November 11, 2013 - November 14, 2013
What is it?
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.
Monday, November 11
IEW Kickoff & Ethnic Dinner (Partnership with ISO), SCC Conference Center
||Doors open and students begin bringing food|
||Begin food service|
||Opening remarks by Dr. Persson, President|
||Aztec Dancers Perform|
||Best potluck dishes announced by judging panel|
Tuesday, November 12
Ensename a Bailar "Teach me to dance" (Partnership with Voces Latinos &ISO) Little Quad
||Food service and Latin dance instruction begins|
Wednesday, November 13
Guest Speaker, Dr. Ernest Betts (Open to Public), SCC Conference Center
||Opening remarks by Dr. Rebecca Riley, VP for Instruction|
||Program commences; Dr. Ernest Betts, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Business Program, Michigan State University|
Thursday, November 14
LSC-Kingwood Stars Talent Show (Open to Public), PAC Theater
||Opening Remarks by Dr. Darrin Rankin, VP for Student Success|
||Show opening by Emcee, John Turner, Assoc. Dean for Student Development|
||Talent Showcase by LSC-Kingwood students|
||Audience raffle, Winners announced , Special performance by the Coyote Pack|
Did You Know?
- A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) was first held in 2000 and today, is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.
- Exchanges are critical to developing mutual understanding and respect, building leadership abroad, fostering an appreciation for the U.S., and investing in the future relationship between Americans and people around the world.
- According to Open Doors, 270,604 U.S. students studied abroad in 2009/10.
- International education prepares U.S. citizens to live, work, and compete in the global economy.
- International education is also a vital service industry, bringing more than $21 billion into the U.S. economy in 2010/11.
- According to Open Doors, 723,277 international students studied in the U.S. in 2010/11.
- The more than 40,000 students, scholars and other exchange participants that the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs supports are in the vanguard of the hundreds of thousands of students and scholars who come to the United States and study abroad each year.
- International cooperation on education contributes to education reform and education solutions for the U.S. and for our partner nations.
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