International Education Week

International education week 2017 will take place november 13-17

Mark your calendars for November 13-17 when International Education Week returns with favorite events and new programming. Wondering what you can expect out of International Education Week? Check out the schedule below from International Education Week 2016 and check back regularly for information on events and how you can get involved.

2016 Events

Monday, November 14

Global Engagement Fair featuring keynote speaker Wajahat Ali

4-6:30 p.m., Discovery Building, Atrium and Deluca Forum

5 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks by Chancellor Rebecca Blank

5:15 p.m. Keynote speech by Wajahat Ali, followed by Q&A

View a list of organizations that will be represented at the event.

Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities, and to empower social entrepreneurs, young leaders, creatives, and communities to come up with innovative solutions to tackle world problems. Learn more.

Wednesday, November 16

Passport Drive

10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Campus Mall, Library Mall, and Gordon Commons

Don’t have a passport or need to renew your current one? Stop by for $5 passport photo coupons, tips on the passport application process, and free snacks. Students & staff from the campus community will advise on filling out forms and discussing international research, internship, and study abroad options. Learn more.

Peace Corps Story Slam

7-9 p.m., Memorial Union, Friederich March Play Circle

Hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison take the stage and share tales of adventure and misadventure from their Peace Corps services. You’ll hear tales of mayhem, mischief, and laughter. Join us for a night that is sure to be one you won’t soon forget! The event is free with your student ID or the donation of two or more non-perishable food items. All food items will be donated to The Open Seat, the UW-Madison food pantry. Learn more.

Thursday, November 17

International Career Connections: Alumni Mentoring

6-7:30 p.m., Discovery Building, Town Center

Meet and network with alumni who took their international experiences to work with them in a broad range of career areas, from business to education, science to communication. Learn about the paths that former students took to get where they are today and get advice for your own next steps. Refreshments will be provided. Learn more about the event.

Pussy Riot: In Conversation + Q&A

8 p.m., Memorial Union, Shannon Hall

Purchase tickets.

Monday through Friday

Daily Brown Bag Lectures

Noon-1 p.m., Bascom Hall, Room 165

View the flyer.

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education. IEW at UW Madison is sponsored by: the International Division, the Language Institute, CALS International Programs, the Center for Leadership & Involvement, International Academic Programs, International Engineering Studies & Programs, International Internship Program, International Student Services, Institute for Regional & International Studies, and Wisconsin School of Business International Programs.

If you have an internationally related event taking place during International Education Week that you’d like to be listed, please enter the details at or contact Maj Fischer, International Education Week Committee Chair ( / 608.261.1359).