International Education Week & Night | University of Portland

International Education Week & Night


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 US Department of State and US 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."

-US Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

IEW at the University of Portland is hosted in partnership with International Club and International Student Services. This year, for IEW we will be focusing our efforts on our annual evening of collaboration and celebration, International Night. 

FGEN & ISS Story Circle | November 11th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Attention all FGEN, international students, friends, supporters, faculty, and staff please come join us to dive deeper into ourselves and connecting with peers/colleagues on campus. We ask you to reflect on your experiences outside of your time at UP through a UNESCO-model story circle. Each participant will share a story of when someone taught them something outside a classroom and how the lesson was imparted.  

FGEN and International Student Services invite you to come listen for understanding and enjoy being heard! 

Click here for more information and to RSVP. 

Diversity Center Grand Opening, Inaugural Global and Grateful Gallery | November 14th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Buckley Center 102

Please join OIEDI in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Diversity Center and the inaugural Global and Grateful Gallery on Monday, November 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first floor of Buckley Center (in the Diversity Center and the Buckley Gallery). There will be a reception from 3 – 5 p.m. and brief remarks at 4 p.m. Please join us if you are able for the entire time or just a few minutes! For questions or concerns, contact 

Utilizing DEIA Strategies to Support the International Student Experience | November 15th, 11:00 AM via Zoom

Moderated by Dr. Eddie Contreras, panelists from public and private institutions, as well as the private sector, will share their expertise and case studies from their work with international students.  Part of the U.S. State Department, EducationUSA Dialogues mini-series on DEIA, this webinar builds on the discussion of opportunities for mutually beneficial coordination between campus leaders engaged in IE and DEIA programming. Students can learn more about networking with global business leaders and learn from stories that will inspire. 

RSVP required please, register here!

International Mixer | November 15th, 4:00 PM via Zoom

To commemorate international week, join the Pamplin School of Business' International Diversity Advisory Board (IDA) for this fun, virtual International Learning Lab Mixer! Meet corporate members, international alumni and hear from board member, Mim Phillips who will share ways to connect with her firm Ellis.

Students can learn more about networking with global business leaders and learn from stories that will inspire. 

RSVP required please, register here! 

Sushi Workshop | November 15th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Join JSA and International Club for a sushi workshop! This event will allow members a chance to learn how to make sushi rolls and give them the opportunity to eat their own creations. Only the first 60 people who RSVP will be guaranteed a spot. Seniors will receive points towards their graduation cord.

Click here for more information and to RSVP. 

International Night | November 18th, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us in celebrating International Week at I-Club's International Night. Through student panels and guided small group conversation, we will celebrate culture and the ways we find community at University of Portland. Activities will be held by I-Club and other cultural clubs on campus. This night is open for all to attend! RSVP so that we can ensure your seating and food as well!

We hope that you will enjoy our educational and recreational cultural events! Visit Engage to view and join activities, and continue checking back here for details! 

If you are interested in more information about International Education Week or International Night please contact or

Updated 9.8.22