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International Education Week

Dates: November 14-18, 2022
Location: Various Locations Around Campus

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, the University of Tennessee participates by offering cultural and educational programming throughout the week. 

Below you will find several main events happening the week of IEW 2022. However, there are 20+ events happening across Rocky Top! Find all 2022 International Education Week events at

Highlighted 2022 IEW Events

IEW Paint the Rock and Kickoff | Nov 14 | 4:00–6:00 p.m. | The Rock

Paint the Rock with us! Join CGE in kicking off International Education Week. We will paint the Rock together, offer free international snacks from local restaurants and hand out our brand-new UT international cuisine maps.

Chancellor Plowman Drop-In Office Hours | Nov 15 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | International House

This is an opportunity to come by the I-House, say hello, share your thoughts, and meet with the chancellor. No appointment is necessary.

Global Peace Vigil | Nov 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Humanities Amphitheater

Living in an era where we strive for intercultural peace with social justice, we are hosting a one-night vigil where all of campus can come together and celebrate our shared humanity.

China Town Hall | Nov 16 | 7:00–9:00 p.m. | Baker Center, Toyota Auditorium & on Zoom

Co-hosted by CGE, the Baker Center, the Haslam College of Business and TN-China Network the event will begin with a national webcast featuring Jon Huntsman Jr., former US Ambassador to Russia, China and Singapore followed by a local panel discussion centered around current US-China relations and how they are affecting local businesses.

Peppermint Mochas and Programs Abroad | Nov 17 | 12:00–3:00 p.m. | Melrose Hall G101

The Programs Abroad Office invites you to stop by the Vols Abroad Lounge to grab a *FREE* peppermint mocha, hear about real-world adventures from our #VolsAbroad alum and have the opportunity to pet our furry dog friend, Zoey.

Open House: Intl Student & Scholar Services | Nov 18 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. | International House 211

A drop-in reception for faculty and staff to meet the International Student & Scholar Services team, learn about upcoming changes in policies and procedures, and enjoy international snacks. (Note: faculty/staff only)

Host an IEW Event

Learn more about organizing an event, including reserving space at the International House.