Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13–17; event proposals now accepted

International Education Week (IEW) is Nov. 13–17, 2017. An annual joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, while seeking to advance cultural understanding and protect cultural heritage.

This year the theme for International Education Week is Getting to Know Your Neighbors,” which alludes to the importance of getting to know people of diverse backgrounds and identities, not just in our immediate space, but also in our neighboring cities and countries. Our official social media tag for this week is #Iamyourneighbor.

At Vanderbilt University, IEW is coordinated by International Student and Scholar Services and the diverse staff on the IEW planning committee who represent some of the various departments and offices around campus, including:

In addition to the events hosted by campus offices, we welcome proposals for any events submitted by Vanderbilt staff, faculty, students and student organizations, as well as by community organizations that promote international education and exchange and espouse our theme for this year. Examples of program ideas can be presentations, performances, exhibits, socials and more.

If you are ready to propose your event for IEW 2017, please submit one of the forms below for review. The deadline for all submissions is Oct. 25. Upon successful review, your event will be added to the week of programs.

To submit a program proposal, please complete the appropriate form below:

Thank you for your participation! If you have any questions, please contact Grace Chee at