Special events celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 13 - 17

Join the Office of International Programs for special events celebrating International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

IEW focuses on the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, with the goal of preparing American students for a global environment and attracting future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Wayne State has nearly 2,000 international students from more than 70 countries. Of those students, the largest number hail from India (652) followed by Canada (476), China (190), Saudi Arabia (129) and Iran and Sri Lanka (72 each).

Partnering departments include Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Global Studies; the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program; and the English Language Institute.

Full schedule and details online at go.wayne.edu/iew.

Among the activities:

Research in Ghana

History Professor Jennifer Hart will talk about her research on the history of urban Africa in Ghana and you’ll find out about how you can conduct research in Ghana on a WSU study abroad program. Food and drinks provided. 

Film: "Spoor/Pokot"

The WSU Polish Culture Club and WSU FLTC Film Nites invite you to a screening of a new Polish film, "Spoor"/"Pokot" (2017), by critically-acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland. A discussion follows. Refreshments will be provided.

Untold Stories: Detroit’s Multiethnic History

Ethnic Layers of Detroit unveils the first round of videos documenting the rich ethnic history of Detroit. Networking and reception follow the screening; guests are encouraged to dress in traditional attire.

Lunch with the Peace Corps

Returned Peace Corps volunteer Michael Gall will offer tips on the application process. Food and drinks provided.

Global Opportunities: Detroit

Find out how living and learning in a global city such as Detroit can benefit you personally and professionally. State Rep. Stephanie Chang (6th District) will speak about the value of being active in a variety of opportunities. Food and drinks provided.


The Office of International Programs leads Wayne State’s global engagement by creating opportunities that foster international education and research, facilitate the exchange of individuals and ideas that promote global competencies and citizenship, and provide resources that support the expansion of the university’s global agenda.

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