International Education Week

International Education Week 2022

International Education Week (IEW), annually observed on the third week of November, 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.

CSUEB International Programs hosted International Education Week 2022 November 14-17, 2022.

Each year, CSUEB International Programs celebrates International Education Week with different themes. This year,  our focus was to bring our campus on a cultural journey provided by our own CSUEB talents. Sessions were chosen to provide information on global/domestic pathways, opportunities. We also encouraged both domestic and international students to share their CSUEB experiences with other students, staff and faculty, in hopes of learning from each other to build a better learning environment for future students.

Watch our International Education Week 2022 highlight video for a taste of the week.  

The full schedule for the week is below:


November 14, 2022 

Opening Ceremony
New University Union, MPR
11:30 to 1:30 pm

11:30 am Performance by CSUEB Theater and Dance department celebrating International Education Week. A solo dance is choreographed by Zia Smith-Oligbinde, CSUEB student, with music, Anthem, by Prof. Eric Kupers.

11:40 am A brief introduction of International Education Week.

11:45 am Pilipinx American Student Association: A discussion panel between domestic and international Filipino students on their experience at CSUEB. Also, an insider look on the mission and activities of PASA will be presented by the PASA president Elijah-Immaneul Quineri.

12:00 pm Hindu Yuva Club president Ajay Kashyap Chandrashekar is introducing Hinduism and Indian culture, as well as an overview of the Hindu Yuva Club and its mission, activities and events, past and future. Club officers will conclude the presentation with reflections on their CSUEB experience.

12: 15 pm Yo-Yo performance, an intriguing Chinese approach by Dr. Chen Li-Ling, Associate Professor of Educational Technology has been using Yo-yo not just as a hobby but also as a form of exercise and will demonstrate her talents.

12:30 pm  Intensive English Program students of Global Academy will be sharing about their countries and cultures.

1:00 pm Lunch is served

November 15, 2022 

Employment Options After OPT
Valley Business and Technology building, room VBT 124
11:00-12:00 pm  

A presentation for our current F-1 international students.  Karen Ling, Faculty Immigration Advisor/Recruitment Specialist in the Office of Academic Affairs will explain H1-B visas and other employment options available after completion of Optional Practical Training.


Work/Study in Japan
The CORE, Mountain Lion room
12:00 to 1:00 pm 

Scholarships and job opportunities in Japan (including the JET- Japan English Teaching Program) will be presented by Kai Wiesner-Hanks and Steven Goldman from the Japanese Consulate. Zoom in for those who are unable to attend in person:  Free lunch for attendees present (first come, first served).


Study Abroad Info Session
Via zoomPlease register in advance here
3:30-4:15 pm

CSUEB Study Abroad will provide an information session for students interested in studying overseas.  Learn about all the places you can go to get a cultural experience and academic credit while studying abroad. During the information session, we explore program websites, discuss scholarships and finances, give an overview of the application process, and hear from study abroad and NSE alumni. Attending an information session does not commit you to study abroad but it does give you the tools to find the program that best fits your academic and financial needs. 

November 16,2022 

Global Studies for International Careers
The CORE, Mountain Lion room
11:30 to 12:00 pm

CSUEB Global Studies Program, presented by Dr. Michael Lee, will include an overview of the program, and a close examination of the international career pathways. Alumnus Ana Lopez (B.A. 2020) will share how her Global Studies degree and Study Abroad experience helped her on the pathway to her current position working in the CSU International Programs in the Chancellor's office. 


International and Domestic Job Opportunities
The CORE, Mountain Lion room
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
(lunch will be served)

FlyHigh Talent CEO Gary Xie (CSUEB Alumnus and former international student from China) is giving an inside look into the employment market and current job opportunities both domestically and internationally. 


Japanese Tea Ceremony
New University Union, MPR-B

12:30 to 2:00 pm

A Japanese Tea Ceremony will be performed by Tea master Eiko Mouri and served to 10 participants in Yukata dress. Come observe a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Co-hosted by the Modern Languages and Literature Department.

Video of Japanese tea ceremony meaning and history

12:30 -1:00pm

Tea master will make and serve tea to participants in yukata for our community to watch a live ceremony


November 17, 2022

Peace Corps Info Session
New University Union, MPR-A
10:00-11:30 am

The Peace Corps, an independent agency and program of the United States government that trains and deploys U.S. citizens to provide international development assistance. Currently, the Peace Corps is recruiting for international volunteer positions. Kerry Carmichael will be here to present the Peace Corps and its opportunities.


IEW Closing Ceremony and luncheon for international students
New University Union, MPR-A

11:40 am Hindu Yuva Club will present a Bollywood-style dance in full traditional attire.

12:00 pm Closing Ceremony Guest Speaker

12:05 pm Seiryo Taiko presentation and performance by Seiryo Taiko.  Taiko is the Japanese word for drum and the term has also come to be applied to drum ensembles.  Prof. Eric Kupers, CSUEB Theater & Dance extraordinaire will brief us on the history of Seiryo Taiko Drums and perform two music pieces with his students:

  1. The Wind (2022 update) composed by Sensei Masa Fukuizumi (Lead instructor of Seiryo Taiko)
  2. Universal Flow composed by Eric Kupers and collaborating students

12:20 pm Thanksgiving lunch is served. Attendees are encouraged to attend in traditional attire from their home countries for this festive occassion.


Fulbright US Student Program Info Session
Via zoom.  Please register in advance:
1:00 to 2:00 pm

Fulbright is a US government scholarship program that offers opportunities for U.S. citizens to pursue fully funded graduate study, conduct research, or teach English overseas. During the session, the types of Fulbright awards, application components, and tips will be given. Following the program overview, attendees gather in a CSUEB breakout room to discuss the campus application process.