International Education Week expands to month-long celebration for November
Every November, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln joins institutions around the world to celebrate International Education Week. This year, IEW at Nebraska is expanded to a month-long celebration from Nov. 1 to 24 to celebrate the breadth of global opportunities available to students and the international diversity of the Husker community.
“Some of the central tenets of the N2025 Strategic Plan and Forward Together global strategy are building innovative, global experiential learning opportunities for students and preparing them for today’s interconnected world,” said Josh Davis, associate vice chancellor for global affairs. “This expanded International Education Week is our chance to increase student exposure to such opportunities and connect more closely with our international community here in Lincoln.”
With more than 80 events currently added to the schedule, students, faculty and staff have a plethora of opportunities to choose from to join in the celebrations. Coordinated by the university’s Office of Global Strategies, this year’s schedule includes a range of special presentations and cultural exchange opportunities developed exclusively for International Education Week, as well as the incorporation of recurring events with international ties, language tables and multicultural RSO meetings. Events will be hosted both on Zoom and in-person, with masks required at in-person events under current university COVID-19 policies.
The College of Business and Global Affairs will host this year’s signature event, Global Café and Connections, at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Hawks Hall Atrium. First debuted during 2019 IEW celebrations, the event invites the university community to sample food from local ethnic restaurants and experience cultural presentations from international students and community members. Registration is required in advance.
Students also have a chance to sample different hot beverages from six countries at Global Hot Drinks, hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Henzlik Hall atrium by the International Student and Scholar Office, OASIS and Kawasaki Reading Room. Other popular events to return this year include the Edythe Wieber International Studies Scholarship Reception, hosted Nov. 16 by the Education Abroad Office, and the Oxford High Tea Reception, hosted by the College of Business at 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
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