The UCLA International Institute will lead a large-scale celebration of International Education Week, an initiative of the U.S. departments of state and education, beginning Nov. 18 and concluding Nov. 22.

This year will feature the largest number of events ever organized for International Education Week at UCLA.

Participants will have opportunities to:

  • learn about international educational programs, research and scholarships
  • discover a wide range of global volunteer and career opportunities
  • interact with alumni working in the international sphere
  • enjoy performances and activities reflecting the diversity of global cultures at UCLA
  • participate in discussions with international students, faculty and university leaders

The International Institute partnered with the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, UCLA Residential Life, UCLA Library and UCLA Study Abroad to program the featured events for International Education Week.

The International Institute and its organizing partners support a campus ecosystem that educates UCLA students to become global citizens. The institute offers a broad range of undergraduate degree programs in international studies (global studies, global health, international and area studies, international development, international migration), plus three M.A. programs (African, East Asian and Latin American studies). It also hosts more than 25 individual centers and programs dedicated to education and research on specific world regions and global issues, which regularly offer free public events.

One of the major goals of Cindy Fan, UCLA vice provost for international studies and global engagement, is to enable as many UCLA students as possible — regardless of discipline or major — to gain international experience via campus classes, study abroad programs and international research, internships and/or work opportunities.

Departments and centers throughout the UCLA College and the UCLA professional schools will also host internationally focused events. All of these happenings, together with videos, articles and additional campus resources, can be found on the website for International Education Week 2019.

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