International Education Week

Simpson College is proud to be participating in the 18th anniversary of International Education Week (IEW), an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide designated by the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The Simpson Offices of International Education and Multicultural & International Affairs, and International Student Organization (ISO) are hosting campus events throughout the week to recognize and promote international students, study abroad, and campus internationalization.

Schedule of Events for International Education Week 2017 (November 13– 17, 2017)

All Week:

12pm:  Pfeiffer Dining Hall Flag display, International food, and music


1pm—2pm: Trifold International Student Organization displays (Kent Atrium)


11am—1pm: Sample international treats and beverages (Kent Atrium)


8am: International Education Week scavenger hunt begins across campus  (see details bel0w)

1pm – 2pm: “Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experience” with Director of International Education Jay Wilkinson and Career Development & Civic Engagement Assistant Director Laurie Dufoe (Pioneer Conference Room, McNeill)

1pm – 2pm: International Panel Discussion (Black box, Kent Campus Center)


6pm – 7pm: International themed Trivia Night (Carse 171)


4pm: International Education Week scavenger hunt ends

6pm – 8pm: Fiesta Night (Duncan Hall, Amy Robertson Music Building); RSVP to by Nov. 13


Details of the International Education Week Scavenger Hunt

Begins: Wed., Nov. 15th at 8:00am; Ends:  Fri., Nov. 17th at 4:00pm

 1st Place: $25                     2nd place: $15                      3rd Place: $10

The scavenger hunt is a competition to find 10 unique pieces of foreign cultures around the SC campus.   The first 3 students to correctly locate all 10 items (and submit electronic proof ) will win CASH PRIZES!!

Items to Find:

Item #1         National Flag of Ireland

Item #2         National Flag of Nigeria

Item #3         National Flag of Spain

Item #4         National Flag of Argentina

Item #5         National Flag of French Polynesia

Item #6         Look in BPAC for a Stylish and Functional, this traditional item was more than just a fashion accessory for Japanese women

Item #7         Look in Dunn Library for an item comes from a Caribbean nation and uses a colorful, ornate design to represent an element of the underworld

Item #8         Look in Carver Science Center for this piece of art which is taller than it is wide, just like the African animal featured twice in the piece

Item #9         Look in McNeill Hall for this item in which Red and Gold are prominent colors in this visual representation of a sunrise in Southeast Asia

Item #10         Look in Mary Berry for this piece of art which depicts a Polynesian god, although the name may be more familiar when associated with torches that light backyard barbeques

Official Rules: The contest will begin at 8am on Wed., Nov. 15, and will run through 4pm on Fri., Nov. 17. The contest is open to all SC students. All items in the hunt are located in public areas of academic buildings (not in personal offices but they may be in departmental office spaces) or outdoors on campus.  To “find” an object, a student must take a selfie with the object, or write their name on a sheet of paper and include it in the photo with the object. Once a student has “found” all 10 objects, they must submit their name along with the 10 photos to The first 3 students to submit 10 photos of the correct items will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in their respective order. The winners will be contacted late Friday afternoon, and will be encouraged to attend that night’s International Education Week Fiesta in Duncan Hall in the Amy Robertson Music Building where they will be publicly congratulated and awarded their cash prizes.