International Education Week

What is it?

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

When is it?

Typically lands the week before Thanksgiving.  The dates for 2023 is November 13 - 17.

How can we celebrate it at Pomona College?

Faculty, departments and student organizations are invited to join in marking this week, whether by creating a global event or simply by sharing information celebrating community, culture, and university events that are already taking place.This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your cultural perspective by sharing with and learning from others.

Having an Event?

If you or your department/organization would like for us to advertise an event here that fits with the idea of International Education Week, please contact us.

Global Pomona Project

The Global Pomona Project is moving forward with the goal that every student will meaningfully engage with global learning, whether from abroad or here in the U.S.  Building on the College’s Strategic Vision, the Global Pomona Steering Group will develop and propose a strategy for creating a stronger, more cohesive and intentional framework for global engagement through an extensive audit of Pomona’s wide-ranging international initiatives and focused conversations with stakeholders.  For more information about this, please check out the Global Pomona Project website.

2023 Schedule of Events

Check out events happening on campus!

Saturday, November 11 - 12

ISMP Mentor-Mentee Retreat

The International Student Mentorship Program is hosting their fall retreat. This retreat will be full of workshops and activities for community building and identity empowerment hosted by the ISMP mentors. Sign ups had to be done in advance.

Monday, November 13

Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium: China’s Soft Power Strategy at the Confucius Institutes in the United States

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

The presentation provides an in-depth understanding of China's most notable soft power endeavors in the twenty-first century, as well as the reasons for the failure of its Confucius Institute (CI) in the United States (U.S.). The primary goal of this talk is to investigate the effectiveness of China's cultural soft power strategy through CIs in the United States.

Dr. Sun joined the Citadel faculty as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the fall of 2018. He previously was an adjunct assistant professor at Taiwan's National Defense University. Dr. Sun is the author of China's Cultural Soft Power in the United States and The Decision-Making Process of the United States Government During the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis.

Meal swipe required for 5C students. 7C Faculty and staff may sign in. *Event open to 7C students, faculty, and staff*. 

Learn more about Dr. Sun's lecture.

Tuesday, November 14

Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium: 2023 Yidan Endowed Fund Recipients

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Through the Yidan Endowed Fund for Transformative Learning Opportunities for the Study of Asia, the Oldenborg Center supports summer experiential learning opportunities that engage deeply with Asia and Asian cultures. Come hear from the recipients (Diana Truong, PO '24 and Griffin Campion, PO '24) who engaged in intensive language study in summer 2023!  

Meal swipe required for 5C students. 7C Faculty and staff may sign in. *Event open to 7C students, faculty, and staff*. Learn more about the event.

Wednesday, November 15

Better Money Habits with Bank of America hosted by 7C International Student Community Programs Council (ISCPC) 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

The 7C International Student Community Programming Council (ISCPC) has partnered with Bank of America so they can come talk to 7C students about budgeting and building credit in the U.S.  This event is happening at Doms Lounge in the Smith Campus Center.  We will have dumplings (including vegetarian option) and Korean style chicken. This event will not be recorded but we will take notes and share those upon request.

Thursday, November 16

CDO x ISSS International Student Panel: Navigating the Summer Internship Search

12 - 1:30 p.m.

The CDO and ISSS are partnering to host an international student panel. Join us and hear from your peers who have successfully navigated the summer internship search as an international student. You will learn more about the tools and strategies utilized by your peers. Panellists: Ulas Ayyilmaz, Vidusshi Hingad, Suhasini Singh


7C International Student Community Programs Council (ISCPC) Presents: Visas After Graduation

4 - 5 p.m.

Learn about post-graduation options including the H-1B and O visas, green card sponsorship and other immigration pathways from immigration attorney, Paul Herzog.  Please fill out this form and we will make sure to ask your question whether you are there or not. This event will not be recorded but we will take notes and share those upon request.

Friday, November 17

7C International Student Community Programs Council (ISCPC) and Pitzer's International Student Association (PISA) Present: International Friendsgiving Dinner

5 - 7 p.m.

Pitzer College will be hosting the annual International Friendsgiving at the Gold Student Center Multi-Purpose Room.  Unsure where the Golden Center is? It is #3 on this Pitzer Map.    The 7C community is invited to taste international cuisine and socialize with members of the 7Cs.  PISA asks that you please fill out this RSVP form which will be used to make sure there is enough food and they are also asking for volunteers from the other colleges to help with the event. The RSVP link is ready for you to sign up!