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USU Celebrates International Education Week, Nov 11-17

Thursday, Nov. 09, 2017

international students gather in the Taggart Student Center

Students at Around the World Night, International Education Week 2016.

USU students fly flags from around the world

International Day at USU Football 2017

Utah State University (USU) students, staff, faculty and the community are invited to celebrate International Education Week, starting Saturday, November 11, through Friday, November 17. The annual event promoted by the U.S. Department of State and Education, celebrates diversity and benefits of international education and exchange.

“The Office of Global Engagement, in cooperation with the International Student Council, and international student clubs, sponsors a week of events and activities. These events demonstrate the vibrancy of cultures entwined in the fabric connecting campus and the community,” said Janis Boettinger, vice provost and director of the Office of Global Engagement.

International Education Week, co-presented by USU’s Office of Global Engagement and International Student Council, includes Diwali, Around the World Night, Study Abroad Photo Contest, International Food Tasting, Keynote Speaker-Eduardo A. Hernandez Incháustegui, and Mr. and Miss International Pageant.

The International Student Council strives to unite all international students and to promote cultural diversity and international awareness. The Office of Global Engagement empowers students and scholars to become global citizens.


Saturday, Nov. 11 – Diwali, Indian Student Association

International Education Week will launch with Diwali, the Festival of Lights, 6-10 p.m. at the Taggart Student Center (TSC) Ballroom. Diwali features entertainment from USU students and local community members, and an authentic Indian cuisine dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $14 at the USU Card Office or for $17 at the event.

Monday, Nov. 13 – Around the World Night

Join international students for games, fashion and food from all over the globe. This event is free, open to the public and takes place in the TSC International Lounge from 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Study abroad alumni from fall 2016 through fall 2017 are encouraged to enter the ongoing photo contest. Find out how to enter here. Winners are announced on Instagram @utahstateglobal. The public is encouraged to like their favorite photos on Instagram.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 – International Food Tasting Social 

Experience bite-sized tastes from around the world, brought to you by USU Catering. Enjoy music, food and good company at the TSC Skyroom from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This event is free to the public.

Thursday, Nov.  16 – Keynote speaker, Eduardo A. Hernández Incháusteguiz

All Aggies and community members are invited to hear Eduardo A. Hernandez Incháustegui in the TSC Auditorium from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Incháustegui is the vice-consul of the Dominican Republic in New York. His consular jurisdiction includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, representing more than one million Dominican nationals, and the largest concentration of Dominicans outside of the country. 

Friday 17 – Mr. and Miss International

International Education Week wraps up with the lively and entertaining Mr. and Miss International Pageant. Contestants from around the world present their country, culture, and talent through video and live performances. This event is free and open to the public in the TSC Auditorium from 7-10 p.m.

Contact: Celestyn Hollingshead, 435-797-3677,

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