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Go global
Alex Morales
Antelope Staff

International Education Week 2009 shines light on four regions of the world and provides students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to better understand cultural differences and gain new perspectives of the world.

Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa are being featured during special lunch sessions throughout the week. Each day features a different region, and sessions include regionally themed appetizers and presentations from study or intern abroad students, current international students and alumni.

During the lunch hour sessions, participants share information and experiences related to their region. The panel discussions and presentations take place Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cedar Room at the student union.

The Monday session was related to Latin America with a study/intern abroad panel discussion and speakers Monica Page and Camilla Para Diaz
Tuesday featured a study/intern abroad Asia panel discussion and speaker Deepti Khedekar.

Ann Marie Park, coordinator for UNK Study Abroad & Exchange Programs, sees the series of events as an opportunity to raise cultural awareness. “These series of events have the potential to open students’ minds to the rest of the world and provide growth,” she said.

According to UNK Factbook, this semester 529 students from 45 different nationalities attend UNK. Countries represented range anywhere from Kyrgyzstan to Rwanda and even neighboring Canada.

International Education Week is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It has been celebrated across the United States and in over 100 countries for the last decade. Universities and schools nationwide have set aside the week to raise awareness on international and cultural exchange.


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