U of L to celebrate global perspectives during International Education Week

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
November 6, 2017 - 10:32am

LETHBRIDGE - The University of Lethbridge is joining over 100 countries around the globe to celebrate International Education Week beginning today.

The week concludes on Nov. 10, but not before a host of performances, demonstrations, lectures, films and activities.

As part of IEW, the Department of Asian Studies and the International Office will also be presenting Asian Culture Days.

International Executive Director Paul Pan says their campus is truly a global campus, with students from more than 70 countries attending the U of L.

"We're extremely fortunate that our campus experience features this amazing collection of people from all over the world. We have this great opportunity to learn from each other, share our experiences and gain a global perspective."

The week begins with a major gift announcement from the Brawn Family Foundation that supports students and global citizenship at 12 p.m. today (Nov. 6) in the University Centre for the Arts Atrium.

There will be a photo booth in the atrium where students are invited to share what International Education Week means to them and a performance from the University's Global Drums ensemble.

A variety of events that have been designed to both illuminate and celebrate internationalization will be taking place throughout the week. Asian Culture Days activities include lectures, performances from the Taka Karate School and Champion Tae Kwon Do, feature films, Minyo Dancers and more.

"Creating intercultural skills through events such as these leads to knowledge and understanding," Pan continued. "We're proud to graduate students with an enhanced world view, giving them an advantage both culturally and professionally as they look to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world."

For more information about the events taking place during IEW, you can head to the U of L events page here

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