International Education Week

IEW is hosted and sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Division of International Education within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.  

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State. Inaugurated by President Bill Clinton in 2000, IEW celebrates the importance and benefits of international education in the U.S. and around the world. Today, IEW is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. 

Girl looking off in the distance with the text reading International Education Week

Since its inception in 2000, IEW has helped to showcase international education and foster inter-cultural understanding at San Francisco State University and beyond.  IEW's focus has always been to promote awareness and understanding of our world’s diverse cultures both abroad, as well as within our own campus community. We hope that this year’s exciting events will provide you with a wealth of fun and interesting opportunities to experience the many cultures that are part of the SF State community through food, music, dance, lectures and more.

IEW's mission is particularly relevant in 2020, which has been rocked by global health concerns and travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we should come together and celebrate the importance of international education and the global ties shared by SF State students, staff, and alumni around the world.

We encourage members of the San Francisco State University community to participate in our virtual events.

Learn more about International Education Week at: http://iew.state.gov/ 

Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

  • New Work, New Friends, New Vistas: Library Digital Display

    Join the J. Paul Leonard Library for a digital display of books, articles, videos, podcasts, and more that relate to working and learning abroad!

 

Monday, November 1

  • International Career Spotlight: Teach English Abroad

    Explore career opportunities related to teaching English outside the United States. Hear from current English Foreign Language (EFL) educators about their international teaching experience and learn about SF State's MA TESOL Program.

    • Date: Monday, November 1, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.

 

Tuesday, November 2

  • IEEC Study Abroad Fair

    Speak with international students and study abroad alumni about their experiences living and studying overseas. Learn from them about where you could study abroad.  

    • Date: Tuesday, November 2 from 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
    • Location: In-person in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center
  • SF State Abroad: Information Meeting

    The first step to studying abroad is to attend an information meeting where the advisor will cover how the programs work at SF State (same tuition, access to financial aid, and resident credit), how to find a program, connecting with other students, and the process to get started.

    • Date: Tuesday, November 2 from 4 p.m - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.

 

Wednesday, November 3

  • IEEC Study Abroad Fair 

    Speak with international students and study abroad alumni about their experiences living and studying overseas. Learn from them about where you could study abroad.  

    • Date: Wednesday, November 3 from 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
    • Location: In-person in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center
  • SF State Abroad: Information Meeting

    The first step to studying abroad is to attend an information meeting where the advisor will cover how the programs work at SF State (same tuition, access to financial aid, and resident credit), how to find a program, connecting with other students, and the process to get started.

    • Date: Wednesday, November 3 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.

 

Thursday, November 4

  • Feasts at City Eats

    Join us in celebrating international cuisine at City Eats with Polynesian Loco Moco with Egg, Beef Patty, and LOTS of gravy!

    • Date: Thursday, November 4 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Location: SF State Dining Center, City Eats
  • Careers that Expand Your Worldview: Internships, Fellowships, and Working Abroad with the U.S. Department of State

    The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Ryan M. Gliha will talk with students about careers in the Foreign Service and about the U.S. Department of State’s internship and fellowship programs. She will provide information on how you can apply for these different opportunities and join this dynamic team in a wide variety of student and career positions. A 19 year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, Ryan M. Gliha has been the Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest since August 2021. He most recently served overseas as U.S. Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Principal Officer (Consul General) of the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

    • Date: Thursday, November 4 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.
  • Peace Corps: Work and Live Abroad While Making a Difference in the World

    Want to work and live abroad after graduation? Interested in making a difference in the world? Consider joining the Peace Corps. Brianna Maltez, a Peace Corps alumni and now representative, will share her experience working abroad for the Peace Corps and share with you opportunities you have to do the same. 

    • Date: Thursday, November 4 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.
  • Living in Korea as an SF State Student

    Come speak with SF State students currently studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea! Students will share what it is like to be living overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics will range from travel to expenses to student life and more. There will also be a question and answer period where participants can ask students directly about their experiences.

