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, 313,415
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 $35.8 billion to the U.S.
- According to Open Doors, 1,043,839
international students studied in the
U.S. in 2015/16
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 schedule:
Monday, November 14th
- Film Screening featuring “Ang Lee’s Wedding Banquet”
6:15pm, Language Resource Center
Hosted by Professor Mao Chen. There will be a reception before the movie with Chinese dumplings and light refreshments.
Tuesday, November 15th
- Passport Day
11am-2pm, in front of the Skidmore Shop in Case Center
Email Charlene Freiberger to reserve your appointment to apply for your passport.
- Guest Speaker - Aman Ali
7pm, Gannett Auditorium
Mr. Ali is an award winning storyteller, a comedian, and one of the most engaging social media personalities in the Muslim community today. His presentation will start with a “crash course in Islam 101” and then field questions from the Skidmore community. This event is co-sponsored by the Vice President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity, the International Student Union, and Hayat. There will be a reception in the lobby of Gannett directly following the event.
Wednesday, November 16th
- 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 17th
- Translate your International Experience Into a Job
12pm-2pm, Case Intercultural Center
This is a lunch workshop with Rachel Rice from IES Abroad. Studying abroad was great, but did you know it can also help you land a job after college... and beyond? Join Rachel Rice for this interactive session, where you will learn how to leverage your international experiences in the job market! From resumes to interviews to networking, you'll leave this session with some concrete tools to help you translate your time abroad to the working world. Bring a copy of your current resume, if possible.
- Film Screening featuring “The True Cost”
6:30pm, Emerson Auditorium
Hosted by Professor Andrew Schneller (Environmental Studies & Sciences) and Sustainability Fellow Jennifer Natyzak (Sustainability Office). Join them for a screening of the film and a discussion to follow.
Documentary description: This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Friday, November 18th
- "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 top of this page). Wear your international experience proud!
- Internationally Themed Dinner
Enjoy an internationally themed dinner at the Dhall in honor of International Education Week.
Saturday, November 19th
- Case Community Takeover: A Fundraiser for Haiti
5pm-8pm, Case Center
The Committee on Inclusion and Outreach is hosting the Case Community Takeover: a festival-like event taking place in Case Campus Center in order to fund raise for Haiti. Utilizing both floors of the building, the event will consist of interactive tables that offer different foods and activities, fundraising tables seeking donations for "Volontariat pour le Developpement d’Haiti," a series of performances by our student performance groups, and gift cards and student work to raffle off. In the midst of raising funds for a great cause, we hope that this event will enhance the sense of community on campus.