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
Wednesday, February 20
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
Office of International Affairs 30th Anniversary Celebration
Campus Center Theater
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.
Catch a Fire! Honoring the Black Arts
An Evening of Spoken Word Poetry and Drumming
Lilly Auditorium, University Library
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
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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
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.