International Education Week

International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This initiative is co-sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education.

This is a time at Babson to recognize our global community and opportunities to engage in international education across the experience of the College. Students, faculty, and staff alike have opportunities during the week to learn more about education abroad opportunities at Babson, engage in various cultural activities and social events, and reconnect with alumni who have seen the value of cross-cultural competencies in their careers.

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Calendar graphic for the 2023 IEW events

Featured All Week: Faculty International Education Highlights

As part of International Education Week, the Glavin Office wishes to highlight a few of our faculty members and visiting scholars who have made contributions to the pursuit of international education. Visit the wall next to the Global Lounge in Reynolds Campus Center to learn more about the faculty and visiting scholars.

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Monday, November 13th, 3:30-5:00PM || Winn Auditorium

What is it like being a person of faith as a working professional in America? How is it like leading an organization of people with religious beliefs different from your own? Where has faith shaped leaders even in ways one may not have considered? These are a few of the questions that we'll discuss during a conversation on identity and faith and its impact on leadership, enterprise, and entrepreneurship.  

We'll chat about the growth of employee resource groups (ERGs) across companies, community at the local and organizational level, importance of faith in organizational growth and leadership, and leadership styles and agendas being shaped by a faith lens. 

Learn about faith, its values, and its impact on personal and professional life and the business world. 

This event is part of a wider speaker series that addresses how our identities, whether religion & faith, gender, or nationality & ethnicity, have a major impact on how we choose to show up in the world - and owning your identity in any capacity is crucial to not only being authentic to yourself but also having a truly fulfilling professional career. 

In this speaker series, you'll hear from young and seasoned professionals and academics about how their diverse identities have shaped their career trajectory, why it's important to build supportive identity-focused communities, and why you too should own your identity. 

Session flyer for Own Your Identity: Leadership with a Spiritual Lens

Monday, November 13th, 5:00PM-6:00PM || Reynolds 241 & WebEx

Explore Greece through an examination of ancient philosophy, theatre, archaeology, and historical monuments. We will walk in the footsteps of ancient philosophers as we learn about the development of democracy, empire, and the birth of political thought in ancient Athens. The class will begin and end in Athens but it will also include travel to other important sites within Greece, including Delphi, Olympia, and Mycenae. We will attend a theatrical performance at the ancient theater of Epidaurus and take a day trip to the island of Aegina. 

Flyer for the 2024 Greece elective abroad during IEW 2023

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Tuesday, November 14th, 1:30-2:30PM || Weissman Foundry Kitchen || Register Here

Join the Japanese International Circle and the Glavin Office for a special session celebrating International Education Week! Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of Japan by crafting delicate origami creations and savoring the savory taste of yakisoba. Unfold the history behind these iconic Japanese traditions, guided by our passionate instructors. Whether you're a seasoned origami artist or trying yakisoba for the first time, this event promises a delightful journey through Japan's timeless arts and flavors. Don't miss out - discover, learn, and taste the beauty of Japan!

Seating is limited. Please register ahead of time through Belong

2023 flyer for JIC yakisoba and origami event

Tuesday, November 14th, 5:00PM-6:00PM || Olin Hall Classroom 101 & WebEx

Take an in-depth look and experience Japan’s culture. You will have opportunities to examine this through various dimensions that constitute the diversity and complexity of the country’s cultural/institutional environment today. Also, practice ET&A within the cultural/institutional environment in Japan by working in teams to conduct observations, identify problems and opportunities, design an entrepreneurial initiative, and assess its impact and feasibility in various contexts/perspectives.

Flyer for the 2024 Japan elective abroad with 2023 IEW info session

Tuesday, November 14th, 5:00-6:00 PM || Malloy 101 || Register through Handshake

Undergraduate students are invited by Undergraduate CCD and LATAM to join a case study workshop with Juan Felipe Pereira, Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture.

Please bring your laptop and/or a pen & paper to practice the case during the session.

Workshop agenda:

  • 15 minutes: Introduction, general approach and tips for case studies
  • 30 minutes: Real-time practice of one case study
  • 15 minutes: Comments, Q&A

Dinner will be served at the end of the event.

Flyer for the 2023 UGCCD and LATAM consulting case study workshop


Tuesday, November 14th, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Babson Commons: Room 101 - Horn Library || Register through Handshake

You are invited by the Glavin office and the Undergraduate Center of Career Development to attend our first ever Study Abroad Career Panel.

Our honored panelists include:

1) Password Sudjitporn' 24

2) Simon Mortimer'24

3) Logan Harris'23 - Paid Media Associate at BritBox International


Topics for the panel will include:

1) How to continue jobs & internship search while study abroad?

2) How to market your study abroad experience during job search?

3) Did the study abroad experience enhance your competitiveness?

4) Is it possible to start/operate your own business while study abroad?

Dinner will be served at the end of the panel. All students are welcome, especially those are currently study abroad or plan to study abroad in the future.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Wednesday, November 15th, 12:00-1:00 PM  || Reynolds Global Lounge 

Join the Glavin Office of International Education for International Tea! Come connect with students & staff, try tasty snacks from all over the world, and enjoy a selection of teas!

Flyer without description for Int'l Tea during IEW 2023

Wednesday, November 15th, 4:15-5:15 PM  ||  Join the Event via WebEx »

Welcome to Fashion London - a world leader in Fashion Trends and Creativity! Explore this Fashion capital past, present, and future trend-setting designs, meet with British Fashion companies and leaders in sustainable fashion. The course is designed for students who have a strong interest in entrepreneurship, fashion, innovation, fashion technology, or design and wish to participate in a dynamic cross-cultural learning experience. 

Flyer for the 2024 London Fashion elective abroad during IEW 2023

Wednesday, November 15th, 5:00PM-6:00PM || Reynolds 241 & WebEx

Come travel across the countryside, city streets and seashore of Ireland to immerse in creativity and innovation in action! Immerse yourself into the creative processes, systems, cultural norms and institutions that have led Ireland to forge the reputation as one of the most innovative economies in the world. Interact with Irish entrepreneurs, business executives, artists, athletes and historians to strive to understand the ways in which creativity and innovation occur, flourish and extend far beyond the boundaries of this relatively small nation.

Flyer for the 2024 Ireland elective abroad in IEW 2023

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Thursday, November 16th, 12:30-1:30PM || Weissman Foundry Kitchen || Register Here

Immerse yourself in an engaging cultural event in partnership with the Brazilian Student Association. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare brigadeiro, an iconic Brazilian dessert. The event will also feature an informative presentation by the Brazilian Student Association, offering attendees an enriching insight into Brazilian culture. Participants will be treated to a selection of traditional Brazilian snacks. This workshop will not only be a culinary delight but also a comprehensive cultural encounter, designed to expand your cultural appreciation.

Space is limited. Please register ahead of time through Belong.

Flyer for the 2023 BRASA event, That's How We Roll

Thursday, November 16th, 5:00-6:15 PM || Reynolds 241 || Register Here

Come and learn about the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a fully-funded grant program for study research or teaching English abroad. Dinner will be served during the session!

Please note that in order to be eligible for a Fulbright, you must be a U.S. citizen.

2023 Fulbright Info Session Flyer