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International Education Week

November 16-20, 2020

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates international education and exchange worldwide. This joint effort of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education helps promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad.

International Education Week logo
Learn more about International Education Week at iew.state.gov

Celebrate With Us!

UHCL celebrates our international students and scholars from around the world. Our many global initiatives across UHCL help make us an internationally diverse and culturally rich campus. Our International Education Week expands perspectives, fosters communication, and builds recognition and support of international education.

We invite the UHCL community to celebrate international efforts in their areas.

Download the Events Schedule

Event Details

What is the F-1?

Monday, November 16, 2020
9 - 10 a.m. (virtual)

The Office of International Admissions and Programs will explain the regulations for F-1 internationals at UHCL. Faculty and staff who work closely with F-1 international students will learn how to advocate for them and better understand their immigration experiences. We will also take questions.

Register to learn more about F-1 regulations (Zoom) - Faculty and Staff


Diplomacy Institute Diplomatic Lecture Series 2020-21: Mr. Charles Foster

Monday, November 16, 2020
10–11 a.m. (virtual)

The University of Houston-Clear Lake's (UHCL) Diplomacy Institute proudly presents Mr. Charles C. Foster, J.D., Vice Dean of the Houston Consular Corps, the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand and Chairman of one of the largest global immigration law firms, Foster LLP. Mr. Foster will deliver a lecture, "Fostering Diplomatic Relations Through the Houston Consular Corps." This talk is hosted by Assistant Vice President of Global Learning and Strategy Dr. Gigi Do. Download the Diplomatic Lecture Series 2020-21: Mr. Charles Foster Presentation Flyer.

Register for the Diplomatic Lecture Series by Mr. Charlies Foster


Faculty Information Session: Developing a UHCL Faculty-Led Education Abroad

Monday, November 16, 2020
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (virtual)

Learn about fully customized education abroad programs and virtual learning projects. These opportunities can complement your course(s) through inspiring content design and unique opportunities abroad.

Register for the Faculty Information Session (Zoom)


UHCL Education Abroad Information Table

Monday, November 16, 2020
1 - 5 p.m. in the Recreation and Wellness Center Lobby

How do I start planning for study abroad? Can I afford it? For answers, stop by the education abroad table in SSCB lobby! We'll show you why studying abroad is so important, teach you ways to afford to study abroad on any budget, and help set up an easy plan.


Education Abroad Europe À la carte: Information session on how to plan your education abroad program in Europe!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Bayou Building, Room 2237

Smell croissants in the air as you take a trip down a cobblestoned walkway!  Join us to discuss how you can plan and prepare for an education abroad program in Europe.


Education Abroad Passport Workshop: Learn  how to obtain a passport for your Education Abroad program

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12 - 1 p.m. (virtual)

Learn how to get a passport for education abroad with Amanda Clinton, Passport Facility Manager at the University of Houston! This talk is open to the entire UHCL community, whether you plan to study or travel abroad.

Passport Workshop Zoom Access


Cap Exempt H-1B Employment Webinar

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
2 - 3 p.m. (virtual)

The H-1B is a temporary visa category that allows employers to petition for highly educated foreign professionals to work in "specialty occupations" that require at least a bachelor's degree. Jobs in fields such as mathematics, engineering, technology, and medical sciences often qualify. Learn more about how and what you need to obtain cap-exempt H1B working status after graduation.

Register for the Cap Exempt H-1B Employment Webinar (Zoom)


STEM OPT

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
4 p.m. (virtual)

F-1 International Alumni who are eligible for the STEM OPT extension should attend this session to learn about the application process and the rules while on STEM OPT.

Sign up in the ISD Portal is required. Registration closes one hour before the session. We will provide a Zoom link one hour before session begins.


Diplomacy Institute Open House

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
9 - 10 a.m. (virtual)

Join us for our inaugural Open House to meet our incredible Diplomacy Institute UHCL Advisory Committee behind the Diplomacy Institute. Download the Diplomacy Institute Open House PDF.

Register for the Diplomacy Institute Open House (Zoom)


UHCL Education Abroad Information Table – Summer 2021

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the SSCB Lobby

How do I start planning for study abroad in 2021? Can I afford it? Stop by the education abroad table in the SSCB lobby and get answers! We'll show you why studying abroad is so important, teach you ways to afford to study abroad on any budget, and help you set up an easy plan.


Cupcakes R Us

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
5 - 7 p.m. in Hunter Hall

Join us as we celebrate International Education Week at Hunter Hall. We will have music, games, and cupcake decorating to showcase what makes our hawk community unique!


Global Expo and Cultural Extravaganza

Thursday, November 19, 2020
1 - 4 p.m. at the Recreation and Wellness Center

Please join Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office to share, experience, and learn cultures from different parts of the world. The new united program promotes diversity and enhances global engagement to Improve UHCL experience for all Hawk students. 

Limited seats available. Mask is mandatory! Stay home, Stay healthy!

Register for the Global Expo and Cultural Extravaganza


Opt Info Session

Thursday, November 19, 2020
10 a.m. (virtual)

F-1 International Students, attend this information session to learn how to apply for OPT, as well as the rules for OPT. To apply for OPT, you must attend one session within the last two semesters of graduation.

Sign up in the ISD Portal is required. Registration closes one hour before the session. We will provide a Zoom link one hour before session begins.


Global Friends Giving

Friday, November 20, 2020
3 p.m. (virtual)

Please join International Advisory Board in this festive time to connect, play games, and win prizes.

Register for the Virtual Global Friends Giving (Zoom)

 
Special Accommodations

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to participate should contact Education Abroad at 281-283-2740 or EducationAbroad@uhcl.edu at least one week prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation.

Contact
  • Education Abroad

    Bayou Building B2123
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 225
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please email or call for appointments.

    Phone: 281-283-2740
    Fax: 281-226-7038
    educationabroad@uhcl.edu