Hood Parade of Flags

International Education Week

Hood College is proud to observe and celebrate its fourth International Education Week in-person during the week of November 14 - 18, 2022. This is a campus-wide celebration of international education and we encourage all Hood students, faculty and staff to participate in our week of exciting events!


International Education Week (IEW), November 14-18, 2022 is an 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 a national effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.


* Please note, that this schedule of events is subject to change and based on IEW 2021's schedule.


International Parade of Flags | 4 p.m. Rosemont Gate Entrance
Join us for our colorful opening parade of flags which will proceed through campus from Rosemont Gate to Coblentz Hall. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to participate so sign up here to carry a flag! For more info, contact the The Graduate School.

Opening Ceremony | 4:30 p.m. Front of Coblentz Hall
The opening IEW address will include an inclusive multifaith blessing by Rev. Beth O'Malley followed by welcoming remarks by our Vice President for Community & Inclusivity, Tammi Simpson, and peace blessings offered in different languages by our international students. For more info, contact The Graduate School.

Optional International Fellowship Meal | 5:00 p.m. Coblentz Hall
Join us for an optional international fellowship meal (at your own cost/Hood meal plan) at Coblentz Hall to enjoy some global flavors from around the world! For more info, contact The Graduate School.


International Student Lunch | 1 - 2 p.m. Coblentz seminar room
This interactive student panel will include both international undergrad and grad students who will share their experiences with adapting to life and studies in the U.S., and tips for successfully navigating different cultures.
For more info, contact Study Abroad.


Diwali Celebration | 4:30 p.m. Whitaker 220
Join us for this beautiful traditional Hindu festival of lights organized by our Indian students.
For info about this event, contact the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

International Trivia  | 7:00 p.m. Whitaker Commons 
Have some trivia fun with fellow students on campus. For more info, contact Student Life.


International Cookie & Movie Night | 8:00 p.m. Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall
Sample cookies from around the world and enjoy an international movie night. For more info, contact Student Life.


Global Festival | 7 p.m. Whitaker Commons
Come sample music, food, and traditions from around the world, and meet our international students representing 5 continents! 

Bingo | 8 p.m. Whitaker Commons
Join fellow students to enjoy some international bingo games! For more info, contact Student Life.

Global Party | 10 p.m. Whitaker Commons
Enjoy some DJ spin fun after hours social time with fellow students to close a great IEW. For more info, contact Student Life.

Hood College's International Education Week (IEW) co-sponsored by:
The Graduate School | Graduate Student Association (GSA) | Division of Community & Inclusivity | Student Life | Office of the Dean of the Chapel | Study Abroad.

View a short video clip of Hood College's beautiful international parade of flags which kicked off International Education Week 2021.

View a short video clip of Hood College's beautiful international parade of flags which opened its inaugural celebration in 2019.

Hood Parade of Flags

Hood College Celebrates Inaugural International Education Week

Celebrating Hood Cultural Diversity Faculty Graduate School Graduate Student Military Staff Undergraduate Student

Hood College celebrated its inaugural International Education Week (IEW) during the week of November 18 - 22, 2019.

  • International Students
  • Language & International Studies
  • Student Life
  • Student Engagement
Hood College International Festival

Hood College's International Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Celebrating Hood's Cultural Diversity Graduate Student

Friday, March 29, 2019 marked a day of fun and celebration when Hood College students from different cultures came together to explore their unique heritages at the International Festival organized by Hood College’s Saudi Student Association.

  • International Students
Diwali Celebration at Hood College

Diwali at Hood College

Rinka Chatterjee Faculty Graduate Student Staff Undergraduate Student

Hood College celebrated Diwali, the festival of light, putting international students in great spirits.

  • International Students