International Education Week/Month

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. 

International Education Week will be celebrated during the entire month of November 2022

 

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 1

  • Hidden Gems of Study Abroad

    • Come and join our first-ever Hidden Gems series where we highlight programs in study abroad that are often overlooked by many students. For this year, Sweden and Taiwan were considered hidden gems for that reason! Alumni from SF State’s “hidden gem” study abroad programs in Taiwan and Sweden have been invited to share their stories, answer student questions, empower other students to realize their dream of studying abroad and highlight the various programs in those countries during this free virtual event. 
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international).
    • Listen to a recording of the session here. Passcode: L#!9WV6H

Wednesday, November 2

  • SF State Abroad Alumni: Where are they now?

    • How might study abroad help you professionally? Learn from previous SF State students who studied abroad and are now working in their professional careers. They will share how study abroad help them and the impact the experience had on them. They will also discuss the networking opportunities that can about from studying abroad.
    • Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international).

Thursday, November 3

  • Peace Corps: Work and Live Abroad While Making a Difference in the World

    • Encourage your students to make a difference in the world and live abroad through Peace Corps. Join us on Thursday, November 3rd at noon to learn more about this opportunity from Sakeena Ali, a Peace Corps alumnus and now representative. Sakeena Ali will share her experience working abroad for the Peace Corps and share with you the opportunities you have to do the same.
    • Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: U.S. Citizens

Friday, November 4

  • Study Abroad Information Meeting

    • Get started today on your study abroad journey with an information meeting on Zoom.
    • Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All SF State students
  • City University of Hong Kong: Student Exchange Programme AY2023-24

    • City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will be leading a presentation on the Student Exchange Programme in 2023-24, sharing opportunities available at CityU, and answering questions from students.
    • Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Click HERE to join the zoom session (Meeting ID: 972 1279 7382 | Password: 497054).
    • Target Audience: All SF State students

Monday, November 7

  • 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! Display will be available from November 7 to November 18.

Tuesday, November 8

  • 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.  
    • Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Location: In-person in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)
  • 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.
    • Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)

Wednesday, November 9

  • 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.  
    • Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Location: In-person in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)
  • 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.
    • Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)

Thursday, November 10

  • Feasts at City Eats

    • Join us in celebrating international cuisine with Spanish Paella at City Eats
    • Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Location: SF State Dining Center, City Eats
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)
  • Budgeting as a F-1 International Student

    • Understand your expenses and plan your budget as a F-1 international student with sample budgets and financial planning resources.
    • Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: International students in F-1 visa status

Friday, November 11

  • Veterans Day!

    • Campus closed.

Monday, November 14

  • Career Planning & Job Searching as an International Student

    • This workshop will provide an overview of the important stages of career planning process for international students. It will facilitate a self-assessment to identify the career readiness skills under each stage that are critical to build throughout the college experience. The presenters will provide the key strategies and resources for four selected career planning components: understanding the work authorization and visa options; building experience and connections; internship and job search skills, and creating back-up career plans. The students will also have the opportunity to identify the next three steps in their career planning through an activity. 
    • Presenters: Elif Balin & Isabel Chou
    • Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All international students
  • TESOL

    • Learn about TESOL (Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages) and how being qualified can help you teach English as you travel the world.
    • Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)

Tuesday, November 15

  • 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.
    • Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: International students
  • Fulbright

    • Learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which could send you abroad for an academic year in 2024 or thereafter. The Fulbright U.S. Student program funds study, research, and creative projects in more than 140 countries--and English Teaching Assistantships in about 75 countries.
    • Time: 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: U.S. Citizens
      • Graduate students who would like to pursue a Fulbright grant during their graduate program or following graduation 
      • Seniors interested in pursuing a Fulbright to begin the year after graduation (or in a subsequent year) 
      • Juniors who would like to know more about the Fulbright program – to apply as a graduating senior or following graduation 
      • Recent study abroad alumni are also invited to attend 
  • The International Student Journey

    • The Center for Global Engagement will host a panel discussion called “The International Student Journey” with international alumni from SF State’s English for Academic Preparation program and Academic Certificate programs.  Attendees will hear unique student stories and valuable advice on reaching academic and professional goals.  Center for Global Engagement program alumni will share insights from their academic and professional journeys focusing on navigating transitions from English language study to university certificate and degree programs to career.  The session will be interactive with ample opportunity for Q&A.
    • Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Hybrid Event: attendees may attend in person in BUS 219 or online.  Please RSVP here.
    • Target Audience: Current and Prospective International Students

Wednesday, November 16

  • 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.
    • Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: International students
  • 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. He 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 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.
    • Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: U.S. Citizens

Thursday, November 17

  • 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!
    • Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)

Friday, November 18

  • Academic Training for J-1 Exchange 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.
    • Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: International students in J-1 visa status

Monday, November 21

  • 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.
    • Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    • RSVP here for the Zoom link
    • Target Audience: All students (domestic and international)

Tuesday, November 22

  • @sfstateabroad Instagram Takeover

    • Check out our instagram @sfstateabroad

Wednesday, November 23

  • No Events Scheduled

    • Enjoy your break!

Thursday, November 24

  • Thanksgiving Break

    • Campus Closed!

Friday, November 25

  • Thanksgiving Break

    • Campus Closed!

About IEW

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/ 

Spring International Student Orientation
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.