GEO hosts International Education Week celebration

Dominican's Global Education Office (GEO) celebrated the 15th anniversary of International Education Week with a wide range of lunchtime activities November 17-21 on the Dominican campus.

International Education Week 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 efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

For the fifth year in a row, Dominican staged a series of events on campus.

On Monday, Nov. 17, International Education Week kicked off with a Global Education Office Open House in Creekside Room. It included an overview of the International Education Week and its partners plus a “Passport to the World – Travel and Safety” presentation.

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, “Penguins Abroad” featured Dominican Study Abroad students who shared their experiences during a lunchtime presentation in Creekside Room. Nine Dominican students spoke about their travels to France, Spain, Greece, Mexico and the Netherlands.

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, a “Study Aboard & Multi-Cultural Fair” was held in Creekside Room. The event, sponsored by GEO and ASDU student clubs, featured music, snacks and student performances.

On Thursday, Nov. 20, there was a Fulbright Research Scholar Presentation - Art History in China in the Garden Room in Edgehill Mansion. Guest speakers included Dr. Suresh Appavoo, Director of Dominican’s Center for Diversity Initiatives who received a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award, and Dr. Dawn Odell from Lewis & Clark University.

On Friday, Nov. 21, Dominican students, faculty and staff submitted photos to the GEO International Photo Contest that were on display and judged during a lunch hosted by GEO in Creekside Room.

For more information, contact Kati Bell, GEO Director at Dominican, at 415-482-2483 or email  kati.bell@dominican.edu.