November 10, 2006
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Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Katharina Scheller, Student Assistant, Irina McClellan International Student Advisor 229-333-7410

2006 International Education Week Celebration scheduled for VSUNovember 13-17

Valdosta State University is gearing up to participate in International Education Week activities November 13-17. The special week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is an annual event that helps to promote programs that prepare American students for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

VSU’s Society for International Students (SIS) and the Center for International Programs (CIP) have planned events throughout the week to highlight this worldwide celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange. VSU students from all over the world will share their language, culture, food, and customs through lectures, country displays, dances, and much more during this special week. Most events are free and open to all VSU students, faculty and staff and the Valdosta community. There is a fee for the Sushi Cooking class ($8/adults). Space is limited. For reservations call the Center for International Programs at 333-7410 by noon on Monday, November 13.

For more information about the International Education Week please contact Irina McClellan, International Student Advisor, at 229-333-7410, or visit the web sites at www.valdosta.edu/cip or www.valdosta.edu/sis .

Monday, November 13

7:00 pm Sushi Cooking Class
Centennial Hall, Room 138
Come and learn the art of making sushi. Cost $8 for adults, free for VSU students.
Seats are limited. To reserve space call 333-7410 by noon on Monday, Nov 13
This event is sponsored by the CIP, SIS, Marco Polo Restaurant, Fuji Gourmet and the Valdosta Asian Cultural Association (VACA).

Tuesday, November 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Country Displays
Palms Quad, VSU campus
Language Booths, Bake Sale, International Desserts, Study Abroad Tables

7:30 pm International Trivia Night
Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 1522 N. Oak St.

Thursday, November 16

8:00 pm International Talent Show
Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 1522 N. Oak St.
Mini-International Dinner, International Dances