International Education Week (IEW) was started by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as a way to celebrate the benefits of international education. IEW is now celebrated across the United States and in over one hundred countries. It is an occasion to learn more about international students studying in the United States, while also engaging students interested in studying abroad. International education fosters understanding, appreciation and respect while creating the next generation of global leaders.

Schedule of Events


Monday, November 12, 2012

Crossing Borders Film Screening

Redhawks Room – 7 p.m.
As a part of the Civility and Diversity Film Series sponsored by the Office of Campus Life and Event Services, the Office of International Education and Services will co-sponsor a screening of the film, “Crossing Borders.” This film documents the events when four American study abroad students travel to Morocco and meet four Moroccan students. The film centers on breaking down stereotypes based on religion, socioeconomic status, and nationality. After the screening, we will be joined by Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success/Dean of Students, Dr. Dennis Holt to discuss the film.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

International Perspectives on Education

Redhawks Room – 6 p.m.
As a part of International Education Week, the Office of International Education and Services will host presentations from students and faculty regarding different perspectives on educational systems and perceptions of education in different countries. Presentations will represent several countries, from the perspectives of return study abroad and international students, as well as faculty.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lunch and Learn

Co-sponsored by Career Services
Program Lounge – 12 p.m.
In a recent study conducted by IES Abroad, it shows graduates who studied abroad were able to find jobs more closely related to their degrees, with, at least, three-fourths of respondents stating their study abroad experience helped build job skills and gain confidence. Career Services, in collaboration with the Office of International Education and Services will present a Lunch and Learn presentation about employment tips with an emphasis on how to accentuate international education experiences in interviews and resumes.

Study Abroad Workshop

Heritage Room – 12 p.m.
The Office of International Education and Services will present the key considerations for studying abroad. This presentation will help students plan for studying abroad, with emphasis on academics, location, finance, and personal concerns.

Global Trivia Night

Redhawks Room – 6 p.m.
Join the Office of International Education and Services for Global Trivia Night. Do you think you know a lot about the world? Get a team together and put your knowledge to the test!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Get Hired: International Impressions

Co-sponsored by Career Services
Redhawks Room – 5 p.m.
Career Services will present the Lunch and Learn session again for those who could not attend the original session on Wednesday.

Explore Bangladesh

Sponsored by Bangladeshi Student Association
Redhawks Room – 6 p.m.
The Bangladeshi Students’ Association will present Bangladesh to members of the campus and Cape Girardeau communities. Explore the beauty of Bangladesh with presentations and performances. Find out interesting facts about the geography and culture of this small country that contains the largest mangrove forest in the world.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nepali Night

Sponsored by Nepalese Student Association
UC Ballroom – 6 p.m.
The Nepalese Student Association will cap off International Education Week at Southeast Missouri State University, with their highly anticipated Nepali Night. The Nepalese Student Association is known for this event, which showcases the myriad cultures of Nepal through presentations, performance, and Nepali cuisine. This event will mark the sixth time Nepali Night has been presented at Southeast Missouri State University.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Suzanne McKinney, Assistant Director, International Programming, or (573) 986-6751.