Global Education & Outreach

International Education Week 2019 - November 18-22, 2019

WIU is celebrating International Education Week!

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 .


  • Trans* Week - November 18-22 - Various locations - LGBT*QA Resource Center.


International Coffee Hour - China

  • China - Enjoy authentic beverages and snacks while learning more about China.
  • Horrabin Hall room 1 from 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.


Cultural Café  - Kenya: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Horrabin Hall room 1.

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

Peace Corps & International Education Panel:  4:00 - 5:00 pm, Fox Room, University Union.

  • Join us for a panel consisting of five recent Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Albania, Georgia, Moldova, and Uganda. They will be discussing how their work as a Peace Corp Volunteer related to international education. There will also be time to answer questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Trans* Day of Remembrance:  5:00 - 9:00 pm Multicultural Center LGBT*QA Resource Center.


Define American

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Multicultural Center - Casa Latina

Thanking Our Immigrants

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Multicultural Center - Casa Latina