International Education Week

Calendar of International Education Week Events

Billy at Dawn

In an effort to celebrate International Education Week - we have decided to expand our engagement for an entire month! In partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Metropolitan Community College, Valencia College, San Francisco State University, and the College of Staten Island - we have compiled a list of shared opportunities at the national level! Please find a variety of virtual events as they relate to global engagement below and feel free to explore any that speak to you.

Happy International Education Month!

Building a Better Understanding of Chinese Culture in International Education

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2:30-3:30pm CST
San Francisco State

Celebrate International Education Week 2020 with elegant and beautiful Guzheng Chinese Music hosted by the Division of International Education, Chinese Language & Exchange Programs. Presenter: Sandy Li, S&L Guzheng Ensemble. Registration deadline: October 30, 2020, 5PM. Zoom link will be shared on November 2, 2020.

RSVP here – Creighton students should use the code: 000000000 when registering

Peace Corps: Work and Live Abroad While Making a Difference in the World

Thursday, November 5, 12:10pm-1:00pm CST
San Francisco State

Want to work and live abroad after graduation? Interested in making a difference in the world? Consider joining the Peace Corps. Brianna Maltez, a Peace Corps alumni and now representative, will share her experience working abroad for the Peace Corps and share with you opportunities you have to do the same. Brianna will be taking over the @SFStateAbroad Instagram account on Wednesday, November 4th. Follow us @SFStateAbroad to learn more.

RSVP here- Creighton students should use the code: 000000000 when registering

Social Hour – Play “Among Us” On Zoom!

Sunday, November 8, 5:00-6:00pm
Creighton University

All are welcome to join Creighton’s International Student Association to play the popular game, “Among Us!” Have some fun and guess who the impostor among us is!

Please download the game Among Us on your app store in your phone prior to the event, it is free and fun! See you there!

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Omaha International Students Unite – Nice to “Meet” You

Friday, November 13, from 2:30-4:00pm
Creighton University, Metro Community College, UNO

During a time when many feel disconnected, we invite all international students residing in Omaha together to “meet” one another over Zoom. This will be a casual pop-in opportunity to socialize and engage with other local students. No RSVP required, hop onto the Zoom for as little or as long as you want! Email with questions.

Meet me on Zoom: Breaking Walls & Building International Friendships

Breaking WallsMonday, November 16, 9:00am-10:00am CST
Valencia College

Muslim Ambassadors for Peace Officers/Students at Valencia College, East will meet College students in India on Zoom to discuss about the challenges and advantages of Virtual Learning for College Students. The meeting will promote dialogue across cultures and countries.

Please RSVP here ahead of time to receive Zoom link.

Sustainability Podcast Feature: Ismail Ntakirutimana and Joichiro Yamada

Tuesday, November 17, Release at 10:00am
Creighton University

Sustainability Podcasts

Creighton’s Office of Sustainability Programs is excited to release an international student perspective podcast, featuring two of Creighton’s students! Ismail speaks to the sustainability challenges and triumphs in his home country Rwanda, and Joey speaks to the same about Japan. Don’t miss this podcast feature, in honor of International Education Week!

Peace Breakfast – An Interfaith Gathering

Peace BreakfastWednesday, November 18, 7:00am-8:15am CST
Valencia College

Join a diverse group of faith and worldview leaders for a discussion on the historic and changing roles women play in religious and thought traditions.

Register for the Zoom info here.

Diplomat Discusses International Student Opportunities

Wednesday, November 18, from 1:20 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
College of Staten Island & Phi Beta Delta

The City University of New York (College of Staten Island) and Phi Beta Delta Honor Society will jointly host a webinar with Diplomat in Residence, Ms. Danielle Harms. The webinar is about career opportunities and student programs in the department of state. It will take place via Zoom For more information regarding the webinar, please visit our website at

LECTURE: An American In Samoa: Laika Lewis’ Adventures in Peacekeeping Growing up in North Omaha

Wednesday, December 16, 10:00am-11:30am CST
Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College offers a virtual event, open to all! Laika Lewis learned to volunteer from her mother who raised her children to care about their community. After graduating from Duchesne Academy and then Grinnell College in Iowa, Laika joined the Peace Corps and continued her community impact volunteering for two years in Samoa. Her next journey was delayed by transportation challenges of the pandemic, but will lead her to a position as a site coordinator and program manager at Central Texas College at Camp Buehring in Egypt. Experience Laika’s story of empathy, that the world is better off when people work to understand one another.