Fairleigh Dickinson University will be celebrating International Education Week November 12th through the 16th. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate FDU’s global diversity through international education, cultural exchange, and mutual understanding. At FDU the week allows the community to showcase its dedication to the mission of the university, which is to build global citizens.
International Education Week is coordinated by International Student Services and the Office of Global Learning, but it could not be successful without the dedicate efforts by a variety of student organizations and university offices who have a vested interest in global and multicultural education.
This year’s events include a Global Fair, U.N. Briefings and Tour, Geocaching activities, an International Prom Night in NYC, Fulbright Scholar information sessions and a video conference between Metro, Florham, and FDU- Vancouver students on Global Peace Building.
“At FDU we have such a diverse community, who throughout the year, provides opportunities to learn about each others’ differences.” says Jim Deleppo University Director of International Student Services. “During IEW university offices create wonderful opportunities for students to have global learning experiences. In addition, individuals and student groups provide programs that display their interests and talents in a wide range of formats. With so many social, cultural, and academic opportunities during the week I feel everyone can find something they are interested in and become involved.”
When asked why it is important to celebrate International Education at FDU, Mr. Deleppo responded, “Not only does FDU’s domestic population come from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds but we also have over 1000 international students from over 80 countries. Bringing all these groups together to learn from each other is what makes International Education Week so special at FDU. I hope to see you all at some of the great events of the week.”
For more information on International Education Week please contact Sarah Horn in the Office of Global Learning at 201.692.7362 or Susan Cuffee in the International Student Services at 201.692.2743.