International Education Week

What is International Education Week?

International Education Week (IEW) at Appalachian State University is a celebration of the global engagement that happens throughout the year through our clubs, courses, and conversations. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are encouraged to participate in programming throughout the week of November 14-18, 2022!  


To submit a program for IEW 2022, please fill out this Google form.
Submissions are due October 17, 2022 in order to be included on our promotional materials. 


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

Interested in a Zoom background?  Find a collection here with photos from App State photo conest winners from the past few years.

Events for International Education Week

We are currently developing the programming for 2022.  Please check back later for details.

Below is our programming for last year to give you an idea of what you can look forward to. 
If you or your club/department would like to submit a program for this year's calendar, please fill out this Google form


Events for international education week

Events for International Education Week 2021

Global Perspectives Panel

Monday 11/15/21 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: PSU 201A Price Lake

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 an opportunity for attendees to ask the panelists questions and direct the conversation.

Coping Skills Toolbox

Tuesday 11/16/21 12:30pm-2:00pm and Thursday 11/18/21 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: Contact table, 1st floor PSU near the info desk

Learn about coping resources and the Counseling Center while also building your own coping tool box!

Sponsored by The Counseling Center


International Business Association Discussion Panel

Tuesday 11/16/21 5:00pm-6:00pm

PSU 417 Beacon Heights

Click here to access the Zoom link

This session is offered via Zoom or in person. IBSA will be hosting guest speakers to talk about the experiences they had while working abroad. *This session will be over Zoom*

Sponsored by the International Business Student Association


Language Out Loud

Tuesday 11/16/21 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Belk Library Lecture Hall 114

Stories, tales and all sorts of fun from around the world! Bring a favorite poem or text to read in your favorite language OTE (Other Than English, of course). Yes, bring a translation and invite a friend! Masks are required for in-person participants. Questions? Contact Dr. Hellenbrand at

Sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Global Symposium

Wednesday 11/17/21 9:00am-1:00pm

The Appalachian Global Symposium highlights the global education activities of Appalachian faculty, staff, and students by providing a platform for the sharing of recent activities that contribute to the university's global mission. *Click the event title to access the schedule/registration links.*

Sponsored by OIED

Studying Abroad in Japan Session

Wednesday 11/17/21 6:00pm-7:00pm

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Are you interested in studying abroad in Japan but are not sure where to start? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! The Japanese Culture Club of App State is hosting a free public information session about studying abroad in Japan on Wednesday, November 17 from 6-7 PM over Zoom. Join us to learn about App State's available study abroad programs in Japan, what to consider/how to get started in choosing a program, what it's like to study abroad in Japan, and more! We can't wait to see you there!

Sponsored by the Japanese Culture Club

Malinke Storytelling: An Intercultural Journey

Thursday 11/18/21 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: PSU 415 Rough Ridge Room

At the base of any international travel is the opportunity to have an intercultural interaction. We talk about the importance of developing our intercultural competence skills. But what does this really mean? It could take a lifetime to thoroughly grasp the concept of intercultural competence! In this workshop, we will focus on one tiny piece of this: non-verbal communication. To achieve these goals, we’re going to dive into a classic West African story about love, deception, and animals!

International Education Career Panel

Friday 11/19/21 3:00pm-4:00pm

A panel of professionals who work in a variety of subfields within International Education will speak about their jobs in Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, ESL teaching and program development, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn about the various careers you can explore within International Education. *Please email Karen Binger Marshall at to register for the event*

Sponsored by OIED

Pajama Watch Party

POSTPONED - more info coming soon

Intapp will be hosting a watch party for our annual culture crawl event. Culture crawl is similar to that of a variety show, it allows several international/domestic students and alumni to showcase their talents, hobbies, cultural traditions, and travelling experiences.

Sponsored by INTAPP

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