Join Us for IEW!

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.

International Education Week 2023

Join us for a wide range of events and activities to celebrate International Education Week! 

Study Abroad in South Africa Information Session
Monday, Nov. 13 | 3-4 p.m.
Join us to learn about options for studying abroad in South Africa with our partner organization ISA! Click here to register via Zoom.
Global Bites
Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 11 a.m.
Hamilton Hall
Use your meal swipe to enjoy dishes from around the world at lunch today in celebration of IEW2023!
World Student Club Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 6:30 p.m.
Aquinas Hall Lounge
Join students from all over the world as we discuss international topics and get to know each other! This week’s topic: Jamaica.
Family Feud International
Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Student Center Lower Level
A fun and interactive event where teams will compete in a lively game show, testing their quick thinking and knowledge on various cultures and countries around the world to win exciting prizes! Sponsored by the World Student Club.
Chinese/Japanese Calligraphy Workshop
Thursday, Nov. 16 | 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Griffin Student Center Fireplace Lounge
Stop by the Griffin Fireplace Lounge during this workshop to learn how to write Chinese/Japanese words and make a calligraphy bookmark!

Instagram Student Takeover

Follow @ODUInternationaled all week to see our student takeovers celebrating IEW2023! #PanthersGoGlobal #IEW2023

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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

Get Involved!

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

Previous IEWs

International Education Week 2022

Schedule of Events, Nov. 1 -5, 2022

Study Abroad Fair
Tuesday, 10 a.m. | 1st Floor of Griff

World Student Club New Members Night
Tuesday, 7 p.m. | Sansbury Lounge

North Market Dinner with IFI
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. | RSVP to

Global Bites
Thursday, Lunch | Hamilton Hall

World Student Club Fashion & Culture Night
Thursday, 7 p.m. | Community Room

Henna Workshop
Friday, noon | Fireplace Lounge, Griff

"Fragmented Lives" Book Launch & Signing
Saturday, 3 p.m. | Matesich Theatre

International Education Week 2021

Schedule of Events

Nov. 15 - 19

Study Abroad Info Session
Monday, 3:30 p.m. | Griff 258

Tuesday, 7 p.m. | Colonial Room in Sansbury Hall

Operation Christmas Child
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. | Griff Fireplace Lounge

International Movie Night
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. | Panther Plaza

Global Fest: Culture & Fashion Night
Friday, 7 p.m. | Community Room

Flag Scavenger Hunt
All week

Instagram Takeover
All week @engageatodu


@ODUInternationalEd #PanthersGoGlobal #IEW2021

11/9 – Multilingual Monday with Mary hosted by Campus Ministry

11/9 – African Drum Lessons hosted by Work Student Club

11/9 – Going Pro Abroad (Virtual) with ODU alumna Jackie Oestreich '17

11/10 – Byzantine Catholicism: Educational Conversation & Byzantine Mass hosted by Campus Ministry

11/10 – So You Want to Talk About Rights hosted by Multicultural Affairs

11/11 – Commuter Appreciation hosted by the International Office

11/11 – Global Bites & Trivia Night hosted by Sodexo and the International Office

11/12 – International Arts Workshops hosted by World Student Club

11/12 – Latin Rhythms Zumba hosted by World Student Club

All Week: Flag Photo Hunt hosted by IFI

All Week: Career Development Instagram Takeover by the International Office

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

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

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


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