University of Wisconsin–Madison

International Education Week celebrates the programs, activities, research, and people that make UW-Madison one of the top universities in the world. Join faculty, staff, and students across campus for a series of special events, lectures, fairs, and opportunities for food, learning, and fun!

IEW Schedule

Monday, November 12

International Education Week kicks off with foods from around the world, a special lecture with Madison's own Iron Chef, and a night of dancing!

Tuesday, November 13

UW alumna and filmmaker Stacey Reiss will discuss how students can open the world with their UW degree. Following, she will present a screening of her film, "The Diplomat."

Stacey Reiss, UW alumna and filmmaker

Wednesday, November 14

Take a break from work and studying by attending a screening of "Dear Ambassador," with an introduction and post-screening Q&A with director Luiz Fernando Goulet.

Dear Ambassador film

Thursday, November 15

Rick Steves--guidebook author, TV host, columnist and travel expert--delivers the IEW keynote speech, "Travel as a Political Act."

Friday, November 16

Build your international career, learn how human trafficking is impacting Japan, and see another selection from the IRIS Film Series!

The Eagle Huntress

Saturday, November 16

IEW concludes with the final film in the IRIS Film Series.

The Judge
International Education Week logo

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education.

International Education Week at UW-Madison is an initiative of the International Division.

International Education Week calendar