The University of New Orleans is celebrating International Education Week, a national initiative sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The week-long event series highlights the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This year’s focus emphasizes preparing a global work force. With more than one-in-five jobs linked to international trade, students who study abroad demonstrate to future employers their ability to adapt in a global marketplace.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Division of International Education will host a Global Opportunities Fair, where UNO students can discuss affordable study abroad options and win tickets to the House of Blues. Representatives from the passport office will be available in the UC to assist students with applying for their passports.
The Office of Diversity Affairs will co-host a StudyAbroad Cultural Café that celebrates UNO’s diverse international population and cultures by offering food from around the world, free and open to all students.
On Nov. 16, “Wake up Wednesdays” will host free breakfast in the library with study abroad staff available to answer questions and discuss study abroad destinations offered through UNO. For those interested in Japan, a delegation sponsored by the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office will be on campus to tour UNO and hold a community event to showcase Japanese culture.
Prizes for best international-themed photograph will be given on Thursday, November 17. Submissions are still open, and all students are invited to participate. Full submission guidelines can be found here.
For a full list of international events and detailed information, please visit our website.
Schedule of Events:
Tuesday, Nov. 15
- Global Opportunities & Passport Fair, University Center Lobby, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Office of Diversity Affairs-Study Abroad Cultural Café, Free lunch open to all students, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Center Ballroom
Wednesday, Nov. 16
- Wakeup Wednesday with Study Abroad, Free breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m., Earl K. Long Library Student Success Center
- Global Opportunities Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Earl K. Long Library Breezeway
- East-West Express: Connecting Cultures, 4 to 6 p.m., Alumni Center Ballroom
Thursday, Nov. 17
- Photo Contest & Awards Ceremony, 1 to 2 p.m., International Center
Friday, Nov. 18:
- Cabbage Ball Tournament and Pot Luck, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. International Center Courtyard
- Model UN Country Reveal Party, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., TRAC Building, Room 101
These activities were made possible by the generous support of our sponosors, including the Division of International Education, UNO Office of Diversity Affairs, House of Blues, Ogden Museum of Art, Model UN, New Orleans Passport Agency, Global Mentor Program, World Affairs Council of New Orleans, and the active participation of UNO students, faculty and staff.