International Week

International Week 2020: February 23 - 29, 2020

Internationalization isn't confined to one day at IUPUI! International Week expands the festivities of the International Festival to the entire week surrounding the event itself, with programming from all across the university.


  • Last Year's Events

    International Week 2019: February 18 - 23, 2019

    See below for what went on in 2019, and check back soon for 2020 events.  All events were free and open to the public.

    Tuesday, February 19
     fulbright logo on a blue background

    U.S. Fulbright Program Information Session
    UL 0110, University Library
    12 - 1 pm

    Are you interested in traveling, exploring, and learning while living in another country? Do you have a project idea or interest that you wish to complete in another place? If so, come to this information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers fellowships for US citizens who are graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and creative and performing artists to spend an academic year abroad.

    During this session we will have the opportunity to learn about Maureen Meyer’s Fulbright experience living in and conducting research in a rural village in Cameroon.

    Pizza will be provided.

    Three students on one side of a table learning about studying abroad at the Study Abroad Fair

    Study Abroad 101
    ES 2132, Education Social Work Building
    2:30 - 3:30 pm

    Want to study abroad, but don't know where to start?  Do you have questions about what study abroad is actually like?

    Meet with our Study Abroad Ambassadors to get the inside scoop on how to go about studying abroad and what it's really like to study in another country.



    Wednesday, February 20
    I-house residents sitting outside under a tree on a sunny day, smiling at the camera

    International House Alumni Panel
    Foundations of Leadership: Going Global at IUPUI
    Campus Center Theater
    3:30 - 4:30 pm

    Please join the Office of International Affairs in welcoming former residents of IUPUI’s International House for a panel reflecting on their intercultural foundation at I-House and the world-class education at IUPUI that has enabled them to pursue global business careers across the world. Panelists include Nelly Tuikong Park, Helen Du, Christiana Halim, and Elizabeth Sabato.

    Join us for a brief reception from 4:30-5:00 pm, then celebrate OIA as a whole at the Anniversary Celebration.

    Supported by the IUPUI Welcoming Campus Campus Innovation Fund 

    2018 Award winners stand on stage with OIA staff

    Office of International Affairs 30th Anniversary Celebration
    Campus Center Theater
    5:00 pm

    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. A panel of current and past OIA leadership including Gil Latz, Susan Buck Sutton, and Sara Kurtz Allaei will examine IUPUI in the world and reflections on progress toward campus internationalization over three decades while also looking to future opportunities and challenges.

    Join us to celebrate honorees of the 2019 Global Engagement Award and the Susan Buck Sutton Faculty and Staff Awards for Study Abroad. 

    Learn More about the Celebration

    A photo with the two performers, Babalawo Awodele Ifasina and Lasana Kazembe and the event info

    Catch a Fire! Honoring the Black Arts
    An Evening of Spoken Word Poetry and Drumming
    Lilly Auditorium, University Library
    6:00 pm

    The IUPUI Africana Studies Program invites one and all to a special evening of creative artistic expression.  Featuring Babalawo Awodele Ifasina on drums and Lasana Kazembe sharing his poetry, this event is free and welcomes all.


    Thursday, February 21
    Miniature world flags displayed on a table

    IUPUI International Festival
    Campus Center Atrium, Barnes & Noble and Lower Level
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

    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 on social media, then fill out your festival passport for a free prize while supplies last! 

    Three international students laughing with the IUPUI mascot, Jawz the Jaguar

    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 and the atrium stage
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Head up to the third floor of the Campus Center to hear global-themed lectures from IUPUI's liberal arts faculty. 


    Stylized flyer with paper cutouts of figures made of international flags circling a globe.  Text reads "Intercultural Mixer! Mingle with international and domestic students and share your culture"

    Intercultural Mixer

    CE 309, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

    Mingle with international and domestic students and faculty!  Enjoy food and entertainment from another country, share your culture, and learn about others!  Explore the festival downstairs, then come up to the third floor to slow down, socialize, and get to know another culture on a personal level.

    An IUPUI Welcoming Campus Initiative hosted by the PIE Student Association and the Gateway Community of Practice on Intercultural Learning (PIE)

    Composite of three photos: a young woman presenting from a laptop and pointing to an image on the screen, a hand holding a phone with social media icons on the screen, three women leaning over a laptop collaborating on a project

    ResearchMedia: Social Media and Global Learning
    An interactive series of workshops
    University Library, Ashby Browsing Room

    In this workshop, participants will learn ways to use social media platforms and other technology for critical and global engagement.

    Session 1: Introduction to #ResearchMedia  10 - 11:30 am

    Session 2: Hands-On practical applications  1 - 2 pm

    Session 3: COIL&Slack - Go Global  2:15 - 3:30 pm

    Photo of the gallery description with a portrait of artist Lin Dihuan and two of his works

    Waiting for a Flower to Bloom Artist Lecture

    CE 309 2:00 - 3:00 pm

    Visiting Chinese artist Lin Dihuan, M.D. will be giving a reception for his Cultural Arts Gallery exhibition, "Waiting for a Flower to Bloom," in the gallery at noon, followed by a lecture in Room 309 at 2 p.m. The Guangdong native has gained popularity thanks to his series of ink-and-brush paintings dedicated to China's 24 solar terms. These illustrations were recently added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. "Waiting for a Flower to Bloom" can be viewed free of charge in the Cultural Arts Gallery through Feb. 28.

    Friday, February 22
    Students on a study abroad trip work quickly to photograph a scene on a rocky cliff in front of a sunset

    Be A Study Abroad Champion
    ES 2132, Education/Social Work Building
    10:00 - 11:30 am

    Study Abroad is a fantastic way to expand your education and knowledge, but many students don't even know it's an option.  How do you, as a faculty or staff member, help expand awareness of study abroad within your academic community?

    This interactive session will teach you just that, helping you to become a study abroad champion!

    Saturday, February 23
    Three students in African-styled attire, smiling and posing for the camera

    IUPUI International Fashion Show
    CE 450 B,C Campus Center
    Doors open at 8:00 pm

    International Club presents its 11th 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.