UIC Celebrates International Education Week (11/12/12 - 11/16/12)
This year International Education Week is being held from Monday, 11/12/12, to Friday, 11/16/12. The Office of International Affairs, along with several other organizations, is proud to invite the UIC community to attend any and all of the events that are being held on campus during that week. A comprehensive schedule is listed below:
Spanish Film Series (12-2 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Tavola Italiana (2-3:30 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Cell Phones and the Global Techno-Social Revolution: Refuse/Resist/Retweet (5 p.m.) room TBA
Global Issues in Aging (3 p.m.) at the Center for Research on Health and Aging, IHRP room 461
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Polish Conversation Club (12-1 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
French Film Cub (3-5 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Chinese Tea Time (12-1 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Club de Conversacion en Espanol (1-2 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
German Kaffeestunde (2-3 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Polish Film Club (3-6 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Finding the Work You Love: Global Jobs (12-1:30 p.m.) in the UIC Library room 1-470
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Russian Conversation Club (1-2 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Russian Student Club in Grant Hall room 308
French Conversation Club (3-5 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
Japanese Film Classics (12-2 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
US Election in the Eyes of the World (12 p.m.) in the UIC Library room 1-470
Russian Film Club (3-5 p.m.) in Grant Hall room 308
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 coordinates the campus level celebration of international affairs and activities at UIC by holding a series of events during the week.
International Education Week 2012 will be held November 12-16, 2012
- 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, 270,604 U.S. students studied abroad in 2009/10.
- 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.