Connecting Minds Through Global Learning:
November 18-22, 2019

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 Grace Atebe at 541-737-6457


Monday, November 18

MU Flag Ceremony 

4 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union 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. This ceremony, which will be followed by a reception, is sponsored by the Memorial Union, INTO OSU and the Office of International Services.

Wednesday, November 20


3 to 4:30 p.m. in Student Experience Center 112

Hosted by the Fulbright Association of Oregon Chapter, the Office of International Services, the Office of Global Opportunities and Prestigious Scholarships, this reception highlights the Fulbright program, which provides grants for students to conduct research, teach or complete coursework in any eligible country outside the United States.

Thursday, November 21

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs Expo

4 to 6 p.m. in Student Experience Center 112

Maximize your summer plans or time in between terms by enrolling in a short-term, Oregon State faculty-led study abroad program in one of more than a dozen locations around the globe. These programs give you a unique opportunity to interact with Oregon State faculty and students while experiencing another country or region and culture. Programs may include baccalaureate core coursework, field studies, service learning or work in a traditional classroom setting with daily excursions to local sites relevant to the topics being studied. 

Friday, November 22

Thanksgiving around the World

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave.

Learn about the harvest festival and traditions from around the world. This event is hosted by the International Cultural Service Program, International Peer Mentoring Program and International Friendship Program. Bring a dish to share.


In honor of International Education Week, campus dining centers will be offering BBQ from around the world, highlighting recipes from three different ICSP students from three different regions:
  • Vietnamese Grilled Pork w/Rice Noodles by Cat Hoang
  • Mexican Carne Asada Tacos w/ Skirt Steak by Gibran Santa Cruz Ruiz
  • Egyptian Kofta (Lamb Meatball) w/ Yogurt Dip by Rania Khater
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 18-22, 2019.
ILLC U There

Taste, Explore, and Learn at the ILLC! Food and drink, Speed Friending, Global Cultures Fair, workshops and more! Check out the website for full details.

DATE: Thursday, November 14

TIME: 3 to 5 p.m.

PLACE: International Living-Learning Center

Ettihad Art & Talent Show

Join the Ettihad Cultural Center for the Ettihad Art and Talent Show featuring performances and art from Central, Southern and Western Asia as well as Northern Africa!

DATE: Monday, November 18

TIME: 6 to 9 p.m.

PLACE: MU Ballroom

Dandiya Night

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.

DATE: Saturday, November 23

TIME: 6 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

PLACE: Memorial Union Ballroom

HOST: Indian Students Association


Honors College
Memorial Union
Office of International Services
Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO)
University Housing & Dining Services