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International Education Week

UT Tyler's kick off event to International Education Week (IEW) 2015 will occur 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! 

INTERNATIONAL FEST:  On Thursday, 12 November, an international poster presentation competition will occur, free food from around the world will be served, and international entertainers will perform in the UT Tyler University Center Ballroom. 

FEATURED ENTERTAINER:  FERECHE - Daniel Sintayehu from Ethiopia!  
Additional performers are scheduled to appear as well!

INTERNATIONAL FEST: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November 2015! 
Mark your calendars now!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  A donor has provided CASH PRIZES for the BEST COUNTRY POSTER PRESENTATIONS.  Awards will be presented on Wednesday, 18 November, at the INTERNATIONAL FEST Awards Celebration in the UC Ballroom at 12:00pm!  We ask that posters focus on international cultural diversity and do not present political or religious preferences.

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).

Check back soon for more information about INTERNATIONAL FEST, including specific instructions and criteria to consider when creating your cultural poster presentation, as well as additional international activities that will occur during IEW and how you can participate!

We look forward to seeing you at our IEW 2015 events!  

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.

See the OIP organized experiences that occurred at UT Tyler during  IEW 2014