Center for International Studies and Programs

2020 International Education Week, Nov. 9-13th

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 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.

“The University of Toledo and the Center for International Studies and Programs are proud to celebrate International Education Week! UToledo supports the internationalization and exchange efforts on our campus. Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to participate and recognize this important week of programming in celebration of the global village.” 

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Events Calendar

Special project - Collaborative art Project

IEW2020 Art Come and grab an art set from the CISP office (Snyder Memorial 1000) during the International Education Week starting Monday afternoon and help painting a tile that will be part of a wall art installation! No painting experience is needed. Only 80 art sets available, first come first serve.

Monday, November 9th

ISA i-village Day 1

Share your traditional outfit, tag @utoledoisa, your fav umbrella org and three friends. We will re-post it on our social media!

Immigration Changes

2020 has been a wild ride for immigration. Come in and learn about the immigration changes and how it impacts your presence in the U.S.

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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ISA I-Village Day 2

Share your favorite food, tag @utoledoisa, your fav umbrella org and three friends. We will re-post it on our social media! ISA eboard members will go live and showoff their cooking skills!

Travel & Re-Entry Workshop

Come and learn about travel updates, resources and changes that may impact your holiday travels.

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Study Abroad Info Session

Are you interested in traveling and experiencing a new culture WHILE gaining credit? Get inspired by UToledo students and learn about how you can expand your world!.

Time: 1:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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ISA I-Village Day 3

Showcase your talent(dancing, singing, painting, crafts, etc), tag @utoledoisa, your favorite umbrella organization and three friends. We will re-post it on our social media!

ISA will be releasing a combined video with different organizations performances from past years!

Chinese Club - Cities in China

Only know Beijing and Shanghai in China? Come and learn about other cities in the country! This session includes both language and culture learning, all levels welcomed!

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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CPT/OPT/H-1B workshop for International Students

From resume writing to interview skills, from CPT/OPT to H-1B, come and learn all aspects of being ready for a job as an international student


  • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Career Services (resume writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CPT
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. OPT
  • 3:30 –  4:30 p.m. H-1B

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Post Election Discussions

Come in and learn about what do election results mean for our international students.

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Chinese Lecture Series -  Dragons In Chinese Culture

Today is called the Double 11, the largest shopping day in China! In 2019, a total sales activity of $38.4Billion happened in just 24 hours! Come join us to learn more about the shopping culture in China!

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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DIYA 2020

Join ISCO for our 26th annual Diwali celebration, Diya! We will be showcasing the many talents of our Indian students at the University of Toledo and learn more about the Hindu festival of lights. This event is on YouTube Live and ISCO will host a watch party on Google Hangouts for anyone who would like to use the chat feature and talk about the performances. 

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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Learn more about International Education Week here.

Background on IEW

International Education Week began in 2000 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. This important week is observed all across the United States and in more than 100 countries overseas. IEW is celebrated in November each year during the week before the American holiday of Thanksgiving. IEW is an opportunity for exchange students worldwide to share with their host communities their cultures and highlight the benefits of international educational exchange programs. The worldwide celebration of IEW offers a unique opportunity to reach out to people in every nation, to develop a broader understanding of world cultures and languages, and to reiterate the conviction that enduring friendships and partnerships created through international education and exchange are important for a secure future for all countries. You can make a difference by sharing with others your culture - your history, government, language, food, holidays, school system and traditions.

Last Updated: 11/9/20