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, November 12, 2018 - Friday, November 16, 2018 

The first 30 students who attend 3 IEW events will receive a FREE t-shirt! 


For questions, please contact

Events for International Education Week

Monday November 12

  • Language out Loud: Literature and Poetry from around the World, 7-8:30 pm, Belk Library 114:Participants are invited to read or recite their favorite texts in different world languages for all to enjoy!

  • Global perspective Panel, 6-8 pm, Blue Ridge Ballroom: International students respond to questions

  • Persian cooking with Sherry Nikbakht, 6:30-8:30 pm, Kindly Kitchen, 659 W King St: Preparing Persian recipes with Sherry Nikbakht at Kindly Kitchen

  • International Food Drive, 1-10 pm, Student Union International Hallway: International food drive to combat food insecurity while promoting global diversity

  • Fulbright Scholar Program Social, 6-7 pm, PSU Rough Ridge Room 415 : Fulbright Program social for faculty and staff

  • Taste of India!, 12:30-2 pm, PSU Room 415: Share a traditional Indian meal with Professor Lubna

Tuesday November 13

  • Nationally Competitive Scholarship Opportunities, 3-4 pm, PSU Room 169 Three Top Mountain: Funded overseas opportunities to study, teach, research, or learn languages

  • Global Film Series: Five Fingers for Marseilles, 6:30-8:30 pm, Greenbriar Theatre, PSU: Free foreign film! South African Apartheid meets Western genre film!

  • Go Confidently: Exploring the World to Understand Yourself, 12-2 pm, PSU Room 169 Three Top Mountain: Interactive discussion about identity, travel, and our impact

Wednesday November 14

  • Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, 7-9 pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts: This world-renowned company features authentic music and costumes, combined with inspired dancing that brings audiences to their feet

  • Appalachian Global Symposium, 8-12 pm, multiple rooms in PSU: An event to highlight and share global education at Appalachian

  • Valence Lutaisire, 3:30-5 pm, LLHS: Learn community organizing and social justice model from rural Uganda

Thursday, November 15

  • Learn to roll your own Sushi, 12:30-2:00 PM, PSU Room 415: Learn to roll your own sushi!

  • Taste of Latin America, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Linville Falls Room 226, PSU; Join HSA for a Taste of Latin America during International Education Week. What better way to learn about Latin Culture than trying new recipes and new techniques?

  • "The Price of Free" film screening, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Holland International Engagement Room, Peacock Hall 4140. An award winning documentary about the efforts of  2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Kailash Satyarthi against child laobr, is having its global premier this week.

Friday, November 16

  • International Art Tour at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 3:30-4:00 PM, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Curator led tour of "Art from Down Under: Australia and New Zealand" and "The Elephantine in the Anthropocene" exhibitions.

  • Culture Crawl, 6:00-8:00 PM, Grandfather Mountain Ballroom, Free event with performances from various internationally focused/multicultural organizations

  • U.S.-Cypriot Virtual Exchange, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, PSU Watauga River Room 102: Students will ask and answer questions during a skype session with Cypriot students

  • QEP and OIED Reception for Campus Partners, 4:00-6:00 PM, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, The QEP & OIED invite all faculty and staff for a wine and cheese reception as we say thank you and celebrate.