The ancient Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”
Next week, Augusta University students have the opportunity to begin their own journey. From Oct. 17-21, Augusta University will celebrate International Education Week and promote the benefits of studying abroad.
“International Education Week is a time to celebrate other cultures on campus or within the greater Augusta community and the importance of studying abroad to help prepare students to work in a global environment,” said Katherine Grego, director of the Study Abroad Office at Augusta University. “The U.S. Department of State and Department of Education created International Education Week in 2001 to promote the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.”
“The week is celebrated nationally each year by most institutions by offering educational, informative and fun activities on campus,” she added.
International Education Week at Augusta University is packed full of events and information sessions about studying abroad.
The first information session will be from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in the Jaguar Student Activities Center’s Hardy room to discuss possible programs that are not offered by Augusta University faculty. These programs include USG Goes Global, Center for International Studies (CIS) Abroad and Independent Student Travel.
Starting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, a representative from the Peace Corps will be providing information about volunteering abroad and also information about international internships. This discussion will also be held in the JSAC Hardy room.
Beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, there will be a session about national scholarships and financial aid questions related to study abroad programs. This session will be held in the JSAC’s Butler room.
At 6:30 p.m., Oct. 19 there will be an international film screening of “Train to Busan,” a South Korean zombie thriller, in University Hall, room 170. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
Beginning at noon on Thursday, Oct. 20, study abroad will host the annual International Festival with the Multicultural Student Engagement and International & Post-Doctoral Services Office in the JSAC’s Breezeway.
Finally, at noon on Friday, Oct. 21, study abroad will be hosting another International Festival on the Health Science Campus in the Allied Health Atrium.
“This is a great time to learn about cultural clubs on campus and organizations within the community,” Grego said.
Contact study abroad for more information.