International Education Week

Students socializing

IEW at UC Santa Cruz

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Each year, the Division of Global Engagement partners with departments, colleges, and offices across campus to provide our community with a wide range of intercultural, international, and globally-themed events during IEW. This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your cultural perspective by sharing with and learning from others.

If you are interested in partnering/promoting an international-themed event during IEW, please contact

Save the date: Nov. 18-22, 2024

All programs are free of charge and open to all students and scholars, international and domestic. Times are listed in Pacific Time. Some programs require registration.


More information about the schedule of events will be available in October of 2024.

Previous IEW Sessions

View anytime – Session recordings from previous years

We invite you to enjoy these previous International Education Week recordings below.

Chinese Names Pronunciation Workshop

Beyond OPT: Immigration After Graduation Workshop

Top 10 Strategies to Boost Your International Study and Career Planning

Last modified: Mar 11, 2024