Canada and Carleton University will join over 100 countries around the globe in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) this fall term.

The purpose of IEW is to raise awareness and understanding of international education, and its benefit to our academic institutions. The International Student Services Office has joined forces with numerous student groups and campus partners to present a great variety of programs that aim to engage the Carleton University community in what promises to be a fun and educational week. All events will seek to collectively highlight the importance of international education and its positive effects on the Carleton campus.

International Education Week: November 13-17, 2017

Monday November 13

International Opportunities Exhibit – 10:00AM-1:00PM University Centre Atrium Would you like to pursue an international education experience? This event is the perfect place for you to learn about some of the international opportunities available to students at Carleton University. Sit down with representatives from different offices and off campus organizations and hear what experiences are available to you! Featured experiences range in time commitment, from week long to semester based, and even post-graduation experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about academic exchanges, summer language programs, international courses offered by Carleton, service learning, and MUCH MORE!

Tuesday November 14

International Ice Skate – 12:30PM-2:00PM Meet at the ISSO and walk over to the Carleton Ice House As part of International Education Week, wear your country’s colours and join us for a public skate at the Carleton Ice House! Take a break from schoolwork, get active, and connect with your peers! Please remember to wear a helmet – especially if you have never skated before!

If you need skates, you can borrow them from the ISSO for free (limited options available), or you can rent skates at the Ice House for $5 – remember to make these arrangements the day before the event!

Register for this event in person at the ISSO.

Wednesday November 15

Culture Fest – 12PM-8PM University Centre Atrium Hosted by CUSA and the ISC. Culture Fest is back again, only bigger & better! Come experience the very best of fashion, art, music & food, right here on campus at the UC Atrium! This year’s event will feature a variety of pop-up stores exhibiting clothing, art & craft, as well as activities such as games & trivia, food tasting, and lots more all running from 12PM-6PM. A fashion show will follow from 6PM-8PM. To get involved, please contact the CUSA International Students’ Centre at or visit UC 316A.

Thursday November 16

International Networking Night – 8PM-10PM in Roosters Coffee House (4th floor UC) Are you considering an international exchange? This networking event will help you connect with Carleton students who have recently returned home from exchange and current exchange students studying at Carleton this term. Hear firsthand experiences, learn more about the exchange culture, get tips, and start your network of international friends!

Friday November 17

Warming up to Winter Lunch – 12:00PM-1:30PM Room: 404 Tory Join us for a soup lunch, take a break from school, and learn everything you need to know about our winter from other students and staff. This event will be a great opportunity to ask questions, address any worries you may have about the cold, and learn what to expect, how to dress appropriately, nutrition, activities, and much more! Spaces are limited – please reserve your attendance on Eventbrite as soon as possible!