International Education Week



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International Education Week (IEW) is an initiative of the US Dept. of State and the US Dept. of Education that draws attention to the value of international education. The University of Wyoming celebrates IEW annually with a wide range of activities, international food, and events. IEW often brings opportunities for students, staff and faculty to explore international programming such as:

  • Country poster presentation session, etiquette dinner presented by International Students Association
  • Information sessions, alumni panels, and study abroad scholarship workshops for Education Abroad programs
  • International Scholarship Showcase and more

WyoGlobal encourages everyone to share their international stories and experiences on social media using #WyoGlobal.


IEW Events: November 13-18, 2023

Country Displays | Breezeway, Wyoming Union | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Check out the International Student displays in the Wyoming Union Breezeway. Be prepared for a display of culture, food, history, and more from student groups at the University of Wyoming.

Students interested in participating can contact


International Studies Undergrad Program and SPPAIS Review of International Studies Program | Arts & Sciences Room 226 | 1:30-3:00 PM 

A review of the work of the International Studies (INST) undergraduate program in facilitating international education at UW, including outcomes of the program of study, history of CGS-INST collaboration, and a Q&A for students interested in INST majors.

international students program flyer with times of the event


Global Gathering | West Ballroom, Wyoming Union | 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Join WyoGlobal in officially kicking off UW's 2023 International Education Week. Please join us on Monday afternoon for a beverage or pastry to start off International Education Week! Country Displays will be awarded during this event. 



Half Acre Climbing | Half Acre Gym | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Join the Outdoor Program for a night of climbing at the Half Acre Climbing Wall! Outdoor Program staff will be around to teach new skills, belay climbers on the ropes, and answer any questions. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided for no cost.


IEW Breezeway Tables | Breezeway, Wyoming Union | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Check out the Breezeway table displays from campus and community groups!


Creating Opportunity in the Classroom and Department: Celebrating International Student Contribution and Exploring Challenges | Family Room, Wyoming Union | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Presented by: International Students and Scholars.

Our international student panel will share the challenges that they have faced in navigating a new culture and academic system, and how faculty and staff have helped them overcome these challenges. We will follow with a round-table discussion of how you can/utilize the diversity of thought, background, and culture that international students bring to UW to enhance the educational opportunity for all in your classroom and department! Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the students in an open and trusting environment.


Asian Tea Time | International Resource Center, Cheney International Center | 3:00-4:00 PM

Hosted by Yi-Ling Chen, Yuki Ayukawa, and Keonghee (Tao) Han. Everyone is welcome! Bring your favorite tea home, share your stories of culture (and cultural/traditional dress if you would like) and history, and enjoy Asian treats!

Asian tea time flyer, with tea pot and cups, and text inviting everyone to the Cheney International Center inviting 3:00-5:00 PM


Loteria with MEChA | Family Room, Wyoming Union | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

MEChA hosts a fun game of Loteria! Come for the fun and snacks, stay for the prizes.

loteria event flier with time and location information


International Trivia | Pokes Pub, Wyoming Union | 7:00 PM

7220 presents International Trivia.


Wake Up Wednesday with International Students and Scholars | International Resource Center, Cheney International Center | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

International Students and Scholars presents Wake Up Wednesday, light snacks, tea, and hot coffee.


IEW Breezeway Tables | Breezeway, Wyoming Union | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Check out the Breezeway table displays from campus and community groups!


Empowering International Students: Tax Filing Resources and ITIN Essentials| Family Room, Wyoming Union | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Hosted by UW’s College of Business’ Nicole Choi and UW Tax Office’s Casey Green. Qdoba will be provided.

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UWYO Abroad: Passport Application Assistance | Room 129, Cheney International Center | 1:00-3:00 PM

Need help applying for your passport? UW Education Abroad, in conjunction with the Albany County Courthouse, is hosting a passport application assistance event for students who need to apply for/renew a passport. Students can ask questions about a passport, or fill out an application on site. Forms will be available to fill out and payment will be accepted as well. Copiers and printers will be provided. If you would like to complete your application at this event, please prepare and bring the documents and payment listed here. We hope to see you there!


Japanese Event: Onigiri | International Resource Center, Cheney International Center | 3:00-4:00 PM

Join Yuki Ayukawa in making and eating delicious onigiri.

Onigiri workshop flyer, with text inviting everyone to the Cheney International Center at 3:00-4:00 pm


American Politics: Panel Discussion| Room 314, Classroom Building | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Are you not familiar with the U.S. political system? This panel will answer any questions that you have. Presented by Jason McConnell.



UWYO Abroad Photo Contest Reception | Center Ballroom, Wyoming Union | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Join us in viewing the 2023 photo contest submissions and enjoy socializing with students, staff, and faculty. Photo Contest winners will be announced beginning at 5:30 PM. Light hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be provided. RSVP required.

