The University of Southern Indiana’s International Programs and Services kicks off its 2013 International Education Week on Monday, November 11. Activities include speakers, presentations, information sessions, and an International Extravaganza on Friday to wrap up the week’s activities.
International Education Week, celebrated worldwide, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Global Engagement Forums on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will feature presentations by students who have received Global Engagement Scholarships to study or participate in internships abroad, including China, Scotland, Ghana, Costa Rica, Peru, and India. A full list of presentation times and locations follows:
Monday, November 11: Global Engagement Forum Part I
UC(East) 2207 Lunch & Learn; door prizes
12-1 pm Global Engagement Internship in New Lanark, Scotland
2-2:30 pm Summer Chinese Language and Culture Program
Tuesday, November 12: Global Engagement Forum Part II
UC(East) 2219 Refreshments and door prizes
3:00 pm Global Engagement Internship in Costa Rica
3:30 pm Global Engagement Internship in India
4:00 pm Amazon Field School, Peru
4:30 pm Summer Ghana Program
Wednesday, November 13: Global Engagement Forum Part III
UC(East) Student Life Lounge; Lunch & Learn; door prizes
12:00 pm Global Engagement Internship in Ghana
12:30 pm Global Engagement Internship in Costa Rica
1:00 pm Ghana Service Learning Project
“Windows on the World,” a study abroad information session, will take place at noon on Thursday, November 14, in room 2217 of the University Center East. Students will learn about hundreds of study abroad opportunities from current and past participants. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Finally, an International Extravaganza will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 15, in rooms 2217 and 2218 in University Center East. Music by Salaam Band with songs from the Middle East will be cosponsored by International Programs and Services, Activities Programming Board, and the Provost’s Office. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact International Programs and Services at 812/465-1248.
Photo Credit: Submitted
A USI student (back row, right) participates in a class with Chinese students at Tuopai Shiyan School in Sichuan, China over the summer.