International Education Week 2020 Goes Virtual

Stack of books with small international flags. Text International Education Week Nov. 16-20,

International Education Week (IEW), November 16-20, 2020, 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 their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Although it looks a bit different this year, #IEW2020 offers an occasion for Miami and Global Initiatives to salute the students, staff, and faculty who seek international educational opportunities across borders and disciplines.

A few highlights are presented here, but visit for a complete calendar of events, follow us on social media, or look for us on The Hub. We hope you'll take a study break and join us!

All events are free and open to the public. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Arts and Culture


Miami Art Museum Exhibitions and Events

Current exhibitions include Broadsides and Calaveras: José Guadalupe Posada and Rebuilding European Tourism: Travel Posters and the World Wars. In conjunction with the latter exhibition, Professor Rodney Coates will speak on Standing up for Freedom: When Hate was in Vogue. Monday, November 16, 3pm.

One World Concert

Featuring a wide range of world music and a mix of pre-recorded videos and live performances, the One World Concert turns the spotlight on talented Miami musicians. Monday, November 16, 7 pm.

International Cultural Exchange Program

Emcee Vitaliy Bezrodnov presents Russian music and dance in this lively program. Sponsored by Regional Campuses Global Programs. Tuesday, November 17, 10:00 am.

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

The Grammy™-nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble is your guide in this special lecture/demo on Mexico's musical geography. Wednesday, November 18, 6 pm.

Taste the World

Join us for a live Zoom event where hosts from different regions of the world will have an opportunity to demonstrate how to cook a recipe from their country. Thursday, November 19, 6 pm.

Conferences and Lectures

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International Education Summit (IES)

The World Affairs Council – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is hosting a free virtual International Education Summit with the theme of “Peace and Justice.” November 16-20.

School for International Training (SIT) Critical Conversations

The School for International Training (SIT) concludes their fall Critical Conversations webinar series with a week of events focused on the critical global issue of Education and Social Change. November 16-20.

Institute of International Education (IIE) DEI Panel Events

IIE’s mission is to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world. Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 11 am.

2020 Triennial International Let Us Dream Conference

The Let Us Dream conference is a three-day event focusing on education, health, and social community improvement initiatives. November 20-22.

Education Abroad

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Education Abroad Day of Giving

During International Education Week, we ask for your help in making it possible for more students to take advantage of study abroad scholarships at Miami. Tuesday, November 17.

Going Global: Scholarships and fellowships for study, research, and teaching abroad

We'll offer info and advice on how to apply for funding offered by Gilman, Boren, CLS, Fulbright, Rangel, Pickering, and more. All are welcome to attend! Tuesday, November 17, 5pm.

Talking Turkey in the Time of COVID: An Education Abroad Parent Webinar

Parents and family members are invited to hear from Education Abroad advisors to answer your questions about study abroad in the 'new normal' of the COVID era. Thursday, November 19, noon.

GEOWeek 2020

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As part of their annual celebration of all things geographic, the Department of Geography sponsors several GEOWeek2020 events that feature a global theme. November 16-20.


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IEW Find Your Place Contest

Find your place with Global Initiatives during International Education Week and you could win a unique facemask made with global fabrics! Follow our social media pages, attend events, and visit our website to earn points. November 16-20.

Live From MUDEC

Current MUDEC students will show you around the campus and answer your questions about their experiences studying in Luxembourg this semester on Instagram Live. Monday, November 16, 10 am.