November 16 - 20, 2020

November 16 - 20, 2020


International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of internationalization on campuses across the U.S. International Education Week serves as a reminder that college and university campuses play a special part in shaping the awareness of our role in the global village. Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students 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, Intercultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, East Asian Languages, and Campus Recreation

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Join us as we celebrate both on campus and virtually!

You can also find national IEW events here.

  • MONDAY EVENTS 11/16/2020
    IEW Kick Off Event
    • Location: Manchester Plaza
    • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
    • Purpose: Stop by and enjoy a treat and learn about International Education Week events for the week. Have fun playing some games from around the world located in the center of Manchester Plaza. You don’t want to miss this!

    F-1 OPT and Beyond – Employment Visa Options for International Students

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Are you interested in pursuing a career in the U.S. after graduation?  Do you want to learn more about employment authorization and visa status options after graduation?
      If so please attend the ISSS workshop “F-1 OPT and Beyond, Employment Visa Options for International Students.”   We will discuss the transition from F-1 OPT to the H-1B and other visas that may be available to international students pursuing employment after graduation.

      This session will include a presentation with  Dr. Penni P. Bradshaw an experienced immigration attorney who specializes in employment matters.

      *Please note that this session is not a replacement for the mandatory OPT session with ISSS.*



  • TUESDAY EVENTS 11/17/2020

    PDC Workshop for Faculty and Staff: Hiring International Faculty and Staff

    • Time: 10:00am
    • The process for hiring and maintaining a visa-sponsored employee is complex, especially in our current political climate.  Immigration regulations are changing constantly and it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with everything.  The ISSS team is here to help you throughout this process and ensure we are protecting the University and all of our international faculty and staff by maintaining compliance with federal regulations.  If you or anyone on your team is involved in hiring or supervising a visa-sponsored employee, this session is for you.  Registration and more information can be found here.
  • WEDNESDAY EVENTS 11/18/2020

    My Shelf to Yours- IC

    Time: 12:00pm

    Bringing Abroad Home: November 18

  • THURSDAY EVENTS 11/19/2020

    InternationaliTEA- IC

    • Time: 3:00pm
  • FRIDAY EVENTS 11/20/2020

    Check back for more exciting opportunities to be announced soon!

  • WEEK LONG EVENTS 11/16/2020-11/20/2020

    International Food in The Pit

    Monday – Friday, Lunch

    Stop you the international food stations in The Pit during lunch.

    Dr. Joshua Ziesel, Carillon Bells
    5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, Wait Chapel

    Listen daily at 5 pm for Dr. Joshua Ziesel of the University Counseling Center (UCC) who will be playing different countries’ national anthem at the carillon bells for International Education Week 2020.