International Education Week (IEW)

International Education Week 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 efforts to prepare students for a global environment by studying, learning and exchanging experiences.  A number of institutions across the country acknowledge and celebrate this week.

Come celebrate International Education Week at the University of Dayton between October 28 and November 4, 2017!  Participate in programs including global game night, language workshops, festivals, and more.

Get your IEW passport, attend events, and enter into a raffle to win a gift certificate to UD’s bookstore!  How does it work?

  • Download your passport here or pick-up a printed copy from Rike Center 204 or 112 starting Monday, October 23 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Attend at least three IEW events and get your passport stamped upon entrance at each event (please note: Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead is the only event not part of the passport program)
  • Attend the International Festival on Saturday, November 4 and submit your passport upon entrance to the event.  After receiving your last passport stamp, you will be entered into the raffle.  Winners will be announced at 7:30pm at the International Festival.  And remember, International Festival can count towards one of your three IEW events!
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2017 IEW Schedule

UD Spotlights: Flyers Embracing Global Experiences

Learn more about students, faculty and staff who reflect upon experiences that have had positive impact on their passion for international education and exchange. Look for these profiles by following the Center for International Programs on Facebook and Twitter, or by subscribing to our newsletter here.


Saturday, October 28/7:30pm-12am/ KU Ballroom
Join the Indian Student Association to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, and experience traditional Indian dance, food and music.

 Think Outside the Neighborhood: Education Abroad Tabling

Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 3/ See below
Learn about all the various international opportunities available through the University of Dayton including faculty led programs, semester exchanges, service opportunities, cultural immersion and more.

Monday, October 30
11am-1pm, Marycrest 
5pm-7pm, RecPlex
Tuesday, October 31
11am-2pm, Kennedy Union Fountain Table
Wednesday, November 1
11am-1pm, Marianist Hall 
5pm-6:30pm, Virginia W. Kettering Hall
Thursday, November 2
11am-1pm, Kettering Labs
Friday, November 3
9am-11:30am, Science Center

 Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Monday, October 23 - Friday, November 3/ Various times and locations across campus
Check out the ofrendas (altars) across campus to learn more about Dia de los Muertos.  On Thursday, November 2 at 12:30pm, there will be a mass at the Chapel conducted all, or in part, in Spanish.  Mexican Hot Chocolate will be served after at the Heritage Cafe.  Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Department of Religious Studies.

Experience China

Tuesday, October 31/ 11:30am-1pm/ Rike Center WEX Lounge
An introduction to Chinese culture, food and language in an interactive, hands-on environment.  Learn Chinese calligraphy, paper folding (origami), and dumpling making.  Test your chopstick skills in a high stakes game and kick the jianzi, the Chinese predecessor to the hackysack.

Faculty Panel: Looking at Human Rights and Global Citizenship through a Vocational Lens: How UD Faculty are Called to Respond

Wednesday, November 1/ 2:30pm-4pm/ Keller Hall (Mathias Heck Courtroom)
Learn how UD faculty celebrate international educational exchange through scholarship, as well as how and why they are called to respond to issues regarding human rights and global citizenship as faculty members. This is a PATH eligible event.

Experience the Middle East

Thursday, November 2/ 11:30am-1pm/ KU Torch Lounge
An introduction to Middle Eastern culture, food, and language in an interactive, hands-on environment.

Extreme Global Game Night: Daytime Edition

Thursday, November 2/ 2pm-3:30pm/ Kennedy Union Ballroom East
Join us for Extreme Global Game Night: Daytime Edition, an intercultural activity that brings international and U.S. students, faculty, and staff together in a fun environment in which everyone can enjoy snacks and play popular games from different regions of the world. This is a PATH eligible event.

International Festival

Saturday, November 4/ 5:30pm-8pm, RecPlex
Food, performance, culture, and community celebrate together at this unforgettable evening. Sample the world’s cuisines, take a walk through the international bazaar, watch incredible cultural performances, and see the beautiful clothes and flags of different countries at this enjoyable event. The International Festival is open to the community. Free admission and optional $5 ticket for food.