International Photo Contest


Music of Bali: Demo and Refreshments | Room 1010, Buchanan Center | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Experience the music of Bali, as the Wyoming Candra Wyoga Gamelan demonstrates the various instruments. Balinese food will be available courtesy of the Language and Food class. Donations to benefit the Karma Fund are welcome. Watch a demonstration and join in! This event is free and open to the public.

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IEW Breezeway Tables | Breezeway, Wyoming Union | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Check out the Breezeway table displays from campus and community groups!


International Teaching Assistant Certificate Award Ceremony | Senate Chambers, Wyoming Union | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Award ceremony for our wonderful international teaching assistants. Please join us!


International Student Scholarship Showcase | Room 123 & Atrium, College of Business | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Presentations and posters by international awarded students, hosted by the Center for Global Studies.



From Colorful China Coasts to the Wild Wyoming West: How Chinese Student-Athletes become Skiing Cowboys | Family Room, Wyoming Union | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

海纳百川 The sea embraces all rivers. 银装素裹 Snowy open landscapes. Ten students from the Shanghai University of Sport reach the high plains of Wyoming and embark on adventures in scholarship and Nordic skiing. Join an interactive presentation and learn about their studying, training, struggling, and thriving in a brand-new academic world. Bring your questions and experiences to share in this unique IEW exchange. Traditional Chinese snacks and drinks will be provided.

From Colorful China Coasts to the Wild Wyoming West flyer, with text on the event time and location


Book talk with Mike Devine: Korean War Remembered | Stockgrowers Room, American Heritage Center | 4:15 PM

Mike Devine presents on his book Korean War Remembered: Contested Memories of an Unended Conflict. Introduced by Jeff Means, Devine provides new and nuanced perspectives on the contested memory and effects of the Korean War. 

Korean War Remembered flier


Bollywood Movie Night | Family Room, Wyoming Union | 5:00 PM

The South Asian Cohort and Center for Global Studies presents Bollywood Movie Night. Movie: Dangal - an inspiring, emotional story based on the true life of a dad and his journey of having his daughters compete nationally in wrestling, despite it being a male-dominated sport. Snacks to be provided. Please bring blankets and pillows as to make a comfortable space on the floor to watch the movie!

Questions about joining our cohort or interest in future South Asian Cohort events, please contact cohort leaders: Dr. Reshmi Singh or Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai.

dangal movie poster


IEW Breezeway Tables | Breezeway, Wyoming Union | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Check out the Breezeway table displays from campus and community groups!


From There to Here: The International Student Admission and Visa Process | Senate Chambers, Wyoming Union | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Presented by: International Students & Scholars and the Office of Admissions

International applicants to UW have additional admission requirements and must navigate a sometimes complex visa process before they can travel to UW to study.  Join us for a short session outlining this process so that you have a better understanding of as you communicate with our next generation of incoming Cowboys & Cowgirls!


Adam Blackler Book Talk | Ag Auditorium | 3:00 PM

Professor Adam Blackler shares from his latest book, An Imperial Homeland: Forging German Identity in Southwest Africa. Sponsored by the UW History Department.

Blacker Book Talk


Spirit of Africa Drum Time | Skylight Lounge, Wyoming Union | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

We are excited to announce the "Spirit of Africa Drum Corps Drumming and Dance Night," a vibrant and captivating celebration of cultural diversity and artistic expression. This event, organized in partnership with the office of International Students and Scholars, is a platform where students from around the world can come together to showcase their talents, immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of global cultures, and create an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

The purpose of this event is to celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity, fostering a sense of unity among our international and local student communities. It's an opportunity for individuals to share their unique traditions, rhythms, and artistic expressions with a broader audience, promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Contact Information: Chris Akurugu (



UW Etiquette Dinner | Union Ballroom, Wyoming Union | 6:00-10:00 PM

Join ISA to celebrate an etiquette dinner from cultures around the world! Tickets for the event are required and will be available to students and community members. There will be a food drive during the dinner as well, to support our community, where you can contribute non-perishable food items and/or cash.




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Get Involved

Calling all colleges, departments, and student organizations to get involved and share the various international aspects of UW! 

Whether it is a uniquely designed activity specifically for International Education Week or an event that reflects the internationalization efforts of UW, we look forward to celebrating and deepening the global impact of our institution.

We encourage you to spotlight your international students and faculty, returned education abroad students, and international research. Suggested activities include cultural demonstrations, panel discussions, professional development training, and more.

Students and Faculty/Staff may submit appropriate events that will occur during International Education Week for inclusion in our online calendar and in printed publications.

The deadline for event submission is open until October 16th. If you'd like to submit for fall 2023, please contact


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