Celebrate International Education Week - October 15-21, 2017

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For one week every year, students at universities and colleges across the United States celebrate and experience the benefits of international education and exchange.  Pitt actively participates in this joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  International Week is hosted by the University Center of International Studies (UCIS) and will be between October 15 and October 21, 2017.  UCIS is dedicated to initiating, supporting, and coordinating international activities campus-wide.  The theme of this year's International Week is "Displacement."

International Education Week is just one of the many ways that Pitt prepares students to become global citizens empowered with international knowledge, skills and experiences.  Currently there are 22 million refugees in the world and an additional 40 million people who are internally displaced. The changing climate, war, persecution as well as a long history of forced migration provide a sobering opportunity for International Week to focus on displacement through multiple disciplines and perspectives.

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Brain Candy Podcast

Performance:  FREE and open to the public
Monday, October 16, 2017
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Assembly Room - William Pitt Union
A Sugar Rush for your intellectual side, the ladies...

International Speed Friending

Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is...

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Global Engagement Fair

Global Engagement Fair: Making Change in Pittsburgh and Beyond is a one-stop shop for students to discover opportunities to interact with the world beyond Pittsburgh. Come meet with...

Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Renée L. Sachs was part of the only 5% of Jewish children in Europe who survived the Holocaust. Her legacy is one of educating future generations against the mistakes of the past. Today, her...

International Food Trucks

Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them...

THURSDAY

FRI-SAT

Displacement Film Series

The University Center for International Studies is pleased to present a carefully curated series of films focusing on the theme of displacement from a variety of different angles and contexts. The...