International Education Week Events

International Education Week is a national celebration of education exchange. Join us to stimulate deeper cultural understanding in our own community and foster an inclusive worldview.

IEW 2018 Events:


Friday, November 9th. 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Presentation Theater & McLaren Complex

Culturescape is an annual event hosted by the International Student Association (ISA), with support from ISSS, that celebrates the international cultures at USF. The event is comprised of both cultural performances and cuisine from around the world.

Culturescape tickets are not longer available for purchase.

Visit the full Culturescape website »

Go Cart racing

Saturday, November 10th. 1:00pm - 6:00pm, Hagan Gym, Koret

To celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide we're kicking off with a fun and thrilling indoor Go Kart Racing trip! NASCAR racing is one of the most popular sports in the world. Join us for a heart-racing experience and an unforgettable time! IEW participants will receive $10 off - use discount code IEW2018. Register online at ActiveNet - Outdoor Adventure.

Job Success Strategies for International Students

Monday, November 12th. 5:30pm - 7:00pm, UC 402/403

Former international students return to USF to share their personal stories of success in finding jobs in the U.S.! It will be a great opportunity to network with international alumni and get information from those who are currently working in the U.S.

Global Dons Fair

Tuesday, November 13th. 11:30am - 1:00pm, Gleeson Plaza. Stop by to visit with student cultural clubs, consulates, non profits, and campus offices! Learn about the diverse cultures represented in San Francisco and how you can be more engaged in international and multi-cultural volunteer projects, educational programs, internships, and service!

happy International Hour

Tuesday, November 13th. 4:30-6:30pm, Agora Lobby, SF Downtown Campus

It's time to join us for a cross-cultural experience in the Happy International Hour. Meet people from around the world and network with them, sharing ideas and perspectives on the academic and business field. The event will promote interactive activities among students and a Kahoot! Quiz with small prizes for the winners.

Tuesday Trivia and tea

Tuesday, November 13th. 6:30am-7:30pm, in every residence hall

Join us for a night of fun, laughter and TRIVIA! Come learn more about and celebrate the diverse cultures, backgrounds, histories and arts of our global community.

International Student Insights: How to Improve their Classroom and USF Experience

Thursday, November 15th.  11:45-1:15pm, McLaren 251

Wondering how Undergraduate International students experience their professors, domestic peers, USF staff and each other within the classroom space and on campus? Learn from the experiences and perspectives of a panel of undergraduate international students. There will be time for Q&A and opportunities to discuss how you as a (staff or faculty member) and we as a campus can better support international students within and outside of the classroom. Lunch provided, RSVP required. Hosted by the Working Group on the International Student Experience (WISE); open to USF faculty and staff.


Research Abroad: Tips and Tales from USF Students

Thursday, November 15th. 11:30-1:00pm, Getty Study 

Do you want to conduct research or fieldwork in another country? Join us to learn more about how to do research or a project abroad, and what funds and opportunities are available for USF students. Hear from current students in the USF Master's programs in International Studies, International Development Economics and International and Multicultural Education. Get tips and ask questions about their experiences before planning your own trip! 

Stories from Around the World

Thursday, November 15th. 1:30-3:00pm,  Broad Conference Room in Fromm Hall

Join current international students to share stories and folktales from around the world.


Stories and Food from Home

Thursday, November 15. 6pm - 7:30pm, UC 4th floor lounge

Sample authentic food and learn about the experiences and home countries of USF international students who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


Events Running All Week

IEW Photo Contest

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit an international photo (a photo from outside your home country) and vote on their favorite. (Submissions are closed).

Voting is open Nov. 9th-15th (voting closes at midnight), and the winner will be announced on November 16th/Nov 19th via email and website. (Voting is now closed).

IEW Library Display

Visit the Gleeson Library all week for an international display in honor of education and cultural exchange. This year's display will be from November 6th to November 16th.

USF's Woven Identity: Mapping the Intersection of Home and Heritage

An interactive art installation showing the diverse backgrounds and identities of our campus community. View, admire and contribute at the Koret mezzanine from October 30 through November 17.