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International Education Week promotes the benefits of studying globally. 

International Education Week promotes the benefits of studying globally. 

UW-Madison celebrates 19th International Education Week

This year marks the 19th year that the U.S. Department of State and the U.S Department of Education are joining forces to create International Education Week, which spans campuses including UW-Madison.

IEW, held Nov. 12-16, will celebrate the advantages of international education and exchange worldwide. It will also promote programs that prepare American students for a global environment. This week honors activities, research and people that make UW-Madison one of the top universities in not only the U.S., but the world.

“IEW allows UW-Madison to shine a spotlight on the importance of being globally engaged citizens,” said Steve Barcus, the director of communications at the International Division. “Gaining a global perspective allows students to better interact with the world as scholars, professionals and individuals.”

This week will be packed with events that encourage leaders from abroad to exchange their experiences with students.

Launching IEW, Madison’s own Iron Chef, Tory Miller, will give an exclusive lecture before a night of dancing.

The week will include a screening of the award-winning movie “The Diplomat.” There will also be a screening of “Dear Ambassador” and a special introduction and Q&A with director Luiz Fernando Goulet.

On Thursday, Rick Steves, travel writer and TV host, will the deliver the IEW keynote speech, “Travel as a Political Act.”

The week will conclude with a discussion on international careers and how human trafficking is impacting Japan.

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