Thinking globally begins (and expands) on the hilltop.

At St. Edward’s, students are immersed in a vibrant, international learning environment. Here, every day is an opportunity to get to know someone who’s had a completely different life experience than your own.

Across the hilltop, you’ll mingle with students and faculty from more than 50 countries who contribute a wide range of cultures and languages to our campus. In and outside of the classroom, you’ll engage in thoughtful (and mind-opening) discussions on international topics. And you’ll take part in events, programs and gatherings that celebrate diversity and broaden your worldview.

In addition to studying abroad (which we highly encourage you to do), there are so many ways you’ll have an international experience at St. Edward’s. Take a look at how global learning happens daily on our campus.

International Education Week 2019

International Education Week is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. Join the celebration by checking out global events on campus throughout the week!

Have an international event this week that you would like us to promote? Contact iss [at] stedwards.edu (subject: International%20Education%20Week) .

Saturday, November 16

  • Angers Day: French Market 10am-3pm, Ragsdale Lawn. St. Edward's University operates a campus in Angers, which is also Austin's sister city in France. Austin Angers French Market is a fun family event featuring chef demonstrations of French cooking, live art and mural making with French flare.

Monday, November 18

  • Petanque Lessons 10am-noon, Fondren Lawn. Heart of Texas Petanque Club will be on campus to teach this classic French lawn sport. Petanque is similar to bowling or bocce ball and played outside in teams.
  • China Town Hall 5-7pm, Carter Auditorium. Join 80+ communities across the U.S. in an interactive webcast hosted by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. The webcast will feature a panel discussion with speakers offering different perspectives on China and Sino-American Relations.

Tuesday, November 19

  • Study Abroad Angers Fall Info Session 4-5pm, Ragsdale 301. Learn about opportunities to study abroad at our campus in France!
  • Peace Corps Returned Volunteer Panel 5:30-6:30pm, Main Building, Maloney Room. Hear from returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served in countries around the world and learn how you can become a Peace Corps Volunteer.
  • UNDOCUpeer Training 6-7pm, Fleck 305. UNDOCUpeer Training is designed for campus leaders to learn more about the federal and state policies that affect undocumented students. Students will learn about how they can become advocates for undocumented students and students with mixed-status families at St. Edward's University.
  • Migration, Detention and Activism in Central Texas: Film Screening and Discussion 7pm, Fleck 305. Join a screening of the documentary The Least of These followed by a discussion with Barbara Hines, Director of The University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic.

Wednesday, November 20

  • Petanque Lessons 10am-noon, Fondren Lawn. Heart of Texas Petanque Club will be on campus to teach this classic French lawn sport. Petanque is similar to bowling or bocce ball and played outside in teams.
  • Study Abroad Angers Fall Info Session 12-1pm, Ragsdale 301. Learn about opportunities to study abroad at our campus in France!
  • Unity in Diversity 10am-3pm, Fondren Lawn and Ragsdale Lawn. Join campus clubs and organizations to celebrate diverse perspectives at St. Edward's University.  Activities include an Interactive Word Garden installation from Sorin Oak Review, Chinese Yo-Yo lessons with SEU Chinese Club and more. Hosted by Sorin Oak Review and International Student Services.
  • Movie Screening and Discussion: Children of Men 6pm, Carter Auditorium. View a critically acclaimed film by Alfonso Cuaron about immigration. Set in dystopian England, immigrants are rounded up and put in cages. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by the Equity & Justice Council.

Thursday, November 21

  • Global Internships Meet Up 2-3pm, Ragsdale 322. Join Career and Professional Development and Study Abroad to learn about internship opportunities abroad.

Friday, November 22

  • Petanque Lessons 10am-noon, Fondren Lawn. Heart of Texas Petanque Club will be on campus to teach this classic French lawn sport. Petanque is similar to bowling or bocce ball and played outside in teams.

International Education Week Celebrates Cultural Exchange

International Education Week Celebrates Cultural Exchange

On the hilltop, we caught up with Celestina Macareno at International Education Week’s Global Marketplace to hear about her career-boosting study abroad experience in Japan. Here’s what she learned.

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