UH promotes International Education Week
UH is in the middle of celebrating not only the world, but also the students of the world.
The Committee for International Education Week announced the beginning of International Education Week on Monday with music and dancing provided by international student organizations.
“We are a very diverse university, and this gives us an opportunity to showcase all of the programs and services that we have here at UH that promote international education,” Director of International Student and Scholar Services Anita Gaines said.
International student organizations and international offices on campus set up booths to provide information on programs offered.
“It’s an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide,” Gaines said. “These celebrations are going on in campuses, elementary, middle and high schools, and businesses around the US.”
International Education Week is a joint effort of the US Departments of State and Education to promote international exchange programs, as well as to attract international students to the US.
“We have a lot to be proud of with our diversity,” Gaines said. “We have over 3,000 international students and scholars from over 135 countries.”
The International Marketplace, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in Butler Plaza, will allow students the opportunity to apply for passports.
“We have something for everyone this week, so we hope the whole university community will participate,” Gaines said.
Gaines said she hopes the UH community will turn out for the remaining events.
“I know it’s a really busy time of year, but this is a special time to say that it is important to broaden our world,” Gaines said. “It will be a great benefit and enjoyable for everyone.”
For more information on remaining events, visit http://issso.uh.edu/events/iew2010.shtml.