International Education Week 2021

This year, the International Programs Center celebrated the 2021 International Education Week from November 1st -November 5th!

Launched by the US Department of State as an initiative to celebrate international education and exchange programs, International Education Week has become a yearly tradition celebrated during the month of November by universities across the US.

This year, in collaboration with organizations and departments across campus, we were able to offer over 22 events! While many of the events were virtual, they came in a variety of formats. From panel sessions to cooking classes, events captivated the audience and cultivated participation. There were also several in-person events which included the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Social, A Taste of the World at Fountain View, a tour of the Weatherspoon Museum’s Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints exhibition, Diwali Sand Art, and Sports from Around the World!

Overall, the week’s events were eclectic and attempted to cater to all tastes and interests, providing insights into various national cultures, Study Abroad and related prestigious scholarships, financial wellness, teaching English abroad, OPT, immigration, and more! The UNCG community also had the opportunity of taking pictures beside our world globe at the Elliott University Center and the winners of our International Education Week Photo Contest were announced and recognized!

If you are reading this and have a memory to share with us from International Education Week, please write to us at We look forward to seeing you at next year’s International Education Week! In the mean time, be sure to subscribe to IPC’s events calendar for ways to get involved with international-happenings all year long!