November 13-18


International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Please contact us at if you have any questions about the great programs listed below!

Advice from past year’s keynote speakers

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lenhart Grand Ballroom, BTSU
Details: Witness the incredible moment people from all over the globe complete the final process in becoming American citizens. BGSU is very proud to host this ceremony once again and we couldn't think of a more special start to International Education Week.

Time:  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Student Tables in the BTSU
Details:  Stop by the student tables outside Campus Outfitters in the BTSU to learn more about education abroad opportunities through BGSU and all the ways to make the experience affordable.  We will also have a table dedicated to information on becoming a Fulbright scholar.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants to selected students to increase the mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. This is a particularly great opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to start making plans for post-graduation. Join us for this lunchtime Info Table in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union to learn more about Fulbright and how to become a competitive applicant!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 210 University Hall

Details: The Hoskins Global Scholars Program was established in 2014 thanks to the generosity of BGSU alumnus Mike Hoskins ’77, who recognizes the importance for students to gain an international perspective to help them understand today's world.

Join the 4rd generation of returned Hoskins Scholars as they present their completed international projects.  Hoskins recipients have studied abroad and have completed a research project that they were passionate about.  This is an excellent opportunity to hear the fascinating results from these student's journeys. 

2:30 - Welcome 

2:45 - Rebekkah Gresh

3:15 - Ashley Mitchell

3:45 - Mikayla Mueller

4:15 - Mckayla Raines

4:45 - Closing 

More detail on the Hoskins Scholarship can be found HERE.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location: 228 BTSU
Details: Details: ELS Language Centers on the campus of Bowling Green State University will host its Fourth Annual Passport to Diversity Program on Thursday, November 15 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in room 228 of the Bowen Thompson Student Union. Over 50 international students currently attending ELS will display information and goods (including food) about their countries. Visitors may come and go as they please. They can get a stamp from each of the 12 tables and turn in their completed passports to be eligible for the prize drawing. 

 In addition to the opportunity of learning about different countries and cultures from these students, visitors can learn more about ELS and volunteer opportunities to become conversation partners and/or host families for these students.

Contact: Cindy Habara            Phone: 419-372-4435; Email:

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location:  Four Corners, Downtown Bowling Green

Details: The City of Bowling Green has caught the spirit of the holidays and of International Week!   From October 30 - November 3 BGSU international students and education abroad students were asked to visit the office of International Programs and Partnerships to design a tree ornament honoring their home/host county.  Facebook voting will take place HERE and the winner will get the great honor of "flipping the switch" and lighting the tree at the ceremony!

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Time: 5-7 PM
Location: Black Swamp Pub
Details:  Celebrate International Education Month with BGSU International Programs and Partnerships! Exchange programs provide immersive experiences with opportunities to explore the host country!  Join current exchange students and returned study abroad alumni for appetizers and to hear about the experience of living and studying abroad. 

Please RSVP HERE as soon as possible.  

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Lenhart Grand Ballroom, 202 BTSU

Cost: $15
Contact: World Student Association - Wen-Tung Wu ( or Marcelo Santini (

Details: Presented by the World Student Association and International Programs and Partnerships.  The dinner is an evening of great international food, dance, music and fashion.  It is a celebration of all of the cultures that BGSU welcomes to its campus and the dedication of our international students to sharing their part of the world with us every day. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Time: 11:30-1:30 PM
Location: Student Tables (BTSU)
Details:  Join current exchange students and returned study abroad alumni as they share their enthusiasm about living and studying abroad. Converse with students who have studied at the Universities that BGSU partners with and hear about what makes each location unique.

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