IPO to Host International Ed Week November 16 to 20
The International Programs Office (IPO) is excited to announce our celebration of International Education Week (IEW) November 16-20, 2020. This year’s programming is built around the theme of “Coming Together,” and features sessions on education abroad, professional and career development for international students, self-care in times of Covid-19, and more.
Associate Provost for International Programs Kalpen Trivedi and IPO Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow Chrystal George Mwangi will also be recording a special podcast with Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nefertiti Walker. They will be discussing the importance of this celebration within the UMass community and IPO’s work as it relates to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus in wake of the challenges faced by our international community due to the Covid pandemic. The episode will be available on the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s podcast page.
Additionally, the IPO website will be updated with profiles celebrating international education at UMass Amherst throughout the week. Check the Education Abroad news page and International Students and Scholars news page throughout the week for up-to-date listings.
“International Education Week provides an annual opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy of our international communities at UMass,” Trivedi says. “The aim of all international education is to foster a globally engaged citizenry and, this year, rightly, our theme highlights resilience and unity at a time of global turmoil.”
IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, promotes the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW seeks to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
The week is co-sponsored by the International Programs Office (IPO), Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), Office of Professional Development (OPD), Graduate Student Senate (GSS), Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL), Center for Multicultural Advancement Student Success (CMASS), Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), Fine Arts Center (FAC),Student Legal Services Office (SLSO), and the Center for International Education (CIE),
See the complete schedule below:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join IPO Staff for an informal meet-and-greet social with International Scholars.
Access the event via Zoom. Meeting ID: 95261893585
November 16, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Anti-Blackness and racism have negative effects on all aspects of higher education internationalization. Come watch and discuss this pre-recorded panel that explores existing barriers and future possibilities for promoting racial justice through international education.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join Professor Ian Barron to discuss a framework for understanding the mental health challenges of COVID as well as learning strategies to mitigate potential negative impacts.
Access the event via Zoom. Meeting ID: 93614004337
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Join this discussion with Marcelo Barros, author of The International Advantage: Get Noticed. Get Hired!
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy sipping your coffee or tea over great conversation with UMass international community and staff.
Access the event via Zoom. Meeting ID: 91267068501
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
An extension of our November 4 virtual fair, this event will utilize a new online platform where students explore virtual booths with over 60 international partners. The event is intended for students who are interested in studying abroad in summer 2021 and beyond.
Education Abroad Peer Advisor Jerry Chen will be available to answer questions for the duration of the fair.
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join Attorney Dan Berger to discuss a variety of immigration topics, including employment-based visas, permanent residency, and green cards.
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Navigating Immigration Rights and Policies during COVID as an International Graduate Student. An Informative conversation with Director of International Student and Scholar Services Ken Reade and Student Legal Services Office (SLSO) Attorney Bernie Stark.
Access via Zoom. Meeting ID: 96997221860
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy this moderated panel with alumni from our Education Abroad program
Access via Zoom. Meeting ID: 93253264156
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Having complex thoughts about the election?Join us for a supportive conversation with staff from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health and International Programs Office.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join in to engage in student activities and conversation to build connections amidst geographical distance.
4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Join us for a friendly and confidential consultation with a counselor from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).