Monday was the primary day of International Education Week. The week is a joint celebration initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. In order to have a good time the week, Ohio University’s Office of Global Affairs, or OGA, will promote worldwide schooling all through the week.
“This year we are celebrating our global resilience,” Ji-Yeung Jang, interim govt director of Global Affairs, stated. “We are also recognizing that a lot of those global engagements and connections have never stopped … through virtual engagement.”
Jang stated OGA can have occasions recognizing the accomplishments of instructors and college students who’ve had a world engagement.
There can be an alumni panel the place worldwide alumni who at present reside abroad will share their experiences. They will speak concerning the influence OU’s schooling has had on them and the way it has been integrated into their on a regular basis lives.
Jang stated there may also be an Education Week Gala, which she believes would be the spotlight of the week.
Jang stated that the week can be primarily based on the marketing campaign “Make Respect Visible.” OGA is modifying that marketing campaign to incorporate worldwide individuals on campus. The OU campus has about 1000 worldwide college students and quite a few worldwide school and workers.
“We want to bring global perspectives on this campaign,” Jang stated.
Jang stated the workplace desires to reply questions like “What does respect mean from the global and international perspective?”
The week will educate college students on the subject and assist everybody acknowledge the significance of worldwide schooling and perspective. Jang stated on daily basis of the week will host an occasion.
OU masters pupil Laila Granderath is from Germany and is at present finding out overseas for her second time. Through finding out overseas, she has been capable of acknowledge the significance of world views.
“I feel like (studying abroad) helps you a lot,” Granderath stated. “First of all, to be more independent, be more confident but also get so much experience and see another part of the world. Also getting to know new people, and I think it just broadens your horizons a lot. So I think it’s a really great opportunity.”
Jang stated OU desires its college students to be world leaders in a society of interconnectedness.
“In order for our students and alumni to be global leaders, you need to have this global knowledge,” Jang stated. “You need to have global competencies. You need to be able to communicate with different people with different backgrounds. You need to have this intercultural intelligence, and the attitude that you want to be appreciating. You want to have this compassion for the things that are happening.”
OU alumna Allie Sprenger makes use of the talents she realized whereas finding out overseas in her present job. Sprenger studied overseas in Hungary via the OU Global