International Education Week
ffice of International Programs
UT Tyler's kick off event to International Education Week (IEW) 2015 occured on Thursday, 12 November, with INTERNATIONAL FEST, organized by the Global Patriots and the OIP, followed by many different activities occurring across campus during IEW, 16-20 November!
Events of the International Fest included an international poster presentation competition, food from around the world and performances by international entertainers.
"International Education Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the importance of the diverse population on the UT Tyler campus, as well as learn from the amazing international experiences that many UT Tyler students have been participating in through the Office of International Programs study abroad activities. Bringing all students together through IEW activities provides them with a chance to connect with one another during an intensely busy time in the semester.''
-Dr. Teresa Kennedy, Executive Director of the Office of International Programs (OIP).
What is International Education Week?
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States. IEW was first held in 2000 and today it's celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.