York University offers a week of special events for International Education Week, Nov. 16 to 20

If the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are getting you down, why not join York University for a week of special events focused on International Education Week, Nov. 16 to 20. York International has put together an informative series of workshops, information sessions and more, and all are designed to inspire dreams of future opportunities related to learning abroad. All events are hosted online using Zoom. Details will be sent to each registered participant. Registration details are contained in the link at the end of each event description.

York University joins education institutions from more than 100 countries around the world in celebrating International Education Week (IEW). IEW is an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide that highlights the importance of international education, promotes the benefits of education abroad and exchanges and recognizes the contributions of international students in strengthening international and intercultural understanding.

York-IEW activities include promotional activities and events organized throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and global engagement.


2020 York University International Education Week Schedule

Monday, Nov. 16
10 to 11:30 a.m. Globally Networked Learning Information session

Are you a York University faculty member or Partner who is interested in student-centered learning and open pedagogy? Are you planning to develop and mount a GNL course? We are excited that are you planning to engage in a GNL-enhanced course this year and we would love to support you! Register for the Globally Networked Learning Info Session

12 to 1 p.m. Exchange Q&A

Students interested in participating in a York University International exchange program must attend at least one Exchange Q&A. The session will recap the key points from the Information Session video, answer your questions, and give the submission code for the Exchange Application. Register for the Exchange Q&A

12 to 1 p.m. Global Internships Q&A

Interested in participating in a funded international internship? Join us at the Global Internships Q&A Zoom session to find out more about program requirements and the application process. Register for the Global Internships Q&A


Tuesday, Nov. 17
1 to 2:30 p.m Virtual Coffee Break - Where can my degree take me?

Register for the Virtual Coffee Break


Wednesday, Nov.18
12 to 1 p.m. Short-Term and Summer Programs Q&A

Curious about York U Summer Abroad courses? Looking to take some courses overseas? York University offers courses taught by York faculty members and York University partners that will help you to gain an international perspective while working towards your degree. Register for the Short-Term and Summer Programs Q&A

6 to 7:30 p.m. RBC-Schulich Enterprise Forum Presents: Globalization 2.0 - The Shape of Things to Come

Join our panel of experts for a thought-provoking discussion of what the world of business will look like post COVID-19.  Gain strategic insights into how your business can exploit the opportunities that will emerge in a new world reshaped by the pandemic. Register for the RBC-Schulich forum


Thursday, Nov. 19
9:30 to  10:30 a.m. Prepare for YorkU Webinar

This webinar will help you understand what to expect during your time as a YorkU student including a fun virtual tour that will give you a snapshot of what you will see when you eventually arrive in Toronto.  We will introduce you to some aspects of campus life, campus culture, academic basics and what to do for fun. Register for the Prepare for YorkU Webinar.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Virtual Coffee Break - Sleep Strategies for Optimized Learning

Staying at home all the time can get your sleep schedule out of tune. Does this sound like you? Then join our session where we’ll go through some strategies that will get you better sleep and hopefully, better grades! Register for this Virtual Coffee Break.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Global Internships Q&A

Interested in participating in a funded international internship? Interested in participating in a funded international internship? Join us at the Global Internships Q&A Zoom session to find out more about program requirements and the application process. Register for the Global Internships Q&A

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Exchange Q&A

Students interested in participating in a York University international exchange program must attend at least one Exchange Q&A. The session will recap the key points from the Information Session video, answer your questions, and give the submission code for the Exchange Application. Register for the Exchange Q&A

8 to 9 p.m.  (9 a.m. Manila time) Meeting with Philippine Dance Study Program (AMPD, York International and Philippine partners)

Friday, Nov. 20
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EIC Student Focus Group
1 to  2:30 p.m. Virtual Coffee Break - Learning Learning Languages with YI

Come and join us this Friday to learn some languages! It's always good to know new things and communicate with others. Learn Spanish, Vietnamese and Bangla with us and share your learning language story. Register for the Virtual Coffee Break

2 to 4 p.m. Living in Reciprocity: Black, Brown and Indigenous Solidarities Webinar

This webinar / teach-in brings together three influential public intellectuals—Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Robyn Maynard, and Shama Rangwala—in a conversation about the possibilities for cross-community alliance in the struggles against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. Register for the Living in Reciprocity webinar


Tuesday, Nov. 24
10 to 11 a.m. The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During Covid-19

Hosted by GoinGlobal ’The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During Covid-19' will feature the combined insights of worldwide employment experts for a global perspective on the evolution of employment during Covid-19. Register for the Evolution of Employment webinar


Curious about York University's International Student Support Services and Go Global programs? Connect with York International on Instagram or contact us if you have any questions.

Watch York students discuss the Impact of International Education


IEW 2020 Resources

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