Diversity and International Understanding.
Posted on November 16, 2015 by Scot Allen
What is International Education Week (IEW)?
IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education started in 2000 to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders abroad to study in the United States. Today, IEW is celebrated at institutions in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information about the initiative can be found by clicking here.
Why did Mid-Pacific Institute celebrate International Education Week (IEW)?
Mid-Pacific Institute currently has approximately 90 international students from around the world. IEW is an opportunity to highlight the significant diversity within our community and celebrate the benefits of educational exchange and international understanding.
How did Mid-Pacific Institute celebrate International Education Week (IEW)?
During the week of November 16-20, Mid-Pacific Institute celebrated IEW with colorful flags and fun events across campus. In the middle and high school chapel, the International Student Coordinator shared the true stories of a few international students about their experience studying and living abroad in the U.S.
International students in the English Language Development (ELD) Program shared photos of food, games, families, and clothing from their home countries with the elementary school students, who then shared their own customs and traditions with the international students. They enjoyed learning about cultural differences and similarities.