Hood Parade of Flags

International Education Week

Hood College is proud to observe and celebrate its fifth International Education Week in-person during the week of November 13 - 17, 2023. 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 13-17, 2023 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.


Hood College International Education Week (IEW) |  Nov 13 - 17, 2023
View short video clip of IEW 2022 

International Parade of Flags | 4:o0 p.m. Rosemont Gate Entrance (please arrive by 3:30 p.m.)
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, opening remarks by President Chapdelaine. For more info, contact The Graduate School.

Optional International-Themed Meal | 5:00 p.m. Coblentz Hall
Join us for an international-themed meal at Coblentz Hall to enjoy some global flavors from around the world! All parade lag carriers can join for dinner compliments of the Division of Inclusion & Community. For more info, contact The Graduate School.

International Student Lunch | 1 - 2 p.m. Coblentz seminar room (RSVP required)
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.

International Karaoke Night | 8:00 p.m. Whitaker Commons ( Hosted by CAB)
Enjoy some fun global music and songs. For more info, contact Student Life.

Diwali Celebration | 4:30 p.m. Whitaker Commons
Join us for this beautiful traditional Hindu festival of lights organized by our Indian students.
For info about this event, contact the International Student Office.

International Jeopardy Night | 7 p.m. Whitaker Commons
Enjoy some fun international Jeopardy 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 | Division of Community & Inclusivity Graduate Student Association (GSA) | International Student ServicesOffice of the Dean of the ChapelStudent Life  | Study Abroad | Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Sign up to carry a flag in Hood College's opening International Parade of Flags. Please note that Hood College students, staff, faculty & friends/community members are invited and encouraged to participate!

View short video clips of Hood College's IEW Parade of Flags.

  • 2021 Hood College IEW Parade of Flags
  • 2019 Inaugural Hood College IEW Parade of Flags

*Please note that Hood College held a virtual IEW celebration in 2020 due to COVID.

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'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 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