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International Education Week

What is IEW?

Every year, the week before Thanksgiving is transformed from just another week in the year to one that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange, known across universities in the United States as International Education Week. UK will celebrate cultural diversity, globalization and international education during International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 13-17.

IEW is an annual celebration promoted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to highlight programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. As part of the initiative, colleges and universities across the nation are encouraged to host events on their campuses to engage students in international education and exchange. UK will participate in the celebration by shining a light on the many ways education at UK is international.

“Students at UK are taking advantage of a huge array of opportunities to learn about the world beyond the borders of the U.S.,” said Sue Roberts, associate provost for internationalization. “Whether it be in courses about other parts of the world, reading the latest scientific findings or studying the key artistic creations, they appreciate that learning is inherently a borderless endeavor.”

Throughout the years, UK colleges and departments have hosted events that highlight global learning and encourage education abroad. 

For inquiries about the upcoming International Education Week please contact Andrea Gils at

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