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International Education Week

Join the Celebration This November 18 - 22, 2019

A worldwide Celebration of International Education and exchange through food, culture, music, art and educational events. Over 15 events on UIW campus.

UIW is proud to participate in International Education Week. Student Organizations, Colleges and Departments are invited to host events related to international education and cultural exchange. International Education Week 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 promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to the U.S. to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Events:

Monday, November 18, 2019

IEW and Atlas Kick Off - 11a - 2a @ SEC Concourse

Enjoy an IEW Welcome speech, refreshments, henna, international music, a Bollywood performance and take photos around the world with the green screen. Opening prayer given by Sister Martha Ann Kirk. Hosted by International Affairs. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact intl@uiwtx.edu

Study Abroad: Info Booth - 11a -2p @ SEC Concourse

Do you want to study abroad? Find the best fit for your major, interests, and sense of adventure. Also, learn about internship options abroad, scholarships and how to plan for a summer abroad. Hosted by Study Abroad and the European Study Center.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact paynter@uiwtx.edu

How to Wear a Sari with the UIW Asian Student Club - 11a - 1p @ SEC Concourse

Learn how to wear traditional South Asian clothing, the Saree or Sari. Try on a traditional Sari with an expert and take photos in new and traditional designs! Hosted by the International Affairs and Asian Student Club. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact intl@uiwtx.edu 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lebkuchen: A German Christmas Tradition - 11a- 2p @ SEC Concourse

Make your own German Christmas Cookies as a great gift for relatives while learning about studying in Heidelberg Germany and German holiday traditions. Hosted by Campus Engagement, Int'l Affairs, and European Study Center.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact Campus Engagement

A Summer Abroad: Int'l Bazaar Booth - 11a -1p @ SEC Concourse

Do you want to study abroad this summer? Find the best fit for your major, interests, and sense of adventure. Also, learn about internship options abroad, scholarships and how to plan for a summer abroad. Hosted by Study Abroad & the European Study Center.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact paynter@uiwtx.edu

Social Media and Your Visa Workshop  - 4p- 5p @ ICC AT&T Board Room and via Zoom.

The U.S. government is now using social media to determine who qualifies for a U.S. visa and who is allowed to re-enter the U.S.  If you plan to travel home for the holidays or the summer term, or if you need to renew your visa, join us! Learn about the new rules and how they can impact your travel. Open to international students, their advisors & coaches. Hosted by Int’l Affairs.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact intl@uiwtx.edu

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

For Faculty and Academic Advisors: Host a Class Abroad  @ Join Online via Zoom

Do you want to lead or take part in a study abroad trip?  Find the best fit for your program, course, and sense of adventure. Learn how to apply for, design, lead and mitigate risk for a successful program abroad. Hosted by Study Abroad & the European Study Center.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact paynter@uiwtx.edu

Int'l Travel Signature Day - 1p- 3p @ SEC Concourse

Are you an F-1 or J-1 student traveling back home for Thanksgiving holiday or Winter Break? Usually, travel endorsements take 2-3 weeks to process. Get same day service on all travel endorsement during Travel Signature Day. Students must clear all business office and registrar holds, have their most recent I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa and space for a valid travel endorsement to qualify. Hosted by International Student & Scholar Services. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact intl@uiwtx.edu.

Life after F-1 Status - 4p- 5p @ SEC 2040 and via Zoom

Ask a guest Immigration Attorney and learn about immigration options after your F-1 student status: H-1B, other employment visas, green cards and more. Open to students, their advisors, and coaches. Hosted by Int’l Affairs.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact intl@uiwtx.edu

Thursday, November 21, 2019

International Bazaar  - 11:30a -2p @  SEC Concourse, Mezzanine & Ballroom

One more chance to do your Christmas shopping early!!! Shop from a large selection of affordable and unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, art and home accessories around the world!  Support local San Antonio businesses, fair trade business, and UIW Alumni!   Hosted by Int’l Affairs, Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact intl@uiwtx.edu

International Food Fair - 11:30p- 2p @ SEC Concourse, Mezzanine & Ballroom

Taste flavors from around the world as international students and local businesses cook and share food from their home country. Hosted by Int’l Affairs and University of Mission and Ministry. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact intl@uiwtx.edu

Study Abroad Panel - 6p -7p @ SEC 2032

Hear from past study abroad participants on their academic and personal journey. Understand how affordable the experience can be and discover what the study abroad experience can do for you. Hosted by Study Abroad and the European Study Center. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact paynter@uiwtx.edu

Int'l Grocery Bing - 6p - 9p @ Red's Pub

Experience the global themed Grocery Bingo. Win a bag of free groceries and a taste from around the world.  Hosted by Campus Engagement. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact nagutie1@uiwtx.edu

Friday, November 22, 2019

Study Abroad Panel for Faculty - 12p - 1p @ ICC UN Room

Do you want to lead or take part in a study abroad trip? Get tips and best practices from faculty who have been there and done that. Hosted by Study Abroad & the European Study Center. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact paynter@uiwtx.edu

The ACIREMA Experience - 3p - 5p @ Library Special Collections

ACIREMA (America spelled backward) is a workshop that includes a simulation exercise designed to sensitize participants to the months of difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. education. It acquaints the participants with the obstacles students must overcome to arrive on campus. A facilitated discussion takes place after the simulation for insights, questions, and takeaways.  Hosted by Int’l Affairs, Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact intl@uiwtx.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

International Bazaar - Sell Gifts and Vendors from around the world one Monday or Tuesday. Vendors can sell items and promote items and other unique gifts as desired. Tables and chairs will be provided. Parking permits will be provided for off-campus vendors. Sign up here: International Bazaar

Receive 2- 4 hours of community service for helping prepare and sell the goods at the Festival!

International Food Festival- International student's and businesses cook and share food from their home country. Promote your organization and business through your participation. Sign up here: International Food Festival

Share the culture and your amazing foods with UIW campus!!

Receive 2- 4 hours of community service for helping prepare and serve food at the Festival!