Saint Louis University will host its first annual International Education Week (IEW) Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22. IEW is an annual event co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
The week will focus on the rich cultural diversity of the SLU community and highlight the significant role that international education plays in preparing active global citizens. Special events will celebrate cultural diversity and spotlight the many global linkages at the University through panel discussions, films and lectures.
A special kickoff event, including a proclamation from the office of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at SLU's Center for Global Citizenship, 3672 West Pine Mall, and will be followed by an International Resource Fair, showcasing many of the international programs and initiatives at SLU. The week will also feature opportunities to participate virtually through interactive on-line learning. All events are free and open to the public.
About International Studies at SLU
International study plays a significant role in SLU's academic programs and student life. During the 2012-2013 academic year over 750 undergraduate, graduate, medical school and law school students participated in some sort of international experience through Saint Louis University. Study options include academic semester programs, short term study programs, and community service projects in over 20 different countries.
Additionally, more than 900 international students from 70 different countries are enrolled at Saint Louis University. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of exchange programs and international education world-wide.