Did You Know...
- International Education Week (IEW)
is a joint initiative of the U.S.
Departments of State and Education
that provides an opportunity to celebrate
the benefits of international education
and exchange worldwide.
- IEW was first held in 2000 and today, is
celebrated in more than 100 countries
- According to Open Doors, 313,415
U.S. students studied abroad in
- International education isn't just U.S
students studying abroad - it's also
incoming international students. The
U.S. hosted 1,043,839 international students.
- Skidmore College is ranked 6th in the
U.S. in the list of Top 40 Baccalaureate
Institutions (Carnegie Type) by Total
Number of Students Studying Abroad.
- International education prepares U.S.
citizens to live, work, and compete
in the global economy.
- International education is also a
vital service industry, contributing
more than $35.8 billion to the U.S.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that endeavors to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
OCSE and other campus groups host several events during this important week to promote international education. Check out our schedule of events for 2017 (and check back often for updates)!
Monday, November 13th
- Guest Seaker - Tayo Rockson
6:15pm, Gannett Auditorium
We live in a world of rapid change and that's due to globalization, mobility, migration, technology and media. What this creates is an environment with potential for conflict, confrontation, and misunderstandings. It also impacts policy decisions made by schools, workplaces, and governments. Tayo's talk will focus on ways to mainstream diversity and inclusion in schools, workplaces, strategies for effectively communicating across differences, developing capabilitiy, leadership and fostering inclusion. There will be a reception in the lobby of Gannett directly following the event.
Tuesday, November 14th
- International Program Panel
Wednesday, November 15th
- Mini Study Abroad Fair
11am-2pm, 2nd floor Case Center
Come chat with approved program providers about your study abroad options. The following providers will be attending the fair: Arcadia, ASE, CIEE, DIS, IFSA Butler, IES Abroad, SFS, SIT and Syracuse.
Thursday, November 16th
- Internationally Themed Dinner
Enjoy an internationally themed dinner at the Dhall in honor of International Education Week.
- Trivia Night
TBA, The Spa
Come join the Peer Health Mentors for an internationally themed trivia night!
Friday, November 17th
- "I Am Global Skidmore" Open Photo Shoot
12pm-3pm, Dhall Atrium
Come share your Global Skidmore story during our Open Photo Shoot. Tell us how you are a part of Global Skidmore: Are you or your parents from another country? Have you studied, lived, or worked abroad? Do you speak more than one language? Do you have international friends? At our Open Photo Shoot you can write your story on a white board and have your photo taken with it by our photographer to add to our online gallery (at the bottom of this page). Wear your international experience proud.