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 events, which take place throughout the week of November 15-19, 2021!  More details to come soon.

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

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Global Symposium

Global Symposium

An opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share their global work on a professional platform

Global Leadership Awards

Global Leadership Awards

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

What does International Education Week look like?

We are currently working on the 2021 calendar.  Here is the calendar from 2020.  Check it out and get some ideas!  If you want to host an event, please contact Trivia Eggers (  

Events for International Education Week 2020

Making tea and lassi with Gayatri

Monday 10/26/20 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A live streaming cooking lesson with Gayatri Titus (Coordinator of Multicultural Services). She'll be demonstrating how to make two drinks, chai and mango lassi.
Sponsored by: OIED
Click here to register for this Zoom event.

Global Perspectives Panel

Monday 10/26/20 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This panel will explore the perspectives of international students here at ASU. Hosted by International Appalachian, the panelists will be asked questions about their lives studying abroad in today's global society. There will also be opportunity for attendees to ask the panelists questions and direct the conversation.
Sponsored by: International Appalachian

Learn to Dance Salsa with Emily Daughtridge

Tuesday 10/27/20 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn Cuban inspired solo Salsa dance steps, "shines" and style in this live streaming dance class with Appalachian Dance Studies Professor, Emily Daughtridge. No partner or experience necessary.
Sponsored by: OIED
Click here to register for this Zoom event.

Language Out Loud

Tuesday 10/27/20 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to bring a favorite poem or text to read in a favorite language OTE (Other than English). We want to celebrate the sounds and the words of the languages we teach and speak and learn at Appalachian!
Sponsored by: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Click here to register for this Zoom event.


Global Symposium

Wednesday 10/28/20 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Global Symposium highlights global activities engaged in by Appalachian faculty, staff, and students. Symposium presenters will be discussing a variety of topics including science, technology, business, education, music and politics. The Appalachian Global Symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share their global work on a professional platform while simultaneously contributing to global learning at Appalachian. Please note that this year's Global Symposium will take place in a virtual format.
More information at
Sponsored by: OIED
Click here to see the full schedule and to register.

International Game Night

Wednesday 10/28/20 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
International Appalachian (INTAPP) is hosting our monthly International Game Night on October 28th, and we are opening it up to the general student body! Come join us for a fun, relaxed night of trivia and a chance to get to know App State's international students! This event will be hosted on Zoom at 5pm - see you there!
Sponsored by: International Appalachian (INTAPP)
Click here to register for this Zoom event.

Greeks Abroad

Wednesday 10/28/20 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
I have worked with the Office of International Education and Development throughout my entire time at App and I noticed that out of students who study abroad members of FSL are the least represented and I would love to change that! I have studied abroad myself and highly recommend everyone who can to look into studying abroad and experience all the benefits that can come from it.
Sponsored by: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and OIED
Click here to register for this Zoom event.

TAPIF: Teaching Assistant Program in France Info Session

Thursday 10/29/20 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Have you studied French in high school or college? Do you speak French at home with your family? Are you interested in being paid to work abroad? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this information session for TAPIF: Teaching Assistant Program in France. You will learn about the eligibility requirements for this program, as well as details about the program and what life might be like teaching English abroad!
Sponsored by: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and OIED
Click here to register for this Zoom event.


Available for viewing September 30–May 15
Sponsored by the Schaefer Center’s APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series
A cappella vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Click here to view.

International Education Career Talk

Friday 10/30/20 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Are you thinking of a career in the field of international education? The Office of International Education and Development here at Appalachian is hosting a series of short talks this semester for globally minded students who are considering careers in international education, whether in study abroad or international student advising or teaching English to second language learners. Come learn about careers in this field! Rebecca Yoon, Director of the AppELS Institute, Appalachian's new English Language Studies Institute, will be speaking about her experiences running English language programs and teaching English to language learners, as well as providing advice for anyone hoping to work in this field. 
Sponsored by: OIED, AppELS
Click here to register for this Zoom event.

Culture Crawl

Friday 10/30/20 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Culture Crawl 2020 will provide a combination of live and prerecorded content celebrating different cultures represented at Appalachian. Streaming online Friday, October 30th at 6pm, join us in the fun-filled Culture Crawl this year.
Sponsored by: International Appalachian

Any of these links will take you to the event:
- (click "LIVE" at the top of the screen at 6pm)
- Facebook Live
- Youtube Live