International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 12-19, 2021 throughout the U.S.—and at Oglethorpe University.
IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, celebrates the value and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is also an opportunity to promote programs that not only prepare Americans for a global environment, but also attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
This year, the Oglethorpe’s Global Education office in the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB) is hosting a slate of events, including an international student panel, a cultural fair, study abroad informational sessions, and more:
- “Ayiti ap peri?: Building stable, equitable, and productive community in a time of chaos, violence, and hopelessness,” Fri., Nov. 12, 12 p.m. – Biology major Jonathan Sevére ’25 will speak about building a stable, equitable and productive community in Haiti. Hear about Jonathan’s work with the Atlanta Haitian Institute, his research goals and ways to get involved.
- “I, too, studied abroad,” Tues., Nov. 16, 5 p.m. – In this panel featuring Oglethorpe students and alumni, panelists will speak candidly about their study abroad choices, preparation and experiences and what students may encounter overseas when it comes to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and other aspects of identity.
- International fair, Thurs., Nov. 18, 5 – 7 p.m. – Join Global Education and OU international students and clubs for an evening of cuisine, music and entertainment from all around the world!
- “Islands, Italy, Poetry and All That Astonishes,” Fri., Nov. 19, 1 p.m. – Dr. Jeffrey Collins will share poetry, short essays and visuals from his books, “The Archipelagos of Summer: Poems of Greece” and “Phoenix Songs”.
Starting Monday, Global Education and students from Oglethorpe’s exchange partner campuses will be tabling in the Turner Lynch Campus Center from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Stop by to learn more about studying abroad, the benefits of global learning and insights about partner campuses like Catholic University of Lille, TU Dortmund and University Francisco Victoria.