International Education Week

November 14 - 18, 2022

Anteater hugging a globe
 International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
This is a JOINT INITIATIVE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries:

International Education Week Information

UCI’s International Education Week Committee invites you to join our celebrations to highlight international education, exchange opportunities and other globally focused activities. This week is dedicated to enhancing cultural and international education awareness across the campus and recognizing the value of the exchange of students and scholars across borders.

You are invited to participate in a range of activities including:

  • Cultural Performances: 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, UCI Flagpoles
  • Multi-Cultural Fair: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, Ring Road
  • Study Abroad Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, November 17, Ring Road 
  • Game Day: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Friday, November 18, Humanities Gateway 1030
  • Graduate Division Football Funday: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday, November 18,  ARC Soccer Field

For a list of all IEW events, visit the Event Schedule tab!

Check out this preview of Football Funday hosted by Graduate Division:

🗓️ Day 1 – Monday, November 14th

🌐 Diversity Event:

Serving as an Asian-American Volunteer

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM / Virtual

Hosted by Peace Corps – Register Here

🌐 Ohana Time

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM / Division of Continuing Education Plaza

Hosted by Division of Continuing Education Activities Office

Register Here

🌐 What’s In your Name?

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Student Services II (In front of Zot N’ Go)

Hosted by UCI International Center and

UCI International Student Excellence Program

🌐 Monday Runday

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Division of Continuing Education Plaza

Hosted by Division of Continuing Education Activities Office

Register Here

🗓️ Day 2 -Tuesday, November 15th

🌐 Multicultural Fair

Performance 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Multicultural Fair 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Outside of Aldrich Hall

See the Multicultural Fair tab for more info!

🌐 International Night UCI Men’s Basketball

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM / Bren Events Center

Go with International Center by registering here

or go with your friends and Buy Tickets here!

🗓️ Day 3 -Wednesday, November 16th 

🌐 International Center Open House

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM / International Center

Hosted by the UCI International Center

Register Here

🌐 Wellness Wednesday: Postcards/Journaling

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM /

Division of Continuing Education Plaza

Hosted by Division of Continuing Education Activities Office

Register Here

🌐 Road Map to Studying or Interning Abroad

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / Virtual

Hosted by Multilingual & Philanthropic Inc.

Register Here

[CANCELLED] 🌐 International Film Club:

Muriel’s Wedding (1994) Film Screening

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Humanities Gateway

Hosted by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative

🗓️ Day 4 – Thursday, November 17th

🌐 Go Abroad Fair

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Ring Mall

Hosted by the UCI Study Abroad Center

🌐 International Education Week Potluck

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM / Division of Continuing Education Yosemite Room

Hosted by Division of Continuing Education Activities Office

Register Here

🌐 Applying to Graduate School as an International Student

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM / Porter Room 5th Floor, Merage School

Hosted by Merage School of Business

Register Here

🌐 Cultural Connections Series:

My Beauty, Size, & Strengths

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM / Ring Room, Cross-Cultural Center

(across from UCI Hill and Starbucks)

Hosted by the UCI International Center and UCI Counseling Center

Register Here

🗓️ Day 5 -Friday, November 18th 

🌐 International Coffee Hour

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / Science Library Terrace

Hosted by the UCI International Center and

UCI Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication

🌐 Scholar Programs:

“Learn to Cook American Cuisine”

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location emailed to verified scholars only

Hosted by UCI International Scholars Programs

Email to register


1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / Humanities Gateway 1030

Hosted by International Student Excellence Programs & Program in Global Languages & Communication

[CANCELLED] 🌐 Football Fun Day

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM / ARC Soccer Field

Hosted by the UCI Graduate Division

Tuesday, November 15th

12 p.m-3 p.m

Ring Road outside Aldrich Hall

At 12 p.m., enjoy student organizations’ cultural performances by the UCI Flagpoles! Then, join our fair to play fun games and receive free giveaways! Some student organizations will also be selling yummy food & beverages!

Come early while supplies last.


Visit the Multicultural Fair and participate in an opportunity drawing for this baby anteater! Adopt the newest member of the family!

Participating groups include:

UCI International Center

UCI Study Abroad Center

UCI Student Success –

International Student Excellence Programs

UCI Graduate Division


UCI All of Us Research Program

UCI Scholarship Opportunities Program

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Communication Club

Chinese Students & Scholars Association

Iranian Student Union (ISU)

Latinx Student Psychological Association

Black Student Union

Society of Arab Students (SAS)

Indian Sub-Continental Club (ISC)

Chinese Student Union (formerly Chinese Union-CU)

Taiwan National Organization (TNO) at UCI

Japanese Student Association (JSA)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UCI – SHPE

Circle K International

Global Health Research, Education, and Translation (GHREAT)

Global Refugee Organization Working Towards Health & Hope

Hong Kong Student Union

International Student Gathering

Nigerian Student Association

SWANA Health Alliance

Peace Corps Rep in OC

Sandy Wang, International Center (Co-Chair)

Kati Bell, Global Engagement Office (Co-Chair)

Aimee Jiang, Graduate Division

Arturo Meza, Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science & Engineering

Catherine Jonas, Study Abroad Center

Jane Mary Sakr, ASUCI International Student Advocacy Commissioner

Jane Son, International Center

Jose Sanchez, Student Housing

Sei Young Lee, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Alex Mendoza, Hannah Kim, Sarah Sok & Neda Sahranavard, Program in Global Languages & Communication