International Education Week
International Education Week began in 2000 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. This important week is observed all across the United States and in more than 100 countries overseas. IEW is celebrated in November each year during the week before the American holiday of Thanksgiving.
IEW is an opportunity for exchange students worldwide to share with their host communities their cultures and highlight the benefits of international educational exchange programs.
The worldwide celebration of IEW offers a unique opportunity to reach out to people in every nation, to develop a broader understanding of world cultures and languages, and to reiterate the conviction that enduring friendships and partnerships created through international education and exchange are important for a secure future for all countries. You can make a difference by sharing with others your culture - your history, government, language, food, holidays, school system and traditions.
The following are some of the events held during this week at the University of North Texas:
- Essay Contest
- An American Thanksgiving Dinner for International Students
- World Cultures Tour
- Japanese Fall Festival
- Cooking & Tasting Around the World
- UNT-International Film Festival
- Dancing & Instruction in Our Global Village
- Click here for the IEW Calendar!
Click on this link for the official site for International Education Week: http://iew.state.gov/2008/index.cfm
For additional information about International Education Week events, come by our office or call us at 940.369.8625. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward in sharing our cultures!