International Education Week 2013

What is International Education Week (IEW)?

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. 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 in the United States.

We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities, including schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations.  [Taken from]

What is happening during International Education Week?


November 13   

November 14

November 15   

November 18   

November 19

11:00-2:30 pm
Tabling in the Union

2:30-3:30 pm

7:00-8:30 pm
International Trivia Night

12:00-2:00 pm
Office of International Programs

12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch with an Advisor

2:30-3:30 pm
Starting (or Jumping Into)
a Study Abroad Course

10:00-11:30 am


Wednesday, November 13

Tabling in the Union
11:00-2:30 pm
MacVittie College Union Lobby

Come speak to the Study Abroad Office advisors.  Ask questions about studying abroad.  Learn about the opportunities available to SUNY Geneseo students.  Sign up your team for International Trivia Night.  Get a FREE T-SHIRT!

ABROAD 101: Learn the Basics of Studying Abroad at Geneseo
2:30-3:30 pm
MacVittie College Union 324

Interested in studying abroad, but don't know where to start?  Join the Study Abroad Office staff for a presentation on the basics of studying abroad at Geneseo.
Geneseo offers over 55 different study abroad programs.  From 2 weeks to 10 months, the Study Abroad Office is here to help you make your international educations dreams a reality.
Topics will inlcude:  the benefits of study abroad, program selection process, financing study abroad, common obstacles, and how to get started.
If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office at

Thursday, November 14

International Trivia Knight
7:00-8:30 pm
Knight Spot

Think you know about the rest of the world?  Come show off your knowledge of this great big world as we explore the globe like Magellan through this interactive "pub-style" international trivia contest.  Food will be available and prizes awarded to the top three teams.  Pre-register your team of 4 members by emailing

Friday, November 15

Office of International Programs OPEN HOUSE
12:00-2:00 pm
Erwin Hall 217

We've moved!  The Office of International Programs consists of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services as well as the Study Abroad Office.  Now, the two offices share a common space and we welcome domestic and international students alike to come and see our new space.  We hope to make the new Office of International Programs suite a space for students of all countries and interests to congregate and share ideas and experiences.  Food will be offered!  Stop in any time between 12:00-2:00 pm.


Monday, November 18

Lunch with an Advisor
12:00-2:00 pm
Mary Jemison (MJ) Dining Hall - Lower Level

Study Abroad Advisors, Emily Froome (Geneseo graduate) and Sam Cardamone, have traveled abroad, worked abroad, and are now sending SUNY students abroad.  Please join them in MJ and pick up information about study abroad programs available at SUNY Geneseo or just sit down and talk about your interest in international study, travel, volunteering, or work.  Stop by and see us!

Starting (or Jumping Into) a Study Abroad Program
Co-sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
2:30-3:30 pm
Location TBA

This session is intended for faculty members and staff who are interested in getting involved in either existing study abroad programs or who are interested in starting new programs abroad.  This "how-to" session will explain the necessary aspects of a proposal and ways to get involved with Study Abroad right away!


Tuesday, November 19

SUNY COIL International Education Week Roadshow
Co-Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
10:00-11:30 am
Milne 208

This program is intended for faculty members and staff who are interested in getting involved in with COIL.
Based in the SUNY Global Center in mid-town Manhattan, the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (
COIL) is one of the leading international organizations focused on the emerging field of Globally Networked Learning (GNL); a teaching and learning methodology which provides an innovative cost-effective curricular internationalization strategy.
Topics During the Presentation to Include
- Faculty COIL Primer
- Introductions, What is COIL?
- How Collaborative Online International Learning can add value to your course
- What do COIL courses look like?  A brief explanation of various COIL models
- How we can help: Explanation of COIL Support Resources and Services