SMWC celebrates International Education Week November 13-17, 2023 with various events and initiatives on campus and virtually. International Education Week is sponsored by the offices of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Student Life, English Language Institute, and Global Leadership. Join us to celebrate international education!

International Education Week is an initiative brought by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the collaboration between countries in international education and to highlight programs that prepare individuals for the global environment.

International Education Week 2022

Along with scheduled events, there will be a meal option that features a different country each day thanks to a collaboration from a group consisting of faculty, students and Bon Appetit! The featured international meal option will occur during lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and dinner on Tuesday and Thursday.​​​​​​​

Monday Lunch – Chinese
Chicken Fried Rice
Tomato Egg Stir Fry
Egg Drop Soup
Almond Cookie

Wednesday Lunch – Guam
Kadon Pika
Red Rice
Cucumber Kimchee Salad

Friday Lunch – Caribbean
Jerk Chicken
Peas and Rice
Mango Slaw

Tuesday Dinner – Indian
Chana Masala
Basmati Rice
Chicken Tikka Masala

Thursday Dinner – Nigerian
Yaji Beef Skewers
Jollof Rice
Fried Plantains
Black Beans

There is also the opportunity to learn more about global connections throughout The Woods via a self-guided virtual tour.

International Education Week Photo Gallery

Check out photos from the events throughout the week.

Event Schedule

Monday, November 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Wood’s World Fair
Woods Student Center, Rooney Library

An international flag ceremony will start the week’s events at 11:30 a.m. followed by a come-and-go style event where you can visit various cultural displays, learn more about a few SMWC student global projects, taste sweets from around the world, participate in an interactive global community art project (no experience necessary), and more! 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, the live stream may also be viewed on our Facebook page:

Monday, November 14
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Turkish Cooking Demonstration
2nd Floor Conference Room, Hulman Hall

Cooking class learning Turkish recipes, cooking techniques, and enjoying yummy creations! Reservations are required but space is still available!

Tuesday, November 15
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Global Crossroads
McMahon Ballroom, Le Fer Hall

​​​​​​​Are you ready to explore? Learn more about opportunities to study abroad or take part in a faculty-led trip. Anneliese Weilhammer and Taiwo Anifowse will lead those students who have studied abroad to share their experiences, relate the experience to their field of study, and how it has broadened their cultural view.

Wednesday, November 16
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

International Trivia Night
Woods Student Center, Rooney Library

Test your knowledge of current events, sports, and entertainment from around the world with prizes going to the top three participants!

Thursday, November 17
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

International Faculty and Staff Panel
Studio 64, Le Fer Hall

International Faculty and Staff will discuss their country of origin, challenges in adapting to life in the United States, and experiences in establishing personal and professional lives. Panelists include Leona Amaning, Monica Baez-Holley, Ph.D., Martha Reed, and Yizhou Xie, Ph.D.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, the live stream may also be viewed on our Facebook page:

Friday, November 18
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Finally Friday: Woodsies Around the World Sponsored by World Wide Woodsies Club
Le Boi Lobby

Add your hand to the collage to showcase where our Woodsies are from!