International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the US departments of State and Education. It is an annual opportunity to celebrate Suffolk's international community as well as the benefits of international education - from study abroad to global internships.

Monday, November 17th

#IEW2014 Kickoff 

10:00AM to 3:00PM

Donahue lobby, Sawyer lobby and outside the Library at 73 Tremont. 

CIPS staff will be handing out travel themed giveaways and a calendar of all IEW events. Upload your international-themed photos with #IEW2014 for a chance to win a gift card.

Our Global Community

All Week Long

Sawyer Cafe

A world map will be hanging inside Sawyer Cafe. Come put a sticker on where you’ve traveled or where you’re from!

Study Abroad Sophomore Spotlight 

4:30PM to 6:00PM

150 Tremont, Basement Lounge

For the class of 2017: learn about courses, study abroad, opportunities to connect with international classmates and more while enjoying dinner with fellow sophomores that are ready to take their Suffolk experience to the next level.

Tuesday, November 18th

International Forum for Faculty

1:00PM to 2:00PM

CIPS Lounge, 73 Tremont, 6th Floor

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Center for International Programs and Services for a discussion on international students and study abroad programs.

Wednesday, November 19th

A Celebration of the US Mexico Borderlands

4:00PM to 6:00PM

Poetry Center, 3rd Floor, Sawyer Library

Enjoy music, poetry theater, and food from the area. Presented by the Spanish program, SPAN 427 and S.O.U.L.S.

International Networking Event

5:30PM to 7:00PM

6B Lounge, Beacon Street

Are you currently on OPT or about to start your OPT? Join us for appetizers and conversation and meet other Suffolk international students who are working. This is a great opportunity to hear firsthand what it is like to work in the United States and to make some connections for your next caree move. For questions, please contact Tracy Fersan at tfersan@suffolk.edu. Hope to see you there!


Thursday, November 20th 

Andrew Lam on Writing Immigration in the Twenty-First Century 

10:00AM to 11:15AM

Poetry Center, 3rd floor, Sawyer Library

Lam is an award-winning essayist and writer who explores the unique perspective of bi-culturalism in the contemporary world. The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication and Jounalism and the Rosenberg Institue for East Asian Studies at Suffolk. Free and open to the public.

Study Abroad Info Session

1:00PM to 2:00PM

CIPS Lounge, 73 Tremont, 6th floor

Thinking about studying abroad? Come learn how to make the world your campus!

Suffolk Journal’s International News Forum 

1:00PM to 2:00PM

Donahue room 235

Come discuss what's going on in international news with the Suffolk Journal.

Forum for Faculty: Curricular Designs for Global Learning (3-4pm)

3:00PM to 4:30PM

CIPS Lounge, 73 Tremont, 6th Floor

How are colleges and universities remaining undergraduate curricula and majors to help students thrive in a globally interconnected world?

PC hosts International Thanksgiving

5:00PM to 7:00PM

Law School Function Room

Join us for traditional Thanksgiving food as well as food from cultural groups on campus. Please bring a canned good to donate. The Ramifications will be performing all night!

Friday, November 21st 


Black Student Union hosts African Diaspora 

7:00PM to 9:00PM (doors open at 6:30PM), C Walsh Theater

After-party 9-12, Sawyer Lounge

Join BSU for their annual showcase celebrating African culture. All are welcome! Free admission to the diaspora and the after-party.

SUGBA hosts International Night 

6:00PM to 9:00PM

73 Tremont, 9th Floor

Come celebrate culture from around the world! There will be international music, food, and performances at this exciting event.

Runway to Reality

7:00PM to 9:00PM (doors open at 6:45PM)

The W Hotel, 100 Stuart St, Boston

Join us for a night of fashion and social justice. Cash bar available and food included. 

All donations will go to Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.

Saturday, November 22nd 

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation

9:00AM to 2:00PM

Sargent Hall, Function Room of Suffolk University Law School

All students studying abroad in the spring are required to attend this event.  There will be presentations on culture, health & safety, academics, expectations, and more.