International Education Week 2019: Go Greater, Go Global!

November 18 - 22 will mark the celebration of International Education Week on UF campus

Under the theme “Go Greater, Go Global!”, the University of Florida is pleased to once again observe International Education Week (IEW), an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part the University of Florida’s efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

In addition to celebrate being a U.S. top five public university, the UF International Center is honored to serve and support the university community’s global engagements. IEW provides an annual opportunity to highlight the tremendous impact of our international connections in teaching, research and service. 

The Gator Nation is home to over 6,600 international students from more than 140 countries. We host over 1,500 visiting scholars every year, and more than 2,600 of our students travel abroad to more than 66 destinations annually.  On any given day, year-round, UF faculty and staff from all parts of the university can be found across the world, carrying out research, participating in conferences and workshops, or teaching.  Some 2,000 UF faculty and staff have international backgrounds by birth or education, and bring international dimensions to their job and into our classrooms and laboratories every day.

We invite all UF colleges, departments, and centers to celebrate their own contributions to go greater in achieving UF’s global goals by organizing international education activities during this week.

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

For a list of IEW activities hosted by the International Center and many other UF departments  click here.