2023 International Education Week




IEW is designed to celebrate the global reach of education, the presence of students from around the world on our campus, and the expansion of our campus to cultures and destinations around the world through Education Abroad programming.  This week we hope to highlight the people, organizations, events, and opportunities that make Colorado College a global community and a point of departure for students to explore difference, cultures, and their place in the world. We hope you find many of the planned activities intriguing and engaging.

This page highlights our Calendar of Events for the celebration and will provide links where you can sign up for different panels, presentations, and events. The week will feature workshops, panels, discussions, study away info sessions, social events and our HUGE Study Away Fair, held on Thursday, February 9 in Worner Hall from 12-2 pm.  We expect 30+ partners to be on hand along with all of our CC Block Away leaders to be there to help you explore all the options for study away in 2023-2024. 


The Center for Global Education & Field Study would like to recognize that we celebrate IEW on our campus, which is situated on unceded indigenous lands. The state of Colorado has 48 distinct native tribal communities which share our land and have been caretakers of this land for generations.  We recognize native peoples here and around the globe as part of the global community which IEW aims to celebrate. We cannot celebrate International Education without acknowledging the essential contributions and ongoing stories of native peoples in Colorado, the United States, and around the globe. 

We also recognize that February is Black History Month, and we wish to acknowledge that the cultures, languages, traditions, peoples, and movements of Africa and the African Diaspora form a vital part of the global community as well as our nation.  We celebrate the countless ways in which their presence, their struggle, and their lives are essential to the past, present, and future of our nation, our world, and all of our lives as part of a global community. We cannot celebrate International Education without acknowledging the historical inequities and injustices which exist as well as the incredible contributions, innovations, and inspirations which continuously emerge from Africa and the African Diaspora.


Don't believe us? OK.  How about these folks?  They are pretty convincing.

Thank you for being a part of International Education Week.   

All of this week's events are free.



So, what is International Education Week?  It is a national initiative held across colleges and universities all across the country to recognize the amazing contributions of our international students, to celebrate the rich educational value of study abroad, and to acknowledge that every student's education is enhanced when it has a global perspective, whether that is through courses on campus; connections with faculty, staff, and students from around the world; or through experiential learning through international study, internships, travel, and engagement.  

While most schools celebrate IEW in November, CC felt that the beginning of Block 5 was a better time.  This is a time of renewal and growth, of starting anew, and, in no small coincidence, the time of year when CC holds its major Block Away and Semester Away recruitment and fairs for the year.  So it just felt natural to celebrate IEW when the campus was already abuzz with opportunities for study away in the summer or the upcoming school year. 

IEW @ CC is a celebration, but it is also an amazing opportunity to learn; to learn about each other, to learn about opportunities to globalize our view of the world, to discover opportunities to travel and learn, or to simply recognize the value of having so many people with such different personal stories all around us and who enrich our lives. So, join us in celebrating International Education Week with events and activities all week long, for the whole campus community!

The 2nd Annual IEW Scavenger Hunt

All Week! Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10

All over campus and all over the IEW event calendar.
Sponsored by Center for Global Education & Field Study

Form a team of 3 students, pick up the hunt rules at the IEW table in Worner Hall (12-2pm Friday, Feb. 3 and Monday, Feb. 6) and compete to earn both daily prizes and the week-long grand prize.  Part trivia knowledge, part campus search, part IEW event attendance, all fun.  Join, compete, and win!!!



Tutt Library 105
Sponsored by the CC Department of Religion and the Summer 2023 Excavating Israel Course

Join Prof. Pamela Reaves for a casual pop-in coffee break where you can learn all about the Summer 2023 course "Excavating Israel".  Stop in any time between 2:00-3:00 for a chance to ask questions, learn about the program or just enjoy a nice warm-up on a cold day.  



Calling all 1st Generation, Bridge Scholar, and students from traditionally underrepresented/marginalized populations that are new to international outdoor recreation/travel.  Outdoor Education is offering an incredible opportunity for 10 lucky students to trek from alpine hut to hut through France, Italy, and Switzerland along the “Tour du Mount Blanc” trail covering 80 miles of incredible views of the Alps over 8 days this June.  In order to apply for a spot you must attend one of the following information sessions as important information will be covered in detail about the trip. 

