International Education Week

The 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, the U.S. Department of Education and Wright State University Center for International Educaion 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 in the United States.

2015 Programming of Events

View the flyer for the week's schedule (PDF)

Monday, November 16

  • 12:30 - 2:00, Student Union Atrium
    Kick-off Party featuring the Zuzu African Acrobats
  • 6:30 - 7:30, Apollo Room
    Common Text: The Cellist of Sarajevo

Tuesday, November 17

  • 12:00 - 1:00, E190 Student Union
    Welcome Dayton: Your Role in Welcoming Immigrants
  • 2:00 - 3:30, Student Union Atrium
    Lecture by Carl Hobert. International Students and Colleagues: Effective Ways to Find, Welcome, and Mentor Them in Our Schools and Climates
  • 3:30 - 4:30, E190 Student Union
    Kuwaiti Student Association: Development of Education in Kuwait

Wednesday, November 18

  • 12:00 - 1:00, E190 Student Union
    Dr. Roxanne DuVivier: Academic Professional Careers in International Education
  • 1:30 - 2:30, E190 Student Union
    International Women’s Organization: The Development of Education For Women Around the World
  • 3:00 - 4:00, E190 Student Union
    French Club: Cheese, Bread, and Grape Juice Tasting

Thursday, November 19

  • 12:00 - 1:30, E190 Student Union
    Teaching Abroad Workshop for Faculty at WSU
    Free lunch provided.
  • 2:00 - 3:00, E190 Student Union
    Study Abroad Food Mixer
  • 3:30 - 5:00, Student Union Atrium
    President’s Reception

Friday, November 20

  • 12:00 - 1:00, E190 Student Union
    Immigration 101 Workshop
    The workshop will be taught by the UCIE Immigration Staff. Lunch is provided.
  • 3:00 - 5:00, Pathfinder Lounge
    Global Connections: International Art Gallery

Poster Contest

A digital or physical entry of 11x17 inches must be submitted in-person to the UCIE graduate assistants during business hours. If created digitally, a digital copy must also be submitted (300 DPI/PPI). The rights to the poster will be given to the UCIE office by the submitter for use in the upcoming international festival. The theme for the poster should be "Innovations Around the World".

Photo Contest

Entry Form

Enter to Win: International Photography Contest

Here is an opportunity to participate and shine through another UCIE initiative: During this year’s International Education Week (November 16 - 20, 2015), the University Center for International Education (UCIE) office will hold a Photo Contest to select the participants with the award-winning photos.

There will be an exhibit of all the entries on our online gallery and in the hallway near the University Center for International Education (UCIE) office in the Student Union from November 12th to November 18th, during which the students can vote for the best photograph that will be awarded as “People’s Choice”. All the other categories will be juried. The winners of the photo contest will be announced in a ceremony on November 20th at 11AM in the UCIE office. Deadline to submit the photograph is November 10th.

The winning photos should meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Best Landscape shot
  2. Best Portrait
  3. Best Cultural depiction

Winners from each of the categories will be awarded prizes.

Photo Contest Rules
  • Participants must be WSU Students, Faculty/Staff, and Alumni
  • Each photo entry must be submitted with a completed UCIE International Education Week Photo Contest Entry Form. Forms are available at UCIE- E190 Student Union.
  • Photo can be in color or black & white.
  • Photo must be submitted in a
  • 8 X 10 inch Hard copy (you do not need to frame) at UCIE - E190 Student Union
  • Digital format with high resolution image can be emailed to
    *(Both Hard copy and Digital Format are required to be considered for the contest)*
  • One photo entry per person.