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This week’s International Education Week celebration takes on a different look

Troy University is using a mixture of outdoor and virtual events this week to celebrate International Education Week on the Troy Campus.

Troy University is using a mixture of outdoor and virtual events this week to celebrate International Education Week on the Troy Campus.

Troy University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16-20 with a combination of outdoor and virtual events.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

This year’s celebration will take place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 global pandemic, which has had an impact on international education both in the United States and abroad.

“COVID-19 has led us to have to change the way we approach events for International Education Week,” said Maria Frigge, Associate Dean of International Student Services. “Even under the unusual circumstances that have occurred in 2020, Troy University is taking this opportunity to recognize the important impact our international students and international education has not only on the University Family but also on the Troy community. We have scheduled a mixture of outdoor and virtual events to demonstrate and celebrate the importance of international education, here at TROY and around the world.”

The week’s schedule includes:

  • 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16: Taekwondo, Amphitheatre, Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park;
  • 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17: “Unlock Your Fulbright Potential,” Online;
  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17: Salsa, Amphitheatre, Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park;
  • 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18: Calligraphy/Origami, Academic Quad;
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18: Photo Contest Display, Academic Quad;
  • 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18: Yoga, Amphitheatre, Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park;
  • 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19: Virtual Study Abroad Fair;
  • 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19: Qigong, Amphitheatre, Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park;
  • 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19: Bollywood Movie “102 Not Out,” 122 Hawkins Hall.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to dine on a selection of foods from different countries throughout the week in Trojan Dining.

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