International Education Month Celebrates Global Connections

To celebrate our Think and Do global attitude, NC State Global is excited to host a full month of events to recognize our university’s global connections. International Education Month, celebrated around the world, takes place during the month of November. University departments, student groups, faculty, and staff are coming together starting next Wednesday to hold international themed events with the goal of bringing global experiences and conversations to our campus and local community.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community to view our calendar of events and find an experience that interests you. From a global storytelling competition, to diversity workshops, to study abroad fairs, the Office of Global Engagement and our partners are promoting over 20 events during November to encourage international connections. See our calendar for all International Education Month events, and check out a selection of our signature events below:

Selection of Signature Events:

Think and Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition and Global Alumni Reception
November 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Students will share their global experiences through photography and creative storytelling on-stage. Come enjoy their stories, vote for your favorite, and be our guests at the reception following the competition.

Global Talks: Language Social
November 6, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Cultural Hearth, Talley Student Union Lobby

Join us and meet new people who may speak the same language as you. Grab a friend and start making global connections. If you don’t speak more than one language, come and learn how to get involved in language groups on campus. Light refreshments will be provided.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony
November 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Talley Student Union, Coastal Ballroom

NC State Global, in conjunction with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will host a naturalization ceremony recognizing new candidates for U.S. citizenship. Representatives from the USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office will administer the oath of allegiance and present candidates their certificates of naturalization. This event is free and open to the public to observe.

America Through Our Eyes Photography Display
November 16 through 26, James B. Hunt Library – Commons Walls

The America through Our Eyes photo contest, hosted every fall by the Office of International Services, is an opportunity for international students and scholars to showcase their travels and experiences throughout the United States. Photographs are submitted from all corners of the United States, from locations as far away as Denali National Park in Alaska to as close as right here on NC State’s campus.

Passport Fair
November 27, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Piedmont/Mountains Ballroom

Passport Services will be holding special hours to accommodate walk-ins. The passport fair is open to students, employees, and the public. Appointments are not necessary for this day only.

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About International Education Month

A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, International Education Month promotes programs that prepare students for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Celebrated each year in November, International Education Month pays homage to international education and the global opportunities offered across campus.