International Education Week (2015)
at Binghamton University

This year, International Education Week is being celebrated from Nov. 16- Nov, 20. So.....What are YOU doing for International Education Week?

International Education Week is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Below is a list of events happening at Binghamton University to celebrate IEW. If you have an event to add to this list, e-mail kstamp@binghamton.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 10
Study Abroad Ambassadors tabling in the UDC Atrium
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Come to the University Downtown Center to our table with any study-abroad questions and for general information!

Wednesday, Nov. 11
Study-abroad information session
7:30 p.m.
Come to App-111 to join Elise Ficaretta and the OIP Study Abroad Ambassadors to learn about studying abroad!

Monday, Nov. 16
Study-abroad information session
1-2 p.m.
Come to UU 205 to learn about how to get started on your path to studying abroad!

Monday, Nov. 16
National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China
7:30 p.m.
Incorporating elements of acrobatics, Chinese Circus and Peking Opera, Peking Dreams draws the audience into a world of history and wonder with acts such as juggling hats, diving through rings, bicycles, unicycles and martial arts. The program also includes traditional circus acts like hula hoops, balancing on high chairs, aerial silk, solo trapeze and rope tricks that are commonly featured under the circus tent. Representing China, the company has performed in more than 50 countries and has won many awards. The current production of Peking Dreams was performed for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and has been performed more than 600 times in front of more than 400,000.Tickets are general public, $45; faculty/staff/seniors, $40; and students, $22. Special family four-pack, $100. Tickets are available online through the Anderson Center Box Office or by calling 607-777-ARTS.

Monday, Nov. 16
The Role of International Education in Peacebuilding
9-11 a.m.
Location: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW, 20037
Cost: Free
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Through international education, students become more effective communicators, more engaged citizens, and learn to think critically about the relationships between local and global issues. These skills are all vital to building peace in a world full of conflict.

To celebrate this capacity of international education during International Education Week, NAFSA, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Alliance for Peacebuilding invite you to a free panel discussion on the role of international education in peacebuilding.

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Celebrate IEW with Baxter
Noon-1 p.m.
Look out for Baxter! He will be walking around the MarketPlace with candy and study-abroad information for you!

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Study Abroad Ambassadors tabling in the UDC Atrium
10 a.m.-noon
Come to the University Downtown Center to our table with any study-abroad questions and for general information!

Tuesday, Nov. 17
International Education Week tabling with ISSS and OIP
Noon-4 p.m.
The ISSS and OIP will be tabling in the Marketplace to raise awareness for IEW and provide information about what our offices offer. Come down to learn more as well as play games and win prizes!

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Cultural Vistas Fellowship Program info session
Noon-1 p.m. 
You don't always have to break the bank to go abroad. This summer, 12 students will explore the world, gain valuable internship experience, and have the experience of a lifetime through the fully-funded Cultural Vistas Fellowship. The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is recruiting students with NO previous overseas experience to pursue eight-week internship and immersion experiences in Argentina, Germany, and India. Custom internship placements, housing and accommodations, program-related travel (including round-trip airfare) and in-country support are provided. Participating students must be current sophomores and juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to individuals representing groups who are traditionally underrepresented in international programs, including but not limited to Pell Grant recipients, veterans, first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States;and non-traditional students. Learn more at http://culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18
International Education Week tabling - ISSS and OIP
Noon-4 p.m.
The ISSS and OIP will be tabling in the MarketPlace to raise awareness for IEW and provide information about what our offices offer. Come down to learn more as well as play games and win prizes!

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Study Abroad Tips Session
1-2 p.m.
Come to UU-206 to learn new tips (money-saving tips, traveling tips, etc.) to use during your study-abroad experience!

Thursday, Nov. 19
International Education Week tabling - ISSS and OIP
Noon-4 p.m.
The ISSS and OIP will be tabling in the MarketPlace to raise awareness for IEW and provide information about what our offices offer. Come down to learn more as well as play games and win prizes!

Thursday, Nov. 19
Embark to Excel: A Free Virtual Conference on Study Abroad, Diversity and Global Leadership
11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Studying abroad is no longer a luxury; in fact, it is an essential experience on the path to global leadership. The first annual Embark to Excel Conference, a virtual event that students can attend from anywhere, aims to provide students of diverse backgrounds with the information, advice and resources to help them map their pathway to study abroad. There will be sessions throughout the day addressing topics students tell us pose their greatest challenges – including innovative study abroad funding options; on navigating across cultures; rising popularity of study abroad in emerging economies; and perceptions of racial, ethnic and religious difference abroad. These sessions will feature study abroad alumni and professionals of diverse backgrounds, who will share their experiences getting to and through study abroad, and its impact on their lives and careers upon return to the U.S. Guest speakers from the study abroad field will also help students maneuver through the study abroad process and answer questions specific to diversity and identity abroad. We also have an exciting keynote speaker!

Registration (free) is now open at bit.ly/e2econference.

If you have any questions, send them to dellis@diversityabroad.org.

Thursday, Nov. 19
International Education Week tabling - ISSS and OIP
Noon-4 p.m.
The ISSS and OIP will be tabling in the MarketPlace to raise awareness for IEW and provide information about what our offices offer. Come down to learn more as well as play games and win prizes!

Friday, Nov. 20
International Education Week tabling - ISSS and OIP
Noon-4 p.m.
The ISSS and OIP will be tabling in the MarketPlace to raise awareness for IEW and provide information about what our offices offer. Come down to learn more as well as play games and win prizes!

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Study Abroad Ambassadors tabling in the UDC Atrium
10 a.m.-noon
Come to the University Downtown Center to our table with any study-abroad questions and for general information!

 

Click here to read a letter from SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher about the importance of International Education Week!

Last Updated: 4/15/16