International education week celebrates diversity, cultural exchange

International Education Week at Northeastern is an annual celebration of diversity and cultural exchange on campus and beyond.

The Office of Global Services is hosting the program in coordination with several other university departments, including Career Services, Campus Crossroads, and the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service.

Luchen Li, dean of the Office of Global Services, extolled the virtues of IEW, saying that “we’re trying to make our students, faculty, and staff even more aware of the fact that Northeastern is a global university.”

He noted that Northeastern’s 11,000 international students from 140 countries worldwide “enrich our community and enhance our learning dynamics.”

In his State of the University address earlier this month, President Joseph Aoun noted that Northeastern is “building a global university system.” In addition to the university’s diverse student community, Northeastern has launched regional campuses across North America, and Northeastern students engage in experiential learning opportunities in 136 countries.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. According to IEW’s website, the program is part of their “efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”

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