Interactive workshops and panel discussions will be taking place from November 5 to November 14 to mark International Education Week (IEW) at Humber College.

Humber’s International Centre kicked off the events on Tuesday with Humber staff and faculty members to discover the many ways staff and faculty can get involved in projects and activities related to Humber’s Internationalization Strategy.

The Internationalization Strategy is focused on strengthening Humber’s status as a global postsecondary institution by increasing efforts to recruit and support international students; providing opportunities for students to study and work abroad; developing strategic partnerships to further inter-cultural exchanges; and creating opportunities for faculty and staff to contribute to international development initiatives.

On Tuesday, students, faculty, and community leaders were also invited to study abroad workshops, a mix and mingle lunch with the Faculty of Business and an information session with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning throughout the day.

International Education Week Humber

The International Centre has been engaged in international initiatives since the late 1970s. Today, more than 6,500 international students choose to study at Humber from more than 130 countries and more than 600 students, faculty and staff have experienced learning opportunities abroad this past year.

IEW has been celebrated globally since 2000, showcasing the impact that international education has in preparing students for the world and supports international engagement efforts.

Joining forces to highlight the importance of international education, upcoming events at North and Lakeshore Campus include:

Global Student Focus: A celebration featuring Humber students

When: November 6 from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (North Campus, LRC First Floor Foyer) and November 7 at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Lakeshore Campus (L Building Café)

Take a trip around the globe during this celebration of cultures hosted by our students. Explore the world through games, entertainment, and food highlighting: Mauritian, Russian, Nigerian, Ecuadorian, and Taiwanese cultures.

Study Abroad – Get a Job! Career Readiness Workshops

When: November 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Lakeshore Campus, G 304)

Designed for both international and domestic students, this session will focus on the transferability of global learning to the skills and competencies required to thrive in both Canada’s global workforce and abroad. Get resumé tips, interviewing ideas, and learn more about services on campus that are available for you.

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning - Information Session

When: November 8 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Lakeshore Campus, G Commons)

Join the Vietnam Summer Study Abroad program in 2020. Explore Vietnam, a country with magnificent natural beauty, rich culture and a fast-growing economy.

Faculty of Media and Creative Arts - Study Abroad Trivia!

When: November 8 at 3:30 p.m. (Lakeshore Campus, L1017)

Whether you’re an exchange student, a student who has returned from a study abroad, or you’re just a trivia nut – come join us in a fun, social atmosphere and vie for some amazing trivia prizes.


Non-Profit Marketplace

When: November 12, 2019 at 10:00 1 p.m. (Lakeshore Campus, L Commons)

In collaboration with the Community Outreach and Workforce Development (COWD), Humber's International Development Institute (IDI) is presenting a drop in event with booths from various organizations highlighting internship and volunteer opportunities.


International Storytelling: Advancing International Development Efforts through Media

When: November 12, 2019 at 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Lakeshore Campus, K Cottage)

Watch the short documentaries produced by students from the Bachelor of Film and Media Production program during their trip to Kenya in support of the IDI’s Kenya Education for Employment Project (KEFEP). The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring documentary filmmakers as they explore the role of media in advancing international development efforts. Afterward, a short reception will give attendees the opportunity to network, while enjoying Kenyan refreshments.


Faculty of Health and Wellness - Global Community Coffee Break

When: November 13 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (North Campus, Room F229)

Are you an international student looking to connect with other students in the faculty? Are you a domestic student who wants to learn more about global experiences at Humber? This is an excellent opportunity to connect and collaborate with students in your faculty while enjoying some coffee.


Faculty of Social and Community Services - Global Opportunities Info Session

When: November 13 at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Lakeshore Campus WEL304A)

Attend this drop-in session to learn more about what global opportunities are available to you and about our travel bursary for students.


Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology - Global Opportunities Info Session

When: November 14 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (North Campus, NX201A)

Attend this drop-in session to learn more about what global opportunities are available to you and about our travel bursary for students.


For more event information, visit the Events Calendar and join the conversation by following or using #IEW2019 on social media.