University Celebrates International Education Week

Event: The University of Texas at Austin is celebrating International Education Week with film nights, foreign language sessions, cultural workshops, travel seminars, music and dance performances, art exhibits, study abroad events and international trivia competitions.
When: Nov. 15-19
Where: Locations throughout campus

Background:Thirty-five cross-campus organizers have created more than 55 events for the university, which ranks among the top five United States universities in sending students abroad and in the top 10 for international student enrollment. International Education Week is part of the joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Highlights include:

Monday: "Studying the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa," "Women Traveling Solo" and a study abroad session welcoming students to learn about Latin America, Mesoamerica and Maya writing at Casa Herrera in Antigua, Guatemala
Tuesday: "Etiquette Around the World," "Wining, Dining and Storytelling: International Cuisine and Study Abroad Stories" and "An Evening of Filipino Culture"
Wednesday: "Getting by in France, Germany and Italy," "International Affairs Roundtable" and "Leadership Across Cultures"
Thursday: "Money Matters! Study Abroad Funding Session," "Unpacking Seminar: Translating Your Study Abroad Experience into Marketable Skills" and "World Trivia Night"
Friday: A roundtable discussion on environmental suffering in Latin America, a presentation on Spanish- or Maya-language immersion opportunities in Guatemala and a general study abroad information session

Some sessions may have limited seats available for the public. Contact event organizers for information about specific programs.

View a complete schedule of events online.