Intíl Education Week broadens perspectives
November 8, 2010 —
This week, international cuisine and culture will be celebrated at SVSU.
International Education Week, cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State, is described by the official celebrationís web site as a chance to celebrate the benefits of an international education and to inform people on how to prepare for a more global environment.
ďWeíre trying to expand International Education Week,Ē said Cheryl Brow, administrative secretary of International Programs and organizer of the event. ďIt was a lot of work, but Iím really looking forward to it.Ē
From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Annual International Food Festival will be held in the RfoC with dishes from many countries.
Outside the RfoC during this time will be an auction to benefit the Abou Traore Scholarship Fund. Traore was a student from Senegal who studied at SVSU for two years and died in an accident in 2007. This scholarship fund was created in his honor him.
From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, international students will be available to meet and converse with other other students and faculty in the Curtiss Hall Seminar rooms D&E.
The International Programs Office will host an open house to celebrate the union of the International Programs, English Language Programs and Study Abroad offices Thursday. The office will host tours of the new facilities, where each room will represent a different country with food from that country.
At the end of the week, traditional Indian dancer Sangeeta Kar will perform and will host a brief teaching session afterward for those interested in learning a few steps. This will be 2-3 p.m. in Wickes 265.