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IE Week 2020 Logo with Tagline

Each November, universities around the country join the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in recognizing the incredible benefits of global exchange through people, culture and ideas. UCSB will celebrate International Education Week (IE Week) by honoring and giving thanks to our international community of students, scholars, staff, and Education Abroad Program participants for their cultural and academic contributions to our campus community. This year, OISS is teaming up with various UCSB departments to host an array of cultural and educational events throughout the week. We hope you will join us!

We extend a special thank you to the following campus partners for all your support and contributions to IE Week:

  • International Student Advisory Board
  • Campus Learning Assistance Services
  • English for Multilingual Students
  • Graduate Student Resource Center
  • Graduate Student Apartment Community Council
  • Graduate Student Association
  • Transfer Student Center
  • CAPS Mental Health Peers
  • Adventure Programs
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Academic Support Services
  • Undergraduate Research and Creative Studies
  • Basic Needs Resources
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education Opportunities
  • Student Engagement & Leadership
  • ONDAS
  • Global Gaucho Commission

IE Week Toolkit

OISS has curated an International Education Week Toolkit with three calls to action — Support, Learn, and Advocate. Our hope is that you use this toolkit to show your support for the international community, learn about issues facing the international community, and help advocate for the international community. Feel free to use this toolkit before, during, or after IE Week!

Download the Toolkit

IE Week 2021 Events

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IE Week 2021 Schedule
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IE Week 2021
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ISAB Internationalization

  

International Education Week
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: A FRAMEWORK FOR CAMPUS INTERNATIONALIZATION
MON, NOV 15 |  6:00 - 8:00 PM |  SHORELINE (Space is limited — please RSVP early)

This year's guest speaker, EMS Director Karyn Kessler, will share an overview of the American Council of Education's Model for Internationalization. Audience participation is highly encouraged via small and large group discussions. International and domestic faculty, staff and students are welcome! 

Hosted by OISS, the International Student Advisory Board, and the English for Multilingual Students department.

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Global Gaucho BBQ

International Education Week
GLOBAL GAUCHO BARBECUE
TUE, NOV 16 |  5:00 - 7:00 PM |  SHORELINE (RSVP is Required)

Calling all international students! Come join us for a free International Education Week barbecue! Meet us at the San Clemente Center barbecue pit. 

Hosted by OISS, the Graduate Student Resource Center, the Graduate Student Association, and the Graduate Student Apartment Community Council. 

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Transfer Resource Fair

International Education Week
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENT RESOURCE FAIR
THURS, NOV 18 |  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM |  SHORELINE (RSVP is Required)

Welcome UCSB's 2021 International Transfer Students! Join us for our fall resource fair dedicated to your unique needs! Come meet student services and department representatives and learn about the countless support services available on campus.

Hosted by OISS and the Transfer Student Center. 

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Sunset Hike

International Education Week
ELLWOOD MESA SUNSET HIKE
FRI, NOV 19 |  2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | SHORELINE (RSVP is Required)

Join us for a fun and easy two hour walk along the bluffs and trails of Ellwood Mesa. Ellwood Mesa, located just east of Isla Vista, offers walking trails with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and a great space to relax with friends while enjoying some of Santa Barbara's most stunning nature. This event is open to international and domestic students and scholars.

Hosted by OISS, CAPS Mental Health Peers, and Adventure Programs.