Plymouth State University Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 18-22

November 2nd, 2013 by blyndes

 

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–– If Plymouth State University is a window to the world, International Education Week (IEW) is a great example of the diversity and globalization efforts that are alive on campus. PSU celebrates IEW November 18-22 with a series of events featuring students, staff and faculty from nearly 30 countries showcasing the global experience. PSU’s International Student Advisor, Jane Barry, said IEW is a great example of the University reflecting what’s going on around the globe.

PSU international students from nearly 30 countries display their nations' flags at the November 18 Parade of Flags ceremony.

“The world is an ever-smaller place and we need to understand and be aware of other cultures,” Barry said. “With our global economy, diversity is something that will never change, it will always be prominent in our lives and in the marketplace; it’s important we understand the importance of that.”

IEW kicked off November 18 with the Parade of Flags, as international students marched on campus with flags from their respective countries.

“The Parade of Flags is a way for everyone in the campus community to realize the richness of diversity on campus and become citizens of the world,” Barry said.

PSU has raised awareness of its global presence through the student group, Global Ambassadors, according to Jessica Pine, PSU International Programming Coordinator.

“Our Global Ambassadors work to mentor our international students and host special events, like a dessert social and global open mic night,” Pine said.

Other IEW events include displays of international art, scholarly dialogue and investigation, global coffee hour, an international film series and the Global Chef Competition — a cooking competition (partnering with Sodexo) for student chefs.

For a complete list of events, go to:

https://www.plymouth.edu/global/global-within-campus/international-education-week/

IEW been celebrated at PSU for nearly a decade; it is part of a national initiative by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

 

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