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International Education Week (IEW)

November 16-21, 2014

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. IEW is 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.  

Kansas State University Celebration: The Office of International Programs encourages faculty, staff and students to explore the value of education abroad, experience the rich diversity that is brought into our classrooms, and enjoy the benefits from the international programs presented on campus during this week.

"KSU is excited to celebrate International Education Week,” said Marcelo Sabates, Interim Associate Provost Office of International Programs. He continued, “With over 2,247 international students on campus this fall, there will be many opportunities to engage in global activities." 

Office of International Programs Collaborative Partnership with the School of Journalism:

The OIP was selected by Dr. Barbara DeSanto, professor of Journalism as the PR client for her MC280 Public Relations Writing class. The class assignment is for students complete to promote IEW activities, create social media strategies,and complete a Media Kit for our office. 

Press releases in K-State Today and other media venues will utilize copy created by her Journalism students. Students will also serve as volunteers to implement our IEW events. This unique partnership allows OIP to present what our office does, as well as issues and challenges we face in maximizing our presence to students throughout campus. OIP gained professional solutions and suggestions for our programming as well as assistance in utilizing social media platforms to promote our events and the students will gain visibility and exposure by having their names accompany their stories, recommendations and ideas. The International Education Week committee with representatives from through the KSU campus have been busy planning the events and activities that will take place.

2014  events include:

Sunday, November 16

5:30 PM  International Food Festival featuring global cuisine at Jardine Apartments’ Frith Community Center, presented by the International Coordinating Council. Ticket information: nurlmardiyati@ksu.edu

Monday November 17

K-State Student Union display cases by Cats' Den and William T. Kemper Art Gallery.

Tuesday November 18

5-6:30 PM  KSU International Awards Reception in theTadtman Boardroom Alumni Center  

International Educator of the Year Award: presented to the KSU individual who has made significant contributions to advancing international education at Kansas State University.

Innovative Educator of the Year Award: presented to an outside organization that has partnered with our university and elevated international awareness

Outstanding Service to the Office of International Programs Award  is given by the OIP leadership team  to the Kansas State department or college that has gone above and beyond  in providing service to our international students and  supporting K-State international initiatives. Provost April Mason will make remarks and recognize each winner.

Wednesday November 19

10:30 AM -1:30PM  Office of International Programs  International Education Week  Fairin the Student Union 1st floor Food Court

KSU departments and organizations will sponsor tables featuring activities that promote and celebrate international awareness

  • Office of International Programs
  • Alumni Association
  • English Language Program
  • Athletics
  • School of Journalism and Take Flight PR Agency
  • Graduate School
  • International Buddies
  • International Coordinating Council
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Union Program Council
  • School of Dance (African Ensemble)
  • Study Abroad Office 
  • International Service Teams Leadership Studies
  • Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto  Orvieto, Italy

5:00 PM  Meet KSU International Athletes Round Table  Union in Room 227

International K-State athletes will share their food culture and experience from their countries as well as their impressions at K-State.

Thursday, November 20

11:30 AM -12:45 PM Vernon Larson Lecture: “How International is Kansas State?” featuring KSU John Leslie, Marcelo Sabates , and Lynn Ewanow  in the Hemisphere Room of the Hale Library

 6:30 PM Exploring Cultural Differences Through Drama  International Student Center  

Everyone experiences culture shock when moving to a new place. But how do you move forward through the shock to a deeper understanding? This workshop will provide an enjoyable way to learn more about adjusting to U.S. culture. Come prepared to share your stories & have fun problem solving through role play, drama games & discussion. Facilitated by Jessica Munoz, Masters Student  in Drama Therapy.

Friday November 21

Have a great break! No activities planned.  

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