The University of San Francisco: International Student and Scholar Services

International Education Week Nov. 14th–21st, 2014


International Education Week is a national celebration of education exchange. Join us to stimulate deeper cultural understanding in our own community and foster an inclusive worldview.

Participate IEW 2014: International Cup sign-ups, IEW Photo Contest, Culturescape tickets - more details below.


Events Running All Week:

IEW Photo Contest

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit an international photo (a photo from outside your home country) and vote on their favorite.

Submit your photos here from Oct. 27th-Nov.11th

Vote on your favorite photo from Nov. 14th- Nov.20th


Celebrating IEW Library Display

Visit the Gleeson Library all week for an international display in honor of education and cultural exchange


USF's Woven Identity: Mapping the Intersection of Home and Heritage

An interactive art installation showing the diverse backgrounds and identities of our campus community.  View, admire and contribute at the Kalmanovitz Lobby!



Friday, November 14. 6pm - 8:30pm, Presentation Theater & MC Complex

Culturescape is an annual event hosted by the International Student Association (ISA), with support from ISSS, that celebrates the international cultures at USF. The event is comprised of both cultural performances and cuisine from around the world. Tickets available now!

IEW Celebration

Monday, November 17. 11:30am - 1:30pm, Gleeson Plaza. 

Food trucks, games, prizes and more!  Grab a cup of free tea and hone the global citizen inside of you.


Perspectives on an International Student Retreat

Monday, November 17. 6pm - 7:30pm, Romero Room, University Ministry. 

Rooted in the Jesuit tradition but made available to students of all faiths, the retreat is a great way to bond with classmates and refresh.  Take a step back to reflect and learn about a University Ministry student "retreat" and how it can benefit you.

Geography Series: Stories & Food From Home

Tuesday, November 18. 5pm - 6:30pm, Cultural Center.

Travel to four different countries and sample their food from the comfort of the UC.  Local students will share their stories and give you the inside scoop.  Where will you travel next?

Stories Around the World

Wednesday, November 19. 2:30pm - 3:45pm, Lone Mountain, 100.  In this signature event during International Education Week, international students recite short stories, folktales or proverbs from around the world, illustrating how various values are shared across cultures.

Stories of Solidarity: Pedro Arrupe Justice Immersions

Wednesday, November 19. 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Romero Room, University Ministry. 

How can students pursue an immersion experience in solidarity with underserved populations, and how do faculty and staff see how they have inspired students on immersions they organize?  Faculty, students, and staff can reflect on these questions while past participants will help shine a light on the Immersions and their role in international education.

Global Trivia Night

Thursday, November 20, 7pm - 8:30pm. Crossroads Cafe.

Test your international knowledge in this pub-style trivia event.  Enjoy free snacks and win prizes!

International Cup

Thursday & Friday, November 20-21, 2:00pm - 5pm, Negoesco Field, Koret.

All USF students, faculty, and staff are invited to compete in a friendly, campus wide soccer tournament. Teams are co-ed and participants may join as an individual or with a teammate. Teams will play 6 vs. 6 and the champions will receive a team trophy and individual prizes. Sign-up here.  If you have trouble registering please follow these instructions.