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International Education Week

November 16-20, 2020

IE Week is an annual event celebrating Drake’s global engagement and international programs. Global and intercultural learning is a key objective of Drake’s Continuous Improvement Plan, supporting our mission of responsible global citizenship.

This year, IE Week took place fully online and included such events as a virtual exchange with students from Makerere University Business School (Uganda) and a series of topical workshops to explore new collaborative opportunities with our global partners. 

Contact Hannah Sappenfield, Global Partnerships Coordinator, with any questions.


Highlights from #IEW2020

If you missed out on the live events, we encourage you to review the recordings below.

Town Hall: Global Engagement at Drake

Presented by Annique Kiel, Executive Director of Global Engagement & International Programs

The Town Hall kicks off a full week of events for faculty, staff, students and global partners for International Education Week 2020! Learn about Drake as a global university and hear more about our commitment to this important part of our institutional identity.

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Global Partners Sessions

Throughout the week, faculty and staff from across Drake’s campus hosted virtual workshops on the following topics to showcase Drake’s experience in these areas, share best practices with our global partners, and learn from each other about opportunities for collaboration.


Facilitating Global Collaboration

Presented by Hannah Sappenfield, Global Partnerships Coordinator

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Online Learning

Presented by Dr. Christina Trombley, Executive Director of Drake Online and Continuing Education

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Servant Leadership 

Presented by J. Scott Raecker, Executive Director of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center

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Global Virtual Learning

Presented by Dr. Alanah Mitchell, Associate Professor and Chair of Information Management & Business Analytics

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Customized Inbound Programs

Presented by Hannah Sappenfield, Global Partnerships Coordinator with special guests: Ellen Yee (Drake Law School) and Lance Noe (College of Business & Public Administration)

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Faculty & Staff Sessions

Want to Lead a Travel Seminar? Panel Discussion with Past Travel Seminar Leaders

Presented by Maria Rohach, Education Abroad Director

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Designing a Travel Seminar: Generating Ideas & Developing a Plan for your J-term Abroad

Presented by Maria Rohach, Education Abroad Director with special guest Catherine Spaeth from Seminars International

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Funding for Global Projects 

Presented by Hannah Sappenfield, Global Partnerships Coordinator

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Student Sessions

International Alumni Networking

Moderated by Kendra Hossain-Morehead, Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), and Stephanie Dana Ely, Student Advisor for ISSS

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

Presented by Nathan Jacobson, Education Abroad Coordinator, and Karen Leroux, Associate Professor of History

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Working Worldwide Information Session

Presented by Nathan Jacobson, Education Abroad Coordinator

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Summer Study Abroad Information Session

Presented by Karen Williams, Education Abroad Advisor, and Nathan Jacobson, Education Abroad Coordinator

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Global Career Talks

Moderated by Associate Professor Denise Hill of the College of Business & Public Administration and Drake Law School


  • Dean Alejandro Hernandez, College of Business & Public Administration
  • Patricia Grote, Executive Director, Iowa International Center
  • Kavi Chawla, Partner, Bâton Global
  • Olivia Howe, International Baccalaureate Teacher Development Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools

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Global Partner Spotlight Sessions


Presented by the Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo in Des Moines, with special guests from the Drake faculty and local Des Moines community

Click here to learn more about Drake's relationship with the Kosovo Ministry of Education

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Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (India)

Presented by K.V. Somasundaram, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Social Medicine, and Dr. Rajendra Vikhe Patil, President of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences

Click here to learn more about Drake's relationship with Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences


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