OISS Kicks Off International Education Week

OISS kicked off International Education Week yesterday at the Global Festival held at the union.

The event showcased hundreds of cultures represented at MSU through food, dance, exhibits, and much more. Stay tuned to OISSLive, because we will have a special Global Festival blog coming…

What is International Education Week?

From the U.S. Departments of State and Education: International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and U.S. Department of Education.

IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative 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.

IEW was first held in 2000 and today it’s celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.

For more information: http://iew.state.gov/

What Else Can I Do To Celebrate?

Submit your vote for the Global Focus international photography competition.

All photographs entered in the competition are taken outside the United States on business trips, personal vacations or during educational experiences like study abroad. Some are of people and some are of places; all are a visual representation of culture.

View the online photo gallery to submit your vote for People’s Choice by Nov. 30th

Winners of Global Focus will be displayed in the International Center lobby, as well as published online and in ISP’s annual magazine, “MSU International.”

Essay Contest at the Weekly Coffee Hour

The Weekly Coffee Hour takes place every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Spartan Rooms B and C in the International Center and is open to ALL students and community members.

This week, winners of the international student and study abroad essay contest will be announced and they will read their essays. To read past essays please see the following link: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/feature/essay/