It’s an opportunity for students to celebrate the benefits of global education and exchange worldwide, International Education Week (IEW).

IEW is celebrated across the U.S., Nov. 18 - 22. IEW highlights globally-focused community events such as interactive activities, cultural performances, talks and exhibits.

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education lead this initiative that aims to promote programs to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.

The University of New Mexico’s Global Education Office coordinates local IEW events including: Global Fair, Peace Corps Prep Program Launch, Passport to Professionalism, International Games and Trivia Expo and NED (Nationalities Exchanging Dialogue) Talks.

The primary goal of IEW is for every UNM student and community member to have an opportunity for international connection in Albuquerque. UNM is home to a diverse population of international students and scholars from over 99 countries and over 300 study abroad programs and countless opportunities to experience international education.

Events held on UNM's campus are free to the public. Some community events carry an entrance fee.