2019 International Education Week: November 18-22, 2019
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 18-22. 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.”
This year, FSU has planned a schedule of enriching events to celebrate IEW and explore other cultures and global issues.
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.