International Education Week Event Schedules

International Education Week

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. 

Past Events - November 15-19, 2021


Monday, November 15

What is an F-1? A Primer on International Students at UHCL


UHCL faculty, students and staff are invited to learn more about the types of international students on the UHCL campus, government regulations pertaining to them, and what  the UHCL community can do to support the international population. Hosted by: OIAP

Hmong Artisans, Fair Trade, and Preserving Cultural Arts


This presentation centers on a UHCL graduate student entrepreneurial initiative to promote fair trade and develop a fair and ethical eCommerce store for Hmong artisans which will be housed under the Office of Global Learning & Strategy. The Hmong are an ethnic group of people who originally hailed from China with over 4,000 years of history. Some Hmong left China for Southeast Asia. After the U.S. pulled out of South Vietnam in 1975, thousands of Hmong have moved out to seek asylum in many Western countries including Australia, France, Canada, Germany, and the United States. Hosted by: GLS

Education Abroad Kenyan Experience


Learn about Kenyan culture from our education abroad J-1 Kenyan exchange students. Activities will include fun fact trivia, food tasting of Ugali, and a Kenyan music & dance session. Hosted by: Education Abroad and Scholar Services

Radical Black Feminisms: Illuminating Pathways, Empowered Engagement

Virtual and In-Person

Kicking off the Women and Gender Studies Program's yearlong programming around the theme of suff/e/rage, in which the program will investigate how to channel anger into productive change, public intellectual and advocate Demita Frazier's keynote address will address how to build coalitions around issues such as reproductive rights advocacy in locations, nationally and globally, where those protections are being eroded.

Frazier will highlight the historical and contemporary organizing of women of color around reproductive rights to protect their bodily autonomy, from the Combahee River Collective to current movement work. She will also tailor her talk to our Houston community, envisioning strategies to develop cultural competencies to sustain a truly intersectional, international reproductive rights movement that can thrive even in localities with stark challenges.

There will be a roundtable discussing current WGST Program faculty research following Frazier's talk. Hosted by: HSH's Women and Gender Studies Program and Sponsored by The Office of Global Learning and Strategy


Tuesday, November 16

Education Abroad Down Under

Virtual and In-Person

Interested in studying abroad in Australia? Join Education Abroad and a member of the Australian American Chamber of Commerce either in person or virtually to learn about what an Australian study abroad experience looks like. Hosted by: Education Abroad and Scholar Services

Diplomacy Institute's Diplomatic Lecture Series: "The Middle East After America" with Dr. Andrew Exum

Virtual and In-Person

The Diplomacy Institute's Diplomatic Lecture Series presents a lively conversation with special guest, Dr. Andrew Exum, an American scholar of the Middle East and a former U.S. Army officer, to discuss the most pressing contemporary diplomatic issues. After the lecture, a reception for students, faculty, and invited guests will occur near the Bayou Theater. Hosted by: Diplomacy Institute

Education Abroad Program Opportunities Tabling


Education Abroad and Scholar Service will be hosting a table for students to stop by and grab brochures and learn information about various education abroad programs including upcoming UHCL faculty-led programs. Hosted by: Education Abroad and Scholar Services

Global Friendsgiving


Hosted by Orientation and New Student Programs, students are welcome to grab some traditional American Thanksgiving food, reflect and give thanks to someone and create a paper lantern.  The paper lantern is a popular symbol of many fall festivals around the world. Hosted by: ONSP

Voice It: Nationality & Citizenship

Virtual and In-Person

Voice It is an informal, drop-in, open space to explore, discuss, and connect over many facets of our identities and learn about one another – over snacks and hot drinks. No regular commitment or pre-existing knowledge required. All identities are welcome to each session. This session will focus particularly on nationality and citizenship status. Co-facilitated by Hana Zewdie and Iliana Melendez. Hosted by: SDEI


Wednesday, November 17

Education Abroad Passport Workshop


Learn how to obtain a passport for your Education Abroad program or future international travels. Please join Education Abroad and Scholar Services, and Julie Van Vechten-Smith the AVP of University Relations & Outreach at Academic Programs International for a workshop on obtaining a U.S. passport. The workshop is open to the entire UHCL community, whether you are planning for an education abroad program or your first trip abroad! Hosted by: Education Abroad and Scholar Services

Culture in My Country


Join a panel of international students at UHCL as they share traditions and information about their home country.  This will be an interactive event - get to know some of the international students on campus! Hosted by: OIAP

STEM Around the World


STEM-related activities based on scientists and their discoveries hosted by PSC Peer Mentors. Hosted by: Pathways to STEM Careers

Global Trivia


A global trivia would be organized along with the help of Mr. Matthew Perry from residential hall and it would be including questions around the world and would be a fun way to learn about different cultures. Hosted by: ISAB, Hunter Residential Hall


Thursday, November 18

Education Abroad Information Tabling


Education Abroad and Scholar Service will be hosting a table for students to stop by and learn general information about education abroad, how to start the process and program selections. Hosted by: Education Abroad and Scholar Services

Rep Your Country - Instagram Competition


Enter for a chance to win a UHCL Prize for showcasing your best attire that represents your country. Tag @uhclgls on Instagram, the most likes will be posted on GLS Instagram page and receive a prize. Announcements will be made during the Global Expo! #RepYour #Country. Hosted by OIAP

Global Expo Cultural Extravaganza


Global Expo Cultural Extravaganza (GECE) creates a platform to share diverse cultures of students, staffs and faculties from around the world at UHCL. GECE promotes diversity and enhances global engagement to Improve UHCL experience for all Hawk students. Please join us to share, experience, and learn cultures from around the world. Hosted by: SDEI


Friday, November 19



Join the Campus Activities Board in a simulation event to experience the visa acquisition process to attend University in the US. Hosted by: CAB

STEM OPT for International Students: Reflections from Current Alumni & How to Apply


Join the STEM OPT info session to learn more about how to apply for STEM OPT. This special session will include insights from current UHCL International Student Alumni on STEM OPT regarding their experiences working in their field. Hosted by: OIAP

International Pillow Patch


Students will have the opportunity to create their own throw pillows by selecting fabric, colors, and patches that represent who they are. Hosted by: SHRL


Contact the Office of Education Abroad and Scholar Services at  

Special Accommodations

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


  • 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