International Education Week Events

International Education Week 2020

November 9th-13th


November 9th, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm

School of Education Study Abroad Session 

School of Education study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica and Mexico will be described.  Associated courses, scholarships, and highlights of each program will be shared.

 Click here to join

Sponsored By: The School of Education 

November 9th, 5:00 pm - 6:00pm 

Not All Classrooms Have Four Walls: How Living Abroad Can Benefit Your Education, Your Career, & Your Life

Sponsored by the Department of History, Dr. Daniel Barish (HIS) and Dr. Charles Ramsey (HIS & BSM Director in Spiritual Life) will share about their experiences living, working, and studying outside the United States and the ways those experiences enrich all that they do. We'll address practical ideas about how to pursue international experiences during college and after graduation. Dr. Barish speaks from the perspective of a historian of East Asia who lived & worked in China for several years, while Dr. Ramsey speaks as a historian of Islam who lived for 17 years in Pakistan and India. Audience members will be able to submit questions for a Q&A at the end. Conversation moderated by Dr. Julie deGraffenried (HIS)

Sponsored By: The Department of History 

November 9th-11th

Last Language Standing TikTok Edition

Last Language Standing (LLS) is a competition among the languages taught at Baylor. Language teams will battle to see who can keep their language in use the longest.
LLS Tick-Tock Edition is a special competition designed for fall 2020. Each language will compete in Tik-Tok to get the most views, likes, and posts. You can post any category of video.
Rules Post TikToks in your language! Each post must contain 30 seconds or more of the target language spoken. Use hashtags #IMLCF20 and #language (replace #language with your target language, like #arabic or #chinese)

Winning Categories

All winners will be announced on the iMLC website and on our social network posts.

Most Posts - this is a team (language) award - The language that receives the most posts wins.

Most Single-Post Likes - this is an individual award - the person who gets most like by Wed. 11/18 @ 5pm wins! (gets a gift card - will be contacted via DM.)

Most Single-Post Views - this is also an individual award - the student who gets the most view by Wed. 11/18 at 5pm wins!  (gets a gift card - will be contacted via DM.)

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Sponsored by: Interactive Media & Language Center


November 10th, 4:00-5:00pm 

A Day in the Life of Baylor in Great Britain

Hear from former student and faculty participants in the Baylor in Great Britain (BGB) program, the largest and oldest of Baylor's study abroad programs! Hosted by Dr. Dawn Carlson (Foster Business School, Management) and Dr. Julie deGraffenried (College of Arts & Sciences, History), this event will give interested students a taste of a "Day in the Life" of a BGBer as well as a better understanding of the value and significance of making study abroad a part of one's Baylor experience. It is rumored that the Queen may even make an appearance! 

Sponsored by: Baylor in Great Britain 

November 10th, 4:00-5:00pm 

Baylor in Maastricht - Summer 2021

Learn about living in Maastricht, The Netherlands - a picturesque European city with cobblestone streets. Talk about summer study and travel in Europe with Baylor students. LDS 2301 (required for the LDS minor) will be offered. Hear about once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities. There will be snacks provided and all students are welcome to attend.

Location: Dawson Hall Sun Deck

Sponsored by: Baylor in Maastricht

November 10th, 6:30-7:30pm

Unconscious Bias: Leading With Courage

The Academy for Leadership Development, in a special iteration of the Academy Speaker Series x, Leave Your Mark, is thrilled to offer an additional opportunity for student leaders to engage in critical conversations. Please join us for Unconscious Bias: Leading With Courage as we invite Homero Bayarena, a FranklinCovey Consultantto speak about identifying bias and choosing courage as a leader.

Bias is a natural part of the human condition – of how the brain works. But it affects how we make decisions, engage with others, and respond to various situations and circumstances, often limiting potential. We encourage you to attend in order to begin the necessary process of becoming aware of our blind spots and growing as a leader.

The event is open to the first 200 students to sign up, and each will receive a free monograph - Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™. Please register at the following Qualtrics link to receive Zoom information and instructions to pick up your complementary monograph

Reserve your spot here

Sponsored by: The Academy for Leadership Development

November 10th, 7:30-8:30 pm 

Screening of The Good Road and Q&A with Craig Martin

Join the Department of Film & Digital Media for a screening of an episode of The Good Road and a Q&A with alum and co-host of the series, Craig Martin. The Good Road offers a compelling look at the messy and complicated business of global charity. It's a journey led by philanthropists and adventurers Earl Bridges and Craig Martin, who seek out and celebrate individuals whose creative compassion shines in all manner of desperate situations, all around the world.

Register Here - Also counts as CAE Credit

Sponsored by: The Department of Film & Digital Media


November 11th 1:00-2:00pm

Working Abroad in a Faith-Based Organization

International work may include teaching in another country, humanitarian work, mission work, or multi-national corporations. The focus of this session will be how to land a job or an internship in the international faith-based sector. This may include pursuing roles in organizations like World Vision or World Relief or even churches, businesses, or start-ups abroad. The session leader has spent over 10 years working within international non-profits and will summarize what the work is like, what majors qualify, and how to land a role in this field.

