International Education Week (2013)
At Binghamton University

This year, an extended International Education Week will be celebrated from Nov. 11- November 22nd on the Binghamton University campus. So.....What Are YOU Doing for International Education Week?

The Binghamton University Globalistas (BUGS) are gathering a list of campus events for International Education Week. The BUGs hope you'll join in celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Your group or department is encouraged to plan a workshop, lecture, performance or other event with an international focus that week. The BUGS will help promote your activity. Simply e-mail the details to BUGS member Rachel Coker at by Tuesday, Nov. 6. International Education Week is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This year's theme is International Education: Striving for a Healthier Future Worldwide. If you send us information about how you are celebrating IEW, then we will list your information on this website and promote it for you!

International Education Week is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. 

More events to be added soon!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Politics Inside the United Nations
University Union 202

Ambassador Joseph Melrose has worked for the United Nations and US Foreign Service for over 30 years, serving in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Syria, and Vietnam. As an insider at the UN, Ambassador Melrose is an expert on the inner-workings of the organization. He will be discussing the political deal making that occurs behind the scenes as well as sharing his career experience with the UN and US Foreign Service. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, where students are encouraged to ask about careers in the UN and US Foreign Services. Sponsored by Binghamton Dorm Room Diplomacy, the History Department, the Political Science Department, the MPA Program, and the CDC.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

International Night- World Fair & Binghamton's Got Talent!
Mandela Room
6:30, 7:30 p.m.

There will be a World Fair from 5:30-6:30 p.m., prior to the actual talent show at 7:30 p.m. A total of 11 multicultural and talented student organizations including Tae Kwon Do, Quimbamba, Bhangra and IFD will participate and compete for the $200 cash prize. And there will be a cultural fashion show as well!

You can get your ticket by coming to UU-Tillman Lobby between noon and 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, or by contacting us at Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Come enjoy great performances, a cultural fashion show and delicious food from local international restaurants.

Judges for the night:
Eric Larson (Student Association)
Trisha Marrapese (ISSS)
Olivia Schofield (Watson School of Engineering)

Hosted by International Connection and the Watson School. Sponsored by the President's Office, Newing and CIW residential communities, Campus Activities, MRC and ICA.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Turkey in the Region", a public talk by the Honorable M. Levent Bilgen, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey
Casadesus Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building.
5:00 p.m.

Mr. Bilgen will discuss recent political events in Turkey and Turkey's current international relations with neighboring countries. Mr. Bilgen joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey in 1995. He served at various posts in Turkish Embassies in Beijing (1997-1999), and Tel-Aviv (1999-2002), as well as at the Permanent Representations to the United Nations Headquarters/New York (2003-2007) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)/Montreal (2009), respectively. In 2009 he established the Consulate General office in Toronto where he worked until re-assigned to oversee the Consulate General in New York in 2011. This talk is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of International Programs, the Dual-Diploma Programs, and the Turkish Cultural Association (TURCA).

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Study Abroad: How, Where, & When?
UU 111
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Office of International Programs (OIP) staff and study abroad peer advisors
will present general information about
Binghamton's study-abroad programs. Topics
to be covered: benefits of studying abroad,
financing, academic requirements, program
selection and much more.
Can't make it to the session but want to learn
more? E-mail or call
OIP at 607-777-2336.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Global Studies Minor Information Session
University Union 205

Students who study abroad may pursue a Global Studies Minor, which includes online coursework completed while studying abroad and a capstone project the following semester. Through the minor, students can integrate their studies abroad, travels, language training, as well as their other degrees into independent research and preparation for their careers, further education, and future travels. To qualify for the minor, study abroad programs must be at least four (4) weeks long and sup-ply at least three (3) academic credits. For more information, come to our session or contact the GSM office at or (607) 777-4568.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Leveraging Technology to Internationalize the Curriculum: COIL
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

SUNY's Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is one of the leading international organizations focused on the emerging field of Globally Networked Learning (GNL), a teaching and learning methodology which provides an innovative cost-effective curricular internationalization strategy. All are welcome to join!Free lunch will be provided. Reserve a space by emailing Beth Lee at

Global Service Fair
Old Union Hall
As a part of 2013's International Education Week, the Center for Civic Engagement is hosting its first-ever Global Service Fair: November 19th, from 12-3pm in Old Union Hall. The event will showcase groups, programs, projects, courses, community organizations, etc. who either significantly support or engage in global service. The Global Service Fair will enable students, faculty, and staff to connect with global service initiatives and spark collaborations for the global good. For more information, contact the CCE at or (607) 777-4287.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How to Internationalize your College Experience
University Union 103
6:00- 7:00pm

There are many ways, beyond studying abroad, to "internationalize" your college career. Come participate in this interactive program and learn some creative ways to internation-alize your college career through volunteering, interning, networking, and extra-curricular activities on the campus and be-yond. Sponsored by the CDC .

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

Last Updated: 8/21/14