International Education Week

  • Students wearing cultural outfits during International Education Week

    The IUP Office of International Education will host International Education Week at IUP from October 15 through October 19, 2018.

    Please join us in celebrating International Education Week. This joint initiative between the United States Department of State and United States Department of Education is meant 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 15, 2018

    • 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. 

    • Six O’Clock Series: Exploring Excellence Beyond the Academics: Stand Out from Your Peers!
      6:00–7:30 p.m., HUB: Ohio Room
      Co-hosted by the assistant director of Education Abroad and the Merit Scholarship advisor, this program brings together current applicants, past participants, and representatives to discuss opportunities beyond the classroom studies. This includes Fulbright, Freeman Asia, Gilman, and Critical Language scholarships.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    • Greek Abroad Nite
      7:30–9:00 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences 125
      Join your IUP brothers and sisters and discover how you can travel, study, and serve overseas! 

    • Lively Arts presents “Flamenco Pasion”
      8:00–10:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium
      Flamenco Pasion is a show that bursts with energy and passion, presenting the different palos of flamenco that immediately thrill the audience with its unique energy. Produced for a North American audience, Flamenco Pasion features the critically acclaimed flamenco dancer and choreographer as he uses his eclectic style to combine classical and contemporary Spanish dance, ballet, and contortion. Tickets are required.*

    *Ticket purchases using the I-Card, Military, and IUP student discount must be made in person at the Lively Arts Ticket Office in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center (403 S. 11th Street, Indiana, Pennsylvania).

    Wednesday, October 17

    • International Tea Time and Education Abroad Fair
      12:00–3:00 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences Lobby.
      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. If you are interested in participating in the International Tea Time, please submit an application before Tuesday, October 9.

    • International Open Mic Night
      6:00 p.m., Elkin Great Room
      Join us for a night full of music and performances. Do you have a talent to share? Bring your music, voice, poems, etc. All are welcome.

    Thursday, October 18

    • Education Abroad Scholarship Day
      12:15–1:30 p.m., HUB Schuylkill Room
      Brown Bag Lunch. Funding is out there for students who are interested in participating in a study abroad program. Come and learn about these opportunities!

    • International Fashion Show
      6:00–7:00 p.m., Sprowls Hall, McVitty Auditorium
      Experience fashion from around the world as international students and scholars present clothing from their native countries. Light refreshments to follow. If you are interested in participating in the fashion show, please submit an application before Thursday, October 11.

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    • 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.