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International Education Week

North Carolina State University will hold its ninth annual International Education Week Nov. 17-21. Designed to highlight the importance of international and cross-cultural education, President Bill Clinton enacted International Education Week in 1996. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is part of efforts 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.

A Study Abroad Symposium will kick off the week’s numerous events. During the symposium, NC State students and faculty will share with the university community the academic and personal impact of study abroad, and raise awareness on campus of how important study abroad is to strengthening the university as a whole. It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday Nov. 17, in the Talley Student Center Walnut Room.

Some of the events planned at NC State for the week include:

  • Peace Corps Presentation by Mr. Henry McKoy, regional director, Africa. Learn about opportunities in the Peace Corps and the real-world impact you can have in people’s lives, Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and the Peace Corps; 434 Daniels Hall; Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • International Tea/Coffee – Sample delicious teas, coffees and snacks from around the world, Sponsored by the Office of International Services and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA); Caldwell Lounge; Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fifth Annual CIP Passport Fair – U.S. State Dept. officials will be on site to assist with the passport application process and passport photos will be taken on site. Sponsored by the Committee on International Programs and the Office of International Services; Study Abroad and Peace Corps representatives will also be present; Caldwell Lounge; Thursday, Nov. 20 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • State-Africa Forum – Presentation by Dr. Werner Dorgeloh, NC State Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, followed by a panel discussion on scientific, social, and political issues of conservation and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs; 216 Poe Hall; Friday, Nov. 21 from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Indian, Korean and Chinese student organizations at NC State are also organizing cultural events throughout the week. For more information about the events during International Education Week at NC State, visit the Office of International Affairs Web site for a detailed listing of events, times and locations, or contact David Dixon at