A World of Learning Opportunities at OSU and Beyond: 
November 13-17, 2017 

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. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling (541) 737-6444 at least one week in advance of an event. 

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 13

International Flag Ceremony 

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

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

Tuesday, November 14

International Documentary and Panel Discussion:
“Ciclovida: Lifecycle” 

4 to 6:30 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center Construction & Engineering Hall 

We will be showing the documentary “Ciclovida,” followed by a panel discussion featuring three OSU faculty members and an OSU international student.  "Ciclovida: Lifecycle" pedals alongside a group of subsistence farmers from Brazil who bicycle more than 6,000 miles across the South American continent in search of natural seeds. This feature-length documentary is made up of moving stories from landless peasants, indigenous communities, and small farmers that expose the devastating effects of industrial agriculture destined for agrofuels.


U.S. Student Fulbright Information Meeting

4 to 5 p.m. in LINC 345

Hosted by OSU Prestigious Scholarships, this meeting will cover the Fulbright program which provides grants for academic year postgraduate cultural exchange through study, research and English teaching programs in a country outside the U.S.

Thursday, November 16

OSU Global Opportunities Expo and faculty-led program presentations

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in MU Horizon Room

Study Abroad – Faculty-led Programs – International Internships

Explore the many ways in which OSU students can learn and earn credit while abroad.  From Noon to 1 p.m., OSU faculty and students will present short talks about their extraordinary learning experiences in other parts of the world. 

Thursday, November 16


7 to 10 p.m. in MU Horizon Room

Free to all, this dance will feature international snacks and music from around the globe.  

Friday, November 17

OSU Opera workshop

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the First United Congregational UCC, 4515 W Hills Rd. , OSU students and K-12 youth free. $10 general admission. CAFA discounts apply. 

The OSU Opera Workshop provides intensive training in the musical, linguistic, and theatrical aspects of opera production. Collaborating frequently with OSU University Theatre, the Opera Workshop presents both scenes programs and full productions. The performers are almost exclusively undergraduates and so receive opportunities that are often reserved for graduate students at other universities. The emphasis of the course is on the imaginative integration of music and staging. 


Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by November 6, 2017, to Kim Calderon at (541) 737-6444 or kim.calderon@oregonstate.edu. To learn more about International Education Week, please visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.