International Education Week 2021

Healing along the fault lines:
Enduring Crisis; Maintaining Resilience; Strengthening Engagement; Ensuring Justice

November 2021

In summer 2021, President Biden renewed the United States’ commitment to International Education through a statement Reengaging the World to Make the United States Stronger at Home. International Education Week is a joint ambition of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. For over 20 years, we’ve celebrated the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. More information on IEW can be found at https://iew.state.gov/

At Boston College, International Education Week will be celebrated throughout November and will include events across the Boston College community. The theme for this year: "Healing along the fault lines: Enduring Crisis; Maintaining Resilience; Strengthening Engagement; Ensuring Justice” recognizes that testing events over the past year illuminate an ongoing need for tolerance, optimism, and endurance through difficulties. From burdensome challenges —including the pandemic, disruptive climate events, and political friction—there is potential for progress through collaborative change-making and empathy across boundaries.

This year’s IEW will consider the role that governments, institutions, and the BC community may play in responding to current social, educational, and economic challenges in line with our university’s Jesuit commitment to social justice. Explorations will be local, national, and global, with a focus on how we might work collaboratively to develop shared solutions.

Boston College IEW 2021 is organized and celebrated by a diverse group of departments and offices at Boston College, under the direction of the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Office of Global Education, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Engagement.

IEW 2021 Events

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2020 Highlights

Check here for recorded sessions and IEW2020 event highlights.

Education and Displacement: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Strategies for Social Justice

A World In Crisis: International Student Perspectives from Here & Abroad

CIHE in IEW: Black Lives Matter In A Global Context

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Past IEW Themes at Boston College

2020: Exposing the Fault Lines: Embracing Social Justice in the Wake of a Crisis
2019: Global Environmental (In)Justice: How Do We Respond?
2018: Embracing Challenging Conversations: Moving Towards Reconciliation Locally, Nationally, and Globally
2017: Being a Changemaker: The Heights and Beyond
2016: Beyond Borders: Identities and Perceptions in Today’s World
2015: A World on the Move: Who are We and Where are We Going?