International Education Week

What is International Education Week?

Each November, the Department of State and the Department of Education celebrates and promotes the benefits of international education and exchange during International Education Week (IEW). Campuses nationwide participate in this annual celebration.

 Learn More on the U.S. Department of State website

International Education Week at UC Santa Cruz

For the second year in a row, the Division of Global Engagement has partnered with departments, colleges, and offices across campus to provide our community with a wide range of intercultural, international, and globally-themed events during IEW. This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your cultural perspective by sharing with and learning from others.

Join us as we honor our campus diversity and promote open-mindedness, cultural exchange, and an environment of inclusion!



Please check back for IEW events in fall 2019.

Are you interested in broadening intercultural and global awareness on campus? Join the Division of Global Engagement for a cultural or global-themed event during the week of Nov. 18–22, 2019. Events include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Diversity and inclusion workshop
  • Lesson on language or culture
  • Lecture on global economics
  • Night in the residence halls where international students share their culture with others and/or study abroad returnees talk about their experiences

For questions regarding IEW at UC Santa Cruz, please contact To learn more about IEW in general, please visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ website.


IEW Profiles

Meet study abroad participants, international students and scholars, and alumni who garnered international experience while at UC Santa Cruz. Learn about the impact that global experiences have had on their academic and professional careers.