Please join us in the library on November 17th from 1-3 pm to celebrate our international students! We'll be on the east end of the first floor, with light refreshments, games, world maps to mark the location of your home country, and opportunities for discussions with other students. We would love to display some photos from your home country and city during the event, so please send them to us using this form.
The first International Students Day was observed on November 17, 1941 in London to commemorate the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi capture and arrest of protesting students from Czech universities. Nine student leaders were murdered and over 1,200 students were sent to concentration camps as a result. The day was noted to celebrate the bravery of these students. Today November 17 is recognized as a day to celebrate the diversity, multiculturalism, strength, and courage of international students who make great sacrifices to move and study abroad. International Students' Day is held during International Education Week (November 14 – November 18, 2022), which promotes access to international education.