Skip to Main content

International Education Week

November 16th-20th, 2020

A partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and education institutions to share global experiences while continuing to develop cross-cultural competencies.

At Flagler, we're celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange with our students, staff, and faculty. With safety in mind this year, the International Center is hosting IEW mostly online, with a few traditional in-person events throughout the week. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

Welcome to IEW 2020!


All Week

Continent Dishes

Every day, 11:40am - 2:00pm, Dining Hall 

Co-Sponsored by Dining Services

Stop by the Dining Hall to sample some delicious food from around the world. Each day, our Dining Services team will highlight dishes from a different part of the world. Be sure to head to the Dining Hall each day to find out which delicious International Education Week delicacy Dining Services is featuring! 


International Education Week Book Display

All-day every day, Proctor Library

Co-Sponsored by Library Services

What do "le livre," "książka," and  "incwadi" all have in common? They each translate to "book" in English! International Education Week is not only about having internationally charged conversations, it is also about exploring our own interests within the international umbrella. Be sure to stop by the Proctor Library to see this year's International Education Week inspired display. Peruse the collection on the main floor of the library or - better yet - check out a book or two to read!

Official IEW Global Tunes Playlist

Flagler College Spotify

Co-Sponsored by Digital Strategy

Listen to melodies from around the world on the International Education Week Playlist! Head to Flagler College's Spotify to check out some tunes for the week, and add your own (clean) songs to the list!


Back To Top
Monday, November 16th, 2020

International Conversations & Sticker Statements

All Day In-Person

To start off the week, the International Center is bringing back our International Convos/Sticker Statements. Be on the lookout for an International Center Staff member with our IEW 2020 stickers. We will be around in the morning and afternoon so you will have plenty of chances to stop, get your sticker, and start a Convo. These stickers are a way to help our campus community start thinking about international topics, having international conversations, and getting excited about the week's activities.

Study Abroad: What Are My Options? 

11:00am - 12:00pm Online

Join us for our general study abroad info session series! In this session, we will talk about all things study abroad! We will also answer questions like "What is the study abroad process?" and, "Where can I study abroad?" These sessions are a great way to begin your study abroad journey or hone in on a specific program that interests you. We can explore all of your options including exchange programs, provider programs, and all of the wonderful faculty-led programs set to travel in summer 2021.

Not sure about studying abroad? See what current Flagler students have to say.



Flagler Footnotes Highlight

Online Podcast with Assistant Director of News & Information, Tonya Creamer

International Center Director Lisa Fiala and Assistant Director Dylan Rasnick join Tonya for part Deux of their discussion on International Education Week 2020 and why it may be even more important this year and how Flagler is looking to celebrate.


Back To Top
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Peace Corps Live Q&A

11:30am - 12:00pm online

Flagler College is home to more than one Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV). Join Professor Southwell, Ms. Fiala and Mr. Lins (Flagler College's Peace Corps representative) for a live Q&A and discussion about their experiences. Watch the pre-recorded session for background information. Our Flagler Family also has RPCVs who do not work on campus. Check out alumna Bailey Wright's video about how her experience at Flagler prepared her for her time with Peace Corps in Zambia. 


Faculty Professional Development: Submitting Study Abroad Faculty-Led Applications

1:00pm - 2:00pm online

Join Director of the International Center, Lisa Fiala, for a session on researching, developing, and submitting your study abroad application. Whether you have already led several trips or are interested in leading your first trip, this session will help you hone your research and proposal skills. There will be two back-to-back 30-minute sessions. 


IEW Trivia

7:00pm - 8:00pm online

Join the International Center for IEW trivia! We'll have an opportunity to discuss what we learned at the end. The top trivia winner will win a surprise prize. Bring your friends and test your global knowledge!



Back To Top
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

IEW Campus Collage

9:00am - 3:00pm In-Person

Visit the Lewis Memorial Gazebo to participate in Flagler's IEW campus collage. Stop by, have your photo taken and answer an internationally inspired question. The International Center will use your photo to create the collage. Stop by a few times to watch the collage grow. The first 50 participants will win a free t-shirt from the International Center.


Culture Convo: International Education

12:00pm - 1:00pm Online

Hear from our guest speakers Dr. Kauffman and Dr. Lee and join our IEW Culture Convo. The purpose of the Culture Convo program is to provide students with a space to analyze/interpret delicate topics in a structured, safe environment. This 'convo' will focus on international education, and we will discuss questions like what is international education? Is international education important? What countries invest the most in international educational experiences? How do global politics play in international education? This also counts as a Co-Curricular for students. Watch our previous convo on Humanitarian Aid and International Development to see how our Culture Convos typically run. 


U.S Department of State Live Q&A 

2:00pm - 3:00pm Online

Join the International Center and Flagler's U.S. Department of State representative CB Toney for a live Q&A about all things State Department related.


Movie Screening: East/West (Est/Ouest)


For the first time ever, IEW will include a movie screening! Join the International Center and Student Activities to watch East/West (Est/Ouest). Subtitles will be provided!

Movie Summary

It's 1946, and Stalin is luring Soviet people living in exile back to their homeland. Dr. Alexei Golovine, a Russian immigrant living in France, has decided to return, along with his French wife, Marie, and their young son. But when the Golovine family arrive, they soon realize the reality of the situation. Marie is falsely accused of being a spy and beaten by officials. The Stalinists figure they can use the doctor as a health inspector in sweatshops, so the family is sent to Kiev to live in a crowded communal home.


Back To Top
Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Professional Development for Faculty & Staff: Advising International Students

9:00am - 10:00am Online

Attention Faculty & Staff! Join the International Center Staff in our Advising International Students workshop. This session is geared towards individuals who may have never worked with international students before. However, all faculty and staff and encouraged to attend. Learn about international students on a macro (i.e. U.S.) scale and on a smaller (i.e. Flagler) scale. 


Teaching English Abroad Discussion

11:00am - 12:00pm Online

Join the International Center's Assistant Director, Dylan Rasnick, in a discussion about teaching English abroad. Learn about different opportunities while discussing the pros and cons of ESL programs. 


Professional Development for Faculty & Staff: Advising International Students

1:00pm - 2:00pm Online

Join the International Center Staff in our Advising International Students workshop. This session is geared towards individuals who may have never worked with international students before. However, all faculty and staff and encouraged to attend. Learn about international students on a macro (i.e. U.S.) scale and on a smaller (i.e. Flagler) scale. 


IEW Trivia!

7:00pm - 8:00pm Online

Join the International Center for IEW trivia! We'll have an opportunity to play some trivia and discuss what we learned at the end. The top trivia winner will win a surprise prize from the International Center. Bring your friends and test your global knowledge!


Back To Top
Friday, November 20th, 2020

IEW: Peace Bench Dedication

11:00am - 11:30am Online

To close out IEW 2020, the International Center will be dedicating a peace bench to go with our Peace Pole, which was dedicated in 2019. Due to COVID, we cannot have a large group with us. However, we will be live streaming on our Instagram if you would like to watch. Be sure to tune in! We encourage our campus family to utilize the bench whenever they wish to contemplate global topics, appreciate the Peace Pole, and need some personal grace and peace during their day. Special thanks to Flagler's Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Travis Nierendorf, and Supervisor of Maintenance, Andrew Wetherington, for making this project a reality. 


Back To Top

IEW Frequently Asked Questions

What is International Education Week?

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education (Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs) and the U.S. State Department. IEW was inaugurated by President Bill Clinton in 2000 and is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world. IEW’s events are held around the world by secondary schools, colleges, and universities, international and community organizations, businesses, and associations, seeking to promote awareness about international education and opportunities for cross-cultural exchange.

Learn more from the U.S. Department of State's official International Education Week website.

Back To Top
Are COVID restrictions in place for IEW 2020?

Yes! Flagler College and the International Center worked diligently to ensure that a majority of IEW events are taking place online. For events that are taking place in person, CDC and College guidelines will be followed. For more updates on COVID-19 regulations at Flagler, visit our Coronavirus resource page.

Back To Top