International Education Week

International Education Week games - giant jenga

Enjoy internationally themed games during International Education Week! Play our giant game of jenga for a chance to win prizes, but you can only move a block if you can identify the flag!

International Education Week : November 14-18, 2016

Join us in celebrating International Education Week around the world from November 14-18, 2016! This joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  

At UC Davis you can explore 20+ free events for students, staff and faculty to have an international experience including:

  • International Student Festival on Friday showcasing over 20 cultures and countries, including international food and beverages
  • Mexico Movie Series on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights
  • Speakers and a documentary focusing on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
  • 17 Study Abroad Info Sessions
  • Festive fair at the Police Department
  • Dance classes in Salsa, Capoeira and Zumba
  • Workshops on teaching and working abroad in the summer and after graduation
  • Learning Chinese calligraphy
  • Connecting with domestic and international students to talk about sports, exercise and health
Most events are free, and many will be giving away free International Education Week t-shirts, free food, UC Davis Stores gift cards and other prizes for attendees.

Friday & Saturday's Events

International Student Festival

Friday, November 18, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, International Center

Join over 290 international UC Davis Extension students who will showcase their 20+countries and cultures in a variety of ways (e.g., music, crafts, dance, arts, food, etc.) for UC Davis students, scholars, faculty, and staff to find an international experience on campus. Some international food and beverages will be served. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: UC Davis Extension International English and Professional Programs

Movie: Dalai Lama's Compassion in Action (Compassion in Action (original title)

Friday, November 18, 2016
7:30 p.m. Doors Open, 8:00 p.m. Screening begins
International House Davis, 10 College Park

60min by Khashyar Darvich

Open your heart, and become the change. What truly brings us happiness? What are the essential problems facing our world today, and how can we solve them? What is at the heart and soul of the cultural Hungry Ghosts that seek happiness and fulfillment through money and things, instead of from within? In this inspiring and thought-provoking film, 'Compassion in Action', the Dalai Lama and some of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of our time explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness in our world. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in the internationally successful documentary film 'Dalai Lama Awakening' (narrated by actor Harrison Ford), directed by award-winning Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich. Win free International Education Week t-shirts, UC Davis Global Affairs luggage tags and reusable bags at this event! 

Organized by: Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, Global Affairs, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, International House Davis

I-House Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 19, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. s
International House Davis, 10 College Park

One of the most enjoyable I-House events of the year. a traditional, American Thanksgiving dinner, returns on Saturday, November 19, 2016!

It's an evening dedicated to building friendships and showing thanks for our community. ;The meal is open to students, community members, and international visitors. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the buffet dinner will be served at 6 pm.

Tickets are $20, UC Davis Students and I-House members qualify for a $5 discount. Tickets can also be purchased at International House Davis, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Buy Tickets Online

Organized by: International House Davis

City Lights Fall Formal

Saturday, November 19, 2016
7:30 p.m.
UC Davis Conference Center

Join Visions at UCD at our fall formal on Saturday, November 19th! Celebrate a night of amazing performances, great food, "lit" music and fun! Come dressed to impress, and be part of our initiatives! Cultural/formal attire recommended.

Tabling will start the week of Monday, November 7th. If you'd like to buy pre-sale tickets, message any of the board members, who will be carrying tickets all week.

Pre sale: $15 (Ends Friday, November 4th)
Regular sale: $17
At the Door: $20

Organized by: Visions at UC Davis