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
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
- 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