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U of M Will Host Activities for International Education Week Nov. 12-16

For release: November 7, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

The University of Memphis will offer a variety of activities in observance of International Education Week, which runs Nov. 12-16. Hosted by the Center for International Programs and Services, the calendar includes:

All week – Tigers Abroad Photo Exhibit in the McWherter Library rotunda. The exhibit will feature photos taken by Study Abroad students reflecting their cross-cultural experiences.

Monday, Nov. 12 – Global Race, noon to 2 p.m., Brister Hall, Room 102. Teams of U of M students will race across campus completing challenges that test their international knowledge. The first three teams to finish will win vouchers for Study Abroad trips.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 – U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session, noon to 2:30 p.m., Brister Hall, Room 220. Lee Rivers, assistant manager of outreach and special projects at the Institute for International Education, will offer an overview of Fulbright programs for students, including tips for submitting a competitive application. The event is open to U of M students only. The U.S. Fulbright Program provides funding for American students to pursue graduate study, advanced research and teaching abroad.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, contact the Center for International Programs and Services at 901-678-2814 or www.memphis.edu/cips.

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