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, hear from speakers about social justice within international education, and reconnect with alumni who have seen the value of cross-cultural competencies in their careers.


Save the date for IEW 2021: November 15-18, 2021!

More details will be posted soon! In the meantime, check out last year's lineup of below.


October 19–23, 2020

IEW 2020 Calendar

Download the IEW 2020 Calendar (pdf)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday, October 19

Students having lunch at Trim will enjoy an international menu to kick-off the week, prepared specially by Babson’s Dining Services team.

Check out the menu at Trim »

Monday, October 19, 1:30-2:30pm EDT  ||  Join the Event via WebEx »

Babson staff and faculty are encouraged to join this special meeting of the Race Conversations ERG. Nikki Pelonia, Director of Education and Training at Salem State’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, will share on international and immigrant experiences of equity and inclusion, and navigating these within environments in the U.S. and abroad.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 12-1pm EDT  ||  Watch the WebEx Recording »

Are you a student, staff member, or faculty member who would like to better pronounce your Chinese classmates’ or Chinese students’ names? Have you ever seen Chinese words in the news and wondered how to say them? 

Join Hao He (Undergraduate Center for Career Development) and Carol Luo and Jerry Weng (Chinese Students & Scholars Association) for this Halloween-themed interactive workshop designed to help you learn Mandarin Chinese pronunciation! Prizes will be given out and all are welcome to participate.

Chinese Pronunciation: Halloween Bingo Edition Flyer

Tuesday, October 20, 5-6pm EDT  ||  Watch the WebEx Recording »

Come hear from Glavin Global Fellow (GGF) alumni who are now working in various industries and positions that use their intercultural skills that they acquired while at Babson! Alumni will share insights about how their global and multicultural experiences at Babson supported their job search, their performance, and their career trajectory.

IEW Flyer - GGF Alumni Panel

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Wednesday, October 21, 4pm EDT  || Register for the Event »

Featuring works of current BOW students, alumni, fashion entrepreneurs, and corporate partners.

Join us as we inspire the BOW community to express themselves through fashion and make sure to support your fashionable friends as they showcase their creations! The Fall Fashion Show is part of International Education Week. 

Hosted by the Weissman Foundry & the Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative (FEI)/Arthur Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

IEW Flyer - Global Fashion Show

Wednesday, October 21, 6-7pm EDT  || Watch the WebEx Recording »

Join LaNitra M. Berger, PhD for a talk and interactive discussion about the intersections of social justice and international education and where we can take action from here. How can we make access to and inclusion in international education equitable for all students? What are ways in which intercultural learning can happen in our own backyards, especially during a pandemic which limits international mobility? The first section of the event will feature a lecture by Berger, followed by facilitated breakout room discussions. All Babson community members (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni) are welcomed to participate in this important and timely conversation. 

LaNitra M. Berger is the senior director of the Office of Fellowships in the Office of Undergraduate Education at George Mason University. In this role, she leads one of only a few fellowships offices in the nation with a social justice focus. Throughout her career, she has worked toward helping underrepresented students gain access to transformational educational opportunities. Since coming to Mason in 2010, LaNitra has helped secure more than 50 prestigious national scholarships and fellowships such as the Boren, Fulbright, Truman, and Critical Language Scholarship, many of whom are first-generation, low-income, or minority students. She has received the Spirit of King Award and the Margaret C. Howell Award for her work at Mason to diversify education abroad. LaNitra serves on several education abroad advisory boards, including NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where she is currently the Vice President of Public Policy and Practice, the AIFS Academic Advisory Board, and Globalize DC. She previously served as director of leadership and international programs at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), where she organized three national dialogues on diversity in international education, bringing together historically black college presidents, federal agencies, and nonprofit leaders together to improve access to study abroad. LaNitra received her MA and PhD in art history from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in art history and international relations from Stanford University. She has studied abroad in Paris, was an exchange student at the Free University in Berlin, and conducted field research in Cape Town. She is the author of two books, Exploring Education Abroad: A Guide for Racial and Ethnic Minority Participants (NAFSA, 2016) and and the monograph, Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color (Bloomsbury, November 2020). She is also the editor of Social Justice and International Education: Research, Practice, and Perspectives (NAFSA, 2020).

IEW Flyer - LaNitra Berger Talk


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 1-2pm EDT  ||  Watch the WebEx Recording »

All Babson community members are invited to attend this panel of faculty members who teach on the BRIC (Babson Russia, India, China) program. The panel will speak from their expertise about the current realities in Russia, India, and China amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, economic challenges and future trends.

Thursday, October 22, 6-7pm EDT  ||  Join the Event via WebEx »

All Babson students are invited to join us for a panel of International Babson Alumni to learn more about how with confidence, hard work, and persistence, you can still find a great job in COVID times!

Hosted by the Graduate & Undergraduate Centers for Career Development

Register via Handshake »


IEW Flyer - Intl Alumni Panel

Friday, October 23, 2020

Friday, October 23, 10-11am EDT  ||  Watch the WebEx Recording »

All first-year students are invited to join an informational session about education abroad at Babson. Take this first step in your education abroad journey and learn how the process of choosing and applying for a program works, how to plan ahead academically, and hear from Education Abroad Peer Advisors (EAPAs) about their experiences on various programs abroad!

IEW Flyer - First Year Info Session