Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Office of International Education will offer a number of virtual events, all open to the community, in celebration of International Education Week from October 12 through October 21.
Detailed information about events are listed on the IUP Office of International Education website.
International Education Week is a joint initiative between the United States Department of State and United States Department of Education to promote cross-cultural awareness, prepare students for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
The Office of International Education has launched a new streaming podcast, “Tails from Abroad: Celebrating the Student Journey.” A new episode will be released each day during International Education Week. The shows stream on anchor.fm/tailsfromabroad on Spotify, Apple, Google, or other podcast providers. The shows feature IUP students, staff, faculty, and friends sharing stories about time spent abroad.
Funding for the week’s events is provided by the Office of International Education and the IUP Student Co-Operative Association. This year, IUP has more than 400 international students from some 53 countries.
Programs planned for this year’s event include:
An additional event, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement, is a virtual Lunch & Learn: “Voting Around the World” on October 21 at noon. This event will feature a panel of faculty and students from the US, Nigeria, Thailand, Spain, and Saudi Arabia, who will share an overview of politics in their countries and what voting looks like compared with the United States. This event is sponsored by Multicultural Center for Student Leadership and Engagement. Zoom information.
For more information about the events, contact the IUP Office of International Education at 724-357-2295 or via email at Intl-Education@iup.edu. Events also are listed on the International Education Week page.