International Education Week

IU International Education Week
November 9-13, 2015

International Education Week (IEW) is a worldwide celebration of the millions of people who improve global understanding through exchange programs. This week of festivities honors our thousands of international students, scholars, and workers - and the richness and diversity of our campus.


Follow us online, and share your global experiences at IU with our hashtag. Let's show the world how proud we are to be international Hoosiers!

 Schedule of Events 2015

Join us for a week of live dance and music, lectures, art exhibits, and more, ending with our Noon Concert Series. The main event is the IU World’s Fare on November 12, the largest multicultural event of the year at IU.


All Week Long

Tudor Room Nov 9-13 A week of meals with an international flair and dishes from across the globe.
IMU Gallery Nov 9-20 A display of photographs taken by talented IU international scholars and students from past OIS Photo Contest entries. Check out this year's contest and vote for favorite.
4th Street Restaurants Nov 9-13 Mention International Education Week to receive discounts at select restaurants.
India Garden: $1 off lunch buffet, 20% dinner – dine in or carry out
Anatolia: 15% off bill

Monday, 11/9

Henna 101 5:30-6:30 p.m. Asian Culture Center

Learn the ancient Indian art of henna designs. Get hands-on experience with a chance to learn basic techniques and designs. For groups larger than 6, please email in advance.
Hosted by Asian Culture Center

A Taste of Cultural Exchange 6:30-8:30 p.m. Neal Marshall Center, Grand Hall Enjoy a spread of intercultural foods and a showing of The Danger of a Single Story, TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Join us in a discussion about the video and cultural differences in general after.
Hosted by RPS Program Liaisons

Tuesday, 11/10

Summer Abroad Open House

4-6 p.m.

Leo R. Dowling International Center, Nugent Room 106

The Office of Overseas Study wants to tell you about international internships and summer study abroad programs. Stop in and talk with our advisors and returned students about the chance of a lifetime.
Hosted by Office of Overseas Study

Salsa Cultural Experience

4-5 p.m.

Sample Gates

It's a Latino dance party on Kirkwood! Enjoy live music with a performance by Paso a Paso, IU's Latin jazz ensemble, and Arthur Murray Dance Center. Learn the ropes as dancers from Paso a Paso and Arthur Murrayeach basic salsa dance steps and the culture behind them. Learn more about the rich tradition of Latin American dance.
Hosted by Paso a Paso & OIS

Marketing Your International & Study Abroad Experience to Employers

6:30-8 p.m.

Career Development Center

Employers want to hire students who are skilled in cultural communication and understanding. This workshop will teach students how to market their international and study abroad experiences on their resumes and how to discuss these experiences during interviews. Speaker is Patrick Donahue, the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Executive Director for Career Development, Career Development Center. 
Hosted by CDC

Movie Screening!
Brave Miss World

7:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Auditorium 

Brave Miss World is an Israeli Film that tells the story of Miss Israel, who was raped shortly before becoming Miss World. She bravely uses her own rape as a case study through which to look at the stigma surrounding rape, and to share her own journey of healing and hope. Screening will be followed by a discussion with director Cecilia Peck.
Hosted by Hillel

Wednesday, 11/11

Open House

12-3 p.m.

GLBT Office

Light refreshments and conversations for all international students!
Hosted by GLBT

Preserving Native American Legacies

12:30-2 p.m.

First Nations Educational & Cultural Center

Speaker Series with Alan Burdette , Director of the Archives of Traditional Music:
"Preserving Native American Legacies: Native American Recordings at the Archives of Traditional Music."
Hosted by First Nations

Boren Scholarship Information Session

4-5 p.m.

Leo R. Dowling International Center, Nugent Room 106

Boren Scholarships provide funding for U.S. undergraduates who want to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Study abroad in an area that is underrepresented like Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Learn more about the scholarship and get help applying for next summer!
Hosted by Office of Overseas Study

Voices of Economic Justice - Over a Cup of Tea

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Collins LLC Coffeehouse

This IU Themester event is a discussion on employment barriers facing Asian Americans like the “bamboo ceiling.” Examine the consequences and impact of US labor laws, policies, trade agreements, and employment discrimination – as we attempt to understand the complex labor issues affecting the Asian Diaspora.
Hosted by Asian Culture Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Ascend, and Raas Royalty 

Futsal Open Play

6-9:30 p.m.

SRSC Center Court 4&5

Players around the world it's time to play open court Futsal! Come alone or bring some friends for some friendly competition.
Hosted by Recreational Sports

Bollywood Film Screening: Queen

6:30-9 p.m.

