International Education Week (I.E.W.) is a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange on college campuses across the world every November. I.E.W. plays an important part in making an effort to promote programs that prepare U.S. students for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

I.P.C. collaborates with other departments and student groups on U.N.C.G.’s campus to promote international education, including the importance of international students and scholars on our campus, study and service abroad, and awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries. I.P.C. sponsors many activities for I.E.W. including an International Photo Contest and workshops for faculty and staff, and culminates in the exciting Cultural Fest with dance performances and refreshments. In addition, I.P.C. sponsors a booth in the Elliott University Center (E.U.C.) to give away country flag buttons, and to inform the community about I.P.C.’s programs and activities.


Schedule and Featured Events

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in International Education Week. Take a look at the various opportunities to get involved and email Stephanie Guzman at if you have any questions!

Host an Event

If you are part of a student group on campus, consider hosting an event for International Education Week. The program or event can be part of your group’s regular programming with an international twist, or something completely new! We would love to see events related to international human rights issues, diversity and inclusion, study abroad, language exchange, art and food culture, and the like. If you are looking for ideas or would like to find another group to collaborate with, reach out to us at

Sign up to Volunteer

There are so many ways to get involved during International Education Week! We are always looking for volunteers to host tables in the E.U.C. Commons, serve as Check-In Attendants for various events, provide creative input, and assist with set up and break down each day. If you are interested in serving as a 2018 I.E.W. Volunteer, please click here to fill out an interest form. We appreciate your willingness to serve!

Promote IEW on Social Media

Follow U.N.C.G.’s International Programs Center (I.P.C.) on Instagram to stay up to date on all things I.E.W.! We encourage you to take pictures during I.E.W. and post them on sSocial mMedia using the following hashtags:

  • #IEW2018
  • #IE

International Photo Contest

As part of International Education Week (IEW), IPC hosts an annual photo contest to showcase the diverse international experiences had by international students, UNCG students who have studied abroad within the last academic year, and faculty who travel internationally.