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International Education Week

International Education Week 2020

This year's theme is Together Around the World

What is International Education Week?

International Education Week (November 16-20, 2020) is a national week of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Global Engagement, in collaboration with SCU partners, plans and hosts a diversity of International Education Week programming here on campus and encourages students, faculty, and staff to share their international stories and experiences on social media. To learn more about International Education Week in general, please visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ website.

Music Around the World

Music is extremely important to communities of every culture. Check out the Music Around the World page as we highlight the SCU community's favorite international music via our very own International Education Week 2020 Spotify Playlist! We also highly encourage you to submit your own songs to be added!

Flavors Around the World

We all know that food brings people together. Check out the Flavors Around the World page as we highlight the SCU community's favorite international food via our very own digital cookbook! We also highly encourage you to submit your own recipes to be added!

Prayers Around the World

The JST Community is invited to participate by submitting Prayers Around the World.  We have opened a discussion forum in "Holy Ground," in the Moodle page, "JST Community Life, Prayer and Liturgy," where you may submit brief prayers either in text or video or audio form, to share with the community.  You may offer a prayer for your own country or for the needs of the world.  Your prayer may be in your own language; if possible, please also submit an English translation or brief summary in English. Please reach out to Paul Kircher ( if you have any questions.

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Profiles

Did you know that many staff, faculty, and alumni within the Santa Clara community have had international education experience? These are just some of those who have volunteered to tell their stories! 

GEO Photo Contest

Share your favorite photos from around the globe with your fellow Broncos during the GEO Photo Contest! 

Live Event Schedule:

The World on the Move: Global Migration/Global Movements

TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
I would like to lead a discussion with participating students about the nature and dimensions of global migration movements around the world and the specific challenges global education confronts these days.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 859 906 8528
Password: California

Sponsor: Sociology
Contact Person: Enrique S Pumar (

IEW Poetry Slam

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Are you interested in poetry from around the world? SCU Study Abroad invites you to read your work or a poem you are interested in during the IEW Global Poetry Slam.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 938 3204 3800
Password: 205098

Sponsor: Study Abroad
Contact Person: Natasha Spradlin (

The Legacy of the Salvadoran Martyrs - A Panel & Vigil

Join Santa Clara University for a two-part virtual event in honor of the anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs of the UCA. We will discuss the role of Jesuit Universities to remember and reflect upon their legacy.

Panel: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Vigil: 5:30 - 6:15 PM

Attend both or just one of the events. The Zoom information will be the same with a short break in between. 

Panel Moderator:
Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ

Lisa Kloppenberg
Margaret Russell
Drew Descourouez
Trena & Kevin Yonkers-Talz

Co-sponsored by:
Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
Campus Ministry
Office of Diversity & Inclusion

RSVP HERE for one or both of the events

The State of Global Engagement

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Please join us to learn more about the State of Global Engagement at our presentation on Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. We will share updates on global trends in higher education, international students, and study abroad.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 988 3526 2900
Password: 959007
Join by phone: +1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 988 3526 2900 
Sponsor: Global Engagement Office
Contact Person: Rebekah Cramer (

U.S. Cultural Conversations: Writing & Academic Success

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00am
Join ISS and Professor Denise Krane of The HUB Writing Center to learn more about U.S. academic writing, especially how cultural views and expectations shape citation (or academic integrity) values. This popular and entertaining presentation is back for the 3rd year!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 951 6148 6999
Password: 836101

Sponsor: ISS and The HUB Writing Center
Contact Person: Sarah Brockmeyer (

Endangered Languages

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00pm

1) Background -  How are power and privilege associated with language in terms of language shift?  What is an endangered language and why is language preservation important? Who should preserve endangered languages?
2) What are some current news in endangered languages?
3) How can I help preserve an endangered language?  How can I help uplift endangered languages?

Sponsor: Center for Global Law and Policy
Contact Person: Hallie Bodey (

M@N: The Gadayel Duo

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Join us for a free 50 minute streaming of The Gadayel Duo! Based in Beirut, Lebanon, the husband and wife duo perform a selection of works by Egyptian composers. This is one event you won't want to miss!

Watch Live Stream Here!

Sponsor: SCU•Presents
Contact Person: Alexandra Lopiano (

IEW Mixer @ the Library

TIME: 8:00 – 9:00pm
Hi, international Broncos! You're invited to our first-ever International Education Week Mixer! On November 18 at 8 p.m., get to know fellow international students and meet people who are interested in learning about different cultures. This event will include fun interactive games such as trivia Kahoot and breakout room speed-friending, along with a library Q&A!
Sponsor: Library
Contact Person: Judith Rodriguez (

Monthly Bronco Meet-Up: Origami Hour - Fold and Chat

TIME: 8:00 – 9:00pm
Whether you’re an Origami Master or just curious to try something new, this event is for you! Follow along as we make traditional origami crafts together. We’ll go through some common designs like the crane and jumping frog. All you’ll need for this event is Origami paper, but if you don’t have any, don’t worry it’s easy to make your own from standard paper sizes. After the main tutorial, there will be a chance to chat as we work on our creations!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 971 3903 3932
Password: 773680
Sponsor: ISS
Contact Person: Elisa Yanagihashi ( 

Global Engagement Photo Contest Winners Announced 

This year’s Global Engagement Photo Contest had a mashup theme of Throwback Thursday: Together Around the World. We asked students, faculty, and staff to show us what made them feel connected during their international journey. What brings us together to unite us as humans? What does an “international education” mean to them? Our entire campus community is invited to vote here for the photos that resonated with them most from November 10 - 17. Winners of the photo contest will be announced during International Education Week on Thursday, November 19.
Sponsor: Global Engagement Office
Contact Person: Rebekah Cramer (

Summer Global Internships with API

Come learn from the Internship Program Manager, an Alumn, and others about the exciting opportunities students can take advantage of through the Summer Global Internships with API!

One of the best outcomes from spending time interning abroad is the opportunity for personal development and awareness. Understanding your unique passions, interests, character, and natural abilities can help save valuable time and money as you begin your professional career. By stepping outside your comfort zone and into new surroundings, you will have the chance for self-reflection and the opportunity to unlock new skills and abilities.

API Global Internships are the perfect way to accelerate your career path through career exploration and skills development. In addition to test-driving a career through a customized internship abroad, our program has been developed to give you the best career development training and resources to prepare you for a meaningful and successful career.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 926 2286 3652
Password: internship
Sponsor: SCU Study Abroad
Contact Person: SCU Study Abroad (

The Roerich Pact and the Banner of Peace: Protecting the Achievements of the Human Spirit

TIME: 5:00 – 6:00pm

Santa Clara Law's Center for Global Law and Policy and the Journal of International Law will be co-sponsoring a talk with Professor Philip Jimenez.  Professor Jimenez will be giving a 30-45 minute talk on the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments (aka the Roerich Pact) on November 19th at 5pm.

Meeting ID: 983 472 0424
Password: 851603

Sponsor: Journal of International Law
Contact Person: Michael Romero (

Being BIPOC Abroad

TIME: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Calling all BIPOC-identifying students interested in studying abroad! Join us for the first installment of our BEING____ABROAD series where you'll have the chance to ask 4th-year BIPOC students about their time abroad. This is a student-only event to encourage participants to ask any questions they have about the application, life abroad, or the process of returning to SCU after study abroad.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 665 876 5269
Password: 730250
Sponsor: Study Abroad
Contact Person: Jacqui Ibarra-Garcia (

Succeeding In Today's Global Village

TIME: 6:00 – 6:30pm
Come join us for a speaker panel event with global industry leaders and SCU international alumni! Not only will this event look great on your resume, it'll also give you the opportunity to network with others, get all your questions about life abroad and life after SCU answered, and learn the skills you need to succeed in today's global village from international businesses personnel from all over the world!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 427 333 3025
Password: iew
Sponsor: International Student Club
Contact Person: Gabrielle Serena (

Body Language Workshop

TIME: 1:00 – 1:30pm
Italians are well known internationally for their gelato, pizza, cappuccino, but also for their hand gestures and body language. They use around 250 gestures to communicate in their daily interactions (Isabella Poggi, University of Roma III), and “Italian gesticulation” is not only a whole language in itself but also an expression of Italian identity. Join us for a joyful, fun, and hands-on conversation and explore with us the power and magic of body language communication in global interactions.

Meeting ID: 932 6919 4140
Password: 436339

Sponsor: CIAO (Cultural Italian-American Organization)
Contact Person: Ursula Roscigno (

Pre-Recorded Videos

Join Elio D'Urzo as he answers questions about how his restaurant! Some of the topics included are how it is run and environmental sustainability within the restaurant. This is a great opportunity to gaining some insight into how an authentic Italian restaurant runs and the Italian culture behind it while learning more about the language!

Sponsor: CIAO (Cultural Italian-American Organization)
Contact Person: Francesca D'Urzo (