International Education Week 2021 is Set for Nov. 15 – 19

in Global Matters
October 7th, 2021

Events will be offered both in-person and virtually

Global Programs looks forward to once again facilitating International Education Week (IEW) at BU. IEW 2021 will mark Global Program’s 10th consecutive year of leading IEW efforts for the University.

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and of Education, seeking to highlight the importance of international education. From November 15 – 19 the BU community will come together to host numerous events – both in-person and virtual – by student groups, schools, colleges, cultural centers, and other organizations across BU’s campuses and at BU Study Abroad locations. To highlight your event as an IEW-related event and to contribute to BU’s commitment to international education, please share some details with us here.

“We are proud to once again play a lead role in International Education Week for Boston University,” said Willis G. Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs. “This week showcases the diverse work being done across the BU community to advance international education and global engagement. This year’s celebration feels even more uplifting given the collective challenges of last 18 months due to COVID-19. We hope you enjoy the many virtual and in-person events that will be offered.”

This year, the marquee Global Programs IEW event will explore the global climate crisis, and Global Programs is thrilled to feature a multi-disciplinary panel of BU experts and a science journalist:

  • Barbara Moran, Senior Producing Editor, WBUR: Moderator
  • Cutler Cleveland, Interim Director, Institute of Sustainable Energy (ISE) and Professor in Earth & Environment: Panelist
  • Dennis Carlberg, AVP, University Sustainability, and Adjunct Asst. Professor in Earth & Environment: Panelist
  • Henrik Selin, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Studies at The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies: Panelist
  • Madeleine Scammell, Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the School of Public Health: Panelist
  • Patrick Kinney, Professor of Environmental Health at the School of Public Health: Panelist  

Climate change efforts require collective, bold action on a global scale, and we look forward to discussing the work being done as well as the ways in which climate change impacts – and is shaped by – geopolitics, global health, human migration, and more.

In addition to the annual IEW marquee event, Global Programs and its units of Study Abroad, International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO), and the Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) host several IEW events. Check the IEW website for event updates and details as they become available. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Also of note: In July 2021, the Biden administration renewed the U.S commitment to International Education. With the renewed focus on the importance of international education, research, and global exchange, we look forward to the 2021-22 academic year being a year of celebration and re-commitment to international education. So much so that we encourage departments, groups, schools/colleges, and anyone at BU to tag their events over the course of the academic year that highlight international education and global engagement. We would be thrilled to help promote your event.