International Education Week

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International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.


Monday, November 13

IPGE Open House, hosted by IPGE

Location: Library 1001/Global Lounge (next to the Grumpy Mule)
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Do you know what IPGE stands for?? Come and meet the International Programs & Global Engagement (IPGE) staff at the Open House and learn about the different services offered at IPGE: advising international students, choosing study abroad programs, hosting visiting scholars, connecting with international students, and much more.

Keeping the Dream Alive Conference, hosted by the Dreamer Resource Center

Location: Sacramento State campus
Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Second Annual Keeping the Dream Alive Conference: Transforming Institutions into Inclusive Communities will enable educators to become agents of change in their respective institutions and advance the educational success of undocumented students and students from mixed-status families. The conference will help institutions transform existing environments into sensitive and inclusive spaces where undocumented students and students with mixed-status families are supported, empowered and encouraged to reach their maximum potential.  To register, visit:

Tuesday, November 14

World Language Day, hosted by the English Language Institute

Location: Global Lounge (next to the Grumpy Mule)
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Fascinated by foreign languages?  This event brings together people who speak different languages under one roof to share their cultures and debunks myths and stereotypes while encouraging acceptance of all people.

International Visiting Research Reception, hosted by IPGE

Location: Global Lounge (next to the Grumpy Mule)
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet current scholars, acknowledge their achievements, and learn about ways you can contribute to Sacramento State’s international community.

Thursday, November 16

Study Abroad Fair, hosted by IPGE

Location: Library Breezeway/Global Lounge (next to the Grumpy Mule)
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Want to know what it’s really like to study abroad and what you might expect?  Meet current exchange students studying here at Sac State and learn about the different universities that Sac State students can choose from to complete a semester or academic year abroad. 

Friday, November 17

TEDxCSUS, hosted by the College of Business Administration

Location: University Union
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEDxCSUS, an independently organized TED event, holds its inaugural event from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the University Union. It will feature as many as 10 local and international speakers of diverse backgrounds and disciplines. A day of networking and dialogue will revolve around the theme “Boomerang: What Goes Around, Comes Around,” with speakers discussing how they shot their own personal boomerang across the world and the effect it had on their lives and the world around them. The event will emphasize the importance of empowering each other so that the support will “come back around” to our region.  Tickets can be purchased at A live webcast, open to the public, will simultaneously be held in the Hinde Auditorium in the Sacramento State University Union. There will also be a live stream webcast, where the event will be streamed across the globe, available for free to the public through

Empowering Women of Color Conference, hosted by Women’s Resource Center

Location: University Union, Redwood Room
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Empowering Women of Color Conference centralizes women of color identities and experiences. Women of color take a significant amount of energy navigating the world helping, pioneering and making changes for others. The challenge of the constant pressure of putting others before yourself is that you leave yourself on the back-burner of self-care. The Fourth Annual Empowering Women of Color seeks to centralize marginalized identities by providing an empowering space for students of the Sacramento State Campus the goal of the conference is to centralize Women of Colors narratives and experiences. This year’s conference is “Unapologetic Self-Care: Reclaiming Self as an Act of Preservation” the purpose of the conference will be to give students a space to reflect, affirm and advocate for putting themselves first in acts of self-care. Register online at Empowering Women of Color Conference