International Education Week at Appalachian State
Appalachian Global Symposium
The University is starting a new tradition of hosting an annual Appalachian Global Symposium that will be held each November during the nationwide International Education Week. The first Symposium will be held on November 13 – 16, 2012 under the theme of “Appalachian Global Engagement: Internationalized Teaching, Research, and Learning at Appalachian."
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit concept papers for presentation at the Global Symposium to share with the campus community what they are doing globally.
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is 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.
Environment, Economics, and Social Justice
The theme for International Education Week 2012 is "Environment, Economics, and Social Justice." The Campus community is invited to submit programming topics that reflect the interconnected nature of people and place by exploring cultural concepts of diversity, sustainability, and equity within social, environmental and economic contexts—including the arts as an arena for exploring these concepts...
- Topics that address concepts related to sustainability, the equal distribution of environmental risks, hazards, investments and benefits with a lack of discrimination and the equal access to information, participation in decision making, and justice in environment-related matters.
- Topics examining participation and distribution of resources in a system of economic institutions where each person can access what they need through democratic input, output and feedback.
- Social Justice
- Topics that explore multiculturalism, oppression, privilege, socialization and aspects of cultural identity including but not limited to ethnicity, language, religion, gender, sexuality, political ideology, age, and physical, psychological or mental ability.
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) 262-8046
For more information about International Education Week worldwide, please visit http://iew.state.gov.