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International Education Week

International Education Week 2014

International Education Week is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Founded in 2000, International Education Week is celebrated in over 100 countries. Visit the U.S. Department of State official website for more information about IEW around the globe.

The objective of International Education Week at WKU is to provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage in intercultural dialogue and experience firsthand diverse cultures and perspectives.

International Education Week 2014 Events

Monday, November 17

  • I Wish Someone Had Told Me... (Study Abroad Funding)
  • Get Smart About Ecuador- Fun & Facts
  • Crude: Exploring the Complexities of Oil Extraction—A Film and Dialogue Event
  • Japanese Film Night

Tuesday, November 18

  • GlobeTrot, Discover the World, One Residence Hall at a Time
  • Geosphere

Wednesday, November 19

  • From the Hilltop to the Global Job Market 
  • Painting Matryoshka: A Russian Nesting Doll

Thursday, November 20

  • Geography Awareness Day 
  • English Department Study Abroad Fair 

Friday, November 21

  • Spanish Dance Fusion (flamenco and salsa lessons)

For more event details, visit OIP's calendar



IEW 2014 Planning Committee

Mindy Johnson (Student Activities)

Dr. Kay Gandy (CEBS)

Dr. Sara Northerner (IEAC, IDST)

Jill Brown (LAS)

Rebekah Golla (KIIS)

Katherine Hale (SAGL)

Judith Szerdahelyi (PCAL)

Ginny Durakovich (HRL)

Ethan Sykes (HRL)

Kumi Ishii (PCAL)

Natalie Buller (Student Representative)

"International Education Week celebrates the diversity of voices that have studied abroad. It's your turn to experience international education today."

-Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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 Last Modified 10/17/14