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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


USD’s Center for Academic & Global Engagement (CAGE) gives students the chance to gain real-world experience and knowledge and connect with their community and the larger world. CAGE offers academically based opportunities that create skills employers and graduate schools seek. Among them: off-campus service-learning programs, studying abroad, student exchange, undergraduate research and nationally competitive awards and fellowships. CAGE also provides support to international students with cultural and academic adjustments as well as immigration concerns.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News