Campus Celebrates International Education Week
Posted November 6, 2012 | Atlanta, GA
If you've ever walked into the Smithgall Student Services Building, better known as the Flag Building for displaying a flag for each country that sends a student to Tech, you're aware there's a strong international presence on campus.
(L-R): Brett Reichert from Clayton State University, Governor Nathan Deal, Amanda Roshan-Rawaan from Georgia State University and Rebecca Bacon from the Georgia Institute of Technology gathered at the Georgia Capitol on Oct. 25 for Deal to proclaim Nov. 12-16, 2012, as International Education Week in the state of Georgia. Roshan-Rawaan serves as chair of the Georgia Association of International Educators (GAIE) of which Reichert and Bacon are members.
Twenty percent of Tech students hail from more than 100 countries outside the U.S. Around 40 percent of students participate in an international experience during by working, studying or researching abroad and, at this time, nearly 1,000 students are pursuing the International Plan. The Institute has hosted 150 exchange students during the last academic year.
On Thursday, Oct. 25, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation deeming Nov. 12-16 International Education Week. The joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education aims to highlight the growing importance of international education and exchange from both inbound (international students in the U.S.) and outbound (study abroad) perspectives.
Tech’s Office of International Education invites you to attend activities throughout the week to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of international education on campus.
- International Coffee Hour sponsored by Global Jackets.
6 p.m., Tec Rec, First floor of Student Center. Refreshments served.
- Movie Night showing Elite Squad II with introduction by Dr. Kirk Bowman.
7 p.m., Student Center Theater.
- Through a Global Lens Photo Gallery.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crescent Room, Library. Rrefreshments served.
- BUZZwords (International Phrases & Pronunciation).
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Room 205, Clough Commons. Refreshments served.
- International Karaoke Night sponsored by Global Jackets.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Under the Couch, Second floor of the Student Center.
- Italian Film Screening.
11 a.m., Library East Commons.
- Lecture by Geoffrey Harris, Head of the Human Rights Unit for the European Parliament.
1 p.m., Neely Room, Library.