International Education Week 2019

The Foremost opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange.

“This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the nation’s 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.”

United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The week was created in 2000 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. The objective is to promote educational programs that prepare Americans, as well as international students, to succeed in a world that is becoming increasingly globalized. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs describes International Education Week as “an opportunity to celebrate diversity and the many opportunities and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” It also encourages the active participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange programs.

“In today’s world what happens in Rio de Janeiro, Jeddah, and Jakarta impacts our lives as much as events and trends in Cleveland, Toledo, and Cincinnati,” says Kent State University President, Todd Diacon. “International Education Week reminds us of our global mission at Kent State, and facilitates our learning about other people, places and political systems.”

This year, we have IEW t-shirts for sale, so you can show-off your Kent State pride during International Education Week! These shirts have "Kent State University" in KSU Gold on the front, and "Flashes Forever," in various languages and colors on the back in the shape of a circle.

T-shirts are $7 (payable via cash at an event or via OGE Storefront) and available at the following events:

  • 11/20: Cultural Café
    • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, KSC Ballroom Balcony
  • 11/21: International Cook-Off
    • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, KSC Ballroom
  • Throughout the week in OGE, Van Campen Hall