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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, 313,415 U.S. students studied abroad in 2014/15.
  • 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. economy.

IEW

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 

  • Study Abroad in Germany Info Session
    4:30 - 5:30pm, Palamountain 426
    Interested in studying abroad in Germany?  Join Professors Mary Beth O'Brien and Petra Watzke and alumni of the programs to learn more about the three semester programs options, summer school options and internship programs. 
  • Guest Seaker - Tayo Rockson
    7:00pm, 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

  • Q&A Informational Table for International Students
    3:00 - 5:00pm, 2nd Floor Case Center
    Are you an international student and have questions about life at Skidmore or general questions about being in the US?  Student Academic Services will have fellow international students on hand to answer your questions!
  • UNICEF Club Film Screening - The Supreme Price
    7:30 - 9:30pm, Gannett Auditorium
    The UNICEF student club will host a film screening of The Supreme Price, a documentary that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the particpation of women in leadership roles.  

Wednesday, November 15th 

  • Soriée Fondue!
    7:30pm, Palamountain WLL Lounge
    Join French foreign exchange student Anna Marechal as she prepares fondue for you to try.

Thursday, November 16th 

  • Q&A Informational Table for International Students
    2:00 - 4:00pm, 2nd Floor Case Center
    Are you an international student and have questions about life at Skidmore or general questions about being in the US?  Student Academic Services will have fellow international students on hand to answer your questions!
  • Student Showcase 
    8:00 pm, The Spa
    Join Skidaiko, Rithmos and Dynamics as they give a performance celebrating Global Skidmore and IEW!
  • Trivia Night
    9:00 pm, 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.
  • Davis Scholars Event
    3pm-4pm, ICC
    Student Academic Services will hold a ceremony acknowledging the new class of students coming from Davis United World Colleges.  All UWC students are encouraged to attend.