsored by the Office of Global Initiatives, the Colleges of Letters, Arts, & Science, the Center of English as a Second Language, the UA BookStores, the UA Alumni Association, the University Libraries, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Honors College and Study Abroad & Student Exchange. Click the button below for the full calendar of events or download the print version below:

2015 Calendar of Events (pdf file)




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. To see the nomination eligibility and criteria used for 2015's selection process, please visit this page or contact Jenny Merritt at


Get your event on the calendar! Our goal is to have each UA college host or sponsor an international activity during IEW. Every UA student should have an opportunity for international connection during that week. We strongly encourage participation from departments, clubs, organizations, centers or advisory boards. In particular, we would like to encourage opportunities that engage the Tucson community. Please continue to check this page for instructions on submitting 2016 events in the fall.