Embracing Global Perspectives

International Education Week


International Education Week 2021  | March 1 - 8 2021


We are generation equality, we choose to seek out, celebrate women's achievements around the world, and help create an inclusive world. The theme for this year’s program builds upon the theme of the global International Women’s Day, “Women Who Choose to Challenge.” We call upon women and allies to raise awareness and promote understanding of gender bias and inequality throughout the world as part of the #ChooseToChallenge campaign.

International Education Week (IEW) is a national opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is 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. While traditionally held in November, for 2021-2022 we are excited to host the program in a virtual format March 1-8.

This week is a chance for Cal Lutheran to commemorate the cultures represented on campus, and learn about the differences that make the community beautiful. The Center for Global Engagement in collaboration with Cal Lutheran partners invites you to engage in global learning by attending various programs throughout the week:

  • The World Fair
  • International Film Watch Party
  • Global Cuisine
  • Study Abroad “Year of Discovery”
  • Fulbright Opportunities for Students & Faculty
  • And so much more!


International Education Week Kick-off  | Monday, March 1 2021 at 11 AM

Join us on the OISS Instagram of Facebook  to officially kick-off International Education Week! Let's celebrate together "Women who choose to challenge"; come share with us your most inspirational story or anecdote about women leaders in your life. 

International Film Netflix Party  | Monday, March 1 2021 at 7PM


Join the Center for Global Engagement to watch together our first showing of the international film series: Limitless (2017), Indian Documentary. 

This documentary follows eight women in India who struggle with self-confidence and society's expectations but rediscover themselves though running. Register for the Netflix Watch Party on this link.

How to join?

  • Download and install Netflix Party chrome extension at netflixparty.com
  • Click the link we email you 15 mins before the event
  • Click “Join Party” on the TP logo in your Google Chrome toolbar

International Lecture Series  | Tuesday, March 2 2021  at 11AM

The purpose of our IEW International Lecture Series is to allow free access to meaningful webinars and accomplished speakers who have had a significant impact in their community or in the international education field. The series provides opportunities for all Cal Lutheran students, faculty and staff, and the broader community to learn from the international education world and discuss these various topics together.

**OUR EXCITING SELECTION OF GLOBAL LECTURES IS NOW AVAILABLE!**You now have unlimited access to the free subjects below for the next 2 weeks:


Francophone Club Kahoot  | Tuesday, March 2 2021  at 6:30PM

Love to play Trivia? Come play a game of Kahoot with the Francophone Club! Test your knowledge on France and other French-speaking countries with topics including culture, history, architecture, food and influential women, for a chance to win Starbucks gift cards and goodie bags! The game will be played in English and is sponsored by the Francophone Club as well as our French and Francophone Program. 

Access the event through this Zoom link

World Fair  | Wednesday, March 3 2021


Do you have a talent you want to share with the community or to showcase your home country? Submit your video for a chance to win up to $100 e-gift card (1st place: $100 / 2nd place: $75 / 3rd place: $50)! 

TALENT: Dance, music, poetry reading, cooking, fashion show... Film yourself or choose a video from a previous performance (make sure we can clearly identify you in the video).

COUNTRY: "Show us around" if you are currently in your home country or submit a video/photo montage, interview, or presentation of your culture and traditions.

Send the video content to global@callutheran.edu by Monday March 1st @ 12pm. Make sure to:

  • Send your video in MOV or MP4
  • Include a brief description of your video, along with your name, grade and major
  • Prior sending, please review our video release and disclaimer policy

"Global Pen Pal" Program Launch | Thursday, March 4 2021 at 11AM


You had a Pen Pal growing up and are nostalgic about these days? Or you are actually not sure about what a Pen Pal might be? Either way, come to learn more about CalLu's "Global Pen Pal" Program, how we pair U.S. students with International Students at a "speed friending" virtual event, ways to communicate together, and how to sign up. 

Did you miss the information session? Check out our recording below!

International Film Netflix Party  | Thursday, March 4 2021 at 7PM


Join the Center for Global Engagement to watch together our second showing of the international film series: Julie and Julia (2009), French Cooking Comedy. 

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Register for the Netflix Watch Party on this link.

How to join?

  • Download and install Netflix Party chrome extension at netflixparty.com
  • Click the link we email you 15 mins before the event
  • Click “Join Party” on the TP logo in your Google Chrome toolbar

Study Away information session | Friday, March 5 2021 at 11AM


Learn more about our Cal Lutheran-Oxford exchange program and see how you can participate for Fall 2021. The Cal Lutheran England Program has been reimagined for Fall 2021. Join our info session and hear about the new format – which maintains the foundational tutorial model classes with Dons at the prestigious Oxford University and a new dimension of traditional classes and/or internship in the global city of London!

Join the Zoom Meeting here

Meeting ID: 932 3522 0464 / Passcode: 419888

Photo Contest  | Friday, March 5 2021


For International Education Week, we’re hosting a photo contest with two categories: “Make yourself at home” and “Memorable Moment”. Submissions will be posted on the @clu.international Instagram page, and voting will be done via the “like” button, so be sure to invite all your family and friends to vote! First place prizes in each category will receive a $50 e-gift card.

  • Submissions are accepted until 5:00pm on Monday, March 1on this link.
  • Voting will be held on Instagram @clu.international Tuesday, March 2-Friday, March 5.
  • Winners will be announced on Instagram on Friday, March 5.

"Make Yourself at Home"

Look, we know the past year has been stressful, and we’ve all been stuck inside. This category is a chance to showcase some of the brighter moments of the past year. Submit a photo or video that highlights your life at home during 2020/21. This can be your new home classroom, a hobby, a new furmate or roommate, Tik Tok Challenge, etc. Extra points if your photo has a global flare! Don’t forget to submit a caption!

“Memorable Moment”

The memorable moment category is a trip down memory lane. It’s a photo that when you look at it, you immediately begin to smile. It can be from a family vacation, a study abroad experience, your first time at Cal Lutheran. Submit a photo that highlights that really special moment you have had outside of your home country. Don't forget to submit a caption!

International Women's Day Celebrations | Monday, March 8 2021 


We are closing off our International Education Week celebrations by recognizing "Women who choose to challenge" on International Women's Day. The Center for Global Engagement is joining the Community Service Center and the CCEI to celebrate International Women's Day on the Student Union Patio.

As you grab your "March Grab-N-Go Service Projects" box, grab cupcakes and postcards from the CCEI and women empowerment stickers and quotes from the CGE.

Follow us on social media to see highlights of incredible women in history: