International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) is an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education which seeks to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide student and scholar exchange. It is part of the joint efforts of these two departments to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
While IEW is celebrated nationally during the third week in November, Illinois State University hosts its International Education Week celebration in October or November to coincide with Study Abroad Fair and International Gala Night, as well as recruitment for international and cultural registered student organizations. IEW also celebrates the internationalization and diversity of Illinois State University by highlighting events, programs, and courses that enhance the globalization of the ISU campus and community.