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Ohio Dominican University is proud to participate in International Education Week (IEW) each year in November. Throughout the week, we celebrate the global diversity present on our campus, promote study abroad opportunities, and engage with cultural organizations throughout Central Ohio. International Education Week at ODU is co-hosted by the International Office and the World Student Club. All student organizations and departments are welcome to host and participate in IEW events.

What is IEW?

“International Education Week (IEW), is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.” Learn more at https://iew.state.gov/.


Get Involved!

Student organizations, faculty, and departments on campus are welcome to host IEW events. To get involved, email international@ohiodominican.edu Join the fun on social media with the hashtag #PanthersGoGlobal


IEW 2020 Events


November 9 - 13 | Ohio Dominican University

Multilingual Monday with Mary | Monday, 10 a.m. | Centennial Plaza
Join Campus Ministry for a special Monday with Mary. The Rosary will be said in multiple languages by members of our ODU community.

African Drum Lessons | Monday, Noon-2 p.m.
The World Student Club invites you to learn some African beats! No musical experience necessary - just come ready to learn and have fun!

Going Pro Abroad | Monday, 2 p.m. | Virtual Event on Google Meet
Jackie Oestreich '17 was a two-sport athlete at Ohio Dominican University and now plays professional volleyball in Europe! Join us on Google Meet for a brief interview followed by a Q&A. How do you "go pro" in another country? What is culture shock like? Do you need to speak the language? Jackie will answer your questions about living, working, and playing abroad. Join: https://meet.google.com/kajnvup-qtr

Byzantine Catholicism | Tuesday
Educational Conversation | 11 a.m. | Colonial Room
Byzantine Mass | 11:30 a.m. | Chapel

Campus Ministry welcomes special guest Father Jager for this educational event. Fr. Jager will provide a brief educational discussion about two forms of Catholicism, followed by a Byzantine mass.

So You Want To Talk About Rights | Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. | Matesich Theater & Virtual Stream
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the ACLU invite you to come learn about your rights. International students new to the United States are strongly encouraged to attend.

Commuter Appreciation | Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. | International Office, Griff 256
Commuter students are invited to visit the International Office for a special treat. Learn how the International Office promotes global education and how you can get involved.

Global Bites & Trivia Night | Wednesday, 6 p.m. | Lower Griff
Chef Sam is whipping up some international cuisine at The Grill! Plus, the International Office will host a pub-style trivia night. Come grab a bite and test your knowledge!

International Arts Workshops | Thursday, 3:30 p.m. | Griff Fireplace Lounge
Want to try your hand at henna tattooing or Japanese calligraphy? Members of the World Student Club will teach you the basics so you can explore these crafts!

Latin Rhythms Zumba | Thursday, 7 p.m. | Alumni Hall
Get your body moving with this popular fitness phenomenon from Colombia! Brought to you by the World Student Club.

Flag Photo Hunt | All Week @ODUCareer
Our friends at IFI have placed 30 laminated flags representing the home counties of ODU students all around campus. Take a selfie with every flag you find for a chance to win one of many great prizes! Instructions available Nov. 9.

All Week Instagram Takeover
The International Office is taking over the Career Development Instagram account (@ODUCareer) to show you how you can globalize your education and your resume to catapult your career!

@ODUInternationalEd #PanthersGoGlobal #IEW2020

Previous IEWs

  • IEW 2019

    11/18 – Japanese Calligraphy Workshop hosted by the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio

    11/19 – Fulbright Student Program Info Panel hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter of the Fulbright Association

    11/19 – Hot Chocolate & Hot Topics: International Edition hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

    11/20 – Global Bites hosted by World Student Club

    11/20 – Fulbright Information Panel for Staff & Faculty hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter of the Fulbright Association

    11/21 - #IEW2019 Photo Booth

    11/21 – Exotic Eats hosted by ODU Dining Services (SODEXO)

    11/22 – Game Night: International Edition hosted by Campus Ministry

    All Week: Waving of the Flags, IEW Challenge

  • IEW 2018

    11/13 – Dance Fiesta

    11/14 – Global Bites hosted by World Student Club

    11/16 – Cultural Dress Up Date

    11/16 – Runway Ready

    All Week: Waving of the Flags

  • IEW 2017

    11/13 Country Profile: Saudi Arabia

    11/14 – Global Bites

    11/14 – Study Abroad Open House

    11/15 – Intercultural Dating

    11/16 – Japanese Glass Artist

    All Week: Waving of the Flags