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University celebrates International Education Week with dancing, dinner

Events part of effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for global environment, attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn in U.S.

11/08/06

Dancing, coffee tasting and an international potluck dinner are just some of the main attractions for Xavier’s celebration of National International Education Week, Nov. 13-17.

The weeklong event promotes and celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint imitative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

Latin American novelist Ariel Dorfman’s lecture on the global community commences Xavier’s weeklong activities. He is speaking on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schiff Family Conference Center.

Other activities during the week include a celebration of Diwali, an Indian festival of lights, an opportunity to shop for crafts made from around the world and a large potluck dinner featuring foods from numerous countries. As part of International Education Week, the student activities council is having a poster competition. Students are making a poster presentation about their country and have a chance to win gift certificates.

For more information please contact the Romero International Center at 513 745-2864.