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Celebrate International Education Week 2021 at UMD Nov. 15-19!

Celebrate International Education Week 2021 at UMD Nov. 15-19!

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From Nov. 15 to 19, UMD will join education institutions across the U.S. and around the world in celebrating International Education Week 2021 (#IEW2021). A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of Education and State inaugurated by President Clinton in 2000, IEW aims to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to the U.S. to study, learn, and exchange their knowledge and experiences.

#IEW2021 provides a platform to celebrate the international diversity and global engagement that contribute to UMD’s vibrance and excellence. It is also a chance to highlight the importance of equitable access to international education and global learning opportunities--a global education for all--in UMD's response to the Grand Challenges of our time.

We would love for you, your unit or organization to participate in #IEW2021 by hosting a program or event. In past years, IEW has seen UMD welcome diplomats and internationally focused journalists, musicians and more. Departments and student organizations have held panel discussions, screened films and hosted cultural festivities. IEW programs can be small in scale or for large audiences, virtual or in-person (with appropriate safety measures).

Need a space for your IEW event? Consider using the Global Crossroads atrium in H.J. Patterson Hall (no charge!) -- Click here to check availability.

Already planning an international event during IEW? LET US KNOW! Submit your event using this form so we can will help you promote it, and include it on the UMD #IEW2021 calendar of events.

A full list of this year's IEW events at UMD will be posted here as they become available. Submit your #IEW2021 event!

Join us in this annual celebration of international education and global exchange at UMD!

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