International Education Week 2011


In November 2011, the Office of International Programs and Services (IPS) will promote and sponsor International Education Week (IEW) across the WCU campus. IEW is an avenue 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 IEW efforts to promote programs, which can prepare Americans for an expanding global market and environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. IEW also provides opportunity for WCU students, faculty and staff to become more aware of multi-cultural similarities/differences. Organizers of IEW seek to:

  • Nurture internationalization on the WCU campus
  • Encourage pluralistic understanding of people, cultures, and influences on human experience
  • Inform WCU community about ways whereby students, faculty, and staff can engage in dialogue

    SCHEDULE for IEW 2011 includes:
    A Panel Discussion
    on Thursday, November 17, will initially focus on the domestic issues related to the idea of empowering people and the impact of their voices on transitions -- specifically the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements, and from the global spread of the Occupy movement. Later, the panel will examine the impact of people expressing their opinions globally, particularly in terms of the mpact of the “Arab Spring”. This panel discussion will be held at the UC Catamount Room, starting at 1:15 p.m. 

    For more information
    or if you would like
    to become a IEW Volunteer
    Contact Chris Pedo
    828.227.2557
 

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