Tour de Mont Blanc Info Session

Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center boardroom (931 Nevada Ave)
Sponsored by Outdoor Education

Balinese Gamelan Tunjung Sari

Under the direction of I Made Lasmawan
Worner Center: Either Main Lobby or WES Room (Basement area)
Sponsored by the CC Department of Music

Join Professor I Made Lasmawan and Professor Liz Macy for a performance of CC's acclaimed Balinese Gamelan Tunjun Sari and experience a small taste of Balinese culture.  An exciting musical event and a chance to speak with the two faculty who lead this summer's Block Away in Bali, where traditions of music, art, and culture will be explored on site in Bali, Indonesia.  

Join us for a job talk by the second candidate for the tenure-track position in Japanese studies, Dr. Linda Galvane, entitled “Perforated Connections: Toilet Paper Writing in Modern Japan.” Dr. Galvane holds a PhD in Japanese literature from Stanford University and a PhD in comparative literature from Osaka University and is currently a postdoctoral associate in Japanese cultural studies at Duke University. 

"Perforated Connections" Japanese Job Talk


Max Kade Theatre

Sponsored by the Japanese language program. 

Working in the U.S.: An International Student & Alumni Panel

On Zoom:  https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/j/93709457513
Sponsored by the Center for Global Education & Field Study

Hear and interact virtually with a panel of international students and alumni share their experiences of finding an internship or post-graduation job in the U.S.   Learn what tips they have about the job search and the work culture in an American workplace.   

IEW Food Truck Tuesday

Driveway outside of old Boettcher Health Center building/Loomis Hall

The Center for Global Education & Field Study is bringing one of Colorado Springs' favorite food trucks to campus.  Huevones, a food truck dedicated to amazing reimaginations of traditional Mexican staples (yes, that means tacos, but perhaps the best tacos you have ever had.)  Chef Gerardo Arreola brings a flair to the traditional taco truck experience with a style that both innovates and deeply respects the traditions of Mexican cuisine.  

Visit the truck, and get yourself something amazing.  Global Education will be providing students with $5 off coupons so you can enjoy at a discount.  

Students can obtain coupons for $5 off their Huevones purchase by stopping by the IEW Table in the Worner Center (near Rastall) on either Friday, February 3 or Monday, February 6.  Then just hit the truck on Tuesday and get your taco on. 

ED110 in Spain: Coffee House Info Session

Yalich Board Room in Spencer Hall
Hosted by Prof. Lynne Fitzhugh, Education

Stop in for some coffee and mid-afternoon snacks and learn about the unique opportunity to take ED110 as a block away in Spain.  Professor Fitzhugh will be there to talk about her program this past Block 4 and look ahead to the program being offered Block 7 of 2024.  Ask questions, get info about the course, or just stop in for a warm cup of coffee on a cold afternoon. 

Study Abroad Peer Advisor Panel: "A Day In My Life Studying Abroad"

WES Room, Worner Lower Level
Sponsored by the Center for Global Education & Field Study

Our CC Global Outreach (GO) Team of study abroad peer advisors will be presenting on their varied study abroad experiences around the world, and studying abroad within a variety of majors, academic terms, and types of programs abroad! Come eat pizza, listen to them tell about a typical "day in the life" on their program, and hear directly from your fellow students about your own options for studying abroad!

There is a corresponding session (with different peer advisors and different programs represented) on February 15th at lunch, as well. Please join us!

Shove Chapel Conversation

Sacred Grounds in the Shove Chapel
Sponsored by Chaplain's Office

Join Chaplain Kate Holbrook for a special edition of the Shove Chapel Conversation with a uniquely global focus.  It is a chance to share with others, to engage in deep conversation, and to learn from friends new and old who come to the conversation with unique stories, histories, and lived experiences. 

Go Abroad After Graduation: Work, Teach, and Grad School Abroad

WES Room, Worner Lower Level
Sponsored by Career Center, Center for Global Education & Field Study, Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Did you study abroad and the only thing you can think about is “how do I go back?” Or, did you not get a chance to study abroad and want to know more about opportunities that await you after CC? This is a great way to find different resources and ideas about how you can live abroad, work or teach overseas, find funding, gain awesome cultural experiences, learn a language, and make a difference!

