What is International Education Week about? 

International Education Week, to be celebrated from November 18-22, is an initiative co-sponsored by the US State Department and the Department of Education to promote and celebrate international education. 

Though at Dickinson we believe that every week is international education week, we will take this week to highlight some of our many events that promote international education.  

Why is the international education week so special?  Dickinson has been awarded the 2019 NAFSA Paul Simon Award in Campus Internationalization.  We are the only institution to win the award twice! The awards ceremony happens during IEW in Washington, DC. 

International Education at Dickinson

2019-20 CGSE Fact Sheet - recently updated to include new IIE Open Doors data 

List of Events 

Specific IEW Events 

  • Collaborative Art Project, Monday November 18 – Tuesday November 26, Waidner-Spahr Library – Come join us in decorating a map of the world and write what you appreciate about international education in any language!  

  • International Education Week Table in the dining hall, Monday November 18 – Friday November 22, 11am-1pm – come learn more about IEW and enjoy snacks from different parts of the world! 

  • Live Stream Paul Simon Award, Thursday November 21, 4-5:30pm, Stern 102 – Center for Global Study and Engagement; Come join us in viewing the award ceremony of the Paul Simon Award, as Dickinson is the 2019 recipient of the Comprehensive Simon Award for Internationalization. 

  • Careers in International Education, Friday November 22 11am-1pm, HUB Underground – Come learn more about the endless possibilities of a career in international education! Representatives from Advising, Internships & Career Center and the  Center for Global Study and Engagement  

A Sample of Events on Campus that Connect to IEW 

Monday, November 18 

Tuesday, November 19 

Wednesday, November 20 

Thursday, November 21 

Friday, November 22 

  • Hunger Banquet, 5-7pm, Stern Great Room – Center for Spirituality and Social Justice 


We would like to extend our thanks to the following organizations for helping in organizing this year’s International Education Week: 

  • Waidner-Spahr Library 

  • Office of Equity and Inclusion 

  • Popel Shaw Center 

  • President's Commission on Inclusivity