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International Education Week

Nov. 3, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois Wesleyan University's International Office will sponsor International Education Week on Nov. 15-19.  International Education Week is part of an effort by the United States Department of State and the United States Department of Education to celebrate a global environment and encourage worldwide exchange.

The IWU International Office is doing its part to motivate students to become more internationally aware through study abroad programs.  "We receive feedback regularly from study abroad alumni who have found that their time abroad has changed their lives. They develop a more global perspective," said International Student/Scholar Advisor Reenie Bradley.

In honor of the event, the International Office has scheduled a week of global-themed activities.  The events are free and open to the public.

International Education Week 2010:

- Tuesday, Nov. 16:

Mini Study Abroad Fair, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., The DugOut, Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington).

Sushi Night, 7 p.m., Kemp International House (1207 N. Main St., Bloomington). Learn how to make Japanese cuisine with international students, International House residents, faculty and staff.

- Wednesday, Nov. 18:

"Celebrations," 11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington). This inter-faith gathering will focus on world celebrations.

The Global Quiz, 11 a.m. - noon, Bertholf Commons and The Dugout (104 E. University St., Bloomington).

- Thursday, Nov. 19:

Screening of Four Days in September, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington), hosted by Professor of History Mike Weis.  This 1997 Brazilian thriller was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

- Throughout the week:

 "Open Doors - 60 Years of Student Mobility," East Wall of The Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington). This presentation by the International Office will highlight statistical trends in educational and cultural exchanges.

Contact: Hannah Griffin '12, (309) 556-3181