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UCLA goes global for International Education Week

Units across campus will host events on global issues, international careers and study abroad

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UCLA students participating in the Conversation Cafe during International Education Week 2017.

Together with a team of campus partners and 30 co-sponsors, the UCLA International Institute will celebrate International Education Week 2018, an initiative of the U.S. departments of state and education. The campus-wide celebration will run from Nov. 13–16 and is organized by the International Institute, the UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, the UCLA Office of Residential Life, the UCLA Study Abroad/International Education Office and the UCLA Library.

One of the major goals of Cindy Fan, UCLA vice provost for international studies and global engagement who oversees the International Institute, is to enable UCLA students of all majors and disciplines to gain international experience via campus classes, study abroad, international research, internships and work opportunities.

During International Education Week, UCLA students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy “international coffees” at the World Café, attend a night of student performances at Bruins Around the World, discover study abroad destinations at the Off the Beaten Path event, engage with students from different cultural backgrounds at the Powell Library Conservation Café and participate in the FLAS/Fulbright Information Sessions at the International Institute.

International resources at UCLA extend beyond the units that organize International Education Week. Globally oriented research occurs across disciplines at UCLA at the Center for Global Management, the Promise Institute for Human Rights and the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, to name some. Finally, a variety of student groups bring global cultural awareness to campus. Students volunteer their time to put on performances, film screenings, conversations and many other events to engage with the world.

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