November 16-22


International Education Week 2020

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.

International Education Week 2020 will provide virtual programs, allowing all Global Falcons near and afar the opportunity to join us in celebrating our global diversity and international education.

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

Ongoing Events

To celebrate International Education Week, we have created a collaborative playlist through Spotify with all of our favorite songs from around the world!

Please add your favorite songs and share your culture through music!  Enjoy our playlist here!

International Programs & Partnerships is hosting an international photo contest.  While our travel is currently limited, share with us images from some of your favorite international travels.  

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to share pictures from their time abroad.  

To enter email with the following information by midnight, Friday, November 13:

          Location of Photo
          1-2 sentence Caption of Photo 
          Category for submission: 

Education Abroad experience
Highlight of Home Country (for International Students)
Highlight from education abroad experience in the US (for International Students)
BG Spirited (shows us your BG spirit while abroad)
Faculty & Staff submission 

One prize ($25 gift card) will be given for each the following categories:
           1. Education Abroad experience from Abroad (outside the US)
           2. Highlight of Home Country (for International Students)
           3. Education Abroad experience while in the US (for International Students)
           4. Faculty/Staff submitted photo
           5. Most BG Spirited (anyone showcasing their BG spirit while abroad)
           6. Overall Favorite ($50 prize- all photo submissions will be considered)                   

During International Education Week (Monday, 11/16-Friday, 11/20) visit our Facebook page and "like" your favorite photo.  The photo(s) with the most likes from each category wins!  (voting ends 10am on Friday, 11/20)  Winners will be announced online and notified on Friday to claim their prize!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 11:00  - 11:30 AM
Hosted by Education Abroad, International Programs & Partnerships

If you have not attended an Information Session, this is your first step.  Live Virtual Information Sessions are offered weekly on Tuesday’s from 11:00-11:30 am throughout the fall semester.  You’ll learn about different program options and plan next steps.  We look forward to assisting you on your journey to become a global citizen!  

RSVP Here for the link to join or contact     

Time: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Join Bernardo Miranda, our International Student Ambassador from Brazil, to learn about the evolution of Brazilian cuisine throughout the regions of the country.

Join us here!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Register here for an invitation link.  

Join President Rogers and Dr. Earle for an evening of conversation and international trivia.  This is your opportunity to meet with Dr. Rogers and also win some great prizes, including gift cards to local stores!  Advanced registration is required to participate in this event.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Time: 11:00 - 11:30AM
Hosted by: Education Abroad, International Programs & Partnerships

Although immersive experiences are put on hold this academic year, there are a number of virtual opportunities that you can consider for spring 2021.  Now is the perfect time to plan for a spring virtual experience, or prepare for a 2021-22 experience or beyond.  Learn more about virtual curricular and internship opportunities offered through affiliate partners. 

RSVP Here to receive the meeting link.  

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Join the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of BGSU on Thursday, November 19th at 4pm, for an insider look at life in the Peace Corps. BGSU is home to many graduate students who have returned from volunteering all around the world, in different work sectors like Education, Health, and Environment. In our Zoom Panel meeting we'll hear the incredible stories of our volunteers, and learn where they went, what their work was like and how it felt to live in new cultures abroad. We will also chat about the exciting Peace Corps Prep program at BGSU, which gives undergrads the tools to pursue successful international development work in the Peace Corps and other organizations. RSVP to, and invite friends to this open zoom meeting:

Contact Evan Snapp for more details Evan Snapp   

Time: 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Join Manvika Murthy, our Internationa Student Ambassador from India, for a mini-session on how to speak Tegulu. Telugu is the official language of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in Southern India.  

You can join this Webex meeting, by clicking here.  

Friday, November 20, 2019

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Friday, 11/20/20

As the weather turns colder and we edge our way closer to the end of face-to-face classes and eventually finals week, take a deep breath and spend some time with participants of the Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection Program! You do not need to be a current member to join us for this event. Instead, take this as an opportunity to log in to kick back and chat for a few minutes. At this event, you will have the opportunity to create a virtual Thanksgiving Card!

Please check out our Facebook page at for more information. Hope to see you there!

Virtual Event via Zoom, please using this link

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Join Michelle Ploeger, Coordinator of Education Abroad, for virtual baking lesson!  Learn how to make Pumpkin Pie, a delicious dessert perfect for the fall season.  This event is limited to 10 students.  The participants will be able to pick up the FREE ingredients prior to the event at our office.

Spaces are limited and advance registration is required.  Sign-up here.  

Have an event going on during International Education Week? Submit it here