International Education Week

International Education Week (Month) 2017

This year WIU will be celebrating International Education Week all November with a series of activities all month long!

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 .


Wednesday, November 1 Nigerian flag

  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM: International Coffee Hour - Nigeria, Horrabin Hall 1

Sample traditional tea and snacks from Nigeria while learning about the culture.


Thursday, November 2 face

  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Dia de los Muertos,Multicultural Center

Enjoy tomales, conchas, chocolate abuelita, face painting, and more!  Sponsored by Casa Latina.


Friday, November 3 India

  • 6:00 PM: Taste of India Scholarship Fundraiser, Campus Students for Christ House (1545 Riverview Dr.)

Enjoy authentic Indian food, entertainment, and a silent auction. Tickets may be purchased in advance ($7 for students, $12 for general admission) at the Center for International Studies (3rd Floor, Memorial Hall 347) and Citizens Bank in downtown Macomb. Sponsored by the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society.  For more information, email or call 298-3734. 


Monday, November 6 chinese checkers

  • 5:30 PM: International Game Night, Horrabin Hall 1

Join international students for a fun game night! Games and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite game to share!


Tuesday, November 7 Bangladesh Flag

  • 12:30 PM: Cultural Café: Bangladesh, Heritage Room, 2nd floor University Union

Sample authentic Bangladeshi food and learn about the culture of Bangladesh.


 Wednesday, November 8 world outline

  • 5:30 PM: Hunger Banquet,Heritage Room, 2nd floor University Union

Come learn about food insecurities and hunger issues around the world. For a guaranteed meal, sign up at 


Thursday, November 9 Arab Nations

  • 7:00 PM: Early Holidays with the Organization of Arab Students, Multicultural Center

Come learn about different holidays and enjoy traditional Arabic food.


Friday, November 10 Diwali

  • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Diwali Night, Heritage Room, 2nd floor Union

Celebrate the Festival of Lights, Diwali!  Entertainment will start at 5:00 in the Heritage Room and dinner will be at 8:30 in the Multicultural Center.


Saturday, November 11 soccer ball

  • 11:00 AM: Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament, Donald Spencer Student Recreation Center

Games will be played using Intramural Indoor Soccer rules (5 vs. 5 ). Register online at by Tuesday, November 7th


Tuesday, November 14 

  • CANCELLED: 5:30-7:00 PM: On the Way to School, Sandburg Theater, basement University Union. 


 Wednesday, November 15 

French flag

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: French Conversation Hour, Morgan Hall 303 Lab

Come and practice your French. All levels welcome!



  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Teaching Beyond: A Chat With Peace Corps Educators, University Union Fox Room peace corps logo

Please join us for hot drinks and a discussion with returned Peace Corps Volunteers assigned to teach in rural classrooms around the world. Learn about their challenges, excitements, and stories as teachers abroad.  


Monday, November 27 Allegro movie poster

  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Allegro non troppo film screening, Simpkins 220

Enjoy this film parody of Walt Disney’s Fantasia. Food and drinks provided!  Sponsored by the Film Club.


Tuesday, November 28 Malala movie cover

  • 7:00 PM: He Named Me Malala, Sandburg Theatre, basement University Union

This documentary follows Malala as she advocates for the rights of women and girls access to education.