EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
See a full list of international events!
International Week Events
At Kirkwood, we celebrate International Education
Week by planning activities all week featuring our commitment to international education. These
events often include guest speakers, a showcase
of student cultures, interactive activities, film
screenings, etc. If you have ideas for the International
Education Week, please contact us.
Celebrate International Education Week
November 18-22, 2019
For more details visit our calendar.
Monday, Nov. 18
Global Learning Coffee and Tea Time
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1154 Linn Hall
Come visit the International Programs Office and bring coffee or tea unique to your country to share with others! Entertainment will be every 30 minutes. Snacks will be provided.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
International Showcase Day
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Café in Iowa Hall
Display tables from around the world highlight the diversity of Kirkwood's students. Study Abroad information will also be available.
Global Service and Culture Showcase
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Iowa City Commons
Display tables presented by Kirkwood students featuring their cultures, local organizations related to service to immigrants and refugees and Global Service Study Programs.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Passports, Photos, and Pizza
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
1152 Linn Hall
Stop by International Programs to get your passport photo taken for free and enjoy some pizza! Advisors will be available to assist you with your passport application.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Internationalizing the Campus
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Amana Room, Iowa Hall
Join this informative and interactive session with a panel of students, staff, and faculty speaking about how Kirkwood is recognized as a leader in internationalizing the campus.
Friday, Nov. 22
World Food Celebration
5 – 7 p.m.
Kirkwood Court Apartments Clubhouse
Enjoy a potluck style meal with cuisines from around the world! Bring a dish to share, try new foods, listen to music, and make some new friends.
International Student Leadership Team
The International Student Leadership Team is a group of students who are dedicated to the success and involvement of ELA and international students on campus. The leaders participate in bi-weekly meetings with the International Student Advisor, help at international student orientation, promote programs and activities, and participate in two team-building events each year.
Orientation is required for all new international students and is offered the week prior to classes beginning in the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. Orientation is a wonderful opportunity to meet other new students, gain an overview of Kirkwood services and resources available, and prepare for a successful student experience!
Kirkwood Community College Global Learning selects a spotlight country for each month to be featured on campus as a Global Spotlight. Students are encouraged to volunteer their country for the spotlight. Those who volunteer for this program have the opportunity to decorate the display case outside of the Global Learning office with items reflecting their culture and country for one month. In addition, a Global Spotlight presentation will be scheduled on campus so that the volunteer students have the opportunity to provide an hour-long presentation/
demonstration/etc. about their country to the general Kirkwood campus community. These events are festive and allow for intercultural sharing and an opportunity for all of us at Kirkwood to learn about cultures around the world.