International Education Week

A week-long annual celebration of international education and exchange from November 14 to 18, 2022.

Students and Faculty at International Cafe, part of International Education Week
Students and faculty at the International Cafe, part of International Education Week 2019.

TU International is pleased to invite all students, faculty, and staff to participate in International Education Week 2022. This joint initiative from the U.S. Departments of Education and State highlights new and continuing international activities on campus. It starts Monday (Nov. 14) and will continue throughout the week with events, interactive activities, information sessions and more! Check out the schedule of events for IEW 2021 below for a taste of what's to come!

IEW 2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, November 15

SPAIN: Meet the Madrileños!
10 a.m. 
Zoom
Experience Madrid with the Study Abroad Association (SAA)! As we virtually walk the medieval streets of this historic city (also the capital of Spain!), we’ll stop in at a variety of hotspots to speak with locals (known as madrileños) and hear about everyday life in Madrid. 

Chalk the Flags
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Freedom Square
Join the TU Study Abroad Office to chalk world flags in Freedom Square. 

Asia in Maryland Exhibition
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
See works by Maryland-based Asian and AAPI visual artists. The exhibit showcases the stories of, raises awareness about, and facilitates dialogue about the ideas and issues that are most important to the 500,000+ Asian and AAPI residents who play integral roles in the fabric of Maryland life.

Global Scholarships and Fellowships Session
2 p.m.
Zoom 
Find out about funding opportunities for a variety of international experiences during your time here at TU and after graduation.

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

'TU Teach in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic' Study Abroad Information Session
3 p.m.
Zoom
Find out how you can gain teaching experience in a Spanish speaking community on our faculty-led study abroad program in the Dominican Republic in Summer 2022.

World Artists Experiences Fall Virtual Symposium: Cultural Heritage Into the Future
7 p.m.
Zoom
Guest artists will share stories addressing topics ranging from the pandemic, health and well-being, and new artistic practices, to political turmoil, social justice, climate change, gender and racial equity. 

Tuesday, November 16

Asia in Maryland Exhibition
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
See works by Maryland-based Asian and AAPI visual artists. The exhibit showcases the stories of, raises awareness about, and facilitates dialogue about the ideas and issues that are most important to the 500,000+ Asian and AAPI residents who play integral roles in the fabric of Maryland life.

Making Study Abroad Affordable with USAC
12 p.m.
Ready to study abroad but not sure how to make it happen financially? This virtual session is for you! Learn about affordable programs, scholarships, and tips for making your study abroad experience awesome. 

COLOMBIA: Urban Gardening in Medellin
12 p.m. 
Discover the positive social and environmental impacts urban gardening can have upon your community from an inspirational local entrepreneur in Medellin, Colombia. During this interactive experience, you will explore how to reduce your everyday carbon footprint and learn expert techniques to be able to start your own home composting. Facilitated by the Study Abroad Association (SAA).

A Taste of the World
1 p.m.
Cook Library lobby
Free international snacks from around the world for you to sample! Organized by TU FoodShare.

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

Pathways Abroad: International Opportunities & Career Paths Beyond Undergrad
7 p.m. 
Are you interested in working, studying, or just traveling abroad after you complete your undergraduate degree? Maybe you tried to study abroad in the past two years and feel discouraged after having your plans cancelled or drastically changed; maybe you don’t think you are in a place financially to travel abroad if not during your undergraduate career. Join us to hear from experts who have worked, lived and travelled abroad. From fellowship opportunities, to teaching abroad, to the Peace Corps – you can ask pointed questions to all eight of our expert panelists about how you, too, can take advantage of these invaluable experiences.

Wednesday, November 17

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session (facilitated by a representative from Fulbright)
10:30 a.m.
Are you interested in cultural exchange, community engagement, and making a difference in the world? Considering a master's degree, conducting research, or teaching English abroad after graduation? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides fully funded grants for individually designed study/research projects. graduate degree programs, and English teaching assistant programs in more than 140 countries worldwide in nearly all fields and disciplines. 

Asia in Maryland Exhibition
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
See works by Maryland-based Asian and AAPI visual artists. The exhibit showcases the stories of, raises awareness about, and facilitates dialogue about the ideas and issues that are most important to the 500,000+ Asian and AAPI residents who play integral roles in the fabric of Maryland life.

International Walkway Flag Rotation
12 p.m.
International walkway between the College of Liberal Arts and the Psychology Building
Help celebrate TU's international population at the University's flag rotation ceremony.

Virtual and Hyrbid Study Abroad: Faculty and Study Abroad Office Perspectives
12 p.m. 
As virtual global education models continue to emerge and evolve as a result of the pandemic, institutions are developing unique and exciting hybrid offerings. Hear from a panel of faculty and Study Abroad Office staff from diverse institutions about their program models, student experiences, what worked and what did not, and lessons learned. Finally, as we move back to traditional study abroad, we will have an open discussion about the future of virtual and hybrid programming in international education.  Facilitated by the Study Abroad Association (SAA).

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

Thursday, November 18

TU Global Internships Brunch
10:30 a.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Join the Study Abroad Office for brunch and find out about summer internship opportunities abroad in Australia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK. 

Asia in Maryland Exhibition
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
See works by Maryland-based Asian and AAPI visual artists. The exhibit showcases the stories of, raises awareness about, and facilitates dialogue about the ideas and issues that are most important to the 500,000+ Asian and AAPI residents who play integral roles in the fabric of Maryland life.

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

Taste of the Philippines 
6 - 8 p.m.
University Union, Rm. #302 A, B, and C
Get a taste of Filipino culture and hospitality through food! Organized by the Filipino Cultural Association at Towson. 

Friday, November 19

Asia in Maryland Exhibition
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
See works by Maryland-based Asian and AAPI visual artists. The exhibit showcases the stories of, raises awareness about, and facilitates dialogue about the ideas and issues that are most important to the 500,000+ Asian and AAPI residents who play integral roles in the fabric of Maryland life.

Lunch & Learn with the International Student Association
11:30 a.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #407
Learn about the international/exchange student experience at TU at this interactive student panel. Snack will be provided. 

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.