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International Education Week is Nov. 12-16

Nov 13, 2018
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Join the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business as we celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from November 12-16, 2018.

This worldwide event is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

The Center for Global Business (CGB) at Smith is hosting several events throughout the week to celebrate our global mindset. Events include an alumni panel on "Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace" and an International Coffee Hour to name a few. Students who are interested in learning a language or taking part in a global internship can attend an information session to find out how to incorporate these classes into their schedule. New this year are Faculty and PhD lunch and learns sessions. On Thursday, CGB’s academic director, Kislaya Prasad will present his research on Cuba’s restaurant industry, and on Friday, PhD student, Viktoriya Zotova will join the activities by presenting her research on international finance institutions.

The U.S. Department of Education produced a video featuring the executive director of CGB, Rebecca L. Bellinger, to highlight the benefits of a global mindset and an international education. “International Education Week is the perfect opportunity to engage with fellow students, faculty, and staff in the Smith School to demonstrate just how globally-minded we are as a community,” says Bellinger. “The entire university is invited to join us in Van Munching Hall for a week of globally-themed events and programs.”

This year, the Smith School will highlight international research and thought leadership at the Smith School by using #SmithKnowsGlobal on social media. The Smith community will also showcase student mobility programs and the global reach of alumni by using #SmithGoesGlobal.

See the complete schedule of IEW events and RSVP.

Events are provided in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of Education and State that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. To find out more about the initiative, please see the official IEW website. International Education Week at the Smith School is sponsored in part with funding from a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education known as the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.