Global Education & Outreach

International Education Week 2018

WIU will be celebrating International Education Week over the span of two weeks!

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and 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.

All events are free and open to the public. If you plan on bringing a class to an event, please email .



Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament  soccer ball with flags



Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament  soccer ball with flags


PBD of Taste of India Scholarship Dinner: 6:00 pm, Campus Students for Christ House. India flag 



Cultural Café  - Switzerland:12:00 - 1:00 pm, Heritage Room, University Union

  • Come learn more about the country and sample authentic cuisine.


CANCELLED - hopefully this will be rescheduled in the spring. The Ink 180 Story: Presented by tattoo artist Chris Baker, "Transforming gang and human trafficking tattoos into something beautiful." Ink 180 logo   



International Coffee Hour: Mexico: 3:30 - 4:30 pm:  Horrabin Hall 1.  Mexican flag

  • Enjoy authentic beverages and snacks while learning more about Mexico.



Rocky's Passport to the World: 10:00 am - 2: 00 pm, Table in the Union Concourse. 

  • Apply for a passport and enter for a chance to have your passport paid for! Anyone interested in completing a passport application must bring two forms of ID:  one of which being a certified copy of their birth certificate and the other must be a front and back photocopy of their IL Driver's License. If they are from out of state, they will need a photocopy of their WIU ID in addition to the photocopy of the Driver's License.
    Only cash or check (not debit) will be accepted at the passport table. Applicants should make one check out to the Department of State for $110 for the passport, and the other check can be made out to the Post Office for $15 pictures and $35 processing (total $50).  peace corps logo

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Panel, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, University Union Fox Room.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 clip art of confused people

Acirema Cultural Simulation, 5:00 pm,  Sherman Hall Third Floor Auditorium. 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 board game

International Game Night, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Horrabin Hall 1

  • Meet new people from around the globe and enjoy an evening of games! 



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Diwali Night, 5:00 - 10:00 pm, Grand Ballroom

  • Performances
  • Get inked with Mehendi
  • Indian food starting at 8:00 pm in the Multicultural Center 1st floor


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 phi beta delta logo

PBD Induction Ceremony, 5:00 pm, Knobluach 239 

  • New members of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society will be inducted.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 bad ass beauty queen movie cover

Bad Ass Beauty Queen film screening, 6:00 pm, Multicultural Center


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 french flag

French Conversation Hour: 3:00 -  4:00 pm: Morgan Hall 303 

  • Come and practice your French.  All levels welcome!

 Peace Corps Application Workshop: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, University Union Fox Room    peace corps logo

  •  Learn about the application process and ask questions.



IEW is sponsored by the School of Global Studies, the Women's Center, the Student Campus  Recreation Center, the Peace Corps Program, the International Friendship Club, Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, the Organization of Arab Students, the Indian Student Organization and the Council on Student Activities Funds.