International Education Week 2019 is from November 18 to 22.
International Education Week takes place every year during the third week of November and is celebrated by more than 100 countries. The week highlights programs and activities that give students and educators the opportunity to see the world through an international lens.
Think Globally Art Contest
Students from across Alberta participated in the 2018 Think Globally Art Contest by sending artwork that reflected on and celebrated Alberta’s diverse populations.
Art will be on display in the Community Exhibits space of the legislative grounds from November 25 to 29, 2019.
Resources and activities
You can create an international education activity anywhere, and it can take many shapes or forms.
Here are some ideas and resources to help you celebrate and promote opportunities to learn about other cultures and places.
- The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) works to advance Canadian international education by creating and mobilizing expertise, knowledge, opportunity and leadership.
- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) created an approach to Global Citizenship Education with goals relating to education for sustainable development.
- The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) provides educational programs on global issues for youth and communities in Canada.
- The Global Goals for Sustainable Development outlines 17 goals shared by countries around the world as we work towards a more sustainable future. Learn more and get involved at Global Goals and World’s Largest Lesson.
- Host a panel discussion with local representitives from international organizations to answer questions from students.
- Hold class discussions on topics like intercultural competence, international engagement or global partnerships.
- Video conference with an international school partner.
- Set up an international-themed food festival.
- Host multicultural performances by student groups or external organizations.
- Showcase international films.
- Invite guest speakers to present on topics related to international education.
- Create events acknowledging international students in your school.
- Place exhibits or posters in your school or community to highlight facts from cultures or languages around the world.
- Hold informational sessions showing how students and educators can get involved with international education initiatives.
- Meet with students over lunch to share a new language or cultural activity from around the world.
- Present a language or cultural exchange program.
Connect with International Education Services:
Main Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6