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.

#IEW2013 Instagram Contest

Tag your photos from around the world with @su_isso and #IEW2013 to enter for chance to win  $100 in Ram Money. You are welcome to enter as many photos as you like! Photos will appear on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, November 12


Suffolk Around the World

Sawyer Lounge | 9:00am – 7:00 pm | Coffee from around the world will be served

Where have you traveled? Lived? Worked?  Is it outside of the U.S.?  Are you an international student at Suffolk?  Stop by Sawyer Lounge to contribute to an interactive exhibit that celebrates Suffolk’s international community.  You will be asked to put a pin on a world map that shows where you are from, where you have traveled, or where you studied/taught abroad. It will only take a minute but your contribution will leave a lasting impression!

Suffolk Madrid SKYPE Party

Donahue 403 | 12:00 – 2:00 | Light refreshments will be served

Wondering what life is like at Suffolk’s Madrid Campus? Visit the campus and meet the Suffolk Madrid staff, faculty and students over SKYPE. Join the Suffolk Boston SGA as they celebrate Suffolk’s global reach with Suffolk Madrid with food, gifts and conversation.

Wednesday, November 13


Teaching in an Increasingly International Setting: Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom

International Student Lounge| 73 Tremont 6th Floor | 3:00-4:30

As of 2013, there are over 1500 international students at Suffolk University, representing a broad range of cultural and educational backgrounds. The cultural diversity is an exciting development with tremendous pedagogical potential, but it also poses real and significant challenges to faculty. This workshop will provide information and advice concerning teaching in an increasingly international setting. The workshop will address background issues that may shape an international student’s vision of higher education, discuss a number of cultural variations that can have a profound impact on teaching and learning and present suggestions for addressing these issues.

What’s Your Global Story?

Donahue Café | 5:00 – 6:00 | Light refreshments will be served

Suffolk’s new strategic plan places a great deal of emphasis on the importance of developing innovative global thinkers.  What does it mean to be an innovative global thinker?  How have the international experiences that you’ve experienced at Suffolk changed you?  The Suffolk community – students, faculty, staff, and alumni – are invited to share stories about their international experiences.

Thursday, November 14


Cultural Fair

Donahue 4th Floor | 12:00 – 2:00 | Pizza will be served

Student clubs, academic departments, staff members, international students will be coming together to celebrate international education at Suffolk. Learn about the many ways you can go global at Suffolk and enjoy food from around the world.