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International Education Week

CSUMB International Education Week Group Picture from 2017

November 18 - 20, 2019

International Education Week (IEW) is a national event promoted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

CSUMB proudly celebrates this event with several days of showcasing arts and cultures from around the world. All events are free and open to the public.

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International Education Week

November 15th

Global Discussions: Sustainable Development Goals

Kick off International Education Week with a discussion of how we can play a part to reach global sustainability.

November 15, 2019


Student Center, Room 120

November 18th

Diversity March with African Drumming

Join us for a welcoming march across campus to celebrate our diversity with flags from different countries. We will be marching to the beat of African drums followed by an interactive drumming session in the Quad. 

November 18, 2019


Starting from Gavilan Hall to Main Quad

Cultural Performances & Tabling

Come out to Main Quad and learn about Latin American language and culture. Salsa dance class starts at 1 pm. The Afro-Cuban quick tempo rhythms will make you want to move to the beat of the music.

November 18, 2019


Main Quad


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Keynote: Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider

A Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider teaches, publishes, and organizes initiatives in the field of cultural diplomacy.

November 18, 2019


World Theater

Event parking in Lot 59.


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November 19th

Cultural Performances & Tabling

Experience part of this world in the Main Quad and stop by the Saudi Arabian, French, and Korean tables.

November 19, 2019


Main Quad

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Stories from Abroad

Transport others to another part of this world by taking the mic and tell your story from abroad! Share your stories of being an international student, studying abroad to other countries, or just come and listen!

November 19, 2019


Student Center
Room East Lounge

Student Center, East Lounge

Tell your Stories from Abroad!

November 20th

International Resume Building Workshop

Learn how to highlight your international experience in your resume, whether it be from study, volunteering, working, doing research abroad or from being an international student here at CSUMB! Facilitated by Grace O'Dell from MIIS.

November 20, 2019


Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library
Room 1170

Library, Rm 1170


Cultural Perfomances & Tabling

Join us in the Main Quad and interact with tables from different countries like Pakistan, Ukraine, and India.

November 20, 2019


Main Quad

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Past Editions:

IEW 2018 Events

IEW at CSUMB 2018: Fisherman's Dance Group

Thank you to those who participated in IEW 2018!

International Education Week 2017

Photo of performers dancing during International Education Week 2017

International Education Week was a great success in 2017 with cultural events and performances on campus throughout the week.

International Programs

(831) 582-4778
Gavilan Hall