Friday, November 14, 2014

International Education Week at URI - Nov. 17-21!

Initiated in 2000 by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of global education, including the development of cross-cultural competencies and the exchange of people and ideas across borders.

In its 4th year at URI, the week-long celebration involves a variety of globally-themed activities and is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across campus, as well as supporting global learning opportunities at URI, regionally and abroad

Please share the following activity highlights and the attached schedule with your students and colleagues! For event descriptions or questions, visit the IEW website or contact Kathleen Ramcharran at

Activity highlights include:

A Global Journey: Guest Lecture by Friedrich Löhr, Consul General of Germany in Boston (2008-2012)
TuesdayNovember 18
12:30-1:45pm, Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum

Internationally Acclaimed Author, Qais Akbar Omar of Afghanistan
TuesdayNovember 18
4:30-6:00pm, Chafee 271

The Syrian Crisis and Civil Society Activism 
WednesdayNovember 19
1:00-1:50pm, Edwards Auditorium

Work, Intern, and Volunteer Abroad!
ThursdayNovember 20
12:30-1:45pm, Quinn Auditorium

The Role of Women During and After the Conflict in Nepal
ThursdayNovember 20
2:30-3:15pm, Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum

Funding Opportunities for International Study & Research
ThursdayNovember 20
5:00pm, Lippitt 402

Perspectives of Women in the Middle East and South Asia: Voiced by URI Students, Alumni and Faculty
ThursdayNovember 20
6:30-8:00pm, URI College of Continuing Education, Providence Campus, Shepard Building

Celebration of International Student Life
FridayNovember 21
12:00-1:30pm, Memorial Union Atriums & Lobby

Sponsored by the Office of International Education in partnership with:

A.C.E. English Language Institute at URI, Alumni Association Women’s Council for Development, American Pharmacists Association at URI, Center for Career and Experiential Education, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, College of Nursing, Department of Natural Resources Science, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Division of Student Affairs, Harrington School of Communication and Media, Health Services, Memorial Union Enhancement Committee, Office of National Fellowships, Office of the Provost, Office of Student Life, Polish Cultural Club, The Union Board, The Women’s Center, Total Image Hair Salon,University Honors Program, URI Summer Program in Calabria