International Week

International Week: February 11-17, 2018

Join us the IUPUI International Week 2018 Events! All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 13

IPMP Speed Friendship5:30-7:00pm

IPMP Speed Friendship
Global Crossroads Classroom, ES 2132

Meet IUPUI students from all over the world! The International Peer Mentoring Program is hosting a night of fun, snacks and lots of new friends! You could end up meeting your new best friend! 

You can't miss this event, RSVP Now!



 Wednesday, February 14

festival flyer10:30am-2:30pm

IUPUI International Festival
Campus Center Atrium, Barnes & Noble and Lower Level

Eat, explore, and engage in IUPUI’s global community at the International Festival! Learn about global organizations, enjoy free food, and wear cultural attire to win prizes and more.

Stop by the International Photo Booth and use #GlobalJags and #iloveifest on social media for a chance to win a Barnes and Noble Gift card or water bottle. 


 Judith Lasker headshot10:30-11:45am

Presentation by Dr. Judith Lasker, author and NEH Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University
When “Hoping to Help” Hurts: What students, faculty, and staff need to know to avoid the pitfalls of global health volunteerism
Campus Center 450 A

As universities around the world tout the growing number of students seeking international experiences, they are also faced by the difficult challenges of ensuring that students have valuable learning experiences and do not put themselves or their hosts at risk. Especially in the arena of health service programs, which have been increasing dramatically, there are serious concerns about the possibility of harm to host communities. Volunteers are “hoping to help,” but there is little evidence to prove that they are helping. RSVP now     


wlac flags10:00am-2:30pm

Learn something new at the International Lecture Series
Organized by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, School of Liberal Arts
Campus Center, CE 305, CE 309 and the atrium stage

Head up to the third floor of the Campus Center to hear global-themed lectures from IUPUI's liberal arts faculty. Topics range from "Islamic art in Venice" to "Health care in Nigeria" to "Film censorship during the Franco regime." For more information about the lectures, contact Kate Miller, 

  • International Lecture Series Schedule

    World Languages & Cultures Lectures, Campus Center, CE 305 and 309

    10:00-10:30am, CE 305 
    “Delivering Education, Healthcare, and Nutrition in Rivers State, Nigeria”
    Tijen Demirel-Pegg, Department of Political Science & International Studies

    10:30-11:00am, CE 305 
    “Film Censorship during the Franco Regime in Spain: The Case of Ingmar Bergman and Wild Strawberries”
    Rosario Garnemark, Program in Spanish

    11:00-11:30am, CE 305 
    “Cultural Awareness Through Authentic Experience: Preparing for German Citizenship” 
    Karen Roesch, Program in German, with Mariam Aziz, Adam Fierst, & Carl Underwood

    11:30am-12:00pm, CE 305 
    “Islamic Art in Venice”
    Amal Cavender, Program in Arabic

    12:30-1:00pm, CE 309
    “Spanish in Contact with Indigenous Languages in Latin America: The case of Quechua and Nahuatl”
    Connie Aldana & María Teresa Oviedo, M.A.T. Spanish

    1:30pm, Campus Center Atrium
    “Love Makes the World Go Round: A multilingual poetry reading”
    Presented by students from the Department of World Languages and Cultures

    2:15-2:30pm, Campus Center Atrium Stage
    "Tai Chi"
    Jing Wang, Program in Chinese

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Intercultural Mixer: Organized by the Intercultural Community of Practice
Campus Center, CE 309

Come get international food and prizes for mingling with international and domestic students and faculty! Enjoy music and dances from another country, share your culture, and learn about others.




International Awards Ceremony
Campus Center Atrium

Celebrate the global impact of IUPUI, and recognize the distinguished work of people and organizations that make IUPUI a global campus in a global city. Chancellor Paydar will recognize honorees of the 2018 Global Engagement Award and the Susan Buck Sutton Faculty and Staff Awards for Study Abroad.  


 Confucius Logo12:00-1:00pm

Chinese Cultural Hour with Confucius Institute
Confucius Institute, Cavanaugh Hall, Ste. 129

Topic: Chinese New Year
Speaker: Dr. Nian Zhang, Confucius Institute of Indianapolis

The Chinese Culture Hour program exposes you to the myriad of topics embodied in Chinese Culture Hour. Learn about festivals, history, society, medicine, philosophy, arts and various themes about China. 



I-House Alumni Panel: Exploring Global Connections
Campus Center, CE 305

Moderated by: Jill Jean-Baptiste
Alumni Panelists: James Guy, Leah Van Antwerp, Chok Leang Ooi

College provides an unparalleled experience to live and learn alongside students from different backgrounds, with friendships and professional connections that last a lifetime. Three panelists who lived at IUPUI’s International House during different eras reflect on the skills created and connections gained and offer tips for current students and alumni on leveraging the power of IU’s global alumni network.


 Intercultural Activity2:30-4:00pm

Intercultural Learning Games and Activities, presented by the Office of International Affairs
Campus Center, CE 309

Join us to try out several short and fun activities that foster intercultural understanding. Open to students, faculty, and staff!




Model United Nations Open Simulation
Campus Center, CE 307

Topic: Should therapeutic human cloning be allowed?

Represent a country of your choice at the United Nations, and debate interesting topics in a diplomatic setting! Learn to persuade, negotiate, and communicate your ideas. To sign up for the simulation go to: For more information, contact Daniel Di Martino at

Saturday, February 17

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Campus Center, 450
Doors open at 8:00pm

International Club presents its 10th Annual International Fashion Show! As part of International Week, you, friends, and family are all invited to this FREE event. 

See everything from traditional to modern wear from all across the globe on this one night! The fashion show unites students from different countries by portraying their own cultures through their traditional fashion. This event is funded by International Programming Grant, the IUPUI Office of International Affairs and the IUPUI Student Organization Grant.