Event Descriptions


IEW 2018 Events


Monday, November 12th

Morning Events

Donuts with Buzz and the Ramblin’ Wreck
9:30am-11:30am on Tech Walkway *Skiles Courtyard due to rain*
Find out more about International Education Week by picking up your 'passport' to the week of event! Grab a donut with Buzz and the Wreck as donut supplies last!

Fulbright Info-Session for Faculty & Staff
10am-11am at the Student Center Commons, Cypress Room
Take your professional development abroad! Learn about applying for a Fulbright Award to teach, do research abroad, or to host a visiting scholar! Open to all faculty and staff. RSVP http://tinyurl.com/GTIEWFulbright

Afternoon Events

Fulbright Info-Session for Students
1pm-2pm at the Student Center Commons, Cypress Room
Are you interested in promoting international mutual understanding and cultural exchange? Grants available in all academic fields and from any background to represent the United States and GT by pursing research, teaching English, or undertaking graduate study abroad.

Evening Events

A Taste of the World
6pm-8pm at the Student Center Commons, Peachtree Room
Members of the GT Spouse and Partners Group will organize an exhibition of cultures from around the world with free food from different cuisines, free henna tattoos and multicultural music!

The Sam Nunn School Presents, "Bad & the Birdieman", A Rise Up & Care Documentary
7pm at the Student Center Theater

Rise Up & Care identifies and builds personal relationships with leaders of successful, passionate, and innovative non-profits in developing communities around the globe. Then, Rise Up & Care inspires partner organizations, their communities, and the world through high quality short and long documentary films. Join us in viewing, “Bad & the Birdieman”,  directed by award-winning co-director of City of God, Katia Lund. Film Synopsis: Sebastião’s two-decade quest is to use badminton, a sport he never played, to transform the kids in a humble favela in Rio de Janeiro.  Using love, sweat and the innovative training technique of samba dancing to teach badminton, Sebastião imagined and created a community of champions, family and dreams.  The competitive yet tender relationships of young players and the qualifying of players for the 2016 Olympic Games reveal that even the most unlikely of dreams can become reality.

Tuesday November 13th

Collaborative Art, French Day
all day at the Swann Atrium
All day long, please join us for an interactive activity of sticker art as part of our French Day celebration!

Morning Events

Lunch & Coffee w/ Professors, French Day
11am at Swann 115

Meet with Professors of French at the School of Modern Languages, have a “French lunch” while having an informal conversation about French classes at GT, study abroad opportunities, new Master degree, everything you want to know about French at GT, and how to get a professional boost planning a career with your French proficiency. Professors will be available to chat and answer questions.

How to Afford Study Abroad
11am at the Student Center Commons, Room 301

Please join OIE for an information session that will discuss how to afford studying abroad. The session will cover things student should know when looking at study abroad, scholarships opportunities (both local and national), how to craft a competitive application, and non-traditional ways of raising money for an experience abroad.

Ask Me about Global Internships
11am at Clough Commons, Info desk (next to Starbucks)

Curious about global internships? Casually swing by any time between 11 and noon at the Clough Commons Info desk and ask an adviser!

International Education and Diplomacy: Careers with the US Department of State
11am at Habersham Building, G-17

Come meet with US Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence, Vallera Gibson, to learn more about careers, internships, and fellowships in diplomacy. Learn how you can become part of America’s leadership, contributing your skills, innovative thinking, and global perspectives to support foreign policy efforts. Careers available in many academic backgrounds!


Afternoon Events

GT- Lorraine & French Immersion Program Café
12pm at Swann

Georgia Tech-Lorraine and the GTL French Immersion Program representatives will be in the Modern Languages hallway/lounge on Nov. 13 from 12-1:30pm handing out flyers, answering questions, and serving coffee!

Musical interlude: performance by musicians
1:30pm-3pm at Swann 106

Have you considered learning French with music? Come listen to a live band play French music and/or sing your favorite French song with French Karaoke Music! It's easy, fun and 100% free.

Seeing the Other Side: Connecting Successfully Across Cultures
2pm Piedmont Room
Forming connections with people who are culturally different from us can be rewarding, yet challenging, as varying ways of perceiving the world can sometimes lead to misunderstandings and conflict. This presentation focuses on building skills for “seeing the other side”  and managing stress in intercultural situations.

Atrium  Crepes & Coffee
3pm-4pm at Swann Atrium

Enjoy Crepes & Coffee with friends and French professors

French Connections: French, Swiss and Canadian consulates
4:25pm-5:45pm at Swann 320

Connect with Consulate Delegates from France, Switzerland or Quebec, and with GT professors during an interactive and informative session about global internships, grants and scholarships, study abroad opportunities in francophone countries, and find out why a minor/major in French will give you an edge on the job market. Drinks and snacks included for a better conversation. Check out iew.gatech.edu to see all the invited guests!

