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Welcome to the International Education Week page!

International Education Week (IEW), November 15-19, 2021, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is in efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

 

See below for all of the amazing events we have planned for this week! More events coming soon! 

  • MONDAY - NOVEMBER 15TH
    TIME & LOCATION
    SESSION TITLE
    DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE
    AUDIENCE
    DESCRIPTION

    9:30am - 10:45am

    virtual

    Introduction to COIL

    FIU COIL

     Administration/Faculty/Staff

     

    Learn about COIL and the benefits you and your students will have! 

    http://bit.ly/Introduction2COIL

    11am - 2pm

    Engineering Campus (EC) - Panther Pit 

    Fulbright Fest

    FIU Global 

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students 

    Please join us as we share information and tips on how FIU students and faculty can get funding to study, teach and research overseas!

    12pm - 1:30pm 

    MMC - SASC 251

    Culture of Belonging

    International Student and Scholar Services Office

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students 

    The Culture of Belonging Workshop is an opportunity to learn how to create and be part of diverse and inclusive teams.

     

  • TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 16TH
    TIME & LOCATION
    SESSION TITLE
    DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE
    AUDIENCE
    DESCRIPTION

    10:30am - 12pm 

    MMC - SASC 430

    An International Student and Scholar Services & Center for Student Engagement Workshop

    Center for Student Engagement

    Administration/Faculty/Staff

    Supporting International Students (An International Student and Scholar Services & Center for Student Engagement Workshop)
    This workshop will go over key characteristics and challenges that affect the international student population at FIU, including how the COVID-19 Pandemic affected their experience. We will also share strategies for supporting this population and key initiatives implemented by FIU to continue supporting and engaging international students in our current context. 

    11am - 2pm

    MMC - GC Pit 

    Fulbright Fest 

    FIU Global 

     Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students 

     Please join us as we share information and tips on how FIU students and faculty can get funding to study, teach and research overseas!

    12:30pm - 1:30pm

    MMC - Graham Center Rm. 150

    Tuesday Times Roundtable

    Office of Global Learning Initiatives

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students 

    Jamilette Marzo, Vice President, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, will guide a discussion on "Should a Year of National Service Be Required?" A New York Times opinion piece, "Require a Year of National Service," may help participants consider: How might a call to national service, or even global service alter the way we perceive people and other cultures throughout the world? Could such service be a potential step towards the inclusion of cultural diversity?

    2pm - 3pm 

    virtual 

    Virtual Study Abroad (VSA) How-to & Faculty Panel

    Education Abroad Office & Office of Global Learning Initiatives

     Administration/Faculty/Staff 

     Interested in creating a Virtual Study Abroad course? Find out the steps on how to get your course approved as VSA and learn the secrets and tips from faculty who have successfully taught a VSA course. 

    go.fiu.edu/vsapanel

    3pm - 4pm 

    virtual 

    Faculty-Led How-To 

    Education Abroad Office

     

     Administration/Faculty/Staff 

     Interested in running an in-person study abroad program? Attend this session to find out the eligibility, the process, and how to get started. 

    go.fiu.edu/facultyled

    3pm - 4pm 

    virtual 

     CPT/OPT Workshop

    International Student and Scholar Services Office

     Students

     Open to all, this information session gives a description of both CPT and OPT for F-1 students, and answers questions about the application process and impact on the F1 visa

    go.fiu.edu/optcpt

    3pm - 4pm 

    MMC - Barnes & Noble Cafe 2nd Floor 

    John Lang - a book discussion with the author

    FIU Global 

     Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students 

    John Lang: Wanderer of Hindoostan, Slanderer in Hindoostanee, Lawyer for the Ranee

    Author Dr. Amit Ranjan is Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Florida International University (FIU) for 2021-22. Amit was a Fulbright scholar previously as well, in 2019-20, and in 2015-16, also at FIU.

    Prof. Stephanos Stephanides, a poet, essayist and memoirist, translator, ethnographer, and documentary filmmaker, will be joining this discussion.

    go.fiu.edu/JohnLang 

     

  • WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 17TH

    TIME & LOCATION
    SESSION TITLE
    DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE
    AUDIENCE
    DESCRIPTION

    All Day 

    MMC - GC Pit 

    Education Abroad Showcase

    Education Abroad Office

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

    The Showcase is two days filled with diverse sessions regarding our different programs we have to offer here at FIU. There will be sessions about our scholarships, financial aid, international student exchange, faculty-led, third-party programs, and more. We hope hope you learn a lot and study abroad in the near future!

    go.fiu.edu/EAshowcase

    12pm - 2pm

    MMC - SASC Terrace (2nd floor)

     Shoe Box of Joy

    International Student and Scholar Services Office

     Students

     Package early Christmas gifts for children overseas, learn about the Samaritans’ Purse organization and the shoebox of joy project.

