International Education Week Promotes Global Spirit At Baylor

Nov. 13, 2003

Baylor University will welcome the world to campus Nov. 13-21 during International Education Week. As a mandated event from the U.S. Department of State, International Education Week is designed to increase awareness of international influences on university campuses so students can gain the necessary skills to be successful global citizens.

"International Week is an opportunity to recognize and affirm Baylor's international community and some of the many good international endeavors happening on our campus," said Linda Klatt, director of international student and scholar services, the office that sponsors the International Week events.

International Education Week will begin with a reception featuring the winners of the Study Abroad Photo Contest from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the SUB Den in the Bill Daniel Student Center (BDSC). The winning photos will be displayed in the SUB throughout the week to allow students a glimpse of the study abroad experience Baylor offers.

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, students can find out about more than 60 study-abroad and exchange programs available to them at the Study Abroad Fair, which will be held during Dr Pepper Hour from 3 to 5 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the first International Coffee Hour will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Beckham room in the BDSC.

Also throughout the week, international students will take part in several community events. The Baylor Roundtable will hold its traditional Thanksgiving dinner for international students at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Barfield Drawing Room. A multicultural panel will discuss educational issues at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Poage Library. Baylor international students also will visit Carver Academy on Thursday, Nov. 20.

For more information, contact Jessica King in the Center for International Education at (254) 710-4824 or Jessica_King@baylor.edu.

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