International Education Week 2021: “Celebrating 30 Years of Supporting International Education on UF’s Campus!”

November 15 – 19 will mark the celebration of International Education Week on the UF campus

In a recent joint statement calling for a renewed U.S. commitment to international education, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education argued strongly that all Americans need to be equipped with the global and cultural competencies to navigate the ever-changing landscapes of education, international business, scientific discovery and innovation, and the global economy.  

Echoing this call, the UF International Center (UFIC) renews its commitment to recognizing the many contributions to international education at the University of Florida by celebrating International Education Week 2021. 

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the UF International Center with pride in our long role in supporting the crucial global dimensions of the university’s mission to create a better world, and with a renewed commitment to this role in the current contexts. Not only has the entire UFIC team devoted extraordinary efforts this past year to discussing and planning about what we can do at home, but we have attempted to be constant advocates for thinking broadly about the benefits— indeed the necessity— of a global perspective to address these challenges of our times.

In this context, we invite all UF colleges, departments, and centers to celebrate with us! Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we encourage all units to celebrate their own contributions and plans to take action in support of UF’s global goals by organizing international education activities during this week. 

For questions related to International Education Week on UF campus, and for help in publicizing your events, please contact Mabel Cardec at mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu or 352-273-1515. 

To see a list of activities hosted by the UF International Center, as well as other UF events marking IEW, please check out our Events page searching under International Education Week.

For the International Education Awards, click here.

For the International Student Achievement Awards, click here.

For additional IEW information, click here.