A World of Learning Opportunities at OSU and Beyond:
November 13-16, 2018 

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. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

Oregon State University contributes by holding a variety of activities throughout the week. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made one week in advance by contacting 541-737-6457. 


Tuesday, November 13

MU Flag Ceremony 

4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MU Main Lounge

This kick-off event will highlight the importance of international education at Oregon State University. Celebrating the 105+ countries represented on this campus, the annual ceremony will feature flag bearers placing the flags in the MU, followed by a reception. This event is sponsored by the Memorial Union and INTO OSU.

Wednesday, November 14


3 to 4:30 p.m. in MU Journey Room 104

Hosted by OSU Prestigious Scholarships, the reception highlights the Fulbright program, which provides grants for graduate students to conduct research, teach or complete coursework in any eligible country outside the United States. Provost Ed Feser will be a guest speaker at this event.


5 to 6 p.m. in Strand Agriculture Hall Room 161
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students who have significant financial constraints that may prevent them from participating in study abroad programs. This session will provide information on the scholarship to interested students who want to know if they qualify



6 to 8 p.m. at Darkside Cinema
This groundbreaking Canadian documentary examines the nutritional claims from marketers of “superfoods” and the impact that such food trends have on sustainable farmers. Directed and narrated by Ann Shin, the film consists of footage from Ethiopia, Bolivia, the Philippines and Haida Gwaii and asks viewers to be mindful about personal food choices.


7 to 10 p.m in the MU Ballroom
Explore global dance and music while snacking on foods from around the world in this fun-filled event.

Friday, November 16


7 to 10 p.m. in MU Ballroom

Dandiya Raas is the traditional folk dance originating from Gujarat, India. Featuring upbeat music and a traditional Indian meal, this event is free to all Oregon State students.


In honor of International Education Week, dine on globally-inspired specials at campus dining centers. Look for the IEW signs at McNary Dining, Marketplace West and Southside Station at Arnold to find special menu items available for purchase from November 13-16, 2018.
Rebounding Malaria and the Ethics of Eradication: The WHO Campaign in Zanzibar (1957-1968) and Contemporary Implications

Melissa Graboyes, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, will present on the history of malaria elimination attempts in Zanzibar. 

DATE: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TIME: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

PLACE: Hallie Ford Center, Room 115

HOSTS:  OSU Center for Global Health | College of Public Health and Human Sciences and OSU Africa Initiative

Thanksgiving around the World

Learn about the harvest festival and traditions from around the world. Bring a dish to share.

DATE: Friday, November 16

TIME: 4 to 6 p.m.

PLACE: Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave.

HOSTS: International Cultural Service Program, International Peer Mentoring Program and International Friendship Program


Honors College
Memorial Union
Office of International Services
OSU Global Opportunities
School of Language, Culture, and Society
School of Writing, Literature, and Film