UW International Education Month

November 2018

Where does International Education Month come from?

International Education Week (IEW), November 12-16, 2018, is a joint initiative by the US Department of State and US Department of Education, and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is part of the two departments’ efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. In an effort to incorporate as many relevant events at the university, we have expanded the traditional IEW to a full month!

International Education Month at the University of Washington features events from various departments that showcase the university’s global connections and emphasis on diversity and international understanding, which are all values very important to FIUTS! For a full list of International Education events at UW and throughout the community, view the International Education Month calendar.

The University of Washington boasts an incredible amount of international students on its campus, welcoming over 2,500 new international students just this September, and with over 8,000 total international students! On November 13th, the UW President Ana Mari Cauce released a blog post describing the diverse benefits of international education, titled “International Education Benefits Us All”. To read the full post, click the link or visit the President’s Blog on the Office of the President webpage.

highlights for UW International Education Month:

  • November 1st, Thursday: “What does International Education Mean to You?” Tabling

    Come talk to FIUTS at our table outside of the HUB Main Entrance about International Education Month! We’ll have some free snacks and activities.

    • Location: Outside of HUB or Red Square

    • Time: 11AM-2PM

  • Study Abroad Week 

    Events November 6 - 8 to inspire you to study abroad and help you find the resources to make it happen!

    • Study Abroad Mixer – Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-7pm, ECC Unity Suite RSVP

    • “Remixing Your Reality” with Blake Brandes – Wednesday, November 7th 6-8pm wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House RSVP

    • Study Abroad Fair – Thursday, November 8th 10am-2pm, HUB Ballroom 


  • November 19th, Monday: Language Exchange Speed Dating

    FIUTS is hosting a Language Exchange for anyone interested in learning a little about another language, and willing to share some information about their own language! Speed dating style, you’ll be able to talk to a diverse group of people about different languages, with a reception afterwards for additional exchange. Snacks will be provided!

    • Location: HUB 332

    • Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM