International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is a nationwide celebration of educational exchange. Join us in fostering a deep cultural understanding within our community and cultivating an inclusive worldview. The theme of IEW 2023 is #CelebrateTogether, designed to showcase the cultural diversity at USF and highlight the university's distinction as the #1 institution in the nation for campus ethnic diversity, as recognized by the U.S. News and World Report's 2024 ranking. We aim to elevate international education programs and promote cultural work and research at USF. Within the USF community, we nurture intercultural exchange, valuing a diverse range of unique experiences and perspectives. Our goal for IEW 2023 is to encourage students, faculty, and staff to connect with each other and celebrate the diversity that enriches our community.

International Education Week Poster "Celebrate Together"






Photo Contest

All week: 11/13/23-



Submissions open on October 23 and close on November 6. Online voting will be from November 13- November 17 (midnight). Winners will be announced via email and the website on Tuesday, November 21.

Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to submit a photo from a place outside of their home country that fits into one of the submission categories and ties with this year's theme of #CelebrateTogether. Up to two photos may be submitted. USF community will vote on their favorite, and the photo with the most votes from each category will win a prize. Submit your photos here.
Library Display

All week: 11/13/23-


First Floor, Gleeson Library


Visit our display on all things International Education. The display covers topics on international education, books recommended for international students, international cuisine and dance, and USF study abroad programs!

Taste of the Countries

All week: 11/13/23-


Market Cafe

Lunch or dinner all week 

Beverage pop-up on Monday, Nov 13 from 2-4pm

Visit our Classics Station in the Market Café during International Education Week to taste the different foods of the world!

Enjoy special dishes featuring the foods of China, France, Japan, India and Peru. Also, discover your new
favorite beverage by visiting our Beverage Pop-Up Station on Monday, 11/13 from 2 to 4 pm!

International Student Forum


McLaren 252


Join us for the International Student Forum in collaboration with International Education Week. Do you promote inclusive learning and teaching practices to help International multilingual students succeed academically and culturally? What questions do you have about using meaningful pedagogy to support linguistically and culturally diverse students at USF? Please join us as we think through these issues directly with international undergraduate and graduate students.

Peace Corps 101


Hybrid: Malloy 405 and Zoom


Join the Peace Corps Campus Advisor and Representative for an information session about how to become a competitive candidate while you're at USF and what service looks like after you graduate. There is limited capacity in-person, make sure to RSVP! RSVP for the in-person event here or the zoom link here. Then join us for a follow-up zoom coffee chat on Friday, Nov. 17 and RSVP here.

*All students regardless of citizenship status can receive a Peace Corps Prep Certificate which is valuable for careers in public service around the world. Please note that to serve in the United States Peace Corps after graduation, students must be U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

USF School of Education International Connections & Collaborations
11/13/2023 Zoom, Virtual Meeting 6pm - 7pm

Discover the global impact of education and innovative approaches to shaping the future at our upcoming panel discussion featuring distinguished educators from the field. Our panelists, Jane Bleasdale, Maria Rita Atienza, Monisha Bajaj, and Noah Borrero will share their experiences, insights, and contributions to international education, as well as their involvement with the USF School of Education. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation that transcends borders and inspires positive change in the field of education. 

RSVP  here

Study Abroad Country Tabling


UC 1st Atrium


Come learn what it's like to be a student in a different country from the perspective of study abroad alumni and exchange students. There will be students from Japan, Colombia, Spain, South Korea, and more! By visiting each table you'll be entered into a raffle where you can win a $25 bookstore gift card!

Job Success Strategies for International Students


McLaren 252

5:30 -7pm

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

International Networking Reception


McLaren 251


All international alumni and currently enrolled international students are invited to this reception. Light snacks and refreshment will be provided. Registration form will be available shortly.

International Economics Seminar on Global Inequality by Nina Buchmann


McLaren 252


On Thursday, Nov. 16th, 3-4:30pm, the Department of Economics will present a research seminar on global economic inequality by Nina Buchmann, Stanford University.

Center for Asia Pacific Studies Past Lives Screening


Fromm Hall, Maier Room


The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies invites you to join us for a screening of the award-winning film, Past Lives. Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance. Registration required.

Watch the trailer here.


Cafe International


Intercultural Center, UC 411/412


Cafe International is a community space for international students to make friends and learn to live on the multicultural USF campus. Come to Cafe International and engage with fellow international students from various parts of the world! Unwind, exchange stories, and build lasting friendships while savoring a cup of tea!

International Friendly Soccer Match


Negoesco Soccer Field


Sign up for the International Education Week (IEW) International Friendly Soccer Game! The event will be a causal, drop-in style game. RSVP here to let us know that you are interested in attending. We look forward to celebrating IEW with you!





ISA's Culturescape is back for another year! Culturescape is a night of celebration filled with foods, performances, and games from all over the world. With this year's theme of Colors of the World, 25 cultural clubs are joining hands to showcase the joy in diversity present on the USF campus. Link to purchase tickets forthcoming.