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International Education Week

Mark your calendars for International Education Week (IEW) 2016! IEW is an annual, worldwide celebration of international education and exchange. This year, the Office of International Services will join the celebration by hosting a series of events, including the return of Thanksgiving Dinner! See below for event details and visit the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website for more information about IEW celebrations worldwide.


International Education Week November Coffee Hour

Come and enjoy a beverage and sweet Halloween treats at the Office of International Services. This is a great time to make friends and meet new international students, scholars, staff and faculty as we celebrate international education! Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. We hope to see you all then.

Tuesday November 15th, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1200 W. Harrison Street
Student Services Building
Room 2160

No reservation needed!

Film Screening: The Dialogue

The second film of Crossing Borders Films'' intercultural trilogy, The Dialogue was created by Crossing Borders Films and co-produced by Michigan State University. The Dialogue is a 68 minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Together the students explore each other''s backgrounds and learn cross-cultural communication skills. Their shared travel adventures, the emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves and of styles of communication that are able to bridge cultural differences. Click here for more information.

Tuesday November 15th, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
718 W. Rochford Street
James Stukel Towers Event Center

Sign-up for this event at the OIS front desk (1200 W. Harrison, Student Services Building, Room 2160).

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a traditional U.S. holiday typically celebrated with family and friends. OIS invites the UIC international community to experience this unique American holiday at the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner! Students in attendance are able to enjoy traditional Thanksgiving food and hospitality on campus while learning about the origin of the holiday and its significance in American culture. Vegetarian options will be available. 

Thursday November 17th, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Doors will be open at 4:30 p.m.)
750 S. Halsted Street
Student Center East
Illinois Room

Cost for UIC international students, faculty, and staff: Free
Cost for dependents and guests 11 years and older: $22/person
Cost for children 10 and under: $11/person

Sign-up must be done in person at OIS. Space is limited to 300 participants. The deadline to sign-up is Friday November 11, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please visit the Office of International Services during Open Advising. Our open advising hours can be found HERE.