Pizza will be provided; please RSVP on Handshake for our pizza count.

Film, Media, Culture & Study Away Coffee House

Cornerstone 103
Sponsored by Film & Media Studies and the Summer FM200 Course in Los Angeles

Stop by for a cup of joe and a chance to talk about the intersections of study away with the study of film, media, and culture. Prof. Scott Krzych, leader of this Summer's Comedy in LA Block Away as well as next year's Politics, Film & Culture in NY (Block 3) and Cinema & Psychoanalysis in LA (Block 7) courses will be there to talk about his use of study away to enhance study in the field of Film & Media Studies.  Ask about any of his three upcoming programs, chat about culture, film, media, or his impression of the value of study away as a teaching method, or just pop in for a warm cup of goodness on a cold day. 

ESL Tutor Training Workshop for CC Refugee Alliance


Worner Event Space

Sponsored by Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education 


Worner Center Lobby & Gaylord Hall
Sponsored by Global Education

The Study Away Fair is your one shop marketplace of opportunities big and small.  All of our upcoming Block, Semester, and Half-Semester CC-led programs will have a table and be there to talk to you about their offerings.  We have also invited more than 30 partner organizations to come and share what they offer for off-campus semesters at universities, institutes, and study away programs around the globe.  

You can stay for 10 minutes to talk with the faculty leading the program you already plan to apply for, or spend 2 hours mingling and learning as much as you can about all the programs.  The choice is yours, just don't miss it.  

Calling all international students!! Come meet the new Peer Mentors for International Students through the Butler Center and learn about the International Student Engagement Program (ISEP).  Join us for lunch in the Multicultural Lounge in Worner.


12:30-1:30 p.m.
Multicultural Lounge, Worner, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by the Butler Center & the ISEP program


Community Engagement & Social Justice in Study Away

Hybl Community Center, with food!
Sponsored by Collaborative for Community Engagement, Center for Global Education & Field Study

Studying abroad can offer an opportunity to continue your journey of intentionally learning about injustice and transformation in communities around the world, enabling you to be a better changemaker when you return to CC! 

Come learn about your options in this session co-led by the Center for Global Education and the Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE), as well as representatives from School for International Training (SIT) and Augsburg's "New Activisms, Human Rights, and Social Justice in Central America" and "Conflict, Peace, and Transition in Northern Ireland" semester programs. Dive deeper on your study abroad!

International Student Town Hall

WES Room in Worner
Sponsored by the International Student Advisory Board of the Center for Global Education & Field Study

An opportunity for members of CC's diverse international student population to engage with the ISAB and the ISSS team within the Center for Global Education & Field Study.  To discuss opportunities, interests, concerns, and initiatives.  This is an open forum that will be split between a portion with ISSS Staff on hand to hear your interests, and a purely student-led segment where members of the student-led ISAB will be available to hear from you and take ideas and concerns to the college through both the ISSS Team and the International Student Support Network (ISSN).  

Food will be served, so please submit your RSVP through this form by February 8th.  

Planning Your Study Abroad & Away Workshop

Tutt Library 105
Sponsored by Center for Global Education & Field Study and the CC Sophomore Jump Program (but open to all class years)

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here for food.

Learn about the many study away options available at CC and how you go about finding the one that is right for you.  Discussion of various application processes, aid and scholarships, and using CC and Global Ed resources to go from a large pool of options to a small list of potential programs, to the perfect program for you.  Open to all students considering experiential learning through Study Away and Abroad.

The Butler Center is hosting a workshop on ADEI from an international lens. Participants will learn more about tokenism and the representation of international students on campus. In this workshop, we aim to provide students with a historical background on ADEI and its importance for everyone on campus.

Understanding ADEI from an International Lens

Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center
Sponsored by The Butler Center

Due to limited space, this event is open through RSVP. Drop-in participation on the day of the workshop will depend on availability. To guarantee and reserve your spot, please RSVP HERE in advance.

International Music & Dance Night

Worner Basement
Sponsored by Campus Activities

A night of global music and a chance to dance away the stresses of the week.  What more could you ask for to wrap up IEW?  Students can suggest songs or music from around the world, show off their best moves, or just gather with friends to celebrate the end of another Week 2.  

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