International Education Week includes wide variety of events

Wingate wants to bring cultural experience to all students

Megan Katz, Staff Writer

This week, Wingate University’s Office of International Programs will be working with student organizations, faculty, and international students to bring the student body a transformative International Education Week.

According to the U.S. State Department, International Education Week is a nationally designated week that provides students with an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The aim is to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Ms. Jennifer Armentrout, Director of International Programs, says that through this week, the Office of International Programs will provide students with “an accessible way to learn more about international topics and to explore their possibilities in the world as a student at Wingate.”

The Office of International Programs sees this week as an opportunity to not only highlight the resources we have in our current international students and faculty on campus, but to give students an opportunity to learn about pressing global issues from their professors and their peers.

The events this week will consist of both performance and participation, and will give students a chance to engage and explore new cultures, ideas, and activities to broaden their perspectives.

“Learning about the world is essential in becoming an educated, productive global citizen, which is part of the Wingate mission” Armentrout says. “We want students to know that it can also be fun.”

For more information, email international@wingate.edu, come by the office in Alumni, or visit our Instagram @bulldogsabroad.

Edited by: Sara Gunter

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