    1pm - 4pm 

    BBC - WUC 363

    Thanksgiving Lunch

    International Student and Scholar Services Office

    Students

    Join the ISSS office at the BBC campus to enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch and share what we are grateful for in our lives.

    2pm - 3:30pm 

    BBC- HM 260

    Diversity & Multiculturalism Panel in Hospitality Human Resources

    Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Career Development office

    Students

     Join the Diversity & Multiculturalism Panel in Hospitality Human Resources to learn how companies are creating a more diverse, inclusive and impartial environment & workforce. 

    3pm - 4pm 

    virtual 

    Coffee Hour / Pakistan

    International Student and Scholar Services Office

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

    Fulbright student gives an introductory presentation on the history, culture and traditions of their home country!

    go.fiu.edu/coffee

     

    4:30pm - 6:30pm

    FIU at I-75 ground floor

    Celebrate International Education Week - featuring Argentina!

    FIU at I-75

    Students

    Celebrate International Education week as we feature Argentina, the land of the Tango. Listen and dance to beautiful music while eating delicious Argentinian empanadas and alfajor cookies. Check out videos, pick up brochures, and learn about ISSS and FIU's Study Abroad opportunities!

     

     

  • THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 18TH

    TIME & LOCATION
    SESSION TITLE
    DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE
    AUDIENCE
    DESCRIPTION

    All Day 

    Virtual

    Education Abroad Showcase

    Education Abroad Office

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

    The Showcase is two days filled with diverse sessions regarding our different programs we have to offer here at FIU. There will be sessions about our scholarships, financial aid, international student exchange, faculty-led, third-party programs, and more. We hope hope you learn a lot and study abroad in the near future!

    go.fiu.edu/EAshowcase

     2pm - 4pm 

    BBC - Panther Square 

    Desserts from Around the World

    Student Government Association

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

      Join us for a taste of diversity and education. As we celebrate BBC’s diversity with Desserts from around the world 

    2:30pm-5pm

    BBC - HL 319

    Poets in No Man's Land - Creative Writing Workshop

    FIU Global

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

    The workshop will begin with the screening of the film Poets In No Man's Land, a 20-minute film documentary produced and directed by Stephanos Stephanides with film-maker Stephen Nugent. The film documents a week-long poetry and translation workshop in 'no man's land', in the divided city of Nicosia, Cyprus.

    go.fiu.edu/PoetsinNoMansLand

    3pm - 4pm 

    virtual 

    Tax Workshop

    International Student and Scholar Services Office

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

    Tax specialist Gabriel Hatem answers questions about international students and the US tax system!

    go.fiu.edu/taxworkshop 

    5:30pm - 7pm 

    BBC - HM Carnival Center

    Human Bingo

    Hospitality Management

    Students

    Get to know other international students and celebrate diversity & international education week with a game of human bingo. Snacks provided. 

     

     

  • FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 19TH
    TIME & LOCATION
    SESSION TITLE
    DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE
    AUDIENCE
    DESCRIPTION

    11am - 2pm 

    MMC - Green Library room 220, GL 1st floor TV Lounge, & GL Breezeway

    FIU Language Day 

    FIU Libraries and Partners

     Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

     

    Language conversations, language trivia & karaoke, clubs, free food and more!  

    library.fiu.edu/fiulanguage

    2pm - 3:30pm 

    Virtual 

    Becoming Global Citizens: FIU Internationalization in Action

    FIU Departments 

     Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

    Hear testimonials from those who have experienced FIU’s international education in action, and learn about the reach of our university’s global strategy and mission.

    go.fiu.edu/IE-FIU

    2pm - 3pm 

    virtual 

    H-1B Workshop

    International Student and Scholar Services Office

     Students 

    Guest speaker from the law firm of Arias Tovar provides a deeper understanding of the transition between F-1 and H1B visas.

    go.fiu.edu/h1visaworkshop

    3pm - 4:15pm 

    MMC - DM Amphitheater

    Salignant Waters, Malignant Words - a poetic exchange across the oceans

    FIU Global 

    Administration/Faculty/Staff & Students

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry about sea-ing, see-ing, and other matters of being. After the poems of Stephanos and Amit, and a discussion moderated by Dr Carlos Grenier, there will also be an open-mic for poetry enthusiasts.

    go.fiu.edu/poetry 

     

     

 

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