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International Education Week

About International Education Week 2019: Nov. 18-22

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This week seeks to advance cultural understanding as well as protect cultural heritage. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

At Vanderbilt University, IEW is coordinated by International Student and Scholar Services and the students, faculty/staff and student organizations who host programs for this specific week.

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 18

  • Spotlight on Scholars: Meghna Bhatt and Uyanga Melody Zolbayar – current Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows – will present on the cultures and education systems of their home countries, India and Mongolia, respectively. A light lunch will be provided.  Sponsored by ISSS and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Program. Kissam C210, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19

  • Peace Corps Information Session: Interested in the Peace Corps? Sara Christopher from the Peace Corps will share information about the program, application process, countries where you can serve, and more! Sponsored by ISSS. Sarratt 112, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Global Service Symposium: Join 2019 Global Service Program cohorts for a night of reflection, shared learning, and discovery of our collective role in bringing about lasting social change. Sponsored by the Office of Active Citizenship & Service. Alumni Hall 202, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20

  • Hey, Wanna Chat?: A conversation on feminism and globalization. Sponsored by the Women’s Center. Women’s Center Conference Room, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • International Transgender Day of Remembrance: A day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence. ITDOR brings attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community and our resilience throughout. The ceremony begins at 7:00PM in the Scarritt Bennett Center and a reception with light refreshments and community partners will follow the ceremony. Sponsored by LGBTQI Life.

Thursday, November 21

  • Cultural Pop-Up Event: Come and experience snacks, music, and crafts from around the world! Sponsored by the Center for Second Language Studies. Sarratt Promenade, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Questions about IEW? Please email Andrea at

Past IEW Programs:

IEW 2018

IEW 2017

IEW 2016