This November, UNCG will again be celebrating global engagement by participating in the 17th annual International Education Week (IEW).
IEW, on Nov. 13-17, is a joint venture of the US departments of State and Education, which celebrates international exchange students and global education. The event is important in developing mutual understanding and respect, building global leadership, and investing in future relations between the US and people from around the world.
This year’s IEW will have a wide variety of events, workshops and seminars for both students and faculty/staff. Items of special interest to faculty and staff include:
- All week, UNCG’s International Programs Center will be tabling from 11 a.m-2 p.m. in the EUC commons. They will hand out country buttons and provide information on the IEW events.
- The IPC is again hosting the International Photo Contest, and for the first time UNCG faculty who have traveled abroad for UNCG-related programs can enter. Photos can be entered until Oct. 31. During IEW, the photos will be displayed for voting in the OIE, with the winners announced on Nov. 16.
- Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2-5 p.m., a Staff/Faculty Intercultural Sensitivity Workshop will be held. More information on this workshop can be found through HR’s event calendar. All UNCG employees interested in developing their intercultural competency are welcome. There will also be the Hosting J-1 Scholar Workshop, which discusses hosting colleagues from abroad at UNCG. Both of these workshops require RSVP. From 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m., the ChirbaChirba Dumpling food truck will be at the back entrance of the EUC serving IEW attendees.
- The IEW Cultural Fest & Global Connection Fair, the central event of the week, will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, at the EUC Auditorium from 2-4:30 p.m. There will be free food, performances by four world music groups, and the announcement of the IPC Photo Contest winners.