International Education Week



International Education Week

November 17-21, 2014

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange world-wide. In recognition of the contributions that international students make in globalizing the UIC campus, OIS celebrates International Education Week by hosting its annual Thanksgiving Dinner in conjunction with a week-long program of events. We encourage the entire UIC community to participate in our celebration by submitting an entry to our annual photo contest.

Check out UIC's International Education Week activities.


International Education Week Activities

Hosted by the Office of International Services

6th Annual Photo Contest
In celebration of International Education Week, November 17-21, 2014, the Office of International Services is sponsoring a photo contest open to the entire UIC campus community. Beginning in 2000, International Education Week has been celebrated in over 100 countries and all 50 states. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education initiated the week-long celebration to promote global understanding and exchange between the United States and other countries.

We are happy to announce our winners of our 6th Annual Photo Contest. The theme was "Building Pathways Toward Global Engagement."

3rd Place: Head over Heels as Life is on Wheels: "Walking past the streets in this new dream and new place, I do realize its a long venture that I have set myself onto, but I am excited, enthusiastic and ready to explore and discover new pathways, the same steps of determination that ONCE led me here are the ONES that would lead me forward from here, but 'I shall always have my hands grounded to help everyone around in this global journey with me and have my feet high towards the vast sky reflecting my dream to fly'" 1st place
2nd Place: Volunteering with the Student Activities Board: "I really like attend activities with people from various backgrounds and culture. We can learn from each other and explore our horizon. I think our school should create more chances for native Americans and international student for our global engagement." 1st place
1st Place: Mother and Son: "The picture describes how a mother struggles to bring her child a future through education. She believes that education is the only path to the future... the future that is not only for a man but for every race, nationality and gender." 1st place



Coffee Hour
  • Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Office of International Services, Student Services Building 2160, 1200 West Harrison Street
Come and enjoy coffee and sweet treats as we kick off the celebration of International Education Week 2014!



Conversation Partners Language Showcase
  • Monday, November 17, 2014 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Office of International Services, Student Services Building 2160, 1200 West Harrison Street
We invite the UIC community to support participants in the Conversation Partners, our language exchange program, as they display their language skills through original presentations.



Film Night: Imported from China
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • James Stukel Tower Theatre, 718 W. Rochford Street (Click for directions)
A 40-minute documentary film that follows Chinese university students at an American university from the perspectives of the international students, U.S. domestic students, and educators. Facilitated discussion by OIS Staff.



Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Student Center East, Illinois Rooms, 750 South Halsted Street
We are thankful for our international students and scholars and want to welcome you in joining us for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner!
Attendees must sign up at the front desk of OIS no later than November 13th at 5:00 p.m. to receive a ticket. Space is limited.