Gov. Nathan Deal has again proclaimed Nov. 12-16 as International Education Week (IEW) in the state of Georgia. In recognition of this week, the Study Abroad Office will host various events on campus to promote International Education Week.
A Study Abroad/Away photo contest is currently underway and will end on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to visit Study Abroad’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/StudyAbroadAugustaStateUniv, to vote for their favorite photo. The winner will be announced on Nov. 15 during the International Festival. Throughout the week, internationally themed meals will be available in the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) Café.
The week kicks off with a student discussion panel, How to Become a part of Undergraduate Research, Study Abroad, and Honors College, on Monday, Nov. 12, at noon in the JSAC Coffeehouse. Later that afternoon, an informational session on Study Abroad South Africa will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 218 Allgood Hall.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Keep Calm, Carry Reese Along, will be presented from noon-12:45 p.m. in 304 Reese Library. This session will explore the library resources and services in preparing for international study. The library will provide free dessert.
How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience on Your Resume will take place at 2:30 p.m. in E151 Allgood Hall. At 4:30-5:20 p.m. in 326 University Hall Effective Teaching in the Global Era–How Study Abroad Experience Impacts Educators will provide information about the Department of Teacher Education’s study abroad trip to Peru.
An Afternoon Poetry Slam will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the JSAC Breezeway. The poetry slam will feature poet Carl Robson.
The International Festival will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the D. Douglas Barnard, Jr., Amphitheatre. Following the festival will be a Peace Corps information session at 2:30 p.m. in E151 Allgood Hall.
The week of events will culminate on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1-5 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom with a Celebration of Panama.
This year marks the second consecutive year the proclamation has been approved by Gov. Deal’s office in cooperation with the Georgia Association of International Educators. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which aims to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
IEW strives 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. All individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities are encouraged to participate. The website www.iew.state.gov contains useful, free resources to assist in planning IEW events.