International Education Week (IEW) is not just an ordinary, everyday Kean University event. It is a week that is recognized nationwide.
IEW is an opportunity to not only celebrate the benefits of international education, but also to exchange education worldwide. It is a joint initiative with the United States Department of State and the United States Department of Education.
IEW will be from Monday, November 14, 2016, to Friday, November 18, 2016. Here at Kean University, the Center for International Studies (CIS) has planned an event-filled week.
"For Kean University, [it] is an opportunity for our students to recognize and discover how closely our community is interconnected globally," said Yaruby Petit-Frere, Director of CIS.
It is an initiative of the United States Department of State to promote education and exchange at all educational levels.
"The events are geared for the community to hear firsthand from Kean [University] students that studied abroad, as well as to get to know our international student population on campus," said Petit-Frere. "Our hope is to bring awareness to the many opportunities that are offered through our department for students to gain global perspective on a local level."
The events planned are as follows:
Monday, November 14, 2016
- International Photo Booth; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Center for Academic Success (CAS) room 121
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
- Marketing Your Abroad Experience workshop; 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in CAS 237
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
- International flags
- International Dessert Day; 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in CAS 123
Thursday, November 17, 2016
- Study Abroad Informational Tabling; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CAS lobby
- Study Abroad Informational Session; 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hutchinson Hall (J) room 100
Friday, November 18, 2016 (limited tickets available for both events)
- United Nations Tour; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Many are not aware that the UN building in NYC is considered international territory that actually provides an entry stamp on your passport!" said Petit-Frere. "The week culminates with a tour of the UN and a banquet organized by the International Student Association."
- International Student Association (ISA) International Dinner; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
"Many of our students don't know that they can use their financial aid to study abroad and that we offer a variety of opportunities (semester/year programs, internships, service learning, short-term faculty led programs called Travelearn) for academic travel outside the United States," said Petit-Frere.
To learn more about CIS, please visit the CIS website. To learn more about IEW altogether, please visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.
"We hope students take advantage of the fun activities planned during this exciting national week!" said Petit-Frere.