Celebrate International Education Week

Contact: Ralph Derickson

 

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In addition to the opening day festivities, the OIA Bluegrass International Program (BIP) will offer additional services to area teachers, including e-mailed lessons for elementary, middle and secondary school students; a speakers’ bureau comprised of UK international students, returned Peace Corps volunteers, and other university and community members; and delivery of curriculum units and culture kits from the BIP resource room to teachers in Fayette and contiguous counties.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Office of International Affairs (OIA) will celebrate International Education Week starting Nov. 15 when Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac kicks off the celebration at 9 a.m. in the President’s Room at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

High school students and teachers will join the university’s faculty, administrators, and international and American students for a presentation on UK foreign language and area studies programs, study abroad, an Asian music session, cross-cultural exercises, and more.

This is the fifth year of a joint U.S. Department of State and Department of Education initiative to join others around the world “to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange.” Go to the Web site for additional details.

In announcing the celebration at UK, President Lee T. Todd Jr. said, “Globalization will continue to have a positive impact on higher education in the United States.  At UK, creating more international opportunities for students is a goal, especially helping students be part of a study-abroad experience.” 

David Bettez, UK acting associate provost for international affairs, said, “International Education Week is a wonderful way for us to highlight a town-gown cooperation that underscores the importance of internationalism right here in Lexington.”

In addition to the opening day festivities, the OIA Bluegrass International Program (BIP) will offer additional services to area teachers, including e-mailed lessons for elementary, middle and secondary school students; a speakers’ bureau comprised of UK international students, returned Peace Corps volunteers, and other university and community members; and delivery of curriculum units and culture kits from the BIP resource room to teachers in Fayette and contiguous counties.

For further information regarding International Education Week, Kay Roberts, the Office of International Affairs community liaison, can be contacted at (859) 257-4067 ext. 226 or by e-mail at Roberts@uky.edu.


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