International Education Week at Appalachian State

Appalachian Global Symposium

Appalachian State University is hosting the third annual Appalachian Global Symposium, held each November during the nationwide International Education Week.

The Symposium highlights global activities engaged in by faculty, staff, and students by bringing these groups together during this annual event. Symposium sessions offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to present their recent global experiences (research, education abroad, teaching, or service learning, or internships) on a professional platform, simultaneously expanding the campus community’s knowledge of the dimensions of internationalization occurring at Appalachian.

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2014 International Education Week Photo Contest

The theme of the 2014 International Education Week Photo Contest—“Home Away From Home”—aims to capture the experiences, memories, and feelings shared by people as it relates to a sense of “feeling at home” in a foreign land. The pictures should reflect on your international experiences while studying abroad. Photos can be of people, places, or events that show ways in which you are immersed in the local culture.

Each submitted photograph must be accompanied by your name, location where the photo was taken, and a brief caption or description relating the submitted photo to the stated theme of “Home Away From Home”.

All entries must be submitted and received by October 24th, 2014.

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Event date(s): 
Monday, November 16, 2015 - Friday, November 20, 2015

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Appalachian celebrates International Education Week in a big way!  Participate by attending the wide variety of events being held across campus. 

IEW on the national level is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

At Appalachian State University, International Education Week provides a range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

International education takes you places

Where will international education take you? Studying abroad changes lives.



For questions, please contact...

Office of International Education and Development
Appalachian State University
Tel: +1 (828) 262-2046

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