    • Date: Thursday, November 4 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP Here for the Zoom link.
  • CGE Presents: The International Student Journey

    Join a CGE panel discussion with international alumni from SF State's English for Academic Preparation program and Academic Certificate programs to hear unique student stories and valuable advice on reaching academic and professional goals.

    • Date: Thursday, November 4, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP Here for the Zoom Link.

 

Friday, November 5

  • SF State Abroad: Budgeting for Life & Overseas Travel

    Considering studying abroad, but have questions about how it is financially possible? SF State students who studied abroad share their advice on how they made it financially affordable to not only live but travel abroad. Learn their tips and tricks!

    • Date: Friday, November 5 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.

 

Spring International Student Orientation

Monday, November 8

  • Academic Training Info Session for J-1 Students

    Learn how to qualify and apply for Academic Training, a professional development opportunity that allows students studying on J-1 visas at SF State to participate in off-campus employment and internships.

    • Date: Monday, November 8, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.
  • Job Searching in the U.S. as an International Student

    Are you an international student hoping to gain work experience in the U.S.? Join this workshop to learn more about U.S. job search expectations and tips for resumes, cover letters, interviews, negotiating sponsorships as international students. Please note this is not a work authorization workshop with information on immigration requirements. See the U.S. employment authorization website for more information: oip.sfsu.edu/employment

    • Date: Monday, November 8 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    • RSVP Here for the Zoom link.

 

Tuesday, November 9

  • Living in Europe as an SF State Student

    Come speak with SF State students currently studying abroad in Europe! Students will share what it is like to be living overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics will range from travel to expenses to student life and more. There will also be a question and answer period where participants can ask students directly about their experiences.

    • Date: Tuesday, November 9 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • RSVP Here for the Zoom link.
  • Feasts at City Eats

    Join us in celebrating international cuisine at City Eats with traditional pad thai!

    • Date: Tuesday, November 9 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Location: SF State Dining Center, City Eats
  • H-1B Work Visa and U.S. Permanent Residency Workshop with Martin Lawler

    Are you interested in obtaining an H-1B Work Visa or U.S. Permanent Residency? Attend the H-1B Work Visa and U.S. Permanent Residency Workshops hosted by two employment immigration lawyers to learn more information about current trends. You are encouraged to attend both sessions for different perspectives.

    • Date: Tuesday, November 9 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    • RSVP Here for the Zoom link.
  • SF State Abroad: Information Meeting

    The first step to studying abroad is to attend an information meeting where the advisor will cover how the programs work at SF State (same tuition, access to financial aid, and resident credit), how to find a program, connecting with other students, and the process to get started.

    • Date: Tuesday, November 9 from 4 p.m - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.

 

Wednesday, November 10

  • H-1B Work Visa and U.S. Permanent Residency Workshop with James Mayock

    Are you interested in obtaining an H-1B Work Visa or U.S. Permanent Residency? Attend the H-1B Work Visa and U.S. Permanent Residency Workshops hosted by two employment immigration lawyers to learn more information about current trends. You are encouraged to attend both sessions for different perspectives.

    • Date: Wednesday, November 10 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    • RSVP Here for the Zoom link.
  • SF State Abroad: Information Meeting

    The first step to studying abroad is to attend an information meeting where the advisor will cover how the programs work at SF State (same tuition, access to financial aid, and resident credit), how to find a program, connecting with other students, and the process to get started.

    • Date: Wednesday, November 10 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link.

 

Thursday, November 11

Veterans Day!

Campus closed.

 

Friday, November 12

  • Peace Corps Instagram Takeover

    Learn more about Peace Corps and post your questions in real-time on the @SFStateAbroad Instagram account as the Peace Corps representative, Brianna Maltez, will be taking over our account today!  

 

To request disability accommodation for any International Education Week event or session, please contact the Office of International Programs at (415) 338-1293 or oip@sfsu.edu at least one week prior to an event.