Mason Celebrates International Education Week

Posted: November 13, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: November 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm

International Education Week, Nov. 16-20, promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment. Its programs will also attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

The following events will take place under the umbrella of International Education Week. The Office of International Programs and Services, the Center for Global Education, the Provost’s Office and the Global Proficiency Certificate Program are sponsoring the program.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • QEP Session, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Johnson Center, Room 240A. Join this discussion about how Mason fosters a culture of scholarship and creative activity between students and faculty. The Center for Global Education and the Center for Teaching Excellence are sponsoring this disciplinary, interdisciplinary and co-curricular inquiry and activity as a part of Mason’s QEP initiative.
  • Fall of the Wall, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. This session, part of the Freedom Without Walls series, features a personal recollection on the Berlin Wall by the German Ambassador to the United States, Klaus Scharioth.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

  • Immigration Options in the U.S., 10:30 to noon, Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. The Challa Law Firm will offer information for international students, scholars and hiring managers about current issues.
  • Celebration of International Education, noon to 2:30 p.m., Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. The event will open with a discussion about Mason’s international education activities, followed by a showcase of Mason’s international/global activities and a reception.
  • Oxford Honors Semester Program Information Session, 6 to 8 p.m., Northwest Lounge in the Johnson Center, second floor (the atrium to the left of the Admissions offices).

Thursday, Nov. 19

  • International Education Week Reception, noon to 2 p.m., Bull Run Hall Atrium, Prince William Campus. International students and faculty and staff members at the Prince William Campus are invited.

All Week

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