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International Education Week

2018 International Education Week: November 12-16, 2018

International Education Week, a joint initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, is celebrated across the nation November 12-18. IEW provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and acknowledge the importance of having international students and scholars on our campuses.

In 2017, during IEW Florida State University was honored for its comprehensive efforts to internationalize the campus. FSU is one of four institutions to win the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Internationalization, awarded by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. President Thrasher traveled to Washington D.C. to accept the award on behalf of FSU. He also participated in NAFSA's annual presidential panel for Paul Simon award winners where he discussed FSU's accomplishments leading up to this award and its ongoing commitment to internationalization. 

“FSU has a rich history of supporting internationalization and cultural diversity,” said President John Thrasher. “Ensuring that our students have the skills, competencies and global awareness needed for success in the 21st century has long been one of our top priorities.”

Please find the 2017 Schedule of Events below for a preview the enriching events we will have this year to celebrate IEW and explore other cultures and global issues.

Date, Time & Location Event Description
Monday, Nov. 13 | 3:30-5 PM
The Globe Auditorium
Going Global Join us for a showcase of FSU students’ experiences abroad and a dessert reception.
Monday, Nov. 13 | 6 PM
The Idol & Middle East Film Festival Closing Reception Enjoy the final film of the Middle East Film Festival: The Idol (Palestinian Territories) at 6 PM in the Askew Student Life Cinema. The movie will be followed by a closing reception.  Free sweets, tea, and music. 
Rescheduled for Jan. 23

Details to follow.

Europe: Between a Russian Rock and an American Hard Place
(An Engage Your World Event)

Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement present a lecture by Peter Ford, the Paris-based global affairs correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.
Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 6-8 PM
The Globe Auditorium
Japanese Tea Ceremony
(An Intercultural Program Series Event)
Experience Chanoyu, the ancient Japanese ceremonial tradition of preparing and presenting matcha tea, 抹茶.
Thursday, Nov. 16 | 3-5 PM
COE Pottsdamer Street Entrance (across from the golf course)
FAMU-FSU Engineering International Education Week Reception & Student Organization Fair

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will be celebrating the many cultures represented at the College of Engineering!

Engineering students may RSVP for this event in advance here: https://tinyurl.com/FAMU-FSU-ENG-IEW-RSVP

Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7-9 PM
The Globe Dining Room
InternatioNole Trivia Night Join InternatioNole for a fun night of Trivia in The Globe Dining Room and meet fellow FSU students.
Friday, Nov. 17 | 5-6:30 PM
The Globe Dining Room
IEW International Coffee Hour
Co-Hosted by FSU's French Department
Join us for refreshments and interact with students, scholars, faculty, and community members from around the world.

More Information about IEW:

This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. To learn more about this initiative, visit the official U.S. International Education Week website

The Center for Global Engagement celebrates this annual recognition of international education with a variety of events that typically include film showings, performances, workshops, discussions, and Going Global, a showcase of students’ international experiences around the world.

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