IEW

International Education Week

November 14–18

Let’s Go Global!

International Education Week (IEW), November 14-18, 2022, celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange.

This annual event—an initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education—invites educational institutions to showcase and promote international programs that prepare students for a global future.

At the U, this means a full roster of events that showcase a variety of ways our community can “Go Global.” Join us for a full week of ways to become a more globally-minded citizen while at the U.

Events at Salt Lake Campus


Events at the U Asia Campus »

International Flag Parade

International Flag Parade

Join International Student and Scholar Services as they kick off International Education Week with a flag parade. All of the 106 countries that make up our international student population at the U will be represented!

Monday, November 14
11:30 a.m.–Noon | President's Circle to Marriott Library Plaza

Carry a Flag

International Education Week Kickoff Party

Join us for lively traditional dance performances by

  • Viva Peru Dance
  • Ngoma y'Africa Cultural Center
  • U Pacific Islander Student Association
  • U Samoan Club

Globally-focused university offices will be tabling at this event—come learn about some of the many ways you can Go Global at the U.

Free and open to the public.

Monday, November 14
Marriott Library Plaza
12:30–2:30 p.m.

Filmexico

Filméxico

The Center or Latin American Studies is happy to partner with the Salt Lake Film Society to bring you Filméxico—a celebration of contemporary Mexican cinema. Filméxico will be held virtually and in-person at the Broadway theater this year and the week-long lineup will feature prominent works by Mexican and Indigenous filmmakers and seasoned, new and local talent.

We will also present a series of panel discussions with Mexican filmmakers, Utah community leaders and cultural binational specialists and allies on the films.

Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
Wednesday, November 16
Thursday, November 17

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FLAS

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarships

Come learn more about the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) award and application process.

The FLAS Scholarship provides funding for graduate or undergraduate students for study of underrepresented languages during one academic year or a summer fellowship.

Applications are due on Friday, January 27, 2023, for both Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-24 awards.

Tuesday, November 15
2–3 p.m. | CTIHB Room 351 | Food provided

Wednesday, November 16
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Zoom

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From Our Kitchen to Yours!

Cook along with Ghanaian Caterer and Owner of ArkPhyl Kitchen, Phyllis Ahwireng, and Global Public Health professor Sharon Talboys as they make a favorite West African dish. Ingredient list provided in advance.

Tuesday, November 15
6–7 p.m. | Zoom

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The Politics of the U.S. Mexico Border with Pedro Rojas

The U. S.-Mexico border has been in the spotlight of issues that affect both U.S. domestic and western hemisphere political relations. The Center for Latin American Studies and Hinckley Institute of Politics will host a discussion with Univision journalist Pedro Rojas covering the political environment that dominates the region.

Presentation and Q&A as part of a Hinkley Forum

Tuesday, November 15
12–1 p.m. | Hinckley Caucus Room – GC Offices Rm

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Global Health Leader Forum

Women’s Leadership in COVID-19 response: The Challenge at the General Hospital of Mexico 

Hear from Dr. Guadalupe Guerrero Avendaño, director of the General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”—the best-equipped hospital in Mexico and one of the biggest in Latin America. Dr. Guerrero is the first woman to hold this position since the hospital’s inception 114 years ago, first woman to hold the position of general secretary of the Mexican Academy of Surgery, President of the First College of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Therapy, as well as President of the National College of Medical Specialists in Radiology and Imaging.

Tuesday, November 15

4–4:30 p.m.—Social and light refreshments
4:30–5:30 p.m.—Forum
Gesteland – White Auditorium in the Genetics Building 

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Lenses Abroad: Student Photography Exhibition and Reception

Join us to hear from our Learning Abroad OGE Photography Scholars showcased in the Lenses Abroad photo exhibition at Marriott Library!

The Lenses Abroad photography exhibition will be showcased in the Marriott Library during the week. Learning Abroad will host a reception panel with our OGE Photography Scholars to highlight the impact of their study abroad experience on their photography, academic success, and professional development. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, November 16
12–2 p.m.  |  Marriott Library

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K-Pop Dance Fest

K-Pop Dance Fest is back in-person for the first time in three years!

Join the Office for Global Engagement and the U Asia Campus for a night of K-Pop performances and workshop, with special guests Black Moon Krew.

Thursday, November 17
5:30–6:30 p.m.  | Union Central Ballroom

Mexican Consulate in Utah

Celebrating 110 years of the Mexican Consulate in Utah

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 17
12–1:30 p.m. | Hinckley Caucus Room
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FLAS Scholarships

Asian Studies MA Virtual Information Session

Come learn more about the U’s interdisciplinary Asian Studies MA, which emphasizes advanced language study and breadth of area studies. Information will include admissions and program requirements as well as funding.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due February 1st, 2023.

Thursday, Nov 17
3–4 p.m. | Zoom

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Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies MA Virtual Information Session

Learn more about the U’s interdisciplinary Latin American Studies MA, which emphasizes advanced language study and breadth of area studies. Information will include admissions and program requirements as well as funding.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due February 1st, 2023.

Friday, Nov 18
1–2 p.m. | Zoom

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Eccles Global IS Minor Info Session

Learn more about the incredible experiences that await you around the world through Eccles Global. You'll hear from Eccles Global leaders who will answer your questions and detail the activities and amazing learning opportunities available to you.

Friday, Nov 18
1–3 p.m. | SFEBB 3170  |  Zoom

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International Night

International Night returns! An annual favorite, hosted by the International Student Council and the International Student and Scholar Services, this event celebrates the diverse student population at the University of Utah.

Participants share their cultural heritage through song, dance, and other media.

All University of Utah and community members are welcome to attend this fabulous event!

***SOLD OUT*** Open to the public. Registration is required.

Friday, Nov 18
6–8:30 p.m. | Union Ballroom

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Events at U ASIA CAMPUS


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Nov 14

IEW Kick Off: Geography Game
Featuring Uzbek Samsas from Assorty Bakery
by the International Student Diplomats
12 pm – 1 pm | UAC Lobby

Digital Showcase Featuring UAC’s International Community & Foods
by Humanities 1010 by Kera Lovell, Ph.D. & Scott Morris, Ph.D.
12pm – 1pm |UAC Lobby

Nov 15

Working in Korea as a Foreigner Panel
by the Career & Internship Development Center
12–1 p.m. | U104

Writing Center Awards Ceremony
International Education Awards by the Writing Center
12–1 p.m. | U107

Nov 16

Understanding the Russia-Ukraine War
A Panel Discussion by Porter Morgan, Ph.D., Francis Schortgen, Ph.D., & Borislava Manojlovic, Ph.D
12–1 p.m. | U108

International Game Night
Featuring Gyros & Chicken Kebabs from The Halal Guys by the UAC Diversity Club & the International Student Diplomats
6–7:30 p.m. | U104

Nov 17

Korean Calligraphy Workshop
by the Department of Writing & Rhetoric
12–1 p.m. | U104

Flamenco Lessons by Alessandro Navarro Barbe
by Maria Teresa Martinez Garcia, Ph.D., UAC
5–7 p.m. | U104

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