International Education Week

Be a Part of IEW!

International Education Week (IEW) takes place yearly the 3rd week of November. IEW 2023 will be announced in the spring. It 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 an effort to promote programs that prepare citizens for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Every year, International Affairs compiles a robust schedule of events that take place virtually and across campus. All events are open to our entire campus community to highlight San Diego State's engagement in International Education. Take a look at some of the events from prior years and considering participating next year. New events will be added and updated closer to November in the upcoming year.


11:30am - 12:00pm 

International Flag Parade

Start: Top of P12 Parking Structure
End: Scripps Cottage/Scripps Patio

Kick-off International Education Week and participate in the international flag parade. Led by a musical percussion group, wave an international flag while walking a short route that ends at Scripps Cottage/Scripps Patio

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Opening Ceremony

Location: Scripps Cottage/Scripps Patio

Join International Affairs at the International Education Week opening ceremony. Opening remarks will be made by Associate Vice President of International Affairs Dr. Cristina Alfaro. Then, enjoy light refreshments and observe the work of the campus submissions from the International Photo Showcase.

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Faculty Global Engagement Symposium and

Awards Ceremony

Scripps Cottage/Scripps Patio
Door opens at 5:00pm 
Symposium begins at 5:30pm 

The Faculty Global Engagement Symposium recognizes impactful international research and innovative global education at San Diego State University. Recipients of the Outstanding Global Researcher and Outstanding Global Educator and competitively selected faculty members will present their work in TedTalk style (7-10 minutes). The Symposium will begin promptly at 5:30 pm followed by a light reception. Please join us in celebrating outstanding faculty global engagement! 





11:00am – 2:00pm

International Peace Village

Associate Students Union Courtyard

Part of International Education Week, International Peace Village is the annual fall celebration of international cultures. It features cultural displays, music, songs, dances, and performances from all over the world. View a video example of the International Peace Village at this link.

12:00pm - 1:00 pm

International Student Association Cultural Hour

International Student Center

Enjoy a presentation of culture, music, and more from international students in collaboration with the International Student Association.