International Education Week
Office of International Programs
2016 International Education Week will occur between 14-18 November. UT Tyler International
Fest will take place on Thursday, 10 November. Check back soon for more details!
UT Tyler's kick off event to International Education Week (IEW) 2015 occured on Thursday, 12 November, with the first annual 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 provides an opportunity for the entire UT Tyler community to come together to celebrate diversity and learn from one another. Events during International Fest included an international poster presentation competition, food from around the world and performances by international entertainers. Over 500 participants attended the 2015 International Fest celebration.
- 27 Poster Presentations
- International students and visiting faculty share historical, geographical and cultural information about their home countries.
- Students and faculty present their experiences from travel study programs or international research information gained abroad.
- 4 Cultural Presentations/Entertainment
- 8 Local Vendors participating
"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.