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International Education Week

UNO takes part in International Education Week each fall in November before Thanksgiving. IEW 2015 will be Nov. 16-20.Download the Master Schedule.



Organized by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW is a week to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. Local events at UNO and other universities and schools around the world demonstrate that international education is not just about physically crossing borders, but also thinking and acting globally in our local communities. Read more about national and global events at


The signature IEW event at UNO is Cafe Internationale, an open house with refreshments, music, country display tables, and international student presentations. This is also where photo contest winners will be announced. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. in Arts & Sciences Hall 241. Everyone is invited!

Download the Cafe Internationale flier

Other IEW fliers:

IEW 2015 Master Schedule
Gildersleeve Lecture

"Eyes on the World" International Photo Contest and Exhibit

Submission deadline: Wed. 11 Nov. by midnight

Voting at Criss Library: 13 to 18 Nov.

Exhibition at Library: 13 to 20 Nov.

The annual International Photo Contest, sponsored by International Studies & Programs, the Sigma Iota Rho honors society members, and generous prize donors, will be on display for voting in the Criss Library during IEW. This year, a separate online winner will also be chosen by the number of likes on the UNO Study Abroad Facebook page.

To apply, read the full guidelines and complete the entry form and e-mail it, along with one to three photos, to

Biblical Archaeology

Batchelder Conference | 12 to 14 Nov. | Thompson Alumni Center

The Annual Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference will feature some of the world's leading scholars in the field. Learn more at Bethsaida Biblical Archaeology

Bethsaida Open House | Mon. to Fri. 16 to 20 Nov. | 9 am to 3 pm | ASH 343

Come learn about the lost city of Bethsaida, Israel, its historical significance, and how you could join the archaeological dig next summer.

Sixth Annual Gildersleeve Know Your World Lecture

Mon. 16 Nov. | noon to 1 pm | MBSC Nebraska Room

UNO Director of International Studies, Dr. Patrick McNamara, will lead a dialogue on water conflict in the Middle East and how water scarcity and transboundary water issues could lead to the next world war. Free pizza and pop!

Help promote IEW 2015: Download the Gildersleeve Lecture flier

Study Abroad Table

Tues. 17 Nov. | 10 am to 2 pm | Criss Library

Wed. 18 Nov. | 10 am to 1 pm | HPER

Thurs. 19 Nov. | 10 am to 1 pm | Mammel Hall Atrium

Visit to learn more about UNO’s study abroad programs, including new scholarship opportunities.

International Cuisine

Daily Mon. to Fri. 16 to 20 Nov. | MBSC Food Court

International dishes served daily

Global Marketplace and Bake Sale

Tues. 17 Nov. | 10 am to 2 pm | Milo Bail Student Center

Internationally-inspired gifts and baked goods for sale. Proceeds and donations support UNO’s International Student Emergency Loan Fund. Stop by, donate, and shop!

Interested in donating? E-mail

Help promote IEW 2014: Download the Global Marketplace flier

International Outreach and Community Service

Wed. 18 Nov. | 4 pm to 7 pm | Open Door Mission

Students will serve food, sort donated clothing, and make gift baskets for children.

International Education Week Luncheon

Wed. 18 Nov. | noon to 1 pm | Thompson Alumni Center

Invitation-only event honoring sponsored exchange students and scholars, distinguished guests, and graduating international students and International Studies majors. The winner of the Janet and Thomas Miller International Student Scholarship will be announced.

Café Internationale

Thurs. 19 Nov. | 2 to 4 pm | Arts & Sciences Hall 241

UNO's signature IEW event! Open house with refreshments, music, country display tables, and international cultural presentations by IPD trainees and ILUNO students. Photo contest winners and prizes will be announced.

Help promote IEW 2014: Download the Cafe Internationale flier

Nebraska Neighbors

Fri. and Sat. 20 and 21 Nov. | West Point, Neb.

UNO international students travel to West Point for two days of intercultural exchange, visiting schools, Main Street, farms, and a music studio.