Troy University to celebrate International Education Week with series of events

Posted: Friday, 14 November 2014

TROY - An international soccer tournament, opportunities to learn about the value of studying abroad and an international festival presented by students will highlight the celebration of International Education Week, Nov. 16-20, at Troy University.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is designed to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. According to Open Doors – The Institute of International Education, more than 819,600 international students studied in the United States during the 2012/2013 academic year, representing a record high. China sent the most students to the United States during that year with more than 235,000 students.

Known as "Alabama's International University," TROY is home to nearly 800 international students this fall, representing 75 countries. The University routinely hosts about 900 international students each year on the Troy Campus.

"The week-long series of events provides Troy University an opportunity to share its unique international initiatives with faculty, students, staff and the local community," said Dr. Darlene Schmurr-Stewart, Dean of International Student Services.

Activities for the week include:

  • Sunday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – International Soccer Tournament , Intramural Fields
  • Monday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. – Seminar "A View from Burma," led by TROY international student Min Thiha Myo, 101 Patterson Hall
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. – "It's About the Journey," presentations from students who have studied abroad or current exchange students from TROY's international exchange partner institutions, Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. – International Students Thanksgiving meal, Collegedale Church of Christ
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. – Discussion of the book "The Butterfly Mosque," led by TROY Professor Joe McCall. The discussion is a part of the series, "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys," 103 Patterson Hall
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. – "Experience the World," a celebration of various cultures represented on the Troy Campus and an opportunity for TROY students to learn more about available study abroad opportunities, Trojan Quad
  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. – Seminar "A Georgian Perspective of the Ukrainian Crisis," 202 Patterson Hall
  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m. – "Take Your Classroom Abroad," an informational session for faculty on the process of planning and executing a study-abroad trip, 211 Bibb Graves Hall
  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. – International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) Festival, Trojan Center Ballrooms.

For additional information on events, contact the International Programs Office at 334-670-3335.