It’s International Education Week at Kent State

Look for a full schedule of activities across campus

This week, Kent State joins the nation and more than 100 countries around the world in celebrating International Education Week with events and educational activities every day. Find the full schedule here

Created in 2000 by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week’s objective is to promote educational programs that prepare Americans, as well as international students to succeed in a world that has become increasingly globalized – and continues on that track. 

“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,” said Todd Diacon, Kent State University president.

“International Education Week reminds us of our global mission at Kent State and facilitates our learning about other people, places and political systems.”

As the sole U.S. recipient of the 2022 Senator Paul Simon Award for comprehensive internationalization, Kent State is a recognized leader in integrating international education throughout all facets of the university and its campuses. 

One of the highlights of this week’s schedule is the International Food Cook-Off on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Student culinary teams compete as they prepare and present a different cultural entrée from their home country or region. This free event is open to everyone. 

Students participating in the International Cook-Off in Spring 2022.
The Office of Global Education encourages all members of the Kent State community to engage in the activities this week as a way to celebrate diversity and the many opportunities and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 



POSTED: Monday, November 14, 2022 12:43 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 07:12 PM
Phil B. Soencksen