Campus to celebrate International Education Week

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is celebrating International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 17. The week will be filled with educational opportunities for students including open houses, workshops, lectures and more.

International Education Week is an opportunity for educational institutions and individuals to celebrate international endeavors, promote international exchange and attract international leaders globally. The week, created by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, promotes several educational programs that prepare and educate Americans for life in a global environment.

In honor of International Education Week, BU will host several educational opportunities for students to learn about international opportunities as well as connect with BU’s international student population. The events are sponsored by the Office of Global and Multicultural Education.

On Monday, Nov. 13, students are invited to the Student Service Center (SSC) Atrium for a study abroad open house. At the open house, students will meet the global and multicultural education staff and learn about the educational and internship opportunities abroad.

The Center for Professional Development and Career Experience will be hosting a workshop titled “Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in SSC 004. The workshop will educate students about how to sell their experience abroad to future employers or graduate programs.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, there will be a film screening of “Welcome” at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall Room 218. Following the film, professor Yahya Laayouni will lead a discussion regarding international themes in the film. At 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall Room 201, professor John McKaig will present his lecture “Revolution and the Birth of Social Realism in Mexican and American Culture.”

Students can connect with BU’s international students on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in KUB Ballroom for tea, coffee and desserts. International students will present about varying countries’ traditions.

Wrapping up the week will be international folk dance lessons hosted by the folk dance club on Friday, Nov. 17, in Centennial Hall Room 134 at 6:30 p.m.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.