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International Education Week

17-21 November 2014

International Education Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the importance of the diverse population on the UT Tyler campus. Bringing students together for International Education Week gives them a chance to connect with one another during an intensely busy time in the semester.

-Dr. Teresa Kennedy

The Office of International Programs is celebrating International Education Week. Please see below for a list of 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.

International Education Week Events

All Week (17 November- 21 November 2014):

Selfie Contest - Send your best selfie with a professor, administrative official, advisor, or the bell tower to They will be posted to the Facebook page and voted on all week. The selfie with the most votes will win a $15 gift card from Walmart.

Study Abroad Fair - This will be held Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the UC.


Monday, 17 November:

Wear your traditional clothes from your home country and take a picture at the International Student, Scholar & Faculty Services Center (ISSFS) located in UC 2160.

All participants will receive a great coupon bundle!


Tuesday, 18 November:

Presentation of your Country - UC 3140 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Volunteer to present your country. The presentations will be recorded and placed on the OIP's Facebook and YouTube pages.

Also, participants will receive a great coupon bundle!

For those not presenting, your name will go in a drawing for a $15 Walmart gift card to be given out Friday, 21 November.

Movie Afternoon - UC 3140 at 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will view a movie from India and have popcorn.


Wednesday, 19 November:

U.S. Culture and Job Finding - UC 3140 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will have a guest speaker present about what he experienced when he was new to the U.S. and strategies for finding jobs.

For those who attend, you will receive a great coupon bundle!


Thursday, 20 November:

Movie Afternoon - UC 3140 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will be showing a classic U.S. film.

Ice Cream will also be served for everyone.


Friday, 21 November:

Raffle Day! Announcement made for winner for country presentation event.

Selfie Contest Winner! We will announce the winner of the selfie contest!

Winners will be contacted to come to the OIP and pick up their Walmart gift card prize!

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