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International Education Week

The Center for Global Engagement hosts events each November to celebrate International Education Week.

"International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States."
- (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs).

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If you or your department/organization would like for us to advertise an event here that fits with the idea of International Education Week, please contact us.

2020 Events

Photo Contest

As part of International Education Week (IEW), the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) will host a photo contest (with prizes!) that celebrates the impact of international education and that is open to ALL Nighthawks - current UNG students who have gone abroad, international students currently studying on UNG’s campus, and current UNG faculty and staff who have participated in an education abroad experience. Each applicant can enter up to two photos that correspond to the following categories:

  • #TheWorldIsMyClassroom
    • Open to ALL Nighthawks!
    • A photo that reflects the traditions, customs, or culture of a country other than where the applicant was born.
  • #NighthawksAbroad
    • A photo that includes one or more current UNG students abroad.
  • #NighthawksInternational
    • A photo that includes one or more current international students studying at UNG experiencing American culture.
  • #NighthawksRewind
    • A photo that includes one or more current UNG staff or faculty members participating in an education abroad experience.

See the complete (UNG) International Education Week Photo Contest details and submission information.

2020 International Education Week Photo Contest Winners

UNG’s Center for Global Engagement would like to congratulate the winners of the International Education Week Photo Contest!

The winners of #TheWorldsMyClassroom and #NighthawksRewind will receive a gift basket filled with UNG swag, and the winner of #NighthawksAbroad will receive $25 in camps cash.

Thank you to all who entered for participating and celebrating the impact of international education with us!

Photo Contest Winner - The World is my Classroom

Winner #TheWorldIsMyClassroom
Laura Alyse Domigan
Major: Biology/Pre Physician’s Assistant
UNG Summer: Food Microbiology in Italy – Summer 2019
“The side of Naples the tourists don't see. We arrived in Naples, Italy during the Sudanese crisis, when many refugees fled across the sea and found themselves homeless.”

Nighthawks Abroad - photo contest winner

Winner: #NighthawksAbroad
Allison Zoe Head
Major: Studio Art
CIEE Summer Japanese Studies in Tokyo, Japan – Summer 2018
“This was at the Mori Digital Arts Museum in Tokyo. It is an endless lantern exhibition by one of Japan's most famous modern artists, Yayoi Kusama.”

Photo Contest Winner - Nighthawks Rewind

Winner: #NighthawksRewind
Tatiana Maslova
UNG Professor and Program Director of Study Abroad in Russia
UNG Summer: Russian Language and Culture – Summer 2018
“UNG's Real Time Russia 2018 at the Geographical center of Asia in a remote Siberian republic of Tuva, Russia.”


Chinese Night. Cooking, Handcraft, Trivia Game, Finger Dance and Prizes!

Date: Wednesday, November 11
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Description: Learn about Chinese culture and make international friends through this interactive online event.  Contact Ms. Yizhe Huang if you have questions.

Join Chinese Night on Zoom

Sponsors: Chinese Flagship Program


Date: Friday, November 13
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Robinson Ballroom, Student Center, Gainesville campus

Description: Come celebrate Diwali with ASA and ISA! Learn more about the significance of this holiday and enjoy some authentic Indian snacks and sweets. We hope to see you there!

Sponsors: GVL Asian Student Association and GVL International Student Association

What’s Hot? Flavors of Perú

Date: Monday, November 16  
Time:  12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  

Description: The program will show a cooking demo of Peru’s national dish: Ceviche.  It will also explain how gastronomy is essential in Peruvian’s history and society. Currently, Peru is considered as one of the world’s best culinary destinations but there is more than that. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.  

Join What's Hot? Flavors of Perú on Zoom.


Evolution of Japanese Entertainment

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Description: The Evolution of Japanese Entertainment will be a virtual, interactive event focused on the changes and transitions of types of entertainment that were popular during three different eras in Japan.

Join Evolution of Japanese Entertainment on Zoom.

Sponsored by the UNG Japan Club


An Education Abroad Re-Entry Workshop with Career Services: Articulating Your Experience

Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Description: Join us for our re-entry workshop with Career Services to explore the skills you gained during your overseas experience and learn more about how articulate those on your resume and during interviews with potential employers!

Virtual: TEAMs Meeting


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