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Viva la educación internacional

November 13, 2006

Image of International Education Week 2006 logoSF State will join campuses throughout the country Nov. 13-17 in celebrating the seventh annual International Education Week with a variety of workshops, lectures, film screenings, art exhibitions and ceremonies that promote the benefits of studying global cultures at home and overseas.

SF State has more international students than any other master's degree-granting institution in the United States, according to 2005-06 figures released Nov. 13 by the Institute of International Education. This marks the second consecutive year that SF State is ranked No. 1 for international students. The University was No. 2 in each of the previous five years. The rankings are based on the most recently completed academic year, 2005-06. The number of international students at SF State last fall was 2,016.

All SF State events will take place on campus. All events are free unless noted otherwise. Highlights include:

  • Welcome reception for international students. 3 - 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Vista Room, fourth floor, Burk Hall.
  • "What did Chinese Sound Like 1,000 Years Ago, and How Do We Know?" Lecture by Wen-Chao Li, associate professor of Chinese. 4:10 - 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Room 473, Humanities building.
  • Festival de las Naciones (Festival of Latin American cultures). A parade and celebration with traditional clothing representative of Latin American cultures. 2:10 - 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Room 587, Humanities building.
  • Japanese tea ceremony. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:10 - 2 p.m., and 2:10 - 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Reservations required at Room 117, Humanities building. $3-$5.
  • Kusae: The Japanese art of paper collage. Art demonstration and reception by Kikuyo Sekino. 2:10 - 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Room 484, Humanities building.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of State and Education. Its goals are to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study and learn in the United States.

For details and a full list of events, call the SF State Office of International Programs at (415) 338-1293 or visit the SF State International Education Week Web site.

-- Matt Itelson


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