November 11, 2009
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Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

International Education Week Nov. 16-20

VALDOSTA -- The Center for International Programs will host International Education Week Nov. 16-19 to celebrate the benefits of worldwide education and exchange. Various activities will take place throughout the week to inform the public about different countries, cultures and points of view.

In mid-November, VSU President Patrick J. Schloss signed a university proclamation recognizing the 10th year of this joint effort between the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote international awareness and exchange worldwide. View the president’s commitment to international education at http://www.valdosta.edu/news/media/2009/11/proclamation.pdf

The following International Education Week events are free and open to the public:

Monday, Nov. 16

7 p.m. “Parade of the Nations: Breaking Stereotypes” in Powell Hall Auditorium.
International students will talk about various stereotypes associated with their countries and dispel myths and misconceptions. An informal question and answer session will follow the various presentations.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

11 a.m-2 p.m. Study Abroad Fair on the Palms Quad
Come learn about the latest study abroad and exchange opportunities.
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Parade of the Nations: International Talent Show on the Palms Quad.
International students will showcase traditional outfits, perform cultural dances and engage in other native demonstrations. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the world.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

7:30 p.m. International Movie Night: “Pulse: a STOMP Odyssey” Bailey Science Center Auditorium, Room 1101.
The Center for International Programs will present the full-length film, “Pulse: a STOMP Odyssey,” a celebration of global beats from the creators of the acclaimed stage production, “STOMP.”

Friday, Nov. 20

2:30 p.m. Society for International Students Cookout at the Center for International Programs, 204 Georgia Avenue.
Enjoy free food and fellowship with people of all nations at this tasty event.

Go to http://iew.state.gov/ to learn more about International Education Week and ways you can get involved in the global movement.

Call VSU’s Center for International Programs at (229) 333-7410 for more information about the week’s events as well as other study abroad opportunities.