International Education Week


International Education Week 2014

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.

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International Education Week Schedule
November 14-21, 2014

All Week:

International Lunches at the Dining Commons

November 17-21

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


Online Quizzes

November 14-21

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!


Connected World

Presented by the SJSU Library
November 14-21, King Library Mezzanine, 2nd floor Reference, and the 4th floor SCS 

The library will have an interactive exhibit, where SJSU students can indicate on the world map where they are from. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

SJSU International House International Quiz (IQ)

Presented by the International House 
Friday, November 14, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

International House presents International Quiz (IQ) 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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

International Games Day

Presented by the SJSU Library
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., King Library Mezzanine (Above the Children’s room)

Come play games in the library! The SJSU Library will host a games day and have tabletop and video games including games made by SJSU students. Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring any and all games that you want to play with others.

Book of Kings

Presented by the SJSU Library
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m., King Library 255 (2nd Floor)

The Book of Kings, the greatest Persian poetic epic, written by the famed 11th century poet Fedrowsi in classical Farsi is translated into a series of 9 exciting lecture programs. This program will introduce the audience to the 50,000 poetic verses in the epic story of pre-Iranian history, myth and the empire's conquest under Islam.

Monday, November 17, 2014

International Student Matters for Faculty and Staff

Presented by International Student and Scholar Services
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Clark 547

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.

Study Abroad Information Session

Presented by International Student and Scholar Services
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Clark 100H

Wondering how to start the process of applying for Study Abroad? Visit our weekly information sessions to learn more about our programs and how to begin your Study Abroad adventure. Additional information sessions are listed on our Study Abroad website at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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!

ESL Conversation Club

Presented by the San Jose Public Library
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., King Library 390 (Study room on 3rd floor) 

Adults are invited to join a free ESL Conversation Club to practice their English language skills. No Pre-registration is required for this event. This event occurs on every Tuesday at the same time and same place. 

SJSU International House Coffee Night. Open to SJSU students

Presented by the International House
Tuesdays, 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

Global Student Network Cultural Lunch: Focus on Japan!

Presented by the Global Student Network (GSN)
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Meet on the street side of King Library to walk to the Seven Seas Restaurant together

Please RSVP by November 14 so that we can arrange a tatami room.

The Global Student Network is hosting another cultural lunch in honor of International Education Week! The theme is...JAPAN! During this cultural lunch you can meet and make Japanese friends, connect with those who are interested in Japan or have lived there in the past or just enjoy and talk with those who love Japanese food.  Let’s get together at the Seven Seas Restaurant near campus (E Santa Clara and 4th street) for lunch and to get to know others who have a similar interest in Japan. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Study Abroad Fair

Presented by International Student and Scholar 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
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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! 

Lunch Time Talk: Careers in World Languages

Presented by the Department of World Languages and Literatures 
12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m., BBC 103

Lunch Time Talk invites students from all disciplines to an open discussion about "Careers in World Languages". Guest speakers will include David Mohr, Internationalization QE at Adobe and Denise Hamilton, Employment Specialist at SJSU Career Center. Light Refreshments will be served and the event will take place in BBC 103.

Jo Farb Hernandez

Presented by the Department of Art & Art History
12 noon - 1:00 p.m., King Library 255 (2nd floor) 

Professor Jo Farb Hernández’s recent research has focused on large-scale environments created by Spanish self-taught artists. Spain’s sites—like those found the world over—display a wide range of forms, scale, and media.  She is the author of Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments.  Hernández, an internationally-recognized scholar in this field, and an award-winning author, curator, and photographer, is Director of the Thompson Gallery in the Department of Art and Art History and SJSU’s Art Collections Director. This event is a part of the University Scholar Series. It is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, the Spartan Bookstore, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies & Research. For additional information about the University Scholar Series, please go to

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sikh Turban Day

Presented by the Sikh Students Association
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Smith Carlos Lawn
*Rescheduled to Tuesday, November 25th due to rain

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.

Visas for Professionals: Beyond OPT

Presented by International Student and Scholar Services
4:00 pm, CL 324

Immigration Attorney Martin Lawler will present a workshop discussing options available to F-1 international students after graduation and OPT. The workshop will discuss H-1B, Green Card and other visa types.  No RSVP is required. Please be sure to arrive on time.

Friday, November 21, 2014