Global education and exchange the focus of campuswide activities

Global education and exchange the focus of campuswide activities

With support from 24 campus units, International Education Week 2022 will offer a broad range of events and activities that showcase the depth and breadth of our university's international educational and cultural resources.

By Peggy McInerny, Director of Communications

UCLA International Institute, November 1, 2022 — UCLA International Institute is proud to lead a campus celebration of International Education Week (IEW) next week, November 7–10, 2022.

With support from 27 campus units, IEW 2022 will offer students, faculty and staff a broad range of events and activities that showcase the depth and breadth of our university’s international educational and cultural resources. From martial arts workshops to art exhibits to lectures on international politics to international career events, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

A joint initiative of the U.S. departments of state and education, International Education Week is celebrated each fall at college campuses throughout the United States.

The week highlights the immense value of international education for U.S. students — whether acquired through study abroad, language study, international internships, research or internationally oriented coursework — as well as the immeasurable contributions made to U.S. campuses by students and scholars from other countries, whose unique perspectives expand our understanding of the world.

Rated the top public university in the United States for six years running by U.S. News & World Report, UCLA is a global university with a global footprint. The impact of the research conducted on our campus — whether in medicine, economics, the life and environmental sciences, engineering, arts, the social sciences or the humanities — impacts people worldwide.

Our scholars are involved in collaborative research and exchange projects with institutions of higher learning across the globe. Our diverse student body, faculty and staff bring deep connections to numerous world cultures to our campus community. And Bruin alumni are active members of UCLA Alumni Association chapters around the world.

When a young Bruin becomes fluent in another language, studies or conducts research abroad and/or befriends a peer from another country, their lives are enriched and their perspectives broadened. These experiences help build the cultural competency students will need to work with people from diverse backgrounds in today’s global, interconnected world.

Knowledge of other regions and international communication skills are especially needed to address the urgent global challenges now facing the world, including accelerating climate change, socioeconomic inequity, global health crises and the rise of anti-democratic forces and political movements.

We invite you to browse the IEW website to learn about scheduled events and read articles about students who have studied abroad and professors who teach international studies. We look forward to seeing you at International Education Week. Go Bruins! Go Global!

The International Institute supports a campus ecosystem for educating global citizens at UCLA. The institute is home to 27 interdisciplinary centers and programs and eight degree programs that are dedicated to education and research on world regions and global issues. Its busy public events program explores the culture, history, politics and societies of nations across the world.