International Education Week

International Education Week 2013

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 is part of the efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. For more information about International Education Week, visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.

International Education Week Schedule
November 11-15, 2013

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All Week:

Cookie Reception at the International Programs and Services Office

During International Education Week, the International Programs and Services Office in Clark Hall 543 will be hosting cookies for international students and prospective, current and alumni study abroad students who visit our office for advising and assistance. Interested faculty and staff are also welcome. Visit the International Programs and Services Office during I-week, have a cookie and ask a question about international student advising and study abroad!

Online Quizzes

Enjoy online quizzes throughout the week about international trivia, geography, flags and more! Follow the International Programs and Services Facebook Page at "International Students at SJSU" to join in the online quiz fun! All are welcome!

International Lunches at the Dining Commons

Foods from around the world will be served at the Dining Commons at lunchtime during International Education Week.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day, Campus Closed

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peter Lee Memorial Lecture

Presented by the College of International and Extended Studies
"What Works and What Doesn't in a Time of Shrinking American Presence."
12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m., Engineering 189

James Warren (SJSU Alumnus and Regional Director for Fulbright programs in Southeast Asia) will speak about American Assistance Abroad - What Works and What Doesn't in a Time of Shrinking American Presence. Learn more

SJSU International House Coffee Night. Open to SJSU students

Presented by the International House
8:30-10:30 p.m., International House

SJSU students are invited to join the regular weekly SJSU International House Coffee Night during International Education Week. 360 S. 11th Street (between San Salvador and San Carlos streets). 408-924-6570 OR 408-279-4575

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Study Abroad Fair

Presented by International Programs and Services
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Smith/Carlos Lawn

Come learn about a variety of international study opportunities while meeting study abroad alumni and international students. Find out where you can study for your major, what kinds of financial aid and scholarships are available, and even how you can take SJSU courses overseas during the winter and summer sessions. Explore the events and activities offered by the SJSU International House and Global Student Network and enter to win prizes by answering trivia questions about other cultures! The students of the Salzburg Scholars Club will also be handling a small game corner of carnival games with an international spin. Stop by for a free game and information about upcoming Salzburg Scholars events.

Boulevard of Languages

Presented by International Gateways
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Smith/Carlos Lawn

Hola! Ni hao! Come visit the Boulevard of Languages! Our students will teach you about their cultures and phrases from their native language- stop by to make friends, learn a new language, and win prizes!

Learn more about Work Abroad!

Presented by International Programs and Services and the Career Center 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Smith/Carlos Lawn

Representatives from the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET), Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Peace Corps, Teach and Learn in Korea and SJSU Career Center will be available to discuss work abroad possibilities.

International Student Matters for Faculty and Staff

Presented by International Programs and Services
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Costanoan Room, Student Union

This workshop will address the manner in which immigration regulations require communications from faculty for international students to maintain their full time F-1 immigration status, and for students to access certain benefits, chiefly that of employment, inherent in their F-1 student status. There will be updates on recent developments, enrollment statistics and time for questions and answers. All colleges and departments are encouraged to send one or more faculty members and/or staff. No RSVP is required, seating is limited. Be sure to arrive on time. Light refreshments will be provided.

Beyond OPT: Pursuing H-1B and Permanent Residence After Graduation

Presented by International Programs and Services
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Loma Prieta Room, 2nd floor Student Union

Immigration Attorney Gali Gordon will present a workshop discussing the legal standing and work options available to international students with F-1 visa status after graduation and OPT. The primary focus of the workshop will be the H-1B visa status. No RSVP is required. Please be sure to arrive on time.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Great Global Breakfast

Presented by Peer Health Education
9:30-11:30 a.m., San Carlos Walkway (Between Sweeney Hall and MacQuarrie Hall)

Where will you be eating breakfast on Thursday, November 14th? At the GREAT GLOBAL BREAKFAST! Come join us in front of MacQuarrie Hall to learn about the importance of breakfast. Enjoy a FREE bowl of oatmeal and discover how diverse breakfast can be!

How to Host a J-1 Exchange Visitor Scholar: A workshop for Academic Departments

Presented by International Programs and Services
Noon to 1:00 p.m., Clark 412

An introduction to the J-1 Exchange Visitor program and SJSU procedures and best practices for departments wishing to host visiting scholars from overseas universities. No RSVP is required, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

Lunch Time Talk

Presented by the Department of World Languages and Literatures
12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Clark 206

Lunch Time Talk invites students from all disciplines to an open discussion about the importance of studying world languages and cultures. Panel speakers will include Dr. Dominique van Hooff, Professor of French, Peter Young, Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies and Asbjorn Osland Professor of Business. No RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be served.

Sikh Turban Day

Presented by the Sikh Students Association
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Smith/Carlos Lawn

Founded in 2003, Sikh Turban day is an International Sikh Turban Awareness Campaign. Experience wearing a Sikh Turban as the Sikh Students Association educates about and promotes Sikh Turbans amongst children, non-turban wearing Sikhs and fellow non-Sikh citizens.

Movie Showing: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Presented by the Global Student Network and International House
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., International House

Join the Global Student Network and the International House as we watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel together. Popcorn will be provided and group discussion about experiences studying and living abroad to follow afterwards.

About the movie: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Play Cricket with the Indian Student Association!

Presented by the Indian Student Association
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., AS Lawn

Want to score six runs with a single hit? Have you ever bowled out a batsman? If you are tempted to know more about these terms, then you are sure to enjoy a game of cricket with us! Join us for a friendly match and bring your friends along to learn how to play Cricket with the Indian Student Association. Please wear comfortable sports clothes and be ready to learn this popular game.

SJSU International House International Quiz (IQ)

Presented by the International House 
12:30 - 3:30 p.m., Dining Commons

International House presents International Quiz (IQ) on Friday, November 2013 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the SJSU Dining Commons. Put together a team of four to eight students, or come on your own, and we'll assign you a team. Answer global trivia questions, enjoy a free lunch, and have a chance to win prizes! Please sign up at Questions? Call the I-House at 408-924-06570 or email