International Education Week

  • Students wearing cultural outfits during International Education Week

    Please join the Office of International Education as they host International Education Week at IUP from October 21 through October 25, 2019.

    IEW is a joint initiative between the United States Department of State and the United States Department of Education to promote cross-cultural awareness, prepare students for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

    Funding is provided by the OIE and IUP Student Co-Operative Association. All events are free and open to the community, unless otherwise noted. 

    Schedule of Events

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    • International Lunch Hour
      12:00–1:15 p.m., Sutton Hall: Blue Room
      Join us for lunch to kick off this year’s International Education Week events.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    • Lively Arts Presents “Niyaz, featuring Azum Ali”
      8:00–10:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
      • With all the mysticism and allure of their native lands, Niyaz seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folks songs from the Middle East to India, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics. This immersive multimedia experience is a natural evolution for a group of people who is always aiming to redefine the boundaries of tradition in order to unite people from different cultural and spiritual backgrounds through our shared humanity.

      • Tickets can be purchased online.

        Note: Ticket purchases using I-Cards, military, and IUP student discounts must be made in person at the Lively Arts Ticket Office in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center (403 S. 11th Street, Indiana Pa.).

    • International Poetry Night
      6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall: Great Room
      • Poetry offers a unique look into different cultures and is a great way to share your culture and interests with the campus community! As participants read poetry, the poems will be projected in the original language and in English, so the audience can better understand the poem.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    • International Tea Time and Education Abroad Fair
      12:00–3:00 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences Lobby.

      Tea Time will end at 2:00 p.m.

      • Meet IUP international students and scholars while sampling a variety of teas, coffees, and snacks from various countries. Come learn about the wide range of opportunities to study overseas. 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

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    • US Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony
      11:00 a.m., Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Toretti Auditorium
      • For the eighth year, IUP has been asked to host a US Citizenship Ceremony for those in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security and the OIE. Open to the public.