International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative organized by the U.S. Departments of State and Education and serves as “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide… [and promotes] programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”  Each year, CU Boulder organizes programming to showcase and celebrate the extensive international connections here on campus, spearheaded by the Offices of Education Abroad and International Student & Scholar Services. IEW 2021 takes place from November 15-19.

If you are have questions or are interested in organizing an event for IEW 2021, please reach out to Education Abroad ( or ISSS ( 

Photo Submission and Sharing Event

We invite our international students and scholars to submit a photograph and caption that captures your international education experience. Photos will be collected and shared throughout the week via the ISSS and EA instagram feeds throughout the week. The deadline to submit your photos is Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Submit a Photo

IEW 2021 Events:

When: Monday, November 15, 2021 from 12 to 1 p.m. 

Where: UMC 247 

Join ISSS for Pizza and Perspectives (P&P) featuring a panel of students from West Africa. 

P&P is a lunchtime gathering featuring a panel of students from a specific region. Hear different international student perspectives on culture, their lives here in the U.S., and their lives back home while you enjoy a slice of pizza, and the opportunity to ask your own questions. This event is free and open to the entire campus community. For questions about this event, please contact Erica Coffelt.

Unwritten Rules of the U.S. Job Market: 

When: Monday, November 15, 2021 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Zoom 

Join members of Career Services for an interactive workshop on the “Unwritten Rules of the U.S. Job Market.” This workshop is meant to help international students understand strategies for navigating a job search in the U.S. In this 60-minute workshop we will focus on U.S. cultural norms as related to networking, career fairs, and the job search process. We hope you can join us! 

Asian Studies at CU 

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. 

Where: Via Zoom 

The Center for Asian Studies will be hosting an "Asian Studies at CU" information session for undergraduates interested in study abroad and work opportunities in Asia. Speakers from the Center for Asian Studies, Academic Advising, Education Abroad, Career Services, and the Office of Top Scholarships will be in attendance. Register here


  • Russian Tea - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5 p.m.
  • French Bavardages - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 1:45 p.m.
  • German Kaffeestunde - Wednesday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Indonesion NongKrong - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4 p.m. 
  • Swedish Fika - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4 p.m.
  • Mesa de Espanol - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4 p.m.
  • Tabola Italiana - Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 4 p.m.
  • American Sign Langauge - Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Where: All at The HIVE @ALTEC Hellems 159  

Join us to practice your listening and speaking skills, hosted by ALTEC

When: Tuesday, November 16th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Where: CU Boulder University Memorial Center (UMC), Room 382-384 (Joint Room) 

A networking lunch opportunity for international graduate students and postdocs. Lunch will be served. Registration through Eventbrite is required due to limited availability, tickets available through November 9th or until we sell out. If interested but no tickets are available, please email to inquire about joining a waitlist. Register here.

Study Abroad 101:

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Where: UMC 386

Learn about program options, fulfilling degree requirements, costs, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, next steps, and how to apply.

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 4 p.m. 

Where: The HIVE @ALTEC Hellems 159 

Are you interested in playing games from countries around the world or in different languages? Join ALTEC, our world language departments, faculty, and students at International Game Night! All languages and levels are welcome!” 

Health & insurance for international students: 

When: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1 p.m.  

Where: Zoom 

International students come and get your U.S. Health and insurance questions answered. This collaborative event between ISSS and Health & Wellness will feature the answers that you've been looking for! From the difference to in-network vs. out-of-network to bills, and how to talk to doctors in the U.S., this information session will cover many topics. Make sure to also bring questions since the latter half of the session will be dedicated to questions from students.