International Education Week highlights rich culture on BGSU campus

Bowling Green State University will host International Education Week from Nov. 14-19.  

“A Community Celebration of Global Culture and Diversity” is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

"The events planned for International Education Week, a worldwide annual initiative, focus on highlighting international education,” said Dr. Marcia Salazar-Valentine, executive director of  International Programs and Partnerships at BGSU. “They provide an opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that international students, faculty and staff bring to our campus as well as all as to promote the many benefits of studying abroad and of global citizenship."

The weeklong festivities kick off at 10 a.m. Monday with the Nepalese Exhibition for International Education at the student organization tables at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, where the Nepal Students’ Association will display cultural artifacts from Nepal. International Week runs through Saturday, concluding with an international dinner presented by the World Student Association from 6 to 9 p.m. in 202 Union.

Other events include themed dinners and Education Abroad information sessions throughout the week, the Ethnic Student Center Dialogue Series, Immigrant Ohio Symposium 2016, International Night at the Doyt, Global Management and Leadership Society Social, Hoskins Global Scholars presentations, International Student Open House, Honoring the Legacy of Muhammad Ali at BGSU, Workshop for Global Service-Learning, Passport to Diversity, Cricket Sporting Day and Global Potluck.

The Not In Our Town Peace March will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 18. Participants should meet at the corner of Main and Wooster streets in downtown Bowling Green. Join faculty, staff, students and community members, along with BGSU and civic leaders, as we confirm our joint commitment to inclusion, diversity and making our campus and city community a safe and welcoming place for all. Email lgalan@bgsu.edu for more information.

For more information and times and days of the events, visit the International Education Week homepage or email international@bgsu.edu with any questions.