November 18-22, 2019, York University joins education institutions from more than 100 countries around the world in celebrating International Education Week (IEW). IEW is an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide that highlights the importance of international education, promote the benefits of education abroad and exchanges and recognize the contributions of international students in strengthening international and intercultural understanding.
York-IEW activities include promotional activities and events organized throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and global engagement.
If you would like to host an event during the International Education Week, please inform York International.
2019 York University International Education Week Schedule
Monday, November 18
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Global Internships Information Session at 242 York Lanes - Interested in going on a funded international internship? Find out more about program requirements and application process. Please register here.
Tuesday, November 19
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Summer Abroad Programs Information session at 242 York Lanes: Curious about York U Summer Abroad courses? Looking to take some courses overseas?. Come to our information sessions to find out more about the benefits of international education, which program is right for you, and how to apply! To register, click here.
11:00 - 1:00 pm: Global Ambassador Chat at the Global Cafe, 244 York Lanes: Interested in an international exchange or internship? Speak to an expert! Come to a Global Chat and meet a York U student who has just returned from an exchange or internship. Ask them all your questions!
5:00 - 6:00 pm: THEA 3000 Edinburgh Production Practicum Info Session at Conference Room #301, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University.
Edinburgh Production Practicum is a study-abroad course that offers upper-year Theatre majors the chance to participate in this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is an internationally recognized festival that celebrates Scottish and European culture and the performing arts in an epic 3-week adventure.
Learn about funding, fees, application fees at this information session!
Wednesday, November 20
9:30am - 5:00pm: York Symposium - Pedagogies of the Sea at Room 303, Founders College (York University) - Rising sea levels have shifted the ways in which we do oceanic studies. Whereas older styles of oceanic histories treated the sea as surface and backdrop for human movement at sea, a new oceanic studies seeks to engage with the materiality of the ocean, attempting analytically to go off shore and below the water line. This scholarship seeks to make visible the deep-seated land- and human-orientations of much research. Terming these “dry technologies”, this work seeks to “immerse” concepts and theories to produce new modes of analysis. Using the rubric of hydro-colonialism, this talk will outline a range of emerging methods and techniques, exploring how these might be employed as pedagogies of the sea
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Go Global Fair (Vari Hall and Central square): Gain international perspectives through exchanges, internships and summer abroad experiences. Come and talk to York International at the Go Global Fair to explore your international program options and attend the presentations of current York exchange students about their universities (Bear Pit close to Scott Library).
12:00 - 2:00 pm: Book launch and Reception: "The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad": The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS), York International and the York University Bookstore co-presents the launch of the book The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad co-authored by Prof. Thomas Klassen, York University School of Public Policy and Administration and Christine Menges, Director of Career Center at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany. The reception will be followed by the Go Global Fair Raffle Draw where a 50 dollar gift card and the book will be awarded to the winner.
2:00 - 4:00 pm: Global Ambassador Chat at the Global Cafe, 244 York Lanes: Interested in an international exchange or internship? Speak to an expert! Come to a Global Chat and meet a York U student who has just returned from an exchange or internship. Ask them all your questions!
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Exchange Information Session at 242 York Lanes: An international exchange, summer abroad experience or an internship abroad can add a competitive edge to your resume, help you gain international perspectives in your field of study, expose you to cultures other than your own and discover things about yourself that may surprise you. Register for an on campus Information Session
Thursday, November 21
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Global Internships Information Session at 242 York Lanes: Interested in going on a funded international internship? Find out more about program requirements and application process.
Friday, November 22
2:00 - 3:30 pm: Summer Abroad Programs Drop-in hours at 244 York Lanes
2 30 - 3:30 pm: Exchange Information Session at 242 York Lanes: An international exchange, summer abroad experience or an internship abroad can add a competitive edge to your resume, help you gain international perspectives in your field of study, expose you to cultures other than your own and discover things about yourself that may surprise you. Register for an on campus Information Session.
2:00 - 4:00pm: Global Talks - International Student Panel at 280N York Lanes: Come join York International and RED Zone for an afternoon of meeting and connecting with other international students. You will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of a panel of international students who are from diverse backgrounds and who are widely engaged in the YorkU community. Register here.
York University UNESCO Chair co-organizes the 2019 Global Conference on Teacher Education for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with Okayama University UNESCO Chair in Japan on Nov 22-25, 2019.
Tuesday, November 26
5:00 - 7:00 pm: “Experience Cuba” Information session hosted by the Faculty of Health at 242 York Lanes
Drop By York International!
Curious about York International Student Support services and Go Global programs? Come by 200 York Lanes to get more information!
Watch York students discuss the Impact of International Education
IEW 2019 Resources
Visit the following links for more information:
- Canada’s International Education Strategy
- Report of the Study Group on Global Education
- Ontario's International Post-secondary Education Strategy
- CBIE celebrates International Education Week 2019
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators Resources for IEW 2019