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International Education Week

2020 International Education Week Events

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

International Education Week 2016

Quick Reference List:

  • Monday, November 16 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | International Students and How They Matter in the U.S.
  • Tuesday, November 17 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Decolonial Theories in Comparative Education
  • Tuesday, November 17 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Global Awards Information Session
  • Tuesday, November 17 | 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Study Abroad 101
  • Wednesday, November 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Gender. Sexuality, and Violence in Educational Spaces: A Three-Ply Yarn Approach
  • Wednesday, November 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Supporting International Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
  • Wednesday, November 18 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Global Quizzo
  • Thursday, November 19 | 10:00 am ET, 4:00 pm CET, 5:00 pm SAT | Virtual Exchange Roundtable: Global Learning to Foster Global Citizenship
  • Thursday, November 19 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Study Abroad Alumni Panel
  • Thursday, November 19 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Virtual Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 20 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Global Engagement Fair
  • Friday, November 20 | 6:00 pm | Global Trivia Night
All times eastern. Full Program descriptions can be found below.

Title of Event: International Students and How They Matter in the U.S. Hosted by International Students and Scholars Services
Date and Time: November 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: In this presentation, Mladenka Tomasevic, Executive Director of ISSS, will talk about international students in the U.S. and their contributions to college campuses, local communities and the country in general.
Contact: RSVP HERE. For questions, contact Mladenka Tomasevic at mt686@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Global Education Colloquium: Decolonial Theories in Comparative Education 
Date and Time: November 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: In this presentation, Dr. Regina Cortina will offer reflections building on her recent publication that applies decolonial theory to the field of Comparative Education. She will also highlight new strategies for teaching and learning and will use practical examples to show how new knowledge can be generated from the perspective of the Global South.
Contact: RSVP at https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72NdilJ0JcCcoQZ. For questions, contact Kathlyn Elliott at kee47@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Global Awards Information Session hosted by Cara Fantini, Undergraduate Research and Enrichment Programs
Date and Time: November 17 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: Join us as we discuss a variety of international fellowships and scholarships that are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Contact: RSVP HERE. For questions, contact Cara Fantini at csf49@drexel.edu


Title of Event: Study Abroad 101 Hosted by the Office of Global Engagement
Date and Time: November 17 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description:  Interested in studying abroad? Don't know where to start? Join the Office of Global Engagement for a virtual Study Abroad 101 session, where you'll learn about the application process, types of programs offered, costs, scholarships, and academic policies. You must attend a 101 session before meeting with a study abroad advisor.
Contact: E-mail studyabroad@drexel.edu for Zoom link and password. For questions, contact Casey Devine at md3683@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Global Education Colloquium: Gender, Sexuality, and Violence in Educational Spaces: A Three-Ply Yarn Approach
Date and Time: November 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: In this talk, Dr. Deevia Bhana will focus on the utility of a three-ply yarn approach in the study of violence in educational settings in South Africa. 
Contact: RSVP at https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41kLGvQyAvZjwS9. For questions, contact Kathlyn Elliott at kee47@drexel.edu


Title of Event: Supporting International Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Date and Time: November 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: The global reach of COVID-19 has dramatically affected international students. It has shifted the way universities support current international students as well as strategies used to recruit international students from abroad. During this virtual panel event, professionals who work in international student services and admissions will explore the changing landscape of international higher education with a specific focus on both the challenges experienced by international students and emergent institutional responses.
Contact: RSVP HERE. For questions, contact Anthony Hopkins at ajh357@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Global Quizzo Hosted by the Office of Global Engagement
Date and Time: November 18 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: Do you know random facts about countries and cultures around the world? You’re invited to play a round of Global Quizzo with the Office of Global Engagement and put your trivia skills to the test! Please note in your registration if you have team members you’d like to register with or if you’d like us to place you on a team.
Contact: RSVP HERE For questions, contact Casey Devine at md3683@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Virtual Exchange Roundtable: Global Learning to Foster Global Citizenship
Audience: Faculty and Staff
Date and Time: November 18 10:00 AM ET, 4:00 pm CET, 5:00 pm SAT
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: Join a truly global community during International Education Week for our next virtual exchange roundtable, as we discuss a variety of topics including fostering global citizenship, globalization, best practices for student team dynamics, and incorporating Sustainable Development Goals into your curriculum.
Contact: RSVP HERE. For questions, contact Adam Zahn at zahn@drexel.edu.

This COIL-on-COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) event is jointly hosted by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, Durban University of Technology South Africa, and Drexel University, USA.


Title of Event: Study Abroad Alumni Panel Hosted by the Office of Global Engagement
Date and Time: November 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: Studying abroad can have a lasting impact on your life and career. It is more than just eating gelato and climbing Mt. Fuji. Join us to hear from a panel of distinguished Drexel Alumni about how studying abroad has influenced their lives and how it can have an impact on yours.
Contact: RSVP HERE. For questions, contact Casey Devine at md3683@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Virtual Thanksgiving
Date and Time: November 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: Want to observe and celebrate the American Thanksgiving? Join ISSS, ELC, and Professor Toni Pitock from Department of History to learn the history of Thanksgiving and explore the Thanksgiving dinner.
Contact: RSVP on DragonLink https://dragonlink.drexel.edu/actioncenter/organization/isss/events/calendar/details/6586619. For questions, contact ISSS at ISSS@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Global Engagement Fair Hosted by the Office of Global Engagement
Date and Time: November 20 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: Chat 1:1 with the Office of Global Engagement team to learn about on and off campus global opportunities, including studying abroad, Global Classrooms, and more!
Contact: RSVP HERE For questions, contact Casey Devine at md3683@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Global Engagement Fair Hosted by the Graduate College International Student Association
Date and Time: November 20 6:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom. Please register to receive log-in information
Description: Come join us for a fun evening of Global Trivia Night! Compete with current graduate students and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more.
Contact: RSVP HEREFor questions, contact Reina Lopez at rml336@drexel.edu