DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The University of North Texas will celebrate International Education Week November 14-18 with various events held by numerous departments, programs and student groups across campus.
“International Education Week gives us the opportunity to make the world a smaller place for the UNT community. One of UNT International’s goals is to further internationalize campus – to showcase the diversity of culture that exists here on UNT’s campus, to introduce more students and faculty to international opportunities and to prepare UNT graduates for the global workforce,” said Amy Shenberger, interim vice provost for International Affairs and director of Study Abroad.
For International Education week, UNT International will host an online “How Well Do You Know Your World” trivia quiz throughout the week as well as a faculty workshop titled “Getting Engaged Internationally.” The Study Abroad Office is hosting Study Abroad 101 informational sessions as well as a seminar on how to reflect international experience on your resume. The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures is hosting numerous events including the screening of a Lebanese film, an empanada making tutorial and an introduction to Italian language and culture. UNT Dining Services has prepared a week’s worth of international menus and The Club at Gateway will be featuring international cuisine Monday through Thursday. Library Services has put together a selection of recommended books by international authors and International Studies will host a Fall Festivals Around the World event. UNT International has organized an online calendar of activities at international.unt.edu.
International Education week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is held each year the week before American Thanksgiving and is celebrated across the country and around the world.