International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW)

Join us for a week of all things global!

To learn more about International Education Week, visit the official website at the U.S. Department of Education. A Full 2015 UA Global Month & IEW Schedule is coming soon.

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 and will run through November 20, 2015. 


Our goal is to have each UA college host or sponsor an international activity during IEW, November 16-20, 2015. 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 contact Dale LaFleur at



At the current date, our list of International Education Week events are as follows:
SAT NOV 7: International Students Got Talent!
FRI NOV 13: Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series
MON NOV 16: Global Symposium at noon hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
TUES NOV 17: Global Initiatives College Advisory Committee Luncheon (by invitation only)
TUES NOV 17: Peace Corps Information Session
WED NOV 18: Global Symposium at noon hosted by the Office of Global Initiatives
WED NOV 19: Around the World in 7.5 Minutes
THURS NOV 19: Global Excellence Reception: Featuring Wildcats Abroad (awards reception and Study Abroad photography exhibition)
FRI NOV 20: Global Symposium at noon hosted by the UA Graduate College
FRI NOV 20: Thanksgiving Dinner for international students (by invitation only)



The Center for English as a Second Language and the Office of Global Initiatives of the University of Arizona invite members of the greater Southern Arizona community to nominate individuals for the Global Excellence Awards. The Global Excellence Awards are intended for those individuals who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally or nationally. For eligibility and criteria, please visit this page or contact Jenny Merritt at




IEW event sponsors include 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.

Contact: Frank Camp, marketing and communications director for Global Initiatives at the UA, at 520-626-3734 or