Invited guests are:

  • Anne-Lise Gallay, Deputy Cultural Attaché, Educational and University Affairs, Consulat Général de France à Atlanta
  • Adrian Sieber, Head of Chancery/ Consul, Consulate General of Switzerland
  • Yves Berthelot, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, Steven A. Denning Chair in Global Engagement, President of Georgia Tech Lorraine, and Professor.
  • Donald Leblanc, Délégué / Delegate, Délégation du Québec / Québec Government Office
  • Alasdair Young, Professor of International Affairs, Co-Director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Co-Editor, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Martin Mourigal, Assistant Professor of Physics.

Evening Events

Grand Challenges Scholars Program Expo
5:30pm at Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suites A & B

This event brings together organizations to connect scholars with resources that will help them satisfy the service requirement within their Grand Challenge, which can include a global service internship or service-related study abroad program. Further information on the program and opportunities to participate can be found at: https://gatechgcsp.wixsite.com/coeesi/program-elements.

LBAT Paris short screenings: Study abroad programs
5:45pm-6:45pm at Swann 106

Watch fun movie shorts made by GT students during the study abroad LBAT program in Paris! Students will present their shorts.

Mecha Suits, Postracial Skins: “Becoming Japanese” in New American Science Fiction, lecture by Dr. Amanda Weiss
6:15pm at D.M. Smith, 105
Presentation on the Techno-Orientalist imaginings of Japan in contemporary American media productions. Through an analysis of the feature film Pacific Rim (2009) and the Netflix production Altered Carbon (2018), it will argue that new Hollywood productions often feature the disappearance of Western characters into Japanese mecha suits and bodies. These narratives suggest both a continuation of postwar Orientalist tropes and new discourses on race and ethnicity in American science fiction. This event is open to public.

French Club Social Hour
6:45pm-8pm at Swann 106

Join the GT French Club for a celebratory happy hour and discussion of all things in French: books, language, food, politics, and travel.


Wednesday November 14th

Morning Events

Game day: Teach 17 Sustainable Development Goals and AISEC
11am at Campanile

We will have games and activities focused on educating the community on what different UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) are, how different communities around the world are working towards reaching these goals, and what you as an individual can to reach those goals as well. We'll have grab-and-go stickers and snacks, and prizes for both winning games and participation.

China Summer Program Info Table
11am-1pm in the COC Commons

Drop-in to ask questions about the China Summer Program. More info about the China Summer Program at csp.gatech.edu. 

Afternoon Events

International Rescue Committee Info Session
1pm-2pm at Bill Moore Student Success Center, Press Room A (2nd floor)

Learn how you can help refugee families rebuild their lives after undergoing a disaster or conflict. Come join the International Rescue Committee’s Duncan De la Feld along with the Chinese Student Association, LINK (Liberty in North Korea) and AASA (Asian American Student Association) on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the Student Success Center on the 2nd Floor, Press Room A from 1:00-2:00pm. Free food and drinks will be provided while supplies last. All students are welcome!

Walk-in Study & Intern Abroad Advising with the Peer Advisors
1pm-4pm at Savant 308

Students will be able to receive walk-in study and intern abroad advising from our education abroad peer advisors! This is your chance to ask questions about international opportunities to fellow GT students who have studied and interned all over the globe. Come by Savant 308 any time between 1:30 & 3:30 PM to learn more!


Evening Events

Architectonics in Greece and Italy Summer 2019 Study Abroad Program Info Session
5:30pm at Architecture West 

The Architectonics in Greece & Italy study abroad program offers a seven-week, on-site, immersive study of cities, buildings, sculpture, and painting from the Bronze Age to the pre-Industrial city in Greece and Italy. The program is unique in that it is open to all majors at both undergraduate and graduate levels and occurs entirely on archeological sites and in museums, with no classrooms. The program includes visits to Santorini, Crete, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Athens, Acropolis, Epidauros, Taranto, Paestum, Pompeii, Sorrento, Rome, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Hadrian's Villa, Michelangelo's Campidoglio, St. Peter's Basilica, Florence, Brunelleschi's Dome, Siena, Vicenza, Palladio's Villa Rotunda, Venice, and more. Four courses in the History of Art and Architecture are taught by three faculty from the College of Design, offering nine humanities and three elective credits. For more information and to apply, please visit the program website at www.italy.gatech.edu.

I-Explore: Global Culture and Snacks
6pm-7:30pm at the Campanile/ Student Center Plaza

Join I-House for a bite and learn about global culture and snacks! Our residents from around the world and the United States will quiz you on your global knowledge with a sweet prize at the end!

International Night at McCamish: Women's Basketball vs Western Carolina
7pm at McCamish Pavilion

GT Women's Basketball invites the international student population to McCamish Pavilion to experience ACC basketball! Attendees will receive many benefits, including: Georgia Tech giveaway items (lanyards, stickers, phone wallets), reserved seats courtside, a chance to win a ball autographed by Coach Joseph, and a post-game meet & greet with the team.


