The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a long, distinguished history of international engagement and producing globally talented graduates who create better lives for people in the state and around the world. International Education Week, November 11-15, will provide an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the university community’s ongoing commitment to that tradition.
“Today, international education touches all majors and fields of study,” says Guido Podesta, interim vice provost and dean of the Division of International Studies. “Every student needs to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to succeed in an increasingly diverse, interconnected world.”
The U.S. Department of State and Department of Education jointly sponsor International Education Week to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange and 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 list below highlights a variety of events – some specially planned for International Education Week, others part of UW–Madison’s ongoing international programming – being held on campus during this special week.
For a regular weekly campus-wide listing of international events, go online to Global Happenings: http://ghapps.global.wisc.edu/. Also, subscribe to receive Global Happenings by email.