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International Education Week


International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This week seeks to advance cultural understanding as well as protect cultural heritage. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

IEW at Vanderbilt University is a collaboration among ISSS, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and many other campus partners and organizations. This is a week of programming that centers on the importance of international education and exchange.

This year, the theme for IEW at Vanderbilt is Global Citizen. We want the VU community to reflect on what it means to be a global citizen, and how each and every one of us is (or can become) a global citizen. This theme will guide the programming and events that we add to our IEW calendar. As you think of events that you would like to propose for IEW, we ask that you think about how your event promotes the idea of being a global citizen.

In order to start the planning process, we have created a form for you to complete if you are interested in participating in this year’s event.  Please submit the form no later than September 15th to be considered for this year’s IEW calendar (the sooner, the better!). IEW 2022 will take place from November 14 – 18, but we are willing to consider events that take place as early as November 9.

Check out this page to see how Vanderbilt celebrated IEW in 2021!

Questions about IEW? Contact Andrea in ISSS or Wendy in EDI.

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