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International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. For more information, visit the official IEW website.

This year’s International Education Week will be held from November 15–19, 2021! We hope you can join us throughout the week and be sure to check if an event is in person or via Zoom.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Time: 1–2 p.m.

International Coffee Hour: Trinidad and Tobago

Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 930 1236 0935, Passcode: CoffeeHour

Description: International Coffee Hour promotes the value of cultural exchange as we recognize and celebrate our diversity through faculty, student and community presentations on travel, cultural heritage and more.

Presenter: Skylar-Jade Lee

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.

The "Accidental" Career Path: My Lifelong International Education

Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 958 2869 3283, Passcode: IEW

Description: So often in our youth we’re asked, “What do you plan to do as a career?” I had many answers to that question at different stages in my life. Surprisingly, it was my slow and steady “international education” through the years that led me to a career path that ended up fitting me like a glove: being an English as a Second Language Professor. Come listen to me talk about my journey around the world on the way to my “accidental” career path. Consider sharing how your own “educational lessons” from across the world inspired your careers and/or brainstorm on how your international experiences may assist your future career path.

Presenter: Angela Adlish

Angela has traveled to countries across North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. She spent many years both studying and living in France, which led to a love of its culture, its people, and its beautifully diverse regions. In 2000, she spent most of the year living in Tokyo and teaching English at the NIC school to Japanese students preparing for their academic studies in Nevada and California. After completing her Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at UNR in 2001, she has taught classes at UNR’s Intensive English Language Center and TMCC’s College ESL Program, where she also served as Program Coordinator from 2007 to 2017.