International Education Week

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International Education Week (IEW) is an annual celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, taking place each November. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the national efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

At Saint Joseph's University, we host a number of events each year to celebrate International Education Week and encourage more of our students, faculty and staff to become global citizens!

Thank you for a wonderful International Education Week 2020!

Below you’ll find our Cultural Cookbook as well as a virtual display from the International Photo & Video Contest. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to more opportunities to celebrate international education & exchange at SJU in the future!

Cultural Cookbook

Thanks for submitting your international recipes! Check out the completed cookbook here: Cultural Cookbook. Did you try one of the recipes? Tell us about it at!

International Photo & Video Contest

The International Photo & Video Contest invites current SJU international students and recent study abroad alumni to share photos from their home country or host country. This year’s winning submissions are displayed below.

1st Place: Claire Berger

man in vietnam

Photo taken in Hanoi, Vietnam

2nd Place: Eileen Burner

girl facing mountains

Photo taken in Interlaken, Switzerland

3rd Place: Yiwei Wang

lake in rangely, maine

Photo taken in Rangely, Maine

Honorable Mentions

Carly Malestein, Morocco 

girl riding a camel in morocco

Olivia Connolly, Spain

girl posing in front of flowers

Robbie McElligott, Ireland

group of college students sitting by a lake in ireland

Yule Wang, California

lighthouse in california