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International Education Week set

WKU will present International Education Week Nov. 17-21 with a variety of international activities such as video conferences, lectures, podcasts, discussion panels, noon music and dance performances at Downing University Center, and foreign movies at 6 p.m. at Cherry Hall 125.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as a way of celebrating the benefits of international education and study abroad. The goal is to promote programs that prepare Americans for global experiences and attract international student to learn in the United States.

Numerous events throughout the week will offer a variety of ways to celebrate International Education.

Monday’s theme is Study Abroad and includes a fair at DUC with international cuisine displays, a photo contest, games and prizes, faculty presentations, and the showcase of the WKU Students Around the World video montage.

Tuesday’s theme is K-12 Education and will include the presentation of a Chinese folk-tale for elementary students of the area, a documentary film comparing high school in the U.S. and Asia, and a series of presentations and panels on Teacher Education for a Globalized World.

On Wednesday the focus shifts to Global Citizenship with a Far Away Places presentation on Russia, a Global Fair at DUC, and the Seven Revolutions podcast which highlights how our world will change in the next 20 years.

Finally, Thursday focuses on Student Showcases. The World fair at DUC will allow international students, study abroad returnees, and WKU faculty to share their culture and traditions. Thursday night will also feature a lecture on The Rights of Migrants and Universal Citizenship.

Noon performances at DUC Lobby will include Middle Eastern Dance, Calypso! By the Steel Drum Band, Latin Rhythms! Dance Performance, Latin-fusion music by South of the Border, and dances by the Indian Student Association.

The Get on the Bus Foreign Movies series will include: Rang De Basanti (India), Flores de Otro Mundo (Spain), West Beirut (Lebanon), and Kundun (USA).

For information, contact Nadia de Leon, Graduate Assistant for Office of International Programs, at nadia.deleon@wku.edu or 270-745-3036.

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