UIW International Education Week

UIW International Education Week

Join the Celebration This November 13 - 17, 2017

A worldwide Celebration of International Education and exchange through food, culture, music, art and educational events. Over 15 events on UIW campus.


UIW is proud to participate in International Education Week. Student Organizations, Colleges and Departments are invited to host events related to international education and cultural exchange. International Education Week 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 promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to the U.S. to study, learn, and exchange experiences.


Events are FREE unless otherwise noted



IEW 2017


IEW Kick Off -  11a-1p @ SEC Concourse

Enjoy refreshments, henna, international DJ, a Bollywood performance and take photos around the world with the green screen. Opening prayer given by Sister Martha Ann Kirk. Hosted by Pasha Express & International Affairs. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact

How to Wear a Sari with the UIW Asian Student Club - 12p - 1p @ SEC Concourse

Learn how to wear traditional South Asian clothing, the Saree or Sari. Try on a traditional Sari with an expert and take photos in the get up!  Hosted by International  Affairs and Asian Student Club. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact

For Faculty & Staff: Int'l Student Career & Immigration Pathways - 12p- 1p @ SEC 2040

Do you help advise international students?  Learn where academics, career options and immigration intersect and how to help students plan ahead, manage expectations, understand immigration limits and prepare for success in the U.S. job market.  Hosted by International Student & Scholar Services.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact intl@uiwtx.eduu.



Lebkuchen: A German Christmas Tradition - 11a- 1p @ SEC Concourse

Make your own German Christmas Cookies as a great gift for relatives while learning about studying in Heidelberg Germany and German holiday traditions.  Hosted by Campus Engagement, Int'l Affairs and European Study Center.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact Campus Engagement 

A Summer Abroad: Info Session - 2p - 3p @ SEC 2040

Do you want to study abroad this summer?   Find the best fit for your major, interests and sense of adventure.  Also, learn about internship options abroad, scholarships and how to plan for a summer abroad.  Hosted by Study Abroad & the European Study Center.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact

International Food Fair - 4p- 6p @ SEC Ballroom

Taste flavors from around the world as international students cook and share food from their home country.   Hosted by Int’l Affairs and University of Mission & Ministry. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact



UIW Community: The Name Game 12p @ SEC 2040

Don’t you just hate it when someone pronounces your name wrong.    Imagine how international students feel on a daily basis, pronouncing a name correctly is important to everyone both culturally and personally.   This session provides a quick lesson and take home tool kit to understand and pronounce names from South Asia and Arabic speaking countries.  First, test your knowledge of pronouncing and understanding the nuances behind international student names.   Next presenters will offer an interactive experience on mastering the pronunciation, meanings, traditions and importance with in a name. Use the take home tool kit to offer a “Name Game” session to colleague. Hosted by International Student & Scholar Services.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact

Diversi-TEA  - 1p- 2p @ SEC Concourse

Come learn more about another culture while drinking our tea of the week! Read more about the history of tea time here at Incarnate Word below: Collation was a daily tradition of the sisters of charity of the Incarnate Word. Recordings show a schedule of daily breaks as far back as 1867. The sisters would gather for vespers each afternoon. They would then reflect and spend time with each other over tea and bread or cookies. At one time the location for "tea time" was in the current location of the hortencias on the university campus.  Hosted by Campus Engagement & Ettling Center. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact Campus Engagement.

Life after F-1 Status - 4p- 5p @ SEC 2040

Ask a guest Immigration Attorney & learn about immigration options after your F-1 student status: H-1B, other employment visas, green cards and more. Open to students, their advisors and coaches.   Hosted by Int’l Affairs.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact

UIW Etiquette Dinner -  6p- 8p @ UIW SkyRoom

This dinner is open to students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time & paid internship opportunities. This is an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn proper dining etiquette when out for a business dinner or interview. Registration RequiredHosted by Career Services & Professional Development.  Part of UIW Int'l Education WeekFor more information, contact Andrea Beltran at (210) 832-3931 or



UIW/ Trinity Passport Day -  9a-3p @ Trinity Campus, Coates Univ Center.

Presented by Houston Passport Agency.   Apply for a U.S. passport!  Open to All UIW Staff, Faculty, Students & thier Family Memebers.   For requirements contact Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact (210) 807-5709 or

International Bazaar - 11a -1p @ SEC Concourse

Do your Christmas shopping early!!!  Shop from a large selection of affordable and unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, art and home accessories around the world!  Also learn about volunteer opportunities, Study Abroad options, Henna and more!   Hosted by Int’l Affairs & Pasha Express, Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact

Pathways to your Ph.D - 6p @ UIW Admission Office

Learn about our Graduate Programs and discover the possibility of earning your Ph.D. To register for the session click HERE.   Hosted by the Dreeben School of Education and Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, For more information, contact Joan Labay-Marquez at (210) 283-6429 or

World Karaoke Night - 6p @ SEC Pub

Karaoke time!  Bring your groups of friends for a night of international hits, great and terrible singing and lots of laughs. Hosted by Int’l Affairs & Campus Engagement, Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact



UIW Exchange Ceremony -  10a - 11a @ ICC Auditorium

UIW honors Fall 2017 Exchange participants from 28 sister schools with certificate of completion.  Followed by light refreshments.  Invite only, for invitation ask Austin Pershing.   For requirements contact Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact (210) 807-5709 or

For Faculty: Inviting an International Scholar 101 - 12p @ SEC 2050

Are you interested in hosting a reseacher, professor, guest lecturer or student intern from another country?  Learn how your department can host short term or long term visitors to campus.  Hear from other departments' experience of hosting and receive a practical step by step guide to get the most of the international exchange.  Hosted by Int’l Affairs & Dr. Marcos Oliviera, Part of UIW Int'l Education Week, for more info contact

Int'l Student Travel Signature Day - 1:30p - 2:30p @ SEC Concourse

Are you an F-1 or J-1 student traveling back home for Thanksgiving holiday or Winter Break?  Usually travel endorsements take 2-3 weeks to process.  Get same day service on all travel endorsement during Travel Signature Day.  Students must clear all business office and registrar holds, have thier most recent I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa and space for a valid travel endorsement to qualify.  Hosted by International Student & Scholar Services.  Part of UIW Int'l Education Week for info, contact intl@uiwtx.eduu.




International Food Festival - International student's and businesses cook and share food from their home country. Promote your organization and business through your participation.

PLEASE share the culture and your amazing foods with UIW campus!!

Receive 2- 4 hours of community service for helping prepare and serve food at the Festival!


International Bazaar -  Sell Gifts and Vendors from around the world. Vendors can sell items and promote items and other unique gifts as desired.  Tables and chairs will be provided. Parking permit will be provided for off campus vendors

Receive 2- 4  hours of community service for helping prepare and sell the goods at the Festival!