The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs has dedicated Monday 17 to Friday 21 November 2014 as “International Education Week,” a time for all of us to recognize and “celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” This effort 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.”
The WVC Global Student Club invites you to celebrate International Education Week by attending their free
International Music Blast
Thursday 20 November
11:30 to 12:30 PM
Earlier this year, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of global education and of studying abroad. Her presentation, at the Stanford University Center at Peking University, can be seen in this video.
Many students, faculty and others stopped by this event to learn about global citizenship, to eat cake and goodies, and to share with each other. Here are a few pictures:
What is global citizenship?
- Sharing a deeper unity with seemingly different individuals around the world.
- Accountability for our actions on a global level.
“We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people.” Roger Wilkins, African American civil rights leader, professor of history and journalist