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Monday, November 8, 2010

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Media Contact: Bridget Lewis, Office:817-272-3317, Cell:214-577-9094, blewis@uta.edu

ARLINGTON

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Office of International Education will highlight the benefits of education abroad Nov. 15–19, during International Education Week. This year’s theme is “Education Abroad: The World is Your Classroom.”

There will be activities and lectures that discuss international service learning, research, teaching, studying, working and interning in the international arena and at UT Arlington. A major highlight of the week will be the international food fair, which provides something exciting for the entire community. 

Events include:

Monday, Nov. 15
Faculty Study Abroad Workshop
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Trimble Hall, Room 200

Tuesday, Nov. 16
Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers

Professor, Political Science

“Building a Community One Child at a Time: The Giving Circle in Uganda”

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Red River, University Center

Dolores Aguilar

Clinical Instructor, Nursing

“Personal Adjustment, Language Acquisition and Culture Learning in Short-term Cultural Immersion”

Time: 1p.m.

Location: Red River, University Center

Dr. Carla Amaro-Jiménez
Assistant Professor, Bilingual/ESL Education
“‘It’s More than Sweeping Floors:’ Opportunities for Enhancing Student Learning in Service Learning”

Time:  4 p.m.

Location: Red River, University Center

Wednesday, Nov. 17
Passport Fair and Study Abroad Table

Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Location: University Center between Freshens and Starbucks Coffee

For new passport and renewal requirements, visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html

Study Abroad Info Session

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Location: Sabine, University Center

Thursday, Nov. 18
Fall Food Fair (organized by the International Student Organization)

Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: University Center Mall (Palo Duro Lounge as rain site)
Study Abroad Student Panel, “Tales from Abroad”

Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Red River, University Center

Friday, Nov. 19
Peace Corps Table

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: University Center between Freshens and Starbucks Coffee

All week long, there will also be a study abroad photo contest in the University Center Gallery. For more details about these events or study abroad opportunities, visit the Office of International Studies, or contact Lauren Cutcher, international programs coordinator, at (817) 272-2355.

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