International Education Week

International Education Week is a joint initiative of U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Rutgers Global and other university units and departments host on-campus events in recognition of International Education Week: 

International Education Week 2017 Photo Contest

Rutgers Global is hosting its fifth annual photo contest to celebrate International Education Week, and we're calling all Rutgers students to take part! All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017. See rules, submission guidelines, and eligibility below.



You may submit a maximum of one original photo, taken by yourself, in each of five categories:
1. International Destinations (photos of international cities, buildings, landscapes)
2. International Foods (photos of international foods and culinary delicacies you’ve seen or sampled abroad)
3. International Friendships (photos that highlight relationships and human connections beyond borders)
4. Study Abroad (photos from your short-term program or semester/year studying abroad. This category is open only to students who have participated in a program through Rutgers Global—Study Abroad)
5. Life in the United States (photos of U.S. destinations, people, buildings, landscapes. This category is open only to international students with F-1 and J-1 visas and who are registered with Rutgers Global—International Student and Scholar Services)


All submissions must be in digital, high-resolution format (300 dpi). Printed photos will not be accepted.

Name your photos properly using the following format: last name, first name – category. For example, Jane Smith’s entry of a photo of fresh-caught seafood in a fish market in Spain would be labeled as: “Smith, Jane – International Foods.”

Email your entry as an attachment to Include the following information in the body of your email: your name; your phone number; location of the photo; approximate date of the photo; and a brief description of the photo.


The photo contest is open only to current undergraduate and graduate students of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, Newark, Camden, and RBHS). All contest winners will be required to confirm their student status.



Rutgers Global will select five semi-finalists for each category. Photos will be judged on the following criteria: composition, adherence to contest rules, and subject matter. Semi-finalists’ photos will be displayed for a period of two weeks to allow for the university community to vote for their favorite photo in each category. In addition, photos will be displayed at all Rutgers Global International Education Week events for voting via paper ballots. A finalist from each category will be selected based on popular vote, the paper ballots, and the recommendations of the Rutgers Global staff. Winners will be notified by email by Tuesday, November 28, 2017.



One winning photo will be selected in each category. Each winning entrant will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.
By participating in this contest, each entrant grants Rutgers Global (Sponsor) permission to use his/her name, contest entry, likeness, or comments for publicity (or future marketing purposes) without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.

Other International Education Week Events

Tuesday, November 14 +

Color Our World
12:30–2:00 p.m. | Paul Robeson Campus Center, Floor 1 | Newark, NJ 07102
Be part of the coloring craze and make your own global masterpiece.

Generating Social Change: From Service Learning in the Dominican Republic to Volunteerism in the Peace Corps
8:00–9:30 p.m. | Center for Latino Arts and Culture | 172 College Avenue | New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Come celebrate International Education Week and learn about the Alternative Spring Break program, "Witnessing Social Change in the Dominican Republic," and post-college volunteer opportunities with the Peace Corps.

Wednesday, November 15 +

Film Night: Lion 
6:30 p.m. | Conklin Hall, Room 100 | Newark , NJ 07102 

Screening of the powerful, Oscar-nominated film Lion, the story of an Indian-born man separated from his family and adopted by Australians. Twenty-five years later, he embarks on a journey to find the life he lost.

Thursday, November 16 +

International House of Cookies 
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Paul Robeson Campus Center, Floor 1 | Newark, NJ 07102 

Experience our world through taste and indulge in a free sampling of cookies from around the globe.

Friday, November 17 +

"Show Us Your Selfie!" Contest Deadline 

Enter the Rutgers–Newark IEW Photo Contest to win great prizes. 

6:00–8:00 p.m. | Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center | New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join us for a free traditional Thanksgiving meal as we bring together domestic and international students for a night of conversation, food, and themed activities/crafts! This event is a collaboration between RUPA and Rutgers Global. You must register here to attend the event: