November 14, 2011
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Sara Lynn McCall, Graduate Assistant, Office of Communications

VSU Celebrates International Education Week

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University’s Center for International Programs has partnered with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages to participate in International Education Week, Nov. 14-18.

International Education Week celebrates and promotes international education and exchange worldwide.

This joint effort of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education highlights the benefits of both inbound and outbound international programs, ranging from international students coming to the U.S. to American students participating in study abroad.

Interim President of VSU Dr. Louis Levy signed the International Education Week Proclamation, affirming VSU’s commitment to recognizing the importance of international education in the classroom and the community. Gov. Nathan Deal also signed the proclamation for the first time.

The Center for International Programs and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages are sponsoring events throughout the week to highlight the benefits and importance of international education, exchange, travel and awareness.

List of events:

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Presentation and Lecture
“Experiencing the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”
Host: Latin American Student Association
7 p.m. Bailey Center 3009

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Lecture on excavations at “Carsulae”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jane Whitehead
Latinist and Archaeologist
7 p.m. UC Theatre

Thursday, Nov. 17
Study Abroad Table
11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Student Union

Thursday, Nov. 17
Identity Issues; Student Panel
Moderated by: Dr. Babacar Mboup
7 p.m. UC Theatre

Friday, Nov. 18
SIS International Dinner Potluck and DVD Screening
Want to see scenes from the 35th Annual International Dinner?
Come eat and learn about one of the longest running traditions sponsored by the SIS!
2 p.m. Center for International Programs

For more information, please contact Irina McClellan, assistant director of the Center for International Programs, at 229-333-7410 or visit www.iew.state.gov