International Education Week (IEW) was established in 2000 as a joint initiative by the U.S. Departments of State and Education. Today it is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.
This initiative is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract international students to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. IEW also serves as an opportunity to commemorate the benefits of international education and provide students the opportunity to share their cultures through various activities during the week of Nov. 12-16.
St. Thomas will host several events for International Education Week for the campus community:
To promote International Education Week, T-shirts will be given out at noon Monday, Nov. 12, in the Anderson Student Center atrium. A variety of ethnic dishes will be served daily at T’s. (View the menu here.) The View will serve more options during the International Fair on Thursday, Nov. 15.
For more information visit the International Education Week website.
Monday also starts a Medallion Hunt, a series of clues that students need to hunt down. There are four clues and each clue leads to the next one. Participants must collect all of them for a chance to win the prize of a $50 Tommie Shop Gift Card. The prizes will be given out at the International Fair on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Here’s the first clue:
We’re glad you’ll be helping to find
A medallion by using your wit and mind.
For at the end, your reward will be
A $50 Tommie card shopping spree.
Spanish, French, German and Japanese
All these languages are sure to please.
With the help of our tutors from overseas
You can learn all of these with ease.