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

Mark Your Calendars

Event date(s): Monday, October26 - Friday, October 30, 2020


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Global Leadership Awards

Global Leadership Awards

More information about the Global Leadership Awards, given each year to faculty, staff, and students

Events for International Education Week

2020 Events are still being planned. See below for last year's week of events!

2019 International Education Week Events

Monday November 18

  • Coping Skills Toolbox, 11:00 AM, Contact Table 5, PSU: We will offer a tabling event called "Coping Skills Tool Box". On the table, we will have information about the counseling center, self-help resources, and also some fun tools to help students cope with stress.

  • "Are you surviving or thriving? Self-care and Well-being" - Gayatri Titus, Ph.D. & Jenna Tomalski, M.S., 4:00 PM,  415 Rough Ridge, PSU: This session will help students manage stress more effectively. This session will provide concrete and tangible tools for participants to engage in more effective and enjoyable self-care. This session will provide experiential and participatory learning opportunities for stress management activities. 

  • My Experience in Peace Corps, 5:00 PM, 137B Macrae Peak, PSU: Peace Corps representative presenting on volunteer experiences abroad as a woman of color.

  • Global Perspectives Panel, 6:00 PM, 420 Parkway Ballroom, PSU: Add another perspective to your outlook of the world!

  • Language Out Loud! Readings of International Literature and Poetry with Tongue-Twisters Allowed!, 7:00 PM, Belk Library 114: Students and faculty read their texts in their favorite languages!

Tuesday November 19

  • Morning World! International Breakfast Drinks, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Hallway outside Grandfather Mountain, PSU: Come grab an international hot drink to greet the morning.

  • Coping Skills Toolbox, 11:00 AM, Contact Table 5, PSU.: We will offer a tabling event called "Coping Skills Tool Box". On the table, we will have information about the counseling center, self-help resources, and also some fun tools to help students cope with stress.

  • Taste of Japan, 12:30 PM, 122 Roan Mountain, PSU: Learn about Japanese culture and sushi. Sushi provided!

  • Taste of India, 6:30 PM - 8:00PM, 420 Parkway Ballroom, PSU: Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine while learning about the culture.

  • Poverty, Inc. - Documentary Showing and Sustainable Shopping, 7:00 PM, Greenbriar Theatre, PSU: Showing the documentary, Poverty Inc. and selling Global Mamas merchandise.

Wednesday November 20

  • Global Symposium, 9:30 AM - 1:00PM, 137 Grandfather Ballroom and 4th floor Rooms, PSU: The Global Symposium highlights global research and teaching at Appalachian.

  • International Research & Scholarship Social, 5:00 PM, Attic Window 137B, PSU: Social for faculty and staff.

  • Service and Global Short Film, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, ACT Office, PSU: Enjoy a short international film focused on serving others followed by a brief discussion.Movie snacks provided!

  • Teach English in France: TAPIF Info Session, 6:30 PM - 7:30PM, LS Dougherty Hall, Room 113: Learn how you can get paid to teach English in France for 7 months.

Thursday, November 21

  • Way of Council, 7:00 PM - 9:00PM, 169 Three Top Mountain, PSU: Share stories and a meal with international students.

Friday, November 22

  • International Education Career Talk: Panel Discussion, 11:30 AM - 12:30PM, Bass Lake Room 319, PSU: Session for students considering future careers in International Education.

  • Culture Crawl, 6:00 PM  - 8:00PM, Legends: A celebration of cultures at Appalachian State University.