Upper Iowa University will host “Be Your Own Compass” festivities at Fayette Campus as part of International Education Week Monday, November 13 – Friday, November 17. Among the students participating in last year’s International Dress Day were (l-r) Janefa James, Des Moines, Iowa; Margaret Solomon, Ghana; Aliou Issa Ba, Cameroon; Pinima Godpower, Nigeria; Frida Jabea Ngalle, Cameroon; and Baridosia Kumbe, Nigeria.
FAYETTE, Iowa (October 30, 2017) – Upper Iowa University’s Center for International Education (CIE) is encouraging the entire Peacock community to “Be Your Own Compass” as part of International Education Week Monday, November 13 through Friday, November 17. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, the annual event promotes programs that attract future leaders from the United States and abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.
“We appreciate that our international students have this opportunity each year to share their heritage with all of us during the weeklong celebration at Fayette Campus,” said Ismael Betancourt, UIU vice president of student life and international education. “Through a variety of unique activities, many of our students will join UIU faculty and staff in showcasing their home countries. We cordially invite the public to help us celebrate.”
Many of the 2017 UIU International Education Week festivities coincide with Career Development Week activities. The schedule includes the following public events:
The UIU Center for International Education is responsible for all internationalization initiatives at Fayette Campus. The CIE coordinates international admissions, international student and scholar services, education abroad, intensive English programming, and the UIU-Malaysia and UIU-Hong Kong centers.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.