International Education Week


Every November, CSU Long Beach joins hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). IEW is an opportunity to champion the benefits of international education and exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of CSU Long Beach's mission to enrich the lives of our students and surrounding community with globally informed, high impact educational experiences. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State's official IEW Website.

International Education Week 2023, November 13-17: A New Global Outlook

Monday, November 13
  • Navigating Global Education Opportunities in Japan | Online | 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Webinar hosted by AASCU Register here.
  • CSULB Global Spotify Playlist | Online | All week long!
    • Instagram Event: Enjoy a Spotify Playlist showcasing CSULB international students' favorite music from around the world. Check out our International Playlist here. Want to submit your favorite song? Email it to and include your student ID number. 

  • Global Foods – Try Crickets with Dr. Cheryl Rock | Graduate Center, Library, Room 201 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
    • Hosted by Family Consumer Sciences
      Cricket Tasting Event Flyer 2023


Tuesday, November 14
  • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) | LA5, Room 359 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • IEW 2023 Kick Off Festival | Speakers Platform | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Friendship Bracelets @ The Beach! | Maxson Plaza | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Sponsored by New Student an Family programs. Stop by to make a friendship bracelet for you and a friend.
  • Connecting Cultures KOREA, Ewha Womans Uni & Hongik Uni | Speakers Platform |  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
    • Table event sponsored by Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising and Design Program, and School of the Arts, Graphic Design Program. Visit the table during the IEW Festival. Explore Korean cultures and discover exciting opportunities for studying at Ewha Womans University & Hongik University in Korea. For more information, contact or
  • Annual African Extravaganza | USU Beach Auditorium | 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • All are welcome to come and enjoy a cultural showcase of African music & dance, food, study abroad highlights and opportunities of Africa and the African diaspora.

African Extravaganza Event held on November 14 from 12:30 pm to 2 pm in the USU Auditorium
  • Overcoming Writing Anxiety & Developing a Writing Habit | Online | 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    • Webinar sponsored by the Graduate Center. This workshop demystifies the dreaded “writer’s block” and provides actionable advice on how to stop worrying, and start writing (and hopefully even enjoy it!). Topics discussed will include real and imagined barriers to writing; “crappy first drafts”; habits v. willpower; neutralizing negative thought patterns; beating perfectionism; and other tips, techniques, and secrets of highly-successful, prolific writers. Contact or please RSVP here to participate in this online workshop.
Wednesday, November 15
  • International Student Advocate Network (ISAN) Ally Training Program | Anatol Center | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
    • Hosted by International Students and Scholars Services Office. RSVP here.

  • Facilitating Student Mobility Through Sustainable Funding Models: Scholarship Opportunities for American Students Studying Abroad in China | Online | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Hosted by AASCU. Register here.
  • Calle Santa Fé (2007) documentary film by Carmen Castillo (98 min) | Online | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Hosted by College of Liberal Arts via Zoom. Film will be viewed from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a discussion held after from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Film and discussion can be viewed here.
Thursday, November 16
  • Education as Global Exchange: Shaping Global Perspectives and Fostering Ethical International Partnerships | Online | 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Hosted by AASCU. Register here.
  • India-U.S. Institutional Partnerships: Developing Collaboration Models | Online | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Hosted by AASCU. Register here.
  • Thoughtful Thursday | Japanese Earl Burns Memorial Garden & Online | 11:30 a.m to 12: 30 p.m.
    • Join us for guided mindfulness and meditation, hosted by CAPS counselors. Now offering in-person meditation in partnership with the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Register for in person attendance here or registration can also be done in person at the Garden. Maximum of 12 students. 

      Thoughtful Thursday
  • Origami in the Garden | Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Sponsored by Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Enjoy making Origami (the Japanese art of paper folding) in our garden! 
  • American Language Institute (ALI) Poster Session | CPaCE 100B&C | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • International students at the American Language Institute invite you to their poster presentations on a variety of topics.

Friday, November 17
  • Navigating the Journey to the H1-B Visa Status Alumni Panel | Online | 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
    • In honor of International Education Week 2023, the Center for International Education, in collaboration with the International Students Commissioner from ASI Student Government will host an alumni panel where students who have reached the H1B status will share their journey with current international students. Zoom Meeting ID: 970 9766 8494. 

Hear from Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the impact of international education and its importance in today's diverse, global society. 

International Education Week is a campuswide collaborative effort. Thank you to the following offices and departments for featuring activities during IEW:

  • American Language Institute
  • Associated Students Inc.
  • CalFresh Healthy Living
  • Career Development Center
  • Center for International Education
  • College of the Arts
  • College of Education
  • Department of Africana Studies
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
  • Department of Theater
  • East Asia Subcommittee
  • International Student Association
  • International Training Programs
  • Japanese Garden
  • Multicultural Center
  • Phi Beta Delta
  • South Asia Subcommittee
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • University Art Museum
  • University Library





If you have any questions, or are interested in collaborating for IEW 2023 email