Sponsored by: Study Abroad 

November 11th, 5:00-6:00pm 

Baylor in Maastricht - Summer 2021

Learn about living in Maastricht, The Netherlands - a picturesque European city with cobblestone streets. Talk about summer study and travel in Europe with Baylor students. LDS 2301 (required for the LDS minor) will be offered. Hear about once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities. There will be snacks provided and all students are welcome to attend.

Location: Dawson Hall Sun Deck

Sponsored by: Baylor in Maastricht

November 11th, 5:00-6:00pm

Baylor in Tuscany Information Session - Summer 2021

Come hear about Baylor in Tuscany this summer! Participants will receive information on the trip, classes, accommodation, excursions, and all the advantages of the study abroad experience. 

Sponsored by: The Italian Division 

November 11th, 6:00-7:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos Celebration 

The Life Abroad and Spanish Neighborhood in Baylor & Beyond LLC will be having a Dia de los Muertos Celebration. We will be drawing Calaveras and enjoying some bread from a local bakery. This is a closed event for North Russell Hall students only. 

Reserve your spot here 

Sponsored by: Baylor & Beyond LLC

November 11th, 7:00-8:00pm

Study Abroad Information Session for Martin Hall

 Discover and compare Baylor's numerous study abroad opportunities, plan your coursework to best coordinate with trips, and navigate scholarships for your situation

Reserve your spot here 

Sponsored by: Martin Hall


November 12th, 3:00-4:00pm

Baylor in St. Andrews

Meet Dr. Blake Burleson, Program Director for Fall 2021, who will discuss this semester-long program.  During the Baylor in St Andrews program, students will live and study at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The European-style courses will develop each student's academic skills. As a group semester abroad program, Baylor in St Andrews creates a unique community atmosphere. Participants will travel with other Baylor students and a Baylor faculty member.

St Andrews has an outstanding international reputation and is especially strong in philosophy, religion, the classics, history, art history, psychology, and the sciences. Academically highly-motivated students in these departments and the Honors College are encouraged to apply.

Students will be provided accommodations at the University of St Andrews residence halls. Baylor students will live in various residence halls as rooms are available. Students will not live with other Baylor students. They will room with Scottish and European students. Almost all of the residence halls are located within the town within walking distance of the classrooms.

Reserve your spot here

Sponsored by: Religion Department

November 12th 4:00-5:00pm

Global Baylor's Certificate in Global Engagement 

Curious to learn more about the Certificate in Global Engagement? Have you enrolled but not sure how to submit events or know what counts? Come with all your questions to this informational event. We can even register you for the program!

Sponsored by: Global Baylor

November 12th 5:00-6:00pm

TED Circle: Truth Tellers

TED Circles is a TED initiative in which small groups around the world can gather and engage in conversations around ideas. The founding belief is that meaningful conversations create interpersonal connections that collectively strengthen communities. In a Circle, we will watch and discuss a pre-selected TED Talk, related to a monthly theme.

Reserve your spot here

Sponsored by: The Academy for Leadership Development

November 12th 5:30-7:00pm

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Join the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures as we "Zoom" around the world in just 80 minutes! Participants will attend a series of brief 10-15-minute sessions during which faculty members from our department will represent various world cultures through photos, facts, conversations, games, and activities. Participants can choose which countries they would like to "visit" as they "travel" to different Zoom meetings. Anyone is welcome to attend this interactive event and travel the world through the comfort of your own space!

Click the link here to join 

Sponsored by: The Modern Languages and Cultures Department 


November 13th, 2:30-3:30 pm

International Students Stories

This event seeks to highlight the unique stories of different international students on our campus and to bring awareness and interest to their experiences. 

Sponsored by: International Student & Scholar Services 

November 13th, 3:30-5:00pn

FlyBy Friday: Celebrating Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

This is a closed event for North Russell residents. We will be serving a variety of Asian snacks and mini Boba teas. Students will also have the opportunity to learn to play the traditional Indonesian game of Congklak. 

Location: North Russell Lobby

Sponsored by: Baylor & Beyond Living-Learning Center

November 13th 9:00 am-11:00pm 

The Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of American States (MOAS) 

The purpose of the MOAS is to strengthen and accelerate the diffusion of knowledge about the Organization of American States, the regional organization for the Western Hemisphere, and its functions among the public. It has drawn student participation from a wide array of North American, Central American and South American universities.

The Baylor University MOAS program is an invaluable academic experience that provides interested students with a special insight into the political, social, economic, and environmental concerns of the entire Western Hemisphere. Essentially, the MOAS program affords an opportunity for students to participate in a simulation of the OAS by serving as a country's representative to one of several critical OAS committees or commissions.

Baylor is virtually sending a group of students to eMOAS to compete in the Summit of the Americas debates and the Moot Court (Inter-American Court of Human Rights). Baylor students will be representing Costa Rica and Mexico in this competition. 

If you want to see what being a part of this program is really like then please zoom in for some of the competition! 

Website: Zoom Meeting ID: 968 9112 9509. Zoom Password: ESMOAS2020 (Zoom in at any time)

Sponsored by: Baylor MOAS

On your own (9th-13th)

Quarantine Movie Night

Instagram Cultural Cooking Challenge*

Students may participate in both of these events whenever they wish during IEW. These events will count towards the Baylor on-campus event section of the Certificate in Global Engagement. 

*Prizes will be awarded click on the link for details. 

Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461