Nov 2, 2023

Five ways to celebrate International Education Week

International Education Week runs from November 13 to 17 this year and gives the whole community an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange, on campus and abroad. Want to go global this week? Here are five fun ways to get involved:

Learn how to study abroad

The Global Education team at the Office of International Affairs is here to help you broaden your horizons and expand your world through studying abroad! Attend a Tuesday or Wednesday Getting Started session to learn more about the process. Or join a program-specific info session if you already know you’d like to travel to locales like Paris, Hungary or Japan! Check out the events calendar for a full list of upcoming sessions.

Experience global art

Travel to Africa, India and beyond by visiting a local gallery this week. Learn about the experiences of Congolese artist Lucie Kamuswekera through her colorful embroidered burlap works on display now at the Urban Arts Space. Visit the Wexner Center for the Arts, which is free for all visitors, to see new works from Jumana Manna, Harold Mendez and Sahar Khoury. Or check out the Columbus Museum of Art to view the work of 18 artists from the Ghana School, an emergent group of contemporary artists from the West African nation.

See a film

Broaden your perspective by checking out a film this week! Wexner Center for the Arts is screening a documentary film, Wild Relatives, by featured artist Jumana Manna on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The film explores the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, a facility which stores backup copies of the world’s plant species.

Enjoy a cultural performance

Spanish avant-garde playwright, poet and director Federico García Lorca’s surreal 1932 tragedy, Blood Wedding, is being staged by the Department of Theatre and guest directed by Leda Hoffman, artistic director of the Contemporary Theater of Ohio. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday, November 14 through Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Attend a lecture

Scholars across campus are keeping the global conversation going all week long! You can learn about everything from dance in Poland to e-commerce in China to the experiences of seafarers on open international waters. Check out the full event listing page for all the public talks happening throughout International Education Week.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

Secretary Miguel Cardona delivers his 2023 International Education Week message.