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International Education Week Draws to Close Posted: 11/23/15

International Education Week Draws to Close


International Week at TAMIU

           Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is celebrating cultural diversity and awareness on its campus with fun, colorful decorations and intellectually enriching activities during International Education Week Monday, Nov. 16 – Friday, Nov. 20.

            Among the week’s highlights will be a Diwali Celebration, one of the largest and brightest festivals observed in India every year, signifying the triumph of light over darkness.  

            Triana González, TAMIU associate director of International Engagement, said International Education Week is a nationwide celebration designated by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote international education, culture and diversity in the United States.

            International Education Week also serves to encourage University students to learn more about Study Abroad opportunities and become more knowledgeable as well as sensitive about other cultures and various traditions observed throughout the world, González explained. This semester, students from over 60 countries are enrolled at TAMIU.

TAMIU Parade of Flags

            The schedule of activities for International Education Week is as follows:


Monday, Nov. 16, Student Center Rotunda


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Flag Walk, Proclamation and International Jeopardy.


Tuesday, Nov. 17, Student Center Rotunda


11 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration - featuring henna tattoos, trivia and games.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration – food, prizes, performances and music.


Wednesday, Nov. 18, Student Center Rotunda


11 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Photo and Video Exhibit – exhibition of photos and videos taken by students during their Study Abroad trips.


Thursday, Nov. 19, Student Center Rotunda


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Cultural Festival – featuring student organizations representing a country and presenting activities related to the countries they’ve selected.


Friday, Nov. 20, Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 101


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.- International Leadership Series – a panel of international students will discuss leadership in their respective countries, which include, India, Pakistan, China and Ghana.


For more information, please contact González at 326.2565, e-mail or visit offices located in Student Center, 226.


University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Parade of Flags at TAMIU for International Week