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International Education Week

Poster for International Education Week 2014International Education Week (IEW) will be held October 18–25, 2014.

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

In observance of International Education Week, IUP’s Office of International Education, with funding from the IUP Cooperative Association and in collaboration with other IUP offices and local businesses, has created a variety of events to promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation in our community. Our office tries to collaborate with other IUP faculty members and departments in creating our schedule of events every year. Download a PDF version of the events. See you there!

The Events for IEW 2014 are:

Saturday October 18

  • Noche Latina: Spain and Latin America-The Fusion of Two Cultures: 6:00–9:30 p.m., HUB: Ohio Room. This is the fifth annual Noche Latina in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage month. Join us for a night of talent from students, faculty, and guest performers. Sponsored by Hispanic Heritage Council and LaSo. 

Monday, October 20

  • International Luncheon – Impact of Education Abroad: 12:00–1:15 p.m., Sutton Hall: Blue Room. Free food and music for all. Our kickoff luncheon as part of International Education Week. Hear two return study-abroad students and two current international students share their stories of how studying abroad has impacted their lives and career paths. We will also have students writing names in Arabic and Chinese and henna hand tattoos available for those interested.   
  • Modesty Fashion Show: 7:00–8:30 p.m. Sprowls Hall: McVitty Auditorium. Join us for a women’s fashion show and views of modesty from around the world, including participants from:  Israel, Mali, Japan, Korea, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Six O’Clock Series: The Impact of Studying Abroad on Your Future: 6:00–7:30 p.m., HUB Ohio Room, moderated by Jessica Halchak, assistant director of Education Abroad. Have you ever considered studying abroad? The experiences you gain while studying abroad can have a major impact on your life. As part of this panel discussion, professionals who studied abroad during their time in college will provide insight on their international experiences as it pertains to their careers. They will also discuss how their experiences studying abroad have shaped and formed their future in the working world, as well as in their personal lives.

  Tuesday, October 21

  • International Tea Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., HUB: Susquehanna Room. Sample a variety of teas, coffees, and snacks from 10 to 12 countries. Tables are hosted by IUP international students. Free and open to all.

 Wednesday, October 22

  • Education Abroad Fair: 12:00–3:00 p.m. at the HUB. Stop by to discover the wide range of education abroad opportunities. Students can obtain information and talk to representatives and alumni about IUP reciprocal exchanges, affiliated programs, faculty-led programs, and overseas volunteer and service-learning opportunities. This year, IUP’s ROTC will be present to discuss ROTC programs that support study abroad including scholarships. For more information, please visit Study Abroad at IUP
  • IUP Lively Arts: Strings and Serpents: 8:00–9:30 p.m. Sutton Hall: Gorell Recital Hall. Tickets on sale at the HUB: $12 with I-Card. Strings and Serpents is merging musical and visual forms into a unified experience, featuring animated film in conjunction with the live performance of the combined piano and koto duos.

Friday, October 24

  • U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex: Toretti Auditorium. IUP has been asked to host a U.S. Citizenship Ceremony for those in the surrounding area. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Open to the public. 
  • East Asia Night: 6:00–8:00 p.m., HUB: Ohio Room. Enjoy the cultural activities with traditional food and performances. Sponsored by the IUP Asian Studies Club.  

Sunday, October 25

  • India Day 2014: 5:00–9:00 p.m., HUB: Ohio Room. Adult: $15, IUP Students: $10, or children under 12: $5 (dinner included). Sponsored by the Indian Student Association. E-mail Snigdha Kapoor for tickets at
  • Office of International Education
  • Delaney Hall, Suite B25
    920 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2295
  • Fax: 724-357-2514
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.