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 (ICL), in conjunction with other Cornell organizations such as the Office of Off-Campus Studies, has organized daily events for the Cornell community. The team is excited to bring these back to in-person events and to celebrate international cultures. 

Organizers say the language and culture exchange is the highlight of the week, and campus community members will have the opportunity to learn phrases from various cultures from faculty, staff, and students.

Senior Diversity Officer and Director of Intercultural Life Hemie Collier says the events 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.” 

Cornell’s International Education Week events

Monday, Nov. 15:

  • Open Conversation of Health Considerations for International Study, 4 p.m. in the Durham Classroom, Thomas Commons (for students engaging in and considering international study)

Tuesday, Nov. 16:

  • Rep Your Flag Flag-Decorating Craft, 11:30 a.m. on the OC
  • Language and Culture Exchange, 4 p.m. on the OC and Hedges

Wednesday, Nov. 17:

  • Chop it Up Chats, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on the OC (open to the public)

Thursday, Nov. 18:

Friday, Nov. 19:

Financing your Study Abroad trip with Off-Campus Studies and The Writing Center, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Ringer Dining Room