International Education Week


Join 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!

Monday, November 18th Thursday, November 21st
Tuesday, November 19th Friday, November 22nd
Wednesday, November 20th Events Happening All Week

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

2019 Events

Monday, November 18th

Global Connections: Resolving Differences Across Cultures
TIME: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. LOCATION: Wellness Center Rm 122
Build your intercultural skills as we discuss what it's like Resolving Differences Across Cultures. As always, snacks and coffee are provided.

Beyond F-1 Status
TIME: 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. LOCATION: Student Union Meeting Rm 1A
Immigration Attorney Charina Garcia discusses options beyond F-1 status, including employment.


Tuesday, November 19th

Speed Networking with Librarians
TIME: 11:00 A.M. LOCATION: SJSU King Library, 4F
Did you know that many of our Librarians have global connections? Connect with us and learn more about what the library can do for you!

International Flavors
TIME: 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. LOCATION: Dining Commons
Do you have a favorite recipe from home that you'd like to share with others? Share your favorite dish here, and be featured at the Dining Commons! Deadline to submit recipes is November 12, 2019.

Coffee Night @ The International House
TIME: 8:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. LOCATION: I-House
Join us for internationally themed conversation!


Wednesday, November 20th

International Games! Carom, Mahjong, Checkers and More!
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. LOCATION: 7th Street Paseo

International LGBTQ+ At SJSU
TIME: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. LOCATION: Student Union Meeting Rm 3A
International LGBTQ+ students often face issues with internalized homophobia, experience fear of persecution upon repatriation, and struggle to find a supportive community, in addition to the challenges all international students experience. Drs. Choi and Marx will provide resources that help these students develop healthy sexual identity and social relationships.

Study Abroad & Away: Fundamentals for Faculty and Advisors
TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. LOCATION: Clark Hall 547
Are you a faculty or staff member at SJSU? Do any of your students ever ask you about studying abroad? This study abroad information session will help faculty and staff understand study abroad programs, policies, and procedures. Space is limited, so please RSVP by November 13!
Register today!

"What's in a name?" Series: An introduction to Indian culture & name pronunciation
TIME: 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. LOCATION: Student Union Meeting Rm 4A
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 students Riya Chetan Shah and Aarathi Srinivas Nadathur.
Register today!


Thursday, November 21st

Henna Body Art
TIME: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. LOCATION: SJSU King Library, 4F
Celebrate International Education Week with the MLK Library! Free Henna body art applications by your friendly Librarians.

1st Thanksgiving
TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. LOCATION: CPGE 1004
In this event, we will be introducing what Thanksgiving is in America. We will talk about some foods that are native to America and are commonly used to make dishes for Thanksgiving. Healthy Thanksgiving recipes will also be given to students participating in this event.


Friday, November 22nd

Study Abroad & Away Information Session
TIME: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. LOCATION: Clark Hall 547
Have you ever thought about studying abroad? Whether you want to spend a year, a semester, or a few weeks becoming a global citizen, we have programs that will provide you with amazing opportunities to learn about different cultures and perspectives. Start your adventure today by attending this Study Abroad Information Session!

"What's in a name?" Series: An introduction to Chinese culture & name pronunciation
TIME: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. LOCATION: Student Union Meeting Rm 4A
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 Wai Hou (Harry) Sio and Nan Ma.
Register today!

Kickit Friday (Soccer)
TIME: 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. LOCATION: Rec Center (MAC Gym)


Events Happening All Week

Interactive Mapping Activity
TIME: During library open hours Nov. 18 - 22. LOCATION: SJSU King Library, 4F
Where in the world are our #GlobalSpartan connections? Drop by and pin the map to show us the location of your hometown and/or a place that you connect with.

CPGE Student Takeover
Follow our #GlobalSpartans all week as they share their experiences. Learn more about opportunities in Study Abroad and Away, International House, and hear from our International Students and Scholars on Instagram. Follow us @sjsuinternational, don't miss out!