International Education Week
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, 283,332
U.S. students studied abroad in
- 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 $21 billion to the U.S.
- According to Open Doors, 81-,644
international students studied in the
U.S. in 2012/13
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.
Here is this year's tentative schedule (additional events to be added):
Monday, November 17th
- Skidmore in Paris Information Session
5pm, Bolton 103
Tuesday, November 18th
- Sticker pick-up for Global Skidmore Day
11am-2pm, in front of Skid shop
Come get your Global Skidmore sticker and wear it proud on Wednesday!
- A Taste of Skidmore Abroad
The Each Station will serve a tradition dish from a different country. OCSE staff will be there to answer any questions you might have about your off-campus options.
- Screening of the film "Khuda Kay Liyve"
7pm-10pm, The Spa
Hayat will be screening a movie called Khuda Kay Liyve (In the name of God). In the name of God is a tale that takes place across four countries spanning the U.S, Pakistan, U.K and Afganistan and is centered around the happenings of 9/11. It is a tale of two brothers from Pakistan who love music and are pop stars but 9/11 changed their lives forever. It is a reflection of both the extreme and moderate side of Pakistan, but reality exists somewhere in the middle.
There will be samosas and drinks at the event from Karavali.
Wednesday, November 19th
- Global Skidmore Day!
This is a day to celebrate and recognize the members of the Skidmore community that make Skidmore a more Global campus! If you have studied, lived, worked, or traveled abroad or you just want to show your support for international education - wear your Global Skidmore sticker proud!
- 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: DIS, IFSA Butler, IES Abroad, SACI, and SIT.
Thursday, November 20th
- Screening of the film "The Island President"
7-9pm, Filene Hall Filene Recital Hall
The International Student Union will be showing this documentary on the President of the Maldives. Skidmore student Hulwa '16, who is from the Maldives, will do a question answer session after.