Travel the world on-campus during International Education Week

After 14 months of non-stop election coverage, we’re probably all ready for a vacation.

If so, International Education Week (IE Week), held from Oct. 31-Nov. 9, is the perfect opportunity to take one.

A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, IE Week is an opportunity for students to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Part of Augusta University’s continuing efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment, IE Week’s ultimate goal is to help students learn and exchange experiences in their own country.

This year’s IE Week events include a discussion about the challenges faced by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Africa, a presentation about Native Peoples’ rights in the U.S. and Canada and a chance for students to learn more about teaching in Japan as part of the Japanese Exchange Teaching program (JET).

[Click here to read about Michelle Bureau, an Augusta University alumna currently living and working in Japan as part of the JET program.]


In addition to giving students multiple chances to learn more about studying, working and living abroad, IE Week also lets students sample international food and culture at the International Festivals.

Held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 (Summerville) and Nov. 9 (Health Sciences) from 11 a.m.-2p.m., the International Festivals are Augusta University’s answer to Arts in the Heart. The CREW encourages students, faculty and staff to come out and join them for two days of free international food, games, prizes, arts and crafts as well as creative performances and other fun activities.

Click here for a full listing of International Education Week activities.

For more information about International Education Week or IE Week events, contact Study Abroad at

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