International Education Week

Be Part of International Education Week (IEW)!

International Education Week (IEW) takes place November 15-19, 2021. 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.

International Affairs has compiled a robust schedule of events that will take place virtually and that are open to our entire campus community to highlight San Diego State's engagement in International Education. Take a look at the schedule below for summaries and more information on each program offered.

For questions, please contact Ricky Paniagua at [email protected].

International Education Picture

11:30am - 12:00pm 

International Flag Parade

Start: Top of P12 Parking Structure

End: Scripps Cottage/Scripps Patio

To participate, Register Here.

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 - 1:00pm

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.

2:00pm – 3:00pm

 “Transforming Global Education Amidst the Pandemic: An Intercultural Praxis Approach”

Dr. Kathryn Sorrells, CSU Northridge

Templo Mayor and Zoom

To participate, Register Here.

We are living in challenging, precarious, and potentially transformative times. The pandemic has disrupted and devastated lives and livelihoods heightening our collective consciousness of disparities and structural inequities locally, nationally, and globally. Awareness of our global interdependence, a foundational tenet of global education, has been underscored and amplified in unprecedented and paradoxical ways through the pandemic. And as nation-states shut down borders and wealthy nations hoard vaccines, it becomes clearer and clearer that the pandemic knows no borders, that historical inequities are reinforced and that stockpiling by wealthy nations will only prolong the pandemic. What can we, as educators in global education, learn from living, teaching, and working amidst the pandemic? What disparities and structural inequities are we, as global educators, facing amidst the pandemic and what inequities are we potentially enabling in our approaches to global education? How can we, as educators, researchers and staff members, leverage our spheres of influence in classrooms and work spaces to address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion? Using an intercultural praxis approach, which SDSU's Global Learning Outcomes (GLOs) align with, Kathryn Sorrells addresses the possibilities and challenges of transforming global education through a vision and practice of healing and justice.

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Learning about International Opportunities + Global Trivia - Freshman REO Programming

South Campus Plaza North Multi-Purpose Room

 

Learn about international opportunities at San Diego State and engage in a game of international trivia. Snack and refreshments will be served.

*NOTE: Due to COVID, Residential Life only permits on-campus students to attend events in residence halls.*

8:30am – 4:30pm

RE:BORDER 2021 Conference

Zoom

To participate, Register Here.

 

RE:BORDER 2021 is the third annual conference that explores key regional issues and innovative solutions. This year’s theme is “A Nuestra Salud: Confronting Public Health and Mental Health Challenges and Solutions in Our Transborder Region.”  
The conference aims to foster and facilitate transborder diplomacy, cross-disciplinary relationships, and binational collaboration/cooperation by increasing understanding about the assets as well as the pressing challenges facing our transborder region through the sharing of stories, knowledge, research, and experiences of scholars, professionals, politicians, artists, students and community members who comprise our transborder region. This conference is FREE of charge to all participants.

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Faculty Global Engagement Symposium and Awards Ceremony

Student Union Theater and Zoom

Door opens at 4:30pm 

Symposium begins at 5:00pm 

To participate, Register Here.

The Faculty Global Engagement Symposium recognizes impactful international research and innovative global education at San Diego State University. Receipts of the 2021 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 5:00 pm followed by a light reception at 6-6:30pm. Please join us in celebrating outstanding faculty global engagement. 

8:30am – 4:30pm

RE:BORDER 2021 Conference 

Zoom

To participate, Register Here.

RE:BORDER 2021 is the third annual conference that explores key regional issues and innovative solutions. This year’s theme is “A Nuestra Salud: Confronting Public Health and Mental Health Challenges and Solutions in Our Transborder Region.”  
The conference aims to foster and facilitate transborder diplomacy, cross-disciplinary relationships, and binational collaboration/cooperation by increasing understanding about the assets as well as the pressing challenges facing our transborder region through the sharing of stories, knowledge, research, and experiences of scholars, professionals, politicians, artists, students and community members who comprise our transborder region. This conference is FREE of charge to all participants.

11:00am – 2:00pm

International Peace Village

Associate Students Union Courtyard

To participate in tabling, or performance, Register Here.

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.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Afghanistan, A View to the Future

featuring the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States of America

Her Excellency Mrs. Adela Raz

To participate, Register Here.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wall of Feminists: Highlighting International Feminists

Women's Resource Center (5121 Campanile Dr) 

Stop by the WRC for the revealing of the Wall of Feminists: Highlighting International Feminists! This photo gallery will feature feminists from across the globe and include short biographies and descriptions of each person's legacy & activism, curated by our WRC Staff and Fellows. As a part of International Education Week, we are specifically highlighting feminists outside the U.S. - come learn more about these legendary freedom fighters together with us!

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fullbright Info Session

To participate, Register Here.

1:00pm - 2:00 pm

International Student Association & Sanskriti Cultural Coffee Hour

International Student Center

Enjoy a presentation on Indian culture, music, and more from SDSU's Sanskriti Association of Indian Students in collaboration with the International Student Association.