International Education Week
Date: Monday, November 14, 2011
Location: Various on-campus venues
Sponsor: Office of International Programs
Contact: Mr. Jay Ward
Phone: (415) 338-1121
For the past 11 years, San Francisco State University has celebrated International Education Week (IEW), an international event that emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. Coordinated by the SF State Division of International Education and the Office of International Programs, this year's annual celebration will take place next week from Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18, 2011 and looks to be equally exciting as past year commemorations. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. State Department. IEW was inaugurated by President Bill Clinton in 2000, and today is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world. The main purpose of IEW is to celebrate the importance and benefits of international education in the United States and around the world. This annual event also aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States. San Francisco State University plans to celebrate by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the campus community including Chinese Culture Day, CultureFest, Diplomat Day, a three-day Cultural Food Festival, international lunches at our Vista Room, international dinners at the City Eats Dining Center, an OIP Open House, and various open classrooms, symposia, lectures and other activities. For more details about IEW 2011 along with a complete listing of all campus-wide activities and events, please be sure to visit our web site at: http://www.sfsu.edu/~oip/internationaleducationalweek/index.html We hope that you will be able to attend some of the many interesting and exciting events that we have scheduled as part of this year's celebration!