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LWC to Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 18-22

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 [11:09 PM]

International Education Week 2013

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College community will celebrate its international diversity Nov. 18-22 by taking part in International Education Week.

International Education Week is a joint event between the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote and to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.


At LWC, International Education Week will be celebrated each day from 3:30-5 p.m. CT with a special program that will be one-part talk, one-part ethnic food. All events are free and open to the public.


"To celebrate and share our rich international experiences with the rest of the LWC community and people around the nearby community, we are going to have different activities every day -- student presentations, faculty presentations, cultural presentations, ethnic foods and more," said LWC Director of International Student Programs Suzy McAlpine. "And to celebrate our diverse of student body and international experiences from faculty and staff, we wanted to represent as many different continents as possible."


This year's LWC student body includes 110 international students from 40 countries, the second largest international student enrollment in the college's 110-year history.


"International students add so much diversity to our campus," McAlpine said. "They not only bring a different perspective to the classes and to life in the residence halls, but they also introduce our American students to different cultures from all over the world."

International Education Week Schedule of Events

* Monday Nov. 18, Cralle Student Union Building -- Korea & Japan Exchange: LWC student Brittany Jackson will discuss studying in South Korea and student Derek Stotts will talk about studying in Japan; a traditional Japanese tea ceremony presentation will be made by Minori Kani; Korean and Japanese students will cook authentic national foods.


* Tuesday, Nov. 19, Cralle SUB -- Focus on Uganda: "Two Mzungus' Journey," a presentation by LWC counseling professors Daniel and Jennifer Williamson, who have worked with the Uganda Counseling and Support Services; reception of Ugandan food and tea.


* Wednesday, Nov. 20, Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship -- Dominican Republic Day: Presentation LWC Christian ministries professor David Calhoun about "Redeem, Renew, and Restore" and his students who made a mission trip to the Dominican Republic; LWC residence life staff member Sara Barnes will discuss her mission trip to the Dominican Republic.


* Thursday, Nov. 21, Hodge Center -- Study Abroad in Europe: LWC student Joanie Alexander will discuss studying in Spain; student Amber Elliott will talk about her native Northern Ireland; and special food prepared by Spanish students.


* Friday, Nov. 22, Hodge Center -- Romania and Russia: presentations by LWC international students about their respective countries; special Russian and Romanian foods will be served.


For more information about International Education Week, contact LWC Director of International Student Programs Suzy McAlpine at or (270) 384-8236.

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