International Education Week (IEW) takes place every November and celebrates international education and exchange worldwide. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is celebrated by educational institutions across the U.S. and in more than 100 other countries.
At RIT, International Education Week celebrates the:
- 2,000+ international students studying at RIT.
- 400+ RIT students who each year step outside of their comfort zone to study outside the U.S. on short-term, semester, or academic year programs.
- Many RIT students who will follow their curiosity to discover a world of people, ideas, and solutions as part of a future international experience.
To celebrate RIT plans engaging cultural and academic activities to celebrate each November, including:
- A kick-off celebration with international games, activities, give-a-ways, and food.
- An annual Global Learning Symposium that highlights academic projects from study abroad.
All RIT students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend IEW events!
If you’re part of an RIT club and want to host an international event for IEW, we’d love to have you onboard! Submit an event idea
For last year's schedule of events go here.
RIT Campus Partners
RIT Global welcomes the participation of departments, colleges, and student groups campus-wide in planning activities and events for International Education Week. We regularly work with colleges (including CLA, GCCIS, KGCOE, NTID, and SCB), other RIT departments (International Student Services, English Language Center, Auxiliary Services), and student organizations (Global Union, Student Government, Global Health) to celebrate International Education Week each year.
Ways to get involved:
- Submit an event idea you’d like to host at RIT’s upcoming International Education Week
- Join the International Education Week Planning Committee (usually meets weekly or bi-week during Sept/Oct/Nov)
If you would like more information on participating in International Education Week, contact Mery Palarea in the RIT Global office.