Swain Hall

A young woman from Delhi gets left at the altar and decides to embark on her honeymoon alone. Here, she encounters difficulties that she had never thought of and goes on a quest to find herself in conjunction with her traditional Indian values.
Hosted by Culture of Care

Movie Night!
Madame Sat ã

7-9 p.m.

La Casa

Madame Satâ, a.k.a. João Francisco dos Santos, was a legendary drag queen who took her inspiration from Josephine Baker but rocked 1930s Brazil in her own unique way as a fierce cabaret firebrand who set the stage on fire. (Portuguese with English subtitles.)
Hosted by La Casa

Polish Film Night

7 p.m.

SGIS Building,
Room 0009

Screening of Suicide Room (2011; Directed by Jan Komasa). Snacks will be provided.
Hosted by School of Global & International Studies

Thursday, 11/12

IU World’s Fare

5-8 p.m.

IMU Alumni Hall

IU's largest multicultural event of the year! Experience authentic ethnic foods from across the globe as you sample a diverse variety of delicious, traditional dishes. Meet people from around the world and enjoy regional art, dance, and music. Student groups prepare interactive exhibits and diverse performances to celebrate their home-country’s unique culture. Admission is free and open to the public. Students get one free food ticket with a valid student id.
Hosted by OIS & Union Board

Traditional African Clothing

3-5 p.m.

SGIS Building Ground Floor Conference Room

Come learn about traditional African clothing from West, East, and South Africa. Language instructors from these regions will talk about different types of clothing and demonstrate how they are used. You will also get some information on the culture and the languages they teach - Akan, Bamana, Wolof, Yoruba from West Africa; Zulu from South Africa; and Swahili from East Africa.
Hosted by School of Global & International Studies

International Quiz Bowl

7 p.m.

Hoosier Den at Read Hall

A quiz bowl with internationally themed categories and questions. Teams compete to win prizes.
Hosted by RPS

Martial Arts Fest

6-8 p.m.

SPH Gym 293

Immerse yourself in the traditions of combat practice, self-defense and physical health at Martial Arts Fest. Check out demonstrations from 8 different club sports, and see what makes each a unique discipline.
Hosted by Recreational Sports

Friday, 11/13

Noon Concert

12-1 p.m.

IU Art Museum

Ria Xu Wang is a graduate student in the Jacob's School of Music. She plays the Pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument. End your week with a free lunch and beautiful performance in the IU Art Museum.
Hosted by OIS

A Cooking Demonstration: Blending Cultures, Blending Cuisines

5 -6 p.m.

Asian Culture Center

Prof. Knudsen and Lillian Brown will show you how to make a 3-course meal with Asian and European ingredients and techniques. The starter is Atlantic bay scallops with Lapsang Souchong barbecue sauce and Thai basil. T he entree is Atlantic cod with wilted Chinese cabbage and Kong Pao vinaigrette. Dessert is Peach pulp with pepper wafer and rosewater gel. Explore cultural expressions, identity, and heritage. Please RSVP at
Hosted by Asian Culture Center

Calligraphy Lessons

5-7 p.m.

Asian Cultural Center

Chiaki Arai will share interesting facts about the art of East Asian Calligraphy and teach you to write in the ancient script. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. For more information, please email
Hosted by ACC & Chinese Flagship Center


6:30 p.m.

(730 E 3rd Street)

Shabbat service begins at 6:30 p.m. Home cooked Shabbat Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Comedian Benji Lovitt will perform at 8:15 p.m. providing stand-up comedy about life in Israel, including Israeli culture and the immigrant experience in Israel.
Hosted by Hillel

Badminton Tournament

7:30-9 p.m.


Badminton can be traced to the mid-1800s in British India and is popular across the world! Come alone or bring your friends and play with students, faculty, and staff from around the world in this self-directed tournament.
Hosted by Recreational Sports

World Dance Party Group Exercise

6-6:45 p.m


Come experience different styles of cardio movement to music from countries around the world. Join us to dance and move to the Latin rhythms of Zumba, the sounds of Bollywood and the beats of West African drums. And that's just a few of the different styles to expect!
Hosted by Recreational Sports

An Evening of Folk Music from Turkey

7-9 p.m.

Buskirk Chumley

A free fall concert with two special guest artists from Turkey: Sema Yazgan & Abdurrahman Tarikci. Presented by The Silk Road Institute and the Silk Road Ensemble, with support from IU.
Hosted by SGIS & Partners

Dancers at the World's Fare 2013