New Mexico State University’s Office of International and Border Programs is celebrating International Education Week next week with several events that explore the benefits of a global experience.
International Education week was created as part of a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. According to the Bureau of Educational Affairs, the week aims 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.
“We’re happy to be able to join the rest of the nation in observing International Education Week,” said Cornell Menking, associate provost of the Office of International and Border Programs. “The types of activities in this year’s schedule are a good reflection of some of our top strategic priorities – creating career-enhancing opportunities for our students, raising global awareness and celebrating diversity. It should be a very interesting week, so I encourage everyone – students, staff and community members – to come and enjoy the program.”
NMSU’s Office of International and Border Programs is hosting the following events:
– The Office of Education Abroad will offer information about international opportunities from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, on the main floor of Corbett Center.
– NMSU professors Eric Morgan and Dan Dugas will present “Journey through the Emerald Isle” from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Milton Hall, Room 169.
– Students Belkis Jaquez and Taylor Uselman will talk about “How Study Abroad Changed Our Lives & How We Now Engage in the Community” from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Milton Hall, Room 169.
– Ilana Lapid, an assistant professor in NMSU’s Creative Media Institute, and students in the CMI Faculty Led International Program (FLiP) class will screen their films from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium, Room 101.
– Daniel Blake will speak about the Syrian refugee crisis and careers in an international field from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Milton Hall, Room 169.
– Ken Chavez and Jennifer Archibeque will speak about exploring careers involving traveling and living abroad from 4-5 p.m. in Milton Hall, Room 169.
– Confucius Institute instructor Xue Jun will lead a Tai Chi demonstration from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in front of Breland Hall.
– A screening of the German film “The Princess and the Warrior” will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Breland Hall, Room 173A.
– On Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 16, Taos Restaurant inside Corbett Center will feature special lunch menus. On Tuesday, the restaurant will feature an International Day for lunch, and on Wednesday, the restaurant will offer a Taste of Korea for lunch. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.
For more information on International Education Week at NMSU, visit http://ibp.nmsu.edu
Author: Adriana M. Chavez – NMSU