International Education Week to be Held Nov. 15-19

The International Center will host a series of events from November 15 to 19 to celebrate International Education Week. An initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This week’s events provide opportunities for the campus community to participate in cultural and educational programming at Cal Poly by sharing their international experiences.

International Education Week events include:

International Meals All Week Long!

Campus Dining will feature meals from across the world at all venues on campus as well as featuring one or two pop-up events. Visit Campus Dining for more information.

International Education Week Raffle

Cal Poly student, faculty and staff participants will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate to the Cal Poly Bookstore or one of the food trucks on campus for each event they attend. The more events you attend, the more times you will be entered to win! Raffle winners will be notified via email by November 23.

Living through COVID-19: A Global Perspective

Monday, November 15, 9:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Zoom: Meeting ID: 833 3829 3535

Come to this student-led panel for a thought-provoking discussion about how the pandemic affected, and continues to affect, Cal Poly students across the globe.

Cal Poly Cooks

Monday, November 15, 11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bldg. 52, Room E46

Join us for a cooking lesson and learn how to make your own onigiri (Japanese rice balls with filling). Limited to 15 people. Supplies will be provided. Advance sign up required.

Study Abroad 101 Workshops

Offered throughout the quarter. The Study Abroad 101 Workshop will guide you through goal setting, financial and academic planning, program selection, and the application process.

View times, locations and sign up via SignUp Genius

Sipping Coffee and Spilling the Tea: International Student Perspectives Panel

Tuesday, November 16, 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bldg. 52, Room E03

Join us to hear insights from our international students about life at Cal Poly. Specialty coffee and tea from around the world will be provided.

Go Abroad after Graduation

Wednesday, November 17, 2 – 3 p.m.
Zoom: Meeting ID: 876 6192 3131

Students will be introduced to a variety of resources and fellowships for working, studying, researching, teaching, or interning abroad after they graduate from Cal Poly.

Boren Awards – Scholarships & Fellowships for Study Abroad

Thursday, November 18, 10 – 11 a.m.
Zoom: Meeting ID: 890 6229 8067

Students are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for language-intensive Study Abroad in South America, Africa, Asia, and more. The Boren Awards promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion that can lead to careers abroad. Awards range from $8,000 to $25,000. Visit Boren Awards.

Study in France – Learn French / Cal Poly

Thursday, November 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Register for Study in France virtual information session

Join the World Languages and Cultures Department for a virtual information session about the many opportunities to study in France (including for non-French speakers) and how French can benefit your career. The event is open to Cal Poly students, faculty and staff. It will be held in English with French Consulate representatives Lucille Delbecchi and Benoît Labat presenting.

Internships, Fellowships, and Careers Abroad with the U.S. Department of State

Thursday, November 18, 4:10 – 5 p.m.
Zoom: Meeting ID: 890 6229 8067

The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. Diplomat Maureen Smith will talk with students about careers in the Foreign Service and about the U.S. Department of State’s internship and fellowship programs. She will provide information on how you can apply for these different opportunities and join this dynamic team in a wide variety of student and career positions.

Navigating Your Career Search as an International Student

Thursday, November 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Zoom: Meeting ID: 829 7342 4877

Get tips for your resume, learn networking skills, and how to approach the job interview process as an international student.

Financial Aid & Scholarships Workshop

Friday, November 19, 10:10 – 11 a.m.
Zoom: Meeting ID: 868 0947 8174

Study abroad is an investment in your future! Come to this info session to learn how with proper preparation, you can plan a viable study abroad experience that fits your financial needs.