The United States Department of State, the UNM Provost's Office and Global Education Office offer a week of activities to commemorate International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 16. All events free and open to the public.

According to NAFSA, or the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers, International Education Week is "dedicated to encouraging our educational institutions, students and communities to become globally competent and involved through education an engagement."

Monday, Nov. 12
1–5 p.m. - Student Adventures in International Education
SUB Luminaria Room

UNM international and returned education abroad students provide 30-minute presentations on their study and travel experiences. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
noon–2 p.m. - International Lunch and Excellence Awards
Roberts Room, Scholes Hall 2nd floor

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to this month's special international luncheon. The Provost's International Excellence awards will be presented to outstanding faculty, students, staff or community members who have contributed to international education and outreach. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 9.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
1–2 p.m. - Update on Health & Safety for Faculty-Led Programs
Mitchell Hall 105

Faculty interested in leading students on international education programs should attend this update on best practices in health and safety presented by staff members from the Global Education Office, Latin American & Iberian Institute, Student Health Center and Industrial Security Department.

3:30 - 5 p.m. - Opportunities for International Careers
Roberts Room, Scholes Hall

For students who are interested in working internationally in business, government, international or non-governmental organizations, several agencies will offer interesting international options. Presented by the Global Education Office and UNM Career Services. Speakers include Steven Maloney, UNM Diplomat in Residence, Shawn Abeita, Peace Corps Recruiter, and Ron Saunders, consultant on development and disaster relief.

Thursday, Nov. 15
3–5 p.m. - International Academic Majors and Programs at UNM
SUB Scholars Room

For students interested in international studies at UNM and future careers abroad. Hear from representatives of the Global Education Office, the International Studies Program - UNM's fastest growing undergraduate major, Latin American Studies, Peace Studies Program and National Securities Studies.

For more information, contact Ken Carpenter, Global Education Office, or call 505-277-4032.

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