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International Education Week

Banner for International Education Week.  Shows an image of a camera, a plane and a map along with the International Education Week logo.

November 12-16, 2018

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Several events are scheduled to help celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange at Mount Holyoke. We encourage you to participate.


ISOC Open Mic Event

Join the International Student Organizing Committee at Thirsty Mind for Read Between the Lines: Resistance, an Act of Education. Sunday, Nov. 11, 7–9 pm.

Global Insights Contest Exhibition

The photographs that students submitted to the Global Insights contest will be on display in the Student Art Gallery Nov. 12–16.

International Internships Information Session

Get an overview of Mount Holyoke's international internships for 2019, learn about new and continuing opportunities with partner organizations and more.

Global Learning Information Table

Stop by our table outside the Dining Commons and learn about the McCulloch Center and how we can support your global learning. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5–7 pm.

“App”y Hour (Application Party)

Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor, or get help finishing your application. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30–7 pm, 226 Blanchard.

Diversity Abroad Talk

Returned study abroad students will discuss the intersection of identity and global experiences. Thursday, Nov. 15, 5 pm, 101 Dwight.

Study Abroad Information Session

Learn about academic planning, application procedures, programs, financing & scholarships, credit transfer & next steps. Fri., Nov. 16, 5 pm, 216 Skinner.

Global Learners

Meet some of the students who gained new perspectives about today's interconnected world through the international education experiences they had at Mount Holyoke.

Photo of Andrea Hernandez ’19

Global Learners: Andrea Hernandez ’19

“My semester in Hong Kong challenged me to think about the U.S. in new and different ways. I began to see its the role within a global context.”

Global Learners: Kuzivakwashe Madungwe ’21

“As an international student from a small country, I am constantly learning so much more about different cultures through the people I interact with here.”

Global Learners: Obaa Yaa Anin-Yeboah ’20

“Embrace the experience and be prepared to learn.”

Global Learners: Sarah Cavar ’20

“Part of learning maturely is coming up with your own ideas, stepping out of your comfort zone and engaging with people who are different from you.”

Global Learners: Tsion Girmay ’19

“As a senior, I’m confident enough to say I am a global citizen, and I owe it all to the education that was provided to me within a diverse setting.”

Global Learners: Xinrui Zhu ’22

“I found myself at Mount Holyoke. I learned self-reliance in a foreign country. I realized I have control over my life. I need to be responsible for it.”

Global Learners: Yehee Lee ’22

“I’ve become more cautious about viewing the experiences of others. I now prioritize, above everything, seeing the world through their perspective.”