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 worldwide.
- According to Open Doors, 162,633 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in 2019/20.
- Skidmore College is ranked 9th in the U.S. in the list of Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions (Carnegie Type) by Total Number of Students Studying Abroad for a Semester.
- International education isn't just U.S students studying abroad - it's also incoming international students. The U.S. hosted 914,095 international students in 2019/20.
- In Fall 2021, Skidmore is home to 248 from 59 different countries. This is almost 10% of the student body.
- Skidmore College is ranked 21st in the U.S. in the list of Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions (Carnegie Type) by Total Number of International Students.
- 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 $38 billion to the U.S. economy.
International Education Week
November 14-18, 2022
International Education Week (IEW) 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. Skidmore is supporting IEW with a week-long calendar of virtual events promoting international education.
OCSE and other campus groups will host several events during this important week to promote international education. Check out our schedule of events (and check back often for updates)!
Want to submit an event for IEW? Please contact Kendra Nelson in OCSE at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the schedule.
Monday, November 14th
Fulbright Info Session
3:30 pm, Palamountain 303
Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! The Fulbright provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs outside of the United States. For more information, contact Marla Melito at email@example.com.
Study Abroad 101 for OP students
6:00 pm, Ladd 106
Join OCSE and a panel of OP students that have studied abroad to learn more about studying off campus. This info session is designed for first and second year OP students planning to study abroad.
Tuesday, November 15th
Info Table - Student Academic Services and the Counseling Center
1:00-4:00 pm, Case Center, 2nd floor
In celebration of International Education Week, SAS is teaming up with Counseling Center and we want to see our global citizens! Come by our table near the Info Desk in Case: pick up some sweet treats, ask us questions, or just say hi! Tuesday November 15 from 1-4pm. See you in Case!
6:00 pm on Zoom - Register Here
Join IFSA, one of Skidmore's approved off-campus study partners, for this info session on financing study abroad. Did you know that IFSA offers scholarships and awards to study abroad? This session will help you and your family with building your study abroad budget.
Wednesday, November 16th
Learn about meaningful opportunities to go abroad after graduation with the Peace Corps. Through Peace Corps’ two-year program life-defining experiences, volunteers can fully integrate into a host country community, where they live and work on education, health, economic development, environment, agriculture, and youth development projects. This workshop will cover Peace Corps programs, benefits and commitment, the requirements, and how to apply.
Led by Amanda Cady, Peace Corps
4:30 pm, Bolton 102
Join the OCSE student assistants, Shiloh and Anisa, to learn more about studying off campus. This student-led info session is a great chance to ask questions and here about study abroad from students that have already studied abroad!
ASE Bath Summer Program Info Meeting and Tea with Prof. Michael Marx
5 pm in Palamountain 302
Join Professor Marx to learn more about studying in Bath, England in summer 2023. Professor Marx will be teaching "Transatlantic Nature: Literature and the Environment in England and the United States" for the Advanced Studies in England (ASE) summer program in Bath, England.
Thursday, November 17th
IFSA - Diverse and Abroad! Navigating Identity and Study Abroad
5:00 pm on Zoom - Register Here
Are you curious about what your experience might be like while abroad? Connect with IFSA staff and alumni to learn about real student experiences, as well as support and resources for navigating your time abroad with diversity and inclusion in mind.
Friday, November 18th
"I Am Global Skidmore" Open Photo Shoot
11:00 am-2:00 pm, Dining Hall, 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.
I am Global Skidmore - Photo Gallery