International Education Week | Webster University

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual nation-wide celebration of international education and exchange that begins Monday, Nov. 18 and runs through Friday, November 22. It is an opportunity to "celebrate the benefits of education and exchange worldwide," as defined by the US Department of State ( In order to further Webster University's global mission, and celebrate its international community, a number of events will take place at Webster during IEW 2019. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate in the programming.

Friday, November 15

International Fashion Show
Fashion Show:6:00pm-7:00pm
After Party: 7:00pm-10:00pm
EAB Commons
Meet the student models representing countries from all around the world and join the after-party to enjoy foods, music, and to have fun with us!

Sponsored by the Association of African Students, Chinese Student Association, International Student Association, Japanese Student Association and Student Government Association with support of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs.

Monday, November 18

Uzbekistan Lunch and Learn
SVER 112
As part of the International Education Week 2019 calendar of events, Webster faculty and staff are welcome to attend a lunch time session that will provide an overview of Webster's newest international campus in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Learn about how the campus was established, its academic program offerings, student body as well as some facts about the culture and history of Uzbekistan. A pizza lunch will be provided.
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Tuesday, November 19

WINS Partner Visit - Fontbonne University Bazar
Fontbonne University Campus
11:00am - 2:00pm
Alive with culture, color, cuisine, art, dance and music, this event is an annual celebration of international education at Fontbonne University. Celebrating the international student body and featuring WINS and other study abroad programs, the International Bazaar has a little of something for everyone. 

Sponsored by Fontbonne University. Intended participants include WINS staff and Fontbonne University faculty, staff and students.

Spring Scholarship Recipients Reception
4:00pm – 5:00pm
East Academic Building (EAB), Room 102
This is a reception to recognize study abroad students who have been awarded Webster study abroad scholarships for Spring 2020 semester, Spring 1 and 2. The event will include a welcome by the Provost's Office and a group photo. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad. Intended participants include Webster Spring 2020 and Spring Break 2020 scholarship recipients

Language Conversation Table
12:00 Pm-1:20 pm
Location: Sunnen Lounge
Lunch Provided
Why not spend lunch conversing in a foreign language and engaging in interesting discussion? Come and join the language table of your choice! Languages featured will include Spanish, German, French, Italian and Japanese. This is a great way to practice your language skills and meet new people. Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by the International Languages and Cultures Department and the Office of Study Abroad. 

Wednesday, November 20

Hispanic Cooking Class
12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
ISB Cooking Lab
Learn to prepare an authentic empanadas and tamales with Webster's own Spanish Professor Diana F. Pascoe Chavez, Ph.D. and your fellow staff members. Spots are limited to 18 people so make sure to register by November 10th.
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Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, Global Program Development, Webster Staff Alliance and the International Languages of Culture Department. 

WINS Partner Visit – Central Washington University Study Abroad Fair
Central Washington University Campus
10:00am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Central Washington University.

Thursday, November 21

Summer Study Abroad Open House
Thursday, November 21
11:30 am–1:30 pm
Global Exchange, SVER 111
Join the Office of Study Abroad to learn about study abroad opportunities with a special emphasis on Summer 2020. There will be pizza and giveaways, and most importantly information on all the upcoming study abroad opportunities. You will be able to talk with recent study abroad alumni and faculty program leaders about the various options available.

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad. Intended participants include Webster students, faculty and staff.

Supporting International Students
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12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Where: Library Conference Room (120)
All faculty, students, and staff are invited to the next session of the Equity and Access Faculty Conversation Series. This session will focus on supporting international students and will be held on Thursday, November 21, 12-1 in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). Pizza will be served.
This session continues a series of monthly gatherings to discuss crucial issues of justice and inclusion in higher education, with the goal of helping all Webster students achieve their academic goals.
Bethany Keller, Assistant Director, MCISA
Carolyn Trachtova, Director, ESL Program
Webster students
Please RSVP here if you plan to attend, as pizza will be served. Students are more than welcome to attend.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs and English as a Second Language Department

Friday, November 22

International Education Week: Celebration of France and China Cultural Exchange
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Date: November 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: East Academic Building 102
Edward Jones Commons

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute