International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) serves as a reminder that college and university campuses play a special part in shaping the awareness of our role in global living. Wake Forest University students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to explore the value of education abroad, the richness that is brought into our classrooms and departments by international faculty, staff and students, and the benefits derived from all international programs on campus.

Sponsored by Center for Global Programs and Studies and various campus partners and departments.


Featured Events:

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Saturday, November 5th

Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop

Sponsored by the Japanese Studies Club, the “Triangle Taiko” group from Raleigh will provide instruction for anyone interested in learning this centuries old tradition.


Sunday, November 6th

ZSR Sunday Scaries Study Break

Score free stuff from the Center for Global Programs & Studies to escape the Sunday Scaries with fun game giveaways and snacks.


Tuesday, November 8th

Lunch & Learn: Safari in India

Alumnus Suyash Keshari (’18) will share about his journey to Wake Forest as an international student and then back to his home country to pursue his passion of being a wildlife presenter, filmmaker and conservationist by starting his own safari company in the Bandhavgarh National Park. Lunch is compliments of GPS; reservations are required no later than Monday, 11/7 at 5pm. All attendees will receive a free yearlong membership to Virtual Safari with Suyash. Due to the difference in time zones, the interview conducted by Professor Justin Catanoso was pre-recorded.

Social for WFU Third Culture Kids

Not a visa-sponsored student, but still consider yourself “international”? Come meet other Deacons who share the same quandary when answering the question “Where are you from?”


Wednesday, November 9th


Thursday, November 10

IEW Food Festival

The College of Business invites students, faculty and staff to try a variety of global cuisines.


  • THURSDAY EVENTS 11/3/2022

    International Faculty and Staff Reception

    3:30pm-5:00pm | Green Room, Reynolda Hall

    Hosted by the Center for Immigration Services and Support

  • FRIDAY EVENTS 11/4/2022

    OLAS Formal

    8:00pm – 1:00am | University Event Center

    Sign up on the Link | Formal attire requested | Food, drinks & music!

    Hosted by OLAS in honor of Latinx Heritage Month

  • SATURDAY EVENTS 11/5/2022

    Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop

    11:00am – 1:00pm | University Event Center

    Sponsored by the Japanese Studies Club, the “Triangle Taiko” group from Raleigh will provide instruction for anyone interested in learning this centuries old tradition.

  • SUNDAY EVENTS 11/6/2022

    Sunday Scaries Study Break

    7:00pm-9:00pm | ZSR Atrium

    GPS will give away a variety of fun games, samples of Bubble Tea and some other tasty treats!

  • TUESDAY EVENTS 11/8/2022

    Lunch and Learn — Safari in India: an interview with Suyash Keshari ’18

    12 noon – 1:15 pm | registration required by 11/7 at 5pm; space is limited

    Professor Justin Catanoso’s hour-long discussion is filled with the kinds of insights and lessons from Suyash that will be of interest to Wake Forest students eager to translate their hopes and dreams on campus into adventure and impact out in the world.  

    During the pandemic, Suyash pivoted his company to the first ever Virtual Safari in India through which people across the world can join an epic, wild, raw and unfiltered experience.

    All attendees will receive a free year’s membership to Virtual Safari with Suyash. Due to the difference in time zones, this interview was pre-recorded.

    POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS — International Women’s Happy Hour

    4:00- 6:00pm | Location: Women’s Center

    The Women’s Center is partnering with the Intercultural Center and the World Tea Association to build connections among international faculty, students and staff. Appetizers from a local woman-owned small business will be featured.

    Social for Third Culture Kids; dinner provided

    5:30 – 6:30pm | Reynolda 116/Center for Global Programs & Studies

    Not a visa-sponsored student, but still consider yourself “international”? Come meet other Deacons who share the same quandary when answering the question “Where are you from?”

  • WEDNESDAY EVENTS 11/9/2022

    Study Abroad Budgeting Workshop for Spring ’23

    4:00 – 5:00pm | Reynolda 301

    Registration is required; space is limited

    Night Market in celebration of IEW and the World Cultural Festival

    5:00pm-7:30pm | Manchester Plaza

    The Center for Global Programs & Studies is joining forces with the Intercultural Center for an enhanced International Education Week Night Market with World Cultural Festival vibes. Since WCF was previously cancelled due to a hurricane threat, Otesha Creative Arts African Dance Troupe, henna artist, 360-degree photo booth and other WCF features will make appearances along with IEW staples like global food tastings, make & take crafts, a DJ, and vendors for shopping.

  • THURSDAY EVENTS 11/10/2022

    Harvest Table Wing Sauce Challenge

    11:00am – 1:00pm | The Pit

    Vote for your favorite globally-inspired sauce!

    International Food Festival

    3:00 – 4:30pm | Farrell Hall

    Hosted by Integrated Student Services in the College of Business. Everyone welcome!

  • All Week and Beyond

    Carillon Concert | Monday 11/7 through Friday 11/11

    University Carillonneur Anthony Tang will play various national anthems from around the world representative of our WFU international population.

    • Monday, 11/7 @ 12 noon: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, France
    • Tuesday, 11/8 @ 4pm: Germany, Ghana, Iceland, India, Indonesia
    • Wednesday, 11/9 @ 12 noon: Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway
    • Thursday, 11/10 @ 12 noon: Peru, Romania, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa
    • Friday, 11/11 @ 12 noon: South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA

    LAM Anthropology Museum

    • Gui Shu Gan: Between Belonging and Isolation in the WFU Chinese Community (thru March 2023)
    • Life After Death: Day of the Dead in Mexico (thru December 9, 2022)
    • Balinese Offerings (thru April 2023)

    Tuesday, November 15Face to Face Speaker: Thomas L. Friedman

    NY Times Op-Ed columnist and internationally renowned author (LJVM tickets required)

    Thursday, November 17 — Pitsgiving

    A quintessential U.S. Meal (Fresh Food Company locations for lunch and dinner)

    Friday, November 18 Gamelan Giri Murti Concert with Chinese ensemble