International Education Week

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Join the College of Professional & Global Education (CPGE) in celebrating the diversity of the SJSU community through a series of events. Save the dates and check this page regularly for updates on upcoming International Education Week events!

Explore our full calendar of events, and participate in our #globalspartan community!

2021 dates coming soon


This year's IEW at SJSU has been a tireless collaborative effort of CPGE units, including International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Study Abroad and Away (SAA), International Gateways (IG), International House (I-House), Business Development & External Relations (BDER), and partner units throughout the campus. 

Learn more about this nationwide celebration on the U.S.Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website. 

2020 Events

Monday, November 16th

Global Connections: The Culture of Global Business
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hosted by ISSS, IG, and CAPS. Click HERE to join. 
Global Business lecturer Damon Moon shares his experience working internationally for large corporations.


Tuesday, November 17th

International Opportunities for Faculty
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Hosted by ISSS & SAA. Click HERE to sign up.
Faculty: Please join us for a lunch and learn, as we introduce various ways you can help promote campus internationalization at SJSU!

What's in a Name? Indian Name Pronunciation Workshop
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Hosted by ISSS. Click HERE to sign up. 
Do you work with Indian students or are just curious about Indian culture? Join ISSS for our What's in a Name? Series to learn more about Indian culture and name pronunciation. This interactive session is led by SJSU student and Global Leader, Riya Chetan Shah.

Peace Corps Information Session
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Hosted by SAA. Click HERE to sign up. 
Have you ever thought about volunteering abroad? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Learn how you can immerse yourself in another community, gain valuable professional skills, and explore the world through The Peace Corps!

International Student Panel
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Hosted by SJSU King Library & ISSS. Click HERE to sign up. 
Curious about International Student Life @ SJSU? This webinar will feature a mix of current and former SJSU students who will discuss their experiences as international students. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.


Wednesday, November 18th

Money Matters: Financing Your Study Abroad
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Hosted by SAA. Click HERE to sign up.
Are you interested in studying abroad but not sure how much it costs or how to pay for it? Come join staff from the Study Abroad and Away office and the Financial Aid office, as we break down different program costs, explain how you can use financial aid and scholarships to fund your program, give valuable tips on budgeting and more!

Zooming with the Board
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Hosted by Associated Students. Click HERE to sign up. 
Hangout with your student representatives, play AS Bingo, and enter a raffle for some fun prizes!

Global Trivia Night
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

Hosted by SJSU King Library. Click HERE to sign up.
Attention All Trivia Buffs, Globetrotters and Armchair Adventurers! Join us for an evening of fun. Test your trivia knowledge with challenging questions about culture, geography, history and current events from around the globe. Open to individual competitors and teams!


Thursday, November 19th

Fulbright Lunch & Learn for Faculty
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM 

Hosted by ISSS and Institute of International Education (IIE). Click HERE to sign up. 
Faculty are encouraged to join us for a Fulbright Lunch & Learn to find out how they can build mutual understanding, advance knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

What's in a Name? Chinese Name Pronunciation Workshop
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Hosted by ISSS. Click HERE to sign up. 
Ever wondered how to pronounce that name? Did you know the "q" is actually pronounced like "ch"? Join ISSS for our What's in a Name? Series to learn more about Chinese culture and name pronunciation. This interactive session is led by SJSU students Haojun Song & Yuyi Huang. 

Summer Abroad in Havana
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Hosted by SAA. Click HERE to sign up. 
Thinking about studying abroad this summer? Consider Havana, Cuba! All levels of Spanish welcome. Optional activities offered in photography, videography, dance, music, sports, and health. Join our Educational Experiences Abroad (EEAbroad) partners and alumni of SJSUʻs Cuba Program to learn about this unique experiential learning program at the University of Havana.

Tea Time: Holiday Food Traditions
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM 

Hosted by ISSS. Click HERE to join. 
Bring your tea or favorite beverage and snack, and come hang out with us! This week, we're talking about our favorite holiday foods. Join in the conversation!

Do You Have an Immigration Plan? Options Beyond the F-1
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM 

Hosted by ISSS. Click HERE to sign up. 
Immigration attorney David Ware will discuss the impact of new immigration policies, the H-1B process, and other viable options beyond the F-1 visa.

Virtual Networking Panel
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Hosted by ISSS and Career Center. Click HERE to sign up.
Networking (even virtually) is not only important to your job search but also critical to your long-term career growth. In this panel discussion, current SJSU students and alumni come together to discuss their experience at SJSU and share strategies for building your network.

Friday, November 20th

Finding the Best Study Abroad Program for You
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Hosted by SAA. Click HERE to sign up.  
Are you interested in studying abroad or away but not sure where to begin? Tune in to learn about how to search for a study abroad program and start your adventure today!

Cross-Cultural Dialogues
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Hosted by I-House. Click HERE to sign up. 
#GlobalSpartans, Let's discuss "What is Culture?", explore together how we might respond to a variety of intercultural scenarios, and consider what aspects of culture might cause confusion.

SJSU-TEC Faculty Roundtable
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Hosted by BDER. ClickHERE to join. 
SJSU and Tecnologico de Monterrey faculty discuss ideas for colloboration. 

AS Cafe
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

Hosted by Associated Students. Click HERE to sign up. 
Stop by the AS Café and enjoy an event featuring domestic and international artists of all mediums! Art is a way to build community across the globe. Be sure to BYO beverage.


Events Happening All Week

The following events are happening asynchronously all week long. This means, you can participate at any time, no matter where you are!

Art Across Culture

Hosted by SJSU King Library. Click HERE to participate.
Art is an expression of one’s imagination, feelings, and beliefs. It represents the cultural, social, political, and natural environment of a place. SJSU library presents a fascinating series of videos that will allow you to discover stories across the globe through expressions of art.

I Am From...Poem

Hosted by SJSU King Library.Click HERE to participate.
Writing an I Am from … Poem, originally created by George Ella Lyon in 1993, is one of the best ways to share who you are and where you come from. Let’s embrace our diversity by creating an I am from poem.

Interactive Mapping Activity

Hosted by SJSU King Library.Click HERE to participate.
Where in the world are our #GlobalSpartan connections? Drop by and pin the map to show us the location of your country and/or a place that you connect with.

Reimagine Your Library

Hosted by SJSU King Library.Click HERE to participate.
Let’s think outside the box. Unleash your imagination, harness your cross-cultural awareness, and think about a personalized library space. What would that look like? Draw a picture and post it.

Instagram Takeover

Follow our #GlobalSpartans all week as they share their experiences. Learn more about opportunities in Study Abroad and Away, International Gateways, International House, and hear from our International Students and Scholars on Instagram.

Film Screening: In Search of Perfect Consonance (2016)

Directed by Rudy Yang, Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary

This 38-minute documentary profiles the Asian Youth Orchestra from its establishment in 1987 by SJSU alumnus Richard Pontzious to its 25th anniversary in 2016. View this award-winning film for free via Kanopy. Lean more!

A Day in the Life

We want to see what our international students are up to this semester! Follow ISSS on Instagram @SJSUinternational to show us A Day in Your Life! With daily prompts to share your experiences with school, work, family, and more, there are plenty of ways to participate. A Day in the Life Series kicks off on Monday, November 16th on Instagram. See you there!