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International Education Week


Hands Across the World!

November 14 - 20, 2022

A full week of events to celebrate International Education!

Events will be in-person and virtual!

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 the efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

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Follow the Study Abroad Office Instagram to connect with students currently abroad!

November 14th Events
Time Event Location Description
12:00 - 1:15 pm IEW - Kick Off North entrance of RSU Join us during the lunch hour for our Kick Off our event for International Education Week. A week of celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide with colorful, interactive and educational displays of diversity and culture. Enjoy music, performances, cultural clothing, activities, giveaways and more. 
Open during library hours Library Exhibit on International Education Library 2nd floor November 14 - December 2

November 15th Events
Time Event Location Description
12:00 - 1:00 pm Faculty Fulbright on Africa: Stories from International Scholars  Zoom Africa: Stories from International Scholars. “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth.” So wrote ecotourism advocate and journalist Brian Jackman. Want to visit Africa? Come hear tales from Fresno State’s own scholars who journeyed to Africa, the continent with 54 nations and even more languages and cultures. Dean Delritta Hornbuckle will discuss her transformative experience building libraries in South Africa post-apartheid. Dr. Benjamin Boone, Music Department, will discuss his time at the University of Ghana (to include some nice music). Dr. Gil Harootunian, moderator, will give a brief overview of the fantastic time she had in South Africa while presenting for the United Nations Environmental Program.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Protecting Your Identity and Other Assets with Chase Bank Webinar Ways to recognize, respond to, and reduce the risks of identity theft, along with strategies for protecting other assets.
2:00 - 3:00 pm International Coffee Hour - Korean Street Food Library 2206 South Korea Study Abroad Alumni will take you to explore Korean street food and share simple Korean recipes that you can make at home. 
4:15 - 5:15 pm Global Voices Zoom Students from Tokyo, Japan and Fresno State connect virtually to share stories about navigating college life: from study habits to their everyday lifestyles.

November 16th Events
Time Event Location Description
3:30 - 4:30 pm International Valley Connection Library 2206 and Zoom Panelist discussion/Forum by international students/local businesses

November 17th Events
Time Event Location Description
3:30 pm In-person Watch Party for The Benefit of the Doubt (Une part d’ombre)

Kremen Education 140

Artisit: Sukhpreet Singh 
Paintings on Sikh history and Punjabi rural life

November 18th Events
Time Event Location Description
10 am - noon Scholar Reception Kremen Education 140 A connecting opportunity for visiting scholars and faculty mentors, and more importantly to recognize the contributions visiting scholars and faculty mentors have made to Fresno State campus internationalization, as well as educational and cultural exchange.

4 - 6 pm

CultureFest Social Science Quad  CultureFest celebrates culture and diversity with all Fresno State student cultural clubs and organizations to expand community global knowledge and appreciation for diversity on campus.
5:10 - 6:30 pm Discussion: The Benefit of the Doubt (Une part d’ombre) Zoom Discussant: Samuel Tilman (Director) Sponsors: The French Program and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures. In French with English subtitles. 95 minutes. Trailer:

November 20th Events
Time Event Location Description
6:00 - 8:00 pm International Culture Night

Satellite Student Union


International Culture Night (ICN) connects the Fresno State campus and the local community with culture and traditions from around the world, specifically showcasing the performing arts and fashion of cultures in and around campus.