Thursday November 15th


U.S. Passport Fair
9:00am - 3:00pm at Tech Rec, ground floor of Student Center

Attention travelers! Are you looking to get your first passport, or to get your current passport renewed? Let us make it easy for you! Stop by the U.S. Passport Fair on Thursday, November 15th from 9am-3pm in Tech Rec (the ground floor of the Student Center), where you'll find everything you need to process your passport application in one convenient location! Representatives from the Post Office will be on site to take professional passport photos, and representatives from the Atlanta Passport Agency will be present to help you with your application. Some documentation will be necessary; please register at https://b.gatech.edu/2IwOzeY to receive more details about your specific documentation needs. Please note that this fair is for U.S. Passports only. If we can provide any accommodations to make this event more accessible to you, please contact us at scmarketing@gatech.edu.

Morning Events

Passport to the World
11am at the Skiles Courtyard

GT students, staff, faculty and affiliates can explore culture though conversation. Participants will have an opportunity to meet people from different cultures and learn language along the way.

How to Find a Global Internship
11am at the Student Center Commons, Room 332

Are you interested in interning abroad? These sessions are intended to give an overview of the global internship program and resources to help you on your search.

Info Session: International Students & Startups feat. OIE
11am at CREATE-X at Woodruff

Are you an international student on an F1 or J1 visa? Are you interested in creating your own business or joining a startup? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then come to our information session and learn more about what steps you have to take in order to comply with your visa regulations. We will have Chase Harvey, Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor, and one of our Startup Launch program alumni’s to speak about their experience as an international student launching a business.

Sustainable Development & Climate Change in Italy - Info Session​
11am at DM Smith, Room 104

Come find out more about the summer Sustainable Development & Climate Change in Italy program! You'll be able to speak with the program director and other interested students. The program is open to all majors! Check out the program website here: https://sites.google.com/view/gatech-in-venice/home


Global Engineering Leadership Minor (GELM) Table!
11am at Tech Walkway

Come learn about the GELM and study abroad courses offered! The objective of this minor is to help create engineer-leaders who have the technical expertise, global awareness, and leadership skills to solve 21st century societal grand challenges. GELM will prepare students to lead in engineering and technology fields, the private-sector, government agencies, and humanitarian organizations.

Cookie Culture
11:30am at Tech Walkway

Come sample cookies from around the world and talk about your study abroad experience. If you don't have any, feel free to stop by anyway. We want to know how you feel about intercultural communication and there's free cookies involved! We hope to see you on Tech Walkway. 

Afternoon Events

OIE Photo Contest Reception 2018
2pm at Clough Commons 3rd Floor Gallery

Join us for free snacks as we showcase our favorite photos from this year's annual Office of International Education Photo Contest! The exhibition is free to browse and winners will be announced. GT students traveling abroad, as well as international exchange students spending time abroad in the U.S., have submitted so much awesome photography from all over the world and we're excited to show it off! We plan on having much more photos on display than in past years.

Global Leadership Sustainable Development Goals Showcase
3pm at Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suites A & B

Please join the Global Leadership Living Learning Community as they showcase their semester projects. These group projects combine technical and sociological skills to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using real world examples.

German Video Presentation and Trivia​
3pm at Savant 308

Join us to see several short video clips that students created in and outside the German LBAT classrooms that reflect their impressions and experiences in Germany. We will talk with the audience about students' viewpoints of German traditions, customs, and cultural norms and have a discussion about cultural differences and similarities between the U.S. and Germany. Members of the German Club will also share their perspectives!

China Summer Program Info Session
4:30pm-5:30pm at the Student Center Commons

The China Summer Program (CSP) is a 9-week summer study abroad program open to students of all majors and years. Come to our info session to learn more about the CSP.

Global Leadership LLC - MYWORLD360 Virtual Reality Showcase
4:45pm at Student Center Kiosk 3 (next to the Optical Center)

See 360° Virtual Reality videos filmed and edited by the Global Leadership Living Learning Community VR Student Action Team. These videos will be submitted to the MY World 360° Program to be considered for United Nations showcase opportunities in September 2019.


Evening Events

Information Session for LBAT Japan 2019
6pm at Swann 106

Information session on LBAT Japan 2019. We will explain about schedule, activities, and costs of the program. There will also be presentation by some past participants.

GTIA Night Market
6pm-8pm at Tech Walkway

An event hosted by the GT International Ambassadors to celebrate culture and promote cultural diversity and inclusion on campus. The event is a night market that showcases cultural food, music, art, and traditions through the collaboration of various cultural organizations at Tech. The event is free to all students, with free food representing many different international cuisines, performances exhibiting cultural traditions, and exhibits showcasing student art.


Friday November 16th 

GTLI: A Taste of Culture - Celebrating 60 Years of Student Success - Bringing English to the World!
1:30pm-3pm at the front of O'Keefe Building

The Georgia Tech community is invited to experience the country, culture and people of Panama. Our Language cafe will be hosted by our Panamanian students. Stop by and visit the O'Keefe building and learn about Georgia Tech's Intensive English Program and its 60 Years of Student Success.