November 07, 2013

ASU celebrates International Education Week

Posted: November 07, 2013
people dancing on stage
International Night, the highlight of International Education Week at ASU, celebrates dance, music, food and cultural displays.

Arizona State University will join educational institutions worldwide in celebrating International Education Week on all four campuses with a full schedule of music, performances, food and lectures, Nov. 11-22.

Ranked as one of the top universities in the world for international enrollment, ASU's international enrollment increased 28.5 percent to approximately 6,474 students.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. 

The highlight will be one of ASU’s largest cultural festivals, International Night, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Nov. 15, on Hayden Lawn on the Tempe campus. The celebration of dance, music, food and cultural displays is free and open to the public. Performances will include belly dancing and traditional Thai, Indian and Persian dances, among others. 

Additional events include: 

Changemaker Central Open House
10 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 13, Devil's Den, Verde Dining Pavilion, West campus
Activities will include a student organization reception, innovative challenge session and faculty spotlight: Dr. Douglas Kelley. 

Ox Farm Hunger Banquet
4:30-6 p.m., Nov. 14, Cooley Ballrooms, Polytechnic campus
Students will have an opportunity to experience dietary differences across the globe in a unique and memorable way. 

Mastercard Scholars Panel
5-6 p.m., Nov 21, Memorial Union, Tempe campus
Student scholars will share their experiences and journeys from various countries.

International Night at Men's Basketball vs. Bradley University
7 p.m., Nov. 22, Wells Fargo Arena
More than 100 international students will attend and show Sun Devil pride. 

Mapping: Movement and Memory, a community art exhibition
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 1-Dec. 3, University Center, Downtown Phoenix campus
As part of the College of Public Program's "Action, Advocacy, Arts" series, the new public art exhibition showcases the work of over 50 visual artists along the busy and bustling hallways filled with students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

For a complete schedule of events, visit

Jamillah Anderson,
Educational Outreach and Student Services