When International Education Week begins on Sunday, Nov. 13., Troy University students will kick off a weeklong celebration.
The University, known as Alabama’s International University with more than 1,000 international students, places a premium on TROY student becoming globally competitive.
“[Diversity] helps students prepare for being a global citizen and have an open mind after they graduate,” said Maria Frigge, Dean of International Student Services.
International Education Week, pioneered by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, is meant to both celebrate international students and acclimate Americans to a global environment.
“The importance of celebrating international education is for students, faculty and staff to see the benefits of exchange,” Frigge said.
TROY places an emphasis on international experience, evidenced by the Chancellor’s Award for Global Competitiveness, which awards qualifying students with $1,250 towards study abroad opportunities.
International Education week offers a glimpse at some of the benefits of study abroad opportunities.
The events begin Sunday and run through Thursday. Events scheduled for the week are:
- Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – International Soccer Tournament, Band Field
- Monday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m – International Blood Drive, Barnes & Noble Patio
- Monday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. – Lingo Bingo, Trojan Center 119
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – International Dining Takeover, Dining Hall
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 12 p.m. – Fulbright is for you! Webinar, Online
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. – Russia-Ukraine Crisis Roundtable, MSCX 114
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. – Feast with Friends, Freshman Forum/ISA
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. – Collegiate Singers, Long Hall Band room
- Wednesday, Nov. 16, 11 p.m. – Taste of the World, John Lewis Quad
- Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – ISCO Festival, Trojan Center
- Thursday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. – How to get a JOB, Trojan Center 119
- Thursday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m. – Lunch with a Professor, Stadium Tower
Besides these events, students were able to submit photos from International Experiences into a contest. These photos will be displayed on John Robert Lewis Quad on Nov. 16.