Sep 13, 2012

USD International Education Week aims to grow cultural awareness

VERMILLION, S.D. -- International Education Week at the University of South Dakota kicks off at noon on Monday, Sept. 24 with “Global Warming: The Evidence Is In.” The international forum is at Farber Hall inside Old Main and will be followed by a potluck dinner hosted by the International Student Club at USD’s Newman Center.

International Education Week at USD, Sept. 24-28, includes several programs designed to broaden international and cultural awareness on campus, including a special performance by the Caribbean Steel Drum Group at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Muenster University Center as well as several forums and panel discussions about study abroad opportunities for USD students.

Presentations on study abroad and National Student Exchange opportunities, and panel discussions with study abroad and faculty-led program student alumni include a Global Learning and Engagement Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 25; and the Global Palate and Photo Contest Display at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. The Global Palate is also a free food event featuring appetizer-style dishes from around the world.

International Education Week is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs which prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. A complete calendar of events at USD is available at

About The Center for Academic Engagement

The Center for Academic Engagement was created as a central point of contact for students to find experiential learning information, including information about service-learning, undergraduate research, study abroad and off-campus academic experiences.  The office is also a place where faculty can receive support for integrating service-learning and other experiential activities into their courses.  Finally, the Office acts as a general volunteer clearinghouse for Vermillion and the surrounding area.  For information on upcoming events, e-mail the CAE at or visit

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at

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Peter Carrels
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