It's International Education Week and UNL is celebrating with a variety of lectures, entertainment and other educational programming that focuses on the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
UNL students are encouraged to study abroad because of the development of mutual understanding and respect that comes from living in another culture, and the opportunity to develop leadership, as well as fostering an appreciation for one's own culture and country. Many scholarship opportunities are available for UNL students to help pay for their study abroad experiences. More information is available at http://unl.edu/iaffairs . At any given time, there are as many as 200 international scholars studying or doing research at UNL. And in 2009-2010 (the latest year data is available) 742 UNL students studied abroad.
These International Education Week events are free and open to the public. Several other ticketed and invitation-only events are planned during the week, with a full list available at the International Affairs website.
Tuesday, Nov. 15: Intensive English Program Conversation Club, 3-4 p.m., Kawasaki Reading Room at Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center; "Going Global: Gaining Experience in the U.S. and Abroad," presentation by Career Services, 4-5 p.m., Nebraska East Union;
Wednesday, Nov. 16: International Student Fellowship: International Food Bazaar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nebraska Union (food available for purchase); Wiebers Scholarship presentation, 3-4 p.m., Nebraska Union; Institute for Ethnic Studies Colloquium, "19th Century Mexico and its Legacy," 3:30-5 p.m., Bailey Library in Andrews Hall; "Going Global: Gaining Experience in the U.S. and Abroad," presentation by Career Services, 4-5 p.m., Nebraska Union;
Thursday, Nov. 17: Russian Club lecture, "Soul of a Nation in the Artist in the U.S.S.R," 6 p.m., CBA Room 206; Geography Bowl, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Hardin Hall Auditorium.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/kq0