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Events planned for International Education Week Nov. 14-18

“International Education Week is not only an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchanging worldwide, but also a great opportunity for students to study and work with people from other countries and cultures,” said Frances Bradford, International Education Week coordinator.

“There will be fun, academic opportunities for students, faculty and staff. This initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international education exchange. We are honored to share our different cultures and experiences to bring that unique diversity to UT,” Bradford added.

IEW week schedule2016.pubListed by date, highlights of International Education Week will include:

Monday, Nov. 14

• Passport Day: Students can stop in and schedule a passport appointment, which includes a free passport photo, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1000.

• Education Abroad Information Session: Come hear about specific European education abroad experiences from noon to 1 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• Tea ceremony: Join the Confucius Institute for tea from 11 a.m. to noon in the Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

• Fulbright for Scholars: Students and faculty are invited to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which provides teaching and research grants to faculty and experiences professionals in more than 125 countries worldwide, from noon to 1 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• Education Abroad Information Session: Learn about specific Latin America education abroad experiences from 3 to 4 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• “Crossing Boarders,” a documentary screening that follows four Moroccan and four American students as they travel together through Morocco, 7 p.m. in Center for Performing Arts Room 1039.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

• International Village: Sample international foods, take part in activities, and see performances by UT international students during International Village. International Student Association’s member organizations will showcase the different cultures that they represent from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union Auditorium.

• Education Abroad Information Session: Learn about specific Australia education abroad experiences from noon to 1 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• Student Scholarships and Awards: Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which provides annual grants to study, conduct research, or teach English worldwide from 2 to 3 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

Thursday, Nov. 17

• Employment for F-1 and J-1 International Students: Learn how to apply for Optional Practical Training and Curricular Practical Training from 10 to 11 a.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• Travel Workshop for F-1 and J-1 International Students: This travel workshop will focus on what you need to know before you travel outside the U.S., noon to 1 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• H-1B Non-Immigrant Status Presentation: Learn about the H-1B process. There will be a summarized presentation of how the H-1B process works at UT from 2 to 3 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• Education Abroad Information Session: Hear about specific Asia education abroad experiences from 3 to 4 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• Taste of Toledo: Experience a taste of Toledo with transportation to Zia’s Italian from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friends are invited.

Friday, Nov. 18

• Faculty International Study, Teaching and Research Opportunities: Faculty are invited to learn more about the Fulbright Scholar Program, University Studies Abroad Consortium Visiting Professor Program, the Confucius Institute Educator to Educator Program, and UT international grants from 10 to 11 a.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

• Costumes and Tea Ceremony: Join the Confucius Institute for an event from 11 a.m. to noon in the Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge.

• Education Abroad Information Session: Learn about funding your experience through scholarships, grants, loans and fundraising from noon to 1 p.m. in Snyder Memorial Building Room 1100.

For a complete list of International Education Week events, visit utoledo.edu/cisp/iew.

International Education Week celebrates diversity of voices and 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 their efforts 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.

For more information, contact the Center for International Studies and Programs at or 419.530.5268.

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