International Education Week

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW), November 12-16, 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 promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

We're honoring international education by hosting a variety of events on and off campus exclusively for students, scholars, faculty and staff at The University of Texas at Austin. Join us to celebrate campus internationalization, global learning, education abroad, international enrollment, peacebuilding, research, and the economic benefits of international students in Austin, Texas, and across the United States.


Attend events happening all week across campus

Browse the calendar below to find an event that peaks your interest. To get specific event details such as the location, click on the event for additional information. Topics range from study abroad to health and wellness resources on campus for international students. Most events are free and all are open to everyone, so spread the word, bring your friends and we look forward to seeing you!



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Explore: Australia & New Zealand

Nov. 13, 3 to 3:50 p.m.

An explore session is the first step in required advising to study abroad.


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President's Award for Global Learning Info Session

November 13 • 4:00 pm

Want to change the world? Start here. Learn more about the President's Award for Global Learning. Session Focus: Africa


Natural Overlook

Explore: Central Europe & Scandinavia

Nov. 13, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

An explore session is the first step in required advising to study abroad.


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Explore: Antigua, Guatemala: “Spanish Language in Guatemala” Summer I Info Session

November 14 • 5:00 pm

Learn more about the 2019 Spanish Language program in Antigua, Guatemala and how to apply!


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Explore: Botswana: Climate Change, Ecosystems and Human Dynamics faculty-led summer program (1.302D)

November 14 • 5:00 pm

Come learn more about studying abroad on this faculty-led program in Botswana!


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SIT: Not Your Ordinary Internship

November 14 • 5:30 pm

Put your learning into practice. SIT students examine an issue through coursework and excursions before completing an internship.




2017-18 Impact Report

Study abroad participation has increased by 12 percent. Our international population continues to grow despite national trends. We have infused global learning opportunities into the on-campus experience. And our focus on creating access, professional development and experiential learning has advanced internationalization across the university. Read about our achievements in international education in the 2017-18 Impact Report.



Are you hosting an international related event during IEW?

We want to feature all international related events happening on campus between November 12 and 16 on our calendar to help students and staff find the events that interest them most. Submit your event details to be included on our calendar.

Submit an Event


Get social and spread the word

Apply a custom frame on your Facebook profile picture to show your support for international education. Make sure you're connecting with us on Facebook (/UTInternationalOffice), Twitter (@worldandUT), Instagram (@worldandUT) and Snapchat (@worldandUT). Tune in for takeovers by study abroad and international students and scholars.



Watch these videos for other ideas on how you can get involved