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UCLA celebrates International Education Week 2023

UCLA celebrates International Education Week 2023

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UCLA International Institute, October 30, 2023UCLA International Institute is proud to announce a campus celebration of International Education Week (IEW) next week, November 6–9.

A joint initiative of the U.S. departments of state and education, IEW is celebrated each fall at college campuses throughout the United States. The week highlights the immense value of international education for U.S. students — whether acquired through study abroad, language study, international internships, research or internationally oriented coursework — as well as the immeasurable contributions made to U.S. campuses by students and scholars from other countries.

With support from 21 campus sponsors, IEW at UCLA will offer Bruin students, faculty and staff programming that showcases our university’s impressive international educational and cultural resources. From musical and cultural performances to martial arts classes to lectures on global politics to international career events, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Rated the top public university in the United States for seven years in a row by U.S. News & World Report, UCLA is a global university with a “glocal” vision, one that connects the world with local communities. In the city of Los Angeles, all global activities have local connections. The research conducted on our campus — whether in the social sciences and humanities, medicine, economics, the life and environmental sciences, engineering or the arts — impacts people here in Los Angeles and around the world.

Our diverse student body, faculty and staff bring deep connections to numerous world cultures to our communities on campus and in Los Angeles. And Bruin alumni are active members of UCLA Alumni Association networks around the world.

When young Bruins become fluent in other languages, study or conduct research abroad and/or work with peers from other countries, their lives become enriched and their perspectives broadened. These experiences help build the intercultural fluency needed for today’s workforce and to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds in a global, interconnected world.

Knowledge of world regions and intercultural communication skills are especially needed to address urgent global challenges, which span geopolitical conflicts, accelerating climate change, socioeconomic inequity, systemic racism and global health crises.

We invite you to browse the IEW website to learn about scheduled events and activities, as well as to read about students who have studied abroad and professors who teach international and global studies. We look forward to seeing you at International Education Week.