International Education Week to culminate with Culture Show

students wearing colorful clothing perform at the College of Wooster International Education Week Culture Show

The College of Wooster celebrates International Education Week from Monday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 20 with a variety of events that provide opportunities for students to explore issues and the various cultures the College’s global community has to offer.

The celebration will culminate on Saturday with the IEW Culture Show at McGaw Chapel where student groups will showcase their cultures with music, dance, poetry, plays, fashion shows, and more.

A live stream will be available on The College of Wooster’s International Education Week webpage. The event is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Saturday.

International Education Week started with the hanging of a student-designed mural in the lower level of the Lowry Center construction zone that features the artwork of various organizations throughout campus. Designs were submitted by the Russian Language Program, the German/Austrian Culture Language Program, the French and Francophone Studies Program, the Vietnamese Domestic Alliance, the Japanese Cultural Association, the African Student Union, and student Ivan Akiri.

Throughout the week in the APEX Commons, students can visit the Languages of Wooster exhibit and plot their languages and hometowns on an interactive map.

On Monday, the South Asia Committee and the African Student Union co-sponsored an International Education Week dinner in Williams Hall.

Wednesday from 7-7:45 p.m. in the APEX Commons, students can learn about the Experiential Learning opportunities available through APEX Fellowships and AMRE consulting teams.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of International Education and to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. On the national level, IEW was first held in 2000.

The College of Wooster is proud that IEW has been celebrated on campus for more than 30 years. The first festival was initiated by the foreign language faculty in the 1970s.

Published Nov. 16, 2021

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