International Education Week 2022

International Education Week 2022 will take place in person and virtually across all Emerson College campuses November 14–20, 2022. A schedule of events spanning Boston, Los Angeles, the Netherlands, and more can be found below. 

We encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents/families to join us throughout the week, either by attending events or engaging with all things global at Emerson on social media using the hashtag #emersoniew.

Monday, November 14


Global Food Festival

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

A feast for the senses! Sample global cuisines and witness cultural performances by Emerson’s vibrant international and intercultural student community.

Co-Sponsored By: Office of International Student Affairs, Intercultural Student Affairs, and Emerson Mane Events, with support from Emerson student cultural organizations

Location: Bill Bordy Theater

Tuesday, November 15


Live Podcast: International Education Week with Tony Pinder & Greg Payne

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

Each week, Dr. Payne interviews some of the leading academics, experts, and practitioners in the realm of politics, public opinion, and global affairs. Come listen to Payne on Politics for its first live audience and live-streamed episode! Host Dr. Payne, co-director of the Emerson-Blanquerna Center for Global Communication, will sit down with Dr. Tony Pinder, Emerson College’s vice provost, internationalization and Equity. Two of Emerson's global leaders will discuss Global Pathways and explore the excitement of Emerson College’s global future.

All in-person guests will receive a limited-edition collectible commemorating the event.

Sponsored by: Emerson-Blanquerna Center for Global Communication

Location: Bill Bordy Theater and Zoom


Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE)

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

Argentina!! The land with a passion for both soccer and the tango!!

Please join us for a Zoom information session about Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), Emerson College’s newest exchange program partnership. UADE advisor Micol Astorri will give a talk describing the opportunities available to Emerson students to study in Buenos Aires for a semester.

Sponsored By: Education Abroad & Domestic Programs


Wednesday, November 16


BIPOC & Abroad!

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

If you identify as a racial and/or ethnic minority in the United States, you may have questions about what your education abroad experience will be like. Grappling with your identity abroad can be challenging. Knowing and being confident in yourself as a member of your identity group(s) prior to your term abroad can help. Join Emerson College BIPOC study abroad alumni as they share their lived experiences during their study abroad experience!

Sponsored By: Internationalization & Equity and Intercultural Student Affairs

Location: Intercultural Center, 172 Tremont Street

Global Pathways Film Festival

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST

Celebrate the global art of filmmaking and the written word in a special evening screening of student- and faculty-produced films coming from Emerson’s Global Pathway Programs. There will also be a talk-back for each film.

Sponsored By: Education Abroad & Domestic Programs

Location: Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street

Thursday, November 17


International Family Chat

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EST

Having a student studying and living abroad can be daunting. Come chat with other international parents and families as well as Emerson’s liaison to the community, Maureen Hurley. Along with hearing your suggestions and challenges, we’ll have some fun opportunities during the Zoom meeting to win Emerson prizes!

Sponsored By: Student Transitions and Family Programs


Global Pathways Fair

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

Ever wondered how far your Emerson education can take you in the summer and winter breaks? Look no further than the Global Pathways Fair, where all faculty-led study abroad programs are at your fingertips. Jump around from table to table to learn from staff and faculty firsthand about all of the opportunities that lay ahead!

Sponsored By: Education Abroad & Domestic Programs

Location: SPC Theater, 80 Boylston Street

Friday, November 18


Global Emersonians and Success Abroad: An Alumni Panel

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST

Have you ever imagined pursuing your life and career outside of your home country? How does that even happen? Join us for some exploration and conversation with Emerson alumni who are engaged, resilient, and global—finding success abroad!

Sponsored By: Career Development Center and Alumni Relations


Language Tables

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

This event is for anyone and everyone who wants to chat in a language other than English: native speakers, language learners from beginners to advanced, heritage speakers, study abroad returnees, and even those who studied a language way back in high school. A fun afternoon of conversation, connection, and multilingual celebration awaits!

This month, we will be featuring tables for Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, ASL, and more! Check back for featured language updates. Would you like to host a table for a language you speak? Reach out to oisa [at] emerson.edutitle="Email OISA" or amy_rinaldo [at] emerson.edutitle="Email Amy Rinaldo" now!

Hot apple cider and hot chocolate will be served; RSVP as space is limited.

Sponsored By: Office of International Student Affairs

Location: Private Dining Hall, 10 Boylston Place

Register for the Event

Emerson LA Global Food Festival

7:00 p.m. PST

All ELA students are invited to celebrate International Education Week by tasting global cuisine from local restaurants in Los Angeles, also known as “The Most Exciting Food City in the World!”

Note: Students in the CAN (Career Advisory Network) program can grab a bite to eat and head into Bordy to join their advisory group as the third and final session gets started. Masks must be worn except when eating or drinking.

Sponsored By: Office of International Student Affairs

Location: 2nd Floor Terrace @ Emerson Los Angeles

Saturday, November 19


Industry Talks: First Encounters, Women Producers in the Arthouse Industry

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

This session will be dedicated to the role of women producers. Starting from the definition of their specific approach, be it in the production of an independent feature or an artist’s film, the panelists will discuss the relationship between producer and filmmaker, their position as women in the industry, and their choice of championing the radical work of women and minority film directors.

Sponsored By: GBFA, Paris College of Art, Emerson College


Sunday, November 20


World Cup Tournament

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST

Fútbol, 축구, Fußball, Soccer. The World's Sport! Emerson's World Cup Soccer Tournament is a celebration of our international students and their countries of origin. Sign up as a single player or as a team of four. Teams will be able to choose which country they represent. The more countries, the better! Teams should come ready to play in colors that represent their country of choice.

Sponsored By: Athletics Department

Location: Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, 150 Boylston Street