The Office of International Programs at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is celebrating International Education Week, Nov. 16-20.

The Office of International Programs, in cooperation with the International Committee and student organizations, has prepared several activities for International Education Week.

A webcast, The Role of International Education in Peacebuilding on Monday, Nov. 16, 9-11 a.m. will be held in the Wyllie Library conference room and features information on how education can help solve differences. NASA Develop will share cover its global initiatives in the Chapel of All Faiths from 1-2 p.m., followed by Coffee Hour for international faculty from 4-5 p.m., and a World music concert from 5-6 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, students are invited to a webcast on Campus Internationalization in the Wyllie Library conference room followed by a film screening of Crossing Borders in the Science Center, Room 122, 7-9 p.m.

The Study Abroad Forum is set for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.

A Research Abroad Forum will provide information on opportunities available on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2-3 p.m., Rhododendron Room, Slemp Student Center.

A program on Lessons from the Quilting Project will be presented Friday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room.

The Variety Show will be held in the Rhododendron Room, Slemp Student Center and will feature dances, fashion, poetry and performances prepared by professors and students from many nations, Friday, Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m.

Students may choose to play Omikuji, a game based on Japanese fortune telling, Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jefferson Lounge, Slemp Student Center.

An International Exhibition featuring displays outfitted with information on multiple countries and their culture is available throughout the week at multiple locations on campus from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cultural credit is available for the Webcast: The Role of International Education in Peacebuilding, NASA Global Initiatives, World Music Concert, film screening, Study and Research Abroad forums and International Variety Show.

International Education Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange programs that are available to UVa-Wise students. The joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the College’s efforts to promote programs that prepare students for a global environment.

For more information, contact Witold Wolny at 276-328-0287.