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 16 through October 21, 2023.

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 16

International Lunch Hour and Culture Fair

  • Noon–1:15 p.m., Sutton Hall, Blue Room

  • Join us for a free lunch to kick off this year’s International Education Week events. We will also highlight some of the awesome staff, faculty, and student stars that make International Education work at IUP. Thank you for all that you do!       

Tuesday, October 17

International Poetry Night 

  • 7:00–9:00 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 shared in the original language with English translation available. All are welcome. 

Wednesday, October 18

Education Abroad Fair 

  • Time TBA, Leonard Hall Atrium

  • Learn about opportunities to study in another country as part of your IUP experience. All are welcome.

Thursday, October 19

Screening and discussion of the documentary The Ants and the Grasshopper. 

  • Leonard Hall, Room B10
  • October 19, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Get your FREE ticket

Friday, October 20

Naturalization Ceremony 

  • 11:00 a.m.–Noon, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex: Toretti Auditorium

  • 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 IUP Office of International Education. Open to the public.

Saturday, October 21

Washington, DC Trip 

  • 6:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

  • International students and scholars must register for this event at the Office of International Education. Payment must be made at the time of registration. The cost of this event is $30, and we only accept cash payments. This trip is nonrefundable and nontransferable.