Cornell celebrates International Education Week

Cornell College is preparing to celebrate International Education Week during the first week of Block 4.

Across the world, organizations are observing the week, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, to highlight programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

The Office of Intercultural Life, in conjunction with other Cornell offices such as the Office of Off-Campus Studies, organized daily events for the Cornell community. Director Hemie Collier says they fit well with the college’s educational priorities of intercultural literacy and citizenship.

“We are hoping people gain a better understanding of why international education is important to the college student experience,” Collier said. “Ultimately, we would like everyone to learn more about our international students who are studying here as well as the opportunities Cornell provides for domestic students to affordably study abroad.”

International Education Week events:

Monday, Nov. 26:
President Jonathan Brand’s address about the college’s international education initiatives, 4 p.m. on the OC, Thomas Commons (open to the public)

Tuesday, Nov. 27:
Chop it Up Chat: Immigration & International Education, 11:30 a.m. on the OC (open to public)

International Cooking Demonstration, 4 p.m. in Dows Kitchen

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Chinese Student Culture Club Paper Crafts, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on the OC (open to the public)

Thursday, Nov. 29
Financing your Study Abroad trip with Off-Campus Studies Coordinator Anna Butz, 11 a.m. in Ringer Dining Room

Fulbright and Other Ways To Study Abroad for Free with Writing Studio Director and Director of Fellowships and Scholarships Laura Farmer, 3:30 p.m. in Hedges, Thomas Commons

Friday, Nov. 30:
Study Abroad Returnee Panel, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Hall-Perrine East, Thomas Commons

Hip Hop in Chinese Culture, 6 p.m. in Hedges, Thomas Commons (open to the public)