A busy slate of activities celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange is on tap around campus.
WHAT: Texas Tech University International Educational Week – Fall 2018
WHEN: Oct. 8-13
WHERE: Various locations on campus
EVENT: International Education Week is an opportunity for Texas Tech students, faculty and staff to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
This fall, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) will host activities with a diverse schedule of events to recognize the work of its international scholars, highlight the OIA's passport services during a “pop-up” event at the Student Union Building (SUB) and host the annual Middle America Universities International (MAUI) conference at the International Cultural Center (ICC), 601 Indiana Ave. The week concludes with Culture Fest, a celebration of international food, cultures, music and family fun.
The schedule for the week includes:
- International Scholars' Brown Bag: Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9) at the Texas Tech University Library, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center, Room 153. Bring your lunch and engage with a small group of international scholars from China for a conversation about research, cultural similarities and differences and experiences that have shaped their thinking, research, teaching and practice. Beverages and cookies will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
- Passport Pop-Up: 11 a.m.-Noon Wednesday (Oct. 10) at the SUB West Plaza. The Passport Office is one of many campus and community services offered by the OIA. During International Education Week, a representative from OIA will host “Passport Pop-Up” where applications will be available and a representative will be on hand to answer any questions related to passports. A representative from the International Student and Scholar Services division of OIA will also be available to offer travel tips to those traveling abroad or interested in international travel.
- MAUI Conference: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Oct. 11-12) at the ICC. MAUI is an exchange consortium that enables students from member universities to study at one of the other member institutions for a semester or academic year. There are currently 30 universities in 25 countries within Europe and 18 universities from seven states in the U.S. in the consortium. Sukant Misra, Texas Tech vice provost for International Affairs, is the current President of MAUI. A representative from the OIA International Student and Scholar Services division also will be available to offer travel tips to those traveling abroad or interested in international travel.
- Culture Fest 2018: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 13) at the ICC. The OIA will celebrate the diverse multicultural heritage of the international community at Texas Tech with festival events, including international music and dance, art projects, food and cultural activities that are family friendly. The event is free and open to the public. Partners for the event include the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, the Museum of Texas Tech University, The Center for Global Communication and the Texas Tech School of Music. Support has also been provided in part by a grant from The CH Foundation.
CONTACT: Kelley Coleman, director, International Enrollment Development & Outreach, Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3667 or firstname.lastname@example.org