International Education Week 2017

The University of Florida will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) on November 13 – 17.

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education celebrated annually, and it presents an opportunity to highlight UF’s many international achievements and initiatives, and to focus on our goal of being a truly global university.

UFIC serves over 6,600 international students from more than 154 countries. We host over 2,200 visiting scholars every year, and more than 2,100 of our students travel abroad to more than 50 destinations annually. On any given day, year-round, UF faculty and staff from all parts of the university can be found across the globe, carrying out research, participating in conferences and workshops, or teaching.  Some 2,000 UF faculty and staff have international roots or background themselves, including many who were born and educated abroad, and who bring international dimensions to their job and into our classrooms and laboratories every day.

The UF International Center is here to help the entire campus community in their continued efforts to promote and support global learning, and to help prepare our students to excel in a globalized world. We invite and encourage all UF colleges, departments, and centers to highlight their global reach by organizing international education activities during IEW week, and we would be delighted to help publicize your events through our IEW promotional portals.

A list of activities hosted by the International Center, as well as other UF events marking IEW will be announced soon.

For questions related to International Education Week, please contact Mabel Cardec at mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu.