International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is 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.     - U.S. Department of State


Get Involved in International Education Week 2019!

The Center for International Programs invites you to celebrate the global community at Saint Mary's by participating in International Education Week!  The international exchange of education and cultures promotes peace and understanding among students, staff and faculty to create a richer SMC community.  In honor of International Education Week, the Center for International Programs is hosting an array of events to bring our campus closer to the global community.

Monday, November 18

Photo Contest

The Center for International Programs invites the SMC community to submit photos from their travels abroad!  Students, staff and faculty can vote for their favorite photo and the winner will win a prize.

Sponsor: Center for International Programs

Global Display: St. Albert Library, 1st & 2nd floor

Learn more about International Education Week and find out some fun facts about the global community here at SMC!  Check out the book display on the first floor with books from international authors and global storylines.

Sponsors: Center for International Programs & St. Albert Librarians

Center for International Programs Open House

Date:  Monday, November 12, 2018
Time:  3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:  Center for International Programs - Brother Jerome West, 130

Meet the staff at the Center for International Programs office and find out more about what we do to promote internationalization at SMC!

Sponsor: Center for International Programs

Tuesday, November 19

Marketing your International Education Experience: Interview & Resume Workshop

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Dante 220

Study abroad and other international education experiences are highly favored by employers.  Attending this workshop will give participants the tools to market their experiences abroad in a professional way to potential employers.  Open to all students who have studied abroad, participated in a Jan Term Travel course, or served abroad to further the Lasallian mission.

Sponsors: Career and Professional Development Services & Center for International Programs

Wednesday, November 20

Study Abroad Information Session

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Center for International Programs - Brother Jerome West, 130

Let the world be your classroom!  Come and learn about studying abroad and all of the options that are available to you.  Speak with Study Abroad Peer Mentors about their experiences overseas.  International treats will be provided.

Sponsor: Center for International Programs

Alumni Voices: OPT Experiences from the Field

Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:  Galileo 202

Learn about what our international alumni are working on now!  In this panel-style presentation, international SMC alumni will talk about their job hunt, employment experiences in the U.S., and give some useful interview and networking tips.

Sponsor: Center for International Programs

Thursday, November 21

Travel for Everyone: Accessible Travel Solutions for Students with Disabilities

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Intercultural Center

Discover ways for students with disabilites to travel and/or study abroad.  All are welcome to join!

Sponsors: The Diverseabilities Club, Student Disability Servies & Center for International Programs

Global Potluck*

Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:  Hagerty Lounge
*By invitation only

Food is one of the best ways to experience cultural exchange!  Bring an international dish to share with members of the global community.

Sponsor: World Languages Department & Center for International Programs

Friday, November 22

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea with CIP and MMC

Date:  Friday, November 16, 2018
Time:  10:00am - 11:30am
Location:  Mission & Ministry Lounge

Stop by for some fair trade coffee and tea!  By purchasing fair trade items, we all have a positive impact on living and working conditions world wide - not to mention it's great for the environment!

Sponsors: Mission and Ministry Center & Center for International Programs