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Go global during International Education Week: Nov. 15-19

Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

International Education Week—Nov. 15–19, 2021—is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. See the full schedule of events here and below.

This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education invites universities to join in the promotion of programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to learning experiences in the U.S.

Despite pandemic restrictions, our campus community has found creative ways to support international education over the past 20 months. The week offers a wide variety of events—from cooking classes to advising sessions to panel discussions–and demonstrates the diversity of ways students can engage in global learning across campus.

Follow the Office for Global Engagement on Instagram at @globalUofU for updates.

Viva Peru Dance

Monday, Nov. 15 | 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Kick off International Education Week with a lively outdoor performance of traditional Peruvian culture.


Monday, Nov. 15 thru Nov. 18
Filméxico 2021 lineup will feature prominent works by Afro Mexican and Indigenous filmmakers, as well as seasoned, new and local talent.

Florentine Codex: Life and Art of the Nahuatl World

Monday, Nov. 15 | 7 p.m.
Speakers: Abelardo de la Cruz and Diana Magaloni Kerpel (en Español) The life of the pre-Hispanic Nahuatl people was painstakingly documented by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún along with local scribes, grammatists and painters.

FLAS Scholarship Info Session

Monday, Nov. 15 | 5–6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 12–1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18 | 5–6 p.m.
FLAS Fellowships are federally funded awards offered through the University of Utah’s Asia Center or Center for Latin America.

Boren Awards

Monday, Nov. 15 | 11 a.m–12 p.m.
Join Learning Abroad and Jeffrey Cary, Outreach & Recruitment Manager at the Institute of International Education for the Boren Awards, to learn more about the Boren Awards scholarships and fellowships (up to $25,000). During this webinar, we will go over eligibility criteria, the application processes, and tips for creating a strong submission.

Global Public Health Learning Abroad Alumni Panel

Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 5:30-7 p.m.
The Global Public Health program will host a Learning Abroad Alumni Panel, where our Alumni will share incredible stories about their experience abroad.

5 Ways Learning Abroad Changed My Life

Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 12–1 p.m.
Join the Office for Global Engagement for a lecture and mini-concert by Matthew Stevens, Project Coordinator for the Office for Global Engagement. Matthew’s experience studying in Japan impacted his life greatly. He is an accomplished musician and will share his love of Japanese flute with attendees.

Going Global Career Panel

Wednesday, Nov. 17 | 4:30–6:30 p.m.
This year Going Global has gone virtual! We have a great group of panelists and networkers with experience in many different fields, including Health, Government, Tourism, Law, and Business.

India Food Tour: Take A Bite Around the World

Wednesday, Nov. 17 | 5–6 p.m.
You’re invited to attend & participate (optional) in a 1-hour cooking activity where our chefs will cook an Indian dish.

Eccles Global Keynote Speaker

Thursday, Nov. 18 | 12–1 p.m.
Eccles Global Learning Abroad will host keynote speaker Aaron Sherinian, VP of Global Communications and Transformation at Phillip Morris International.

Film Screening: Minari

Thursday, Nov. 18 | 6–9:30 p.m.
Join Learning Abroad for a screening of Minari to explore the intersections of Korean and American culture and learn more about the U Asia Campus in Incheon, South Korea. This Academy Award-nominated film’s director, Isaac Chung, is a U of U alum and former U Asia Campus faculty.

Dustin Schwindt, U Asia Campus Professor of Film & Media Arts, will introduce the film. Light refreshments provided. Admission is free, but registration is required.

International Student Showcase

Friday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
The U campus community is invited to join international student organizations for a special showcase and celebration of global cultures.

Events hosted by U Asia Campus

Flamenco Lecture by Alessandro Navarro Barbeito

Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 4–5:30 p.m. KST | 1 a.m. MST
u104 & Zoom Meeting ID: 961 3036 7939
Passcode: cidc_iew

Working Professionally in Korea as a Foreigner

Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 5–6 p.m. KST | 2 a.m. MST
Zoom Meeting ID: 937 7571 6132
Passcode: uac_iew

The Rise of Anti-Korean Sentiments in East Asia

Wednesday, Nov. 17 | 12–1 p.m. KST | 9 p.m. MST
Zoom Meeting ID: 581 4287 260
Passcode: uac_iew

Music & Dance of Latin America

Wednesday, Nov. 17 | 7–8 p.m. KST | 4 a.m. MST
Zoom Meeting ID: 848 6259 4707
Passcode: Dance

The Writing & Rhetoric Dept. Presents: Korean Calligraphy Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 18 | 3–4 p.m. KST | 12 a.m. MST
u833 Multipurpose Room

International Meet-Up: U+1 Meet & Greet

Thursday, Nov. 18 | 6–7 p.m. KST | 3 a.m. MST
Zoom Meeting ID: 942 3881 0435