Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: November 14, 2008

For More Information: Brenda J. Rayner, 901-333-4247


International Education Week Observance Planned at Southwest

The International Education Department at Southwest has planned a week of activities for November 17-21 in conjunction with International Education Week (IEW). IEW is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. Countries all over the world observe this important week. It is celebrated the week before Thanksgiving and allows people the unique opportunity to develop a broader understanding of world cultures and languages.

International education (IE) is seen as an important component of the Southwest educational experience, and as a means of empowering students and faculty to comprehend and appreciate the complexities and contradictions within their own culture and global issues. Below is the schedule of events planned by Southwest to celebrate and highlight the benefits of IE and exchange worldwide.

Date Time Location Event
November 17 6:30 - 8 p.m. Union Avenue Campus
Theatre Auditorium
Southwest International Student Speakers
November 18 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Macon Cove Campus
Farris Building first floor
International Bazaar
November 19 8 - 9:30 a.m. Union Avenue Campus
B-106
Learn How to Study Abroad with Southwest Tennessee
November 19 10 - 11:30 a.m. Macon Cove Campus
Farris Building first floor
Learn How to Study Abroad with Southwest Tennessee
November 20 2:30 – 4 p.m. Macon Cove Campus
Fulton Auditorium
Southwest International Faculty/Staff Panel Discussion
November 21 9 – 11 a.m. Macon Cove Campus
Farris Courtyard
Music of Many Lands Featuring DJ Nate Boogie
November 21 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus
Cafeteria Courtyard
Music of Many Lands Featuring DJ Nate Boogie

For further information contact the International Education Office by calling (901) 333-5268.

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