We are pleased to announce an exciting International Education Week!

International Education Week is observed across the United States and around the world each November, the week before the US Thanksgiving holiday. This celebration was founded in 2000 as a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education in their efforts to promote programs that prepare US Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Here at OSU, we have nearly 20 events happening to celebrate this important occasion.  The week kicks off with an special keynote speech from OSU’s own International Service Award recipient and Anthropology professor, Sunil Khanna.  Sunil will be speaking on the topic of “Global Encounters: What is it like to live and learn in the unfamiliar” on Monday at 2pm in MU 206.

We continue that day and throughout the week with special information sessions on study abroad opportunities:

  • in specific countries like Iceland or Antarctica (& warmer places too!);
  • at specific times of year, like summer study abroad;
  • or for specific majors, like studying engineering abroad!

We’ll also hold workshops on international careers, study abroad scholarships, and the International Degree.

We’re also proud to celebrate the international atmosphere we have right here on campus!  The department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will host a film festival every night of the week in Owen Hall.  INTO OSU will feature an open house & fair on Tuesday evening in the newly renovated Heckert Lodge.  University Housing and Dining will be cooking up a “Taste of the Mediterranean” at Marketplace West on Wednesday evening.  There’ll even be a Dance Party with DJ Arndt Peltner of Radio Goethe at Club Escape that night!

No matter what your tastes, we’ve got something for everyone.  Check out our schedule – we look forward to celebrating with you!

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