UIC Celebrates International Education Week 11/11 - 11/15/13
The Office of International Affairs is pleased to host the following events in celebration of IEW at UIC.
Chicago Consular Corps Reception
A reception following a lecture will honor the Chicago Consular Corps and announce the recipients of this year's Chicago Consular Corps scholarship. This scholarship program embodies the consistent relationship that has developmed between UIC and Chicago's diplomatic community. The University is deeply honored by this gift, and grateful to the Consular Corps for thier support of our students.
Where: Illinois Room of Student Center East (SCE)
This event is by invite only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Stacy Jeffries at email@example.com.
"Finding Your Dream Job: Global Jobs" Panel discussion with Ambassador Ian Kelly of the U.S. State Department and Rok Teasley of the Peace Corps.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.
Where: UIC Library room 1-470
Refreshments will be served, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about events from past years, please click here.
International Education Week
Each year the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education declare the third week in November to be U.S. International Education Week. The Office of International Affairs is proud to take part in IEW.
International Education Week 2013 will be held November 11-15, 2013
- A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) was first held in 2000 and today, is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.
- IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.
- Exchanges are critical to developing mutual understanding and respect, building leadership abroad, fostering an appreciation for the U.S., and investing in the future relationship between Americans and people around the world.
- According to Open Doors, 273,996 U.S. students studied abroad in 2010/11.
- International education prepares U.S. citizens to live, work, and compete in the global economy.
- International education is also a vital service industry, bringing more than $21 billion into the U.S. economy in 2010/11.
- According to Open Doors, 723,277 international students studied in the U.S. in 2010/11.
- The more than 40,000 students, scholars and other exchange participants that the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs supports are in the vanguard of the hundreds of thousands of students and scholars who come to the United States and study abroad each year.
- International cooperation on education contributes to education reform and education solutions for the U.S. and for our partner nations.