University of Nebraska Medical Center

International Education Week

An international scholar participates in the Culture Expo during the 2021 International Education Week.

The annual UNMC International Education Week is a campus-wide event held during the fall semester and features customs, foods and attire from a variety of ethnicities and cultures represented at UNMC. 


Saturday, Nov. 12

Diwali Night
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Sorrell Center, Truhlsen Events Center, first floor. Enter using the doors on the front side of the building by the large red telescope. These doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the gates will close at 6:30 p.m. The program and performances start at 6:30 p.m. so you will want to arrive by then.

Join us for a celebration of lights and new beginnings! There will be fun cultural activities for all, along with FREE food and music! This event is jointly sponsored by the International Student Association, Nebraska Medicine, Office of Global Engagement and Student Life Inclusion and Diversity Office.

Monday, Nov. 14

After Graduation: Navigating the Waters for International Students
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Sorrell Center 2018 and via Zoom (Meeting ID: 93453370992, Passcode: 514000)

A panel of UNMC international alumni will discuss their education and career experiences and take questions from current international students.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Study Abroad Program
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Sorrell Center 2018 and via Zoom (Meeting ID: 94644685934, Password: 514675)

Sara Pirtle from the Office of Global Engagement will talk about opportunities for study abroad for current UNMC students. Food will be provided.

Intramural Soccer Tournament
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Center for Healthy Living

Register here to play in the soccer tournament. Bring your friends and join us for a casual soccer tournament! Players of all skill levels welcome.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Intramural Tournaments
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Center for Healthy Living

We will have several sport tournaments taking place, including badminton and ping-pong. Sign-up for the tournaments here.  Sheet 1 is for badminton, and Sheet 2 is for ping-pong. Food will be provided.

Thursday, Nov. 17

UNMC Cultural Expo and Open House
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Williams Science Hall, second floor

Join the Graduate Student Association, International Student Association, and the Office of Global Engagement for the cultural expo. There will be tables featuring the cultures that make up the international population here at UNMC, along with giveaways, presentations, and more. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 people.

Go online to sign-up for a table representing your country.

The event will also feature an open house of the Office of Global Engagement. Come sign-up for a door prize.

Friday, Nov. 18

3-5 p.m.
Sorrell Center 2018

Join us for a game of international bingo, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, International Student Association and Student Senate. Food and prizes for the winners will be provided.


Presented by the International Student Association and the Office of Global Engagement
Collaborators: Graduate Student Association, Nebraska Medicine and Student Senate