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During the week of Nov. 17-21, the University of Georgia students, faculty and staff joined in a variety of events to celebrate the the 15th annual International Education Week (IEW). International Education Week is a world-wide celebration of international education endeavors, supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

This year, IEW at UGA had a record breaking increase of events and participants, making it one of the most attended and relevant international initiative on campus! Over 1,200 participants engaged in 22 different international activities, hosted by the Office of International Education (OIE), the Office of International Student Life (ISL), academic departments, and student organizations.


The activities included international thanksgiving dinner (ISL), cross-cultural simulation experience (OIE), study abroad workshops (Grady College, OIE), forum discussion on traveling in the U.S. for international students (Chinese Student Association), study abroad fair (College of Education), cultural awareness celebration (Department of Comparative Literature), movie screening presentation (Ciné), and international photo and video contest (OIE and ISL).

Please see pictures of some of IEW at UGA 2014 events below.


Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for International students and their families. 
Sponsored by the International Student Life and Athens First United 
Methodist Church. Monday Nov. 17.



ACIREMA Cross-Cultural Simulation - designed to sensitize participants to the many challenges international students face on their way to the U.S. 
education from their home country. Sponsored by the International Student, 
Scholar and Immigration Services unit of OIE. Nov. 19-20.



ACIREMA Cross-Cultural Simulation - Session 1. Sponsored by the 
International Student, Scholar and Immigration Services unit of OIE. 
Tuesday, Nov. 18.


International Student Life Open House. Sponsored by the Office of 
International Student Life. Tuesday, Nov. 18.



Marketing you Study Abroad Experience. 
Sponsored by the Education Abroad unit of OIE. Tuesday, Nov. 18.



Love Stories from Abroad
Sponsored by the Education Abroad unit of OIE. Tuesday, Nov. 18.


ACIREMA Cross-Cultural Simulation - Session 2. 
Sponsored by the International Student, Scholar and Immigration 
Services unit of OIE. Wednesday, Nov. 19.



Tango & Tacos. Sponsored by the Office of Family and Graduate Housing.
Wednesday, Nov. 19.



International Scholar and Faculty Wine&Cheese Reception. 
Sponsored by the International Student, Scholar and Immigration Services 
unit of OIE.. Thursday, Nov. 20.


The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - movie screening presentation by 
Dr. Masaki Mori, from the Comparative Literature Department. 
Hosted by Ciné Athens. Thursday, Nov. 20.


International Photo & Video Contest and Coffee Hour. 
Sponsored by OIE and ISL. Friday, Nov. 21.


International Photo & Video Contest and Coffee Hour. 
Sponsored by OIE and ISL. Friday, Nov. 21.