International Education Week

  • IEW 2017The IUP Office of International Education will host International Education Week at IUP from October 16 through October 20, 2017.

    Please join us in celebrating International Education Week at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The week is a joint initiative between the United States Department of State and 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 16

    • 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. Have your name written in Arabic or Chinese calligraphy, or get a henna tattoo.

    Tuesday, October 17

    • Ovations! – Kun-Yang Lin Dancers: 8:00–10:30 p.m., Fisher Auditorium. Tickets on sale at the HUB: $12 with I-Card. These superbly precise dancers performing highly inventive choreography resonates within the soul. Using the artistic director’s Asian heritage, KYL/D is able to transport any audience to a completely new cultural setting celebrating life and the ability of dance to take each viewer on a journey of self-discovery. They will also perform a piece with selected members of the IUP Theater and Dance Department.
    • Greek Abroad Night: 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.

    Wednesday, October 18

    • Education Abroad Fair: 12:00–3:00 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences Lobby. Stop by to discover the wide range of education abroad opportunities. Students can gather information, and talk to representatives and alumni about IUP exchanges, affiliated programs, faculty-led programs, and international volunteer and service-learning opportunities. Find more information about education abroad.
    • International Tea Time: 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. 
    • English Student Film Series: A Man Called Ove: 5:30 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences 225. This 2015 Swedish foreign film is based on a best-seller novel by Frederick Backman. Come watch a classic story of the old man next door whose life is turned upside-down by a new lively family that moves in next door. An unlikely friendship forms between Ove and his Iranian-Swedish neighbor. (Swedish film with English subtitles).

    Thursday, October 19

    • 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.

    Friday, October 20

    • US Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex: Toretti Auditorium. For the fifth 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.