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.”  IEW occurs each year in November. See the State Department’s website for more information.

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.  If you are interested in becoming involved, please reach out to Moriah Maron (moriah.maron@colorado.edu, Education Abroad).

Congratulations to the 2019 International Education Week Award Winners!

Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year:  Lina Perez-Angel

Lina Pérez Angel, a Colombian Ph.D. student in Geological Sciences, has been awarded the Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year award for 2019. The Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year is a student that has been recognized as a global citizen and inspires global citizenship in others, and have made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international understanding.  Lina plays an active role as a mentor of underrepresented undergraduate students on campus and actively serves as a role model for K-12 students in the Front Range area and beyond.

Kamal Int'l Student of the Year Award. Education Abroad Student of the Year: Kūpa’aikekaiao “Ku” Thomas

The 2019 Education Abroad Student of the Year was awarded to Kūpa’aikekaiao “Ku” Thomas. The Education Abroad Student of the Year is a student who is a global citizen and inspires global citizenship in others, and has made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international understanding. Ku, a chemical engineer, spent his entire 2018/2019 academic year abroad. First studying for the Fall 2018 semester in Christchurch, New Zealand at the University of Canterbury. Followed, by studying at the National University of Singapore on an exchange program for the Spring 2019 semester.

Campus Global Citizen of the Year:  Juan Garcia Oyervides

Juan Garcia Oyervides is the recipient of the Campus Global Citizen of the Year for 2019. The Global Citizen of the Year a champion for international and/or education abroad students. Juan is PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. His research focuses on Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture; and 20th Century Journalism, Media, and Literature in Latin America.  Juan also served as the President of the United Government of Graduate Students, is a member of the Graduate Students of Color Collective, is the Western Region Vice-Chair of the National Graduate and Professional Students Association, and serves as a resource member of the BFA and is a member of the Spanish and Portuguese Department’s Grade Appeals Committee.

Photo Contest Winners

International Student & Scholar Services

  • 1st Place: Hongtian Zhu, Under the Heaven
  • 2nd Place: Komal Kaur, Developing Sustainable Solutions
  • 3rd Place: Lourenco Nabuco, Turbulent Flow

Education Abroad

  • 1st Place: Alexander Hebner, Moroccan Sunset
  • 2nd Place: Taylor Furrh, Bird’s-Eye View
  • 3rd Place: Zoe Kirschenbaum, Running into the Abyss