International Education Week

What is International Education Week?

International Education Week (IEW) at Appalachian State University is a celebration of transformational global experiences at home and abroad. Everyone is encouraged to participate in these free events, which take place throughout the week!

IEW on the national level is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

For more information about International Education Week worldwide, please visit

2016 IEW Photo Contest

Theme: “Wish You Were Here”

Submit an image which captures a moment and/or place in Boone or abroad that you wish you could share with your closest friends and family. Images can be subtle or dynamic, abstract or concrete. Please submit a description of 50 words or less explaining how the image connects with the contest theme. One submission per student.


  • Private or Public Spaces
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Landmarks
  • Landscapes and Nature
  • Ceremony, Celebration, and Culture

Top two winners in each category will receive a professional print of their photo, which will be publicly displayed on campus during International Education Week.

Submit your photo here by November 1, 2016

When is International Education Week?

Event date(s): Monday, November 14, 2016 - Friday, November 18, 2016


For questions, please contact

Join the Celebration

We invite academic departments and student organizations to host their own events in celebration of International Education Week. Please register your event by October 25, 2016, and we will add it to the official IEW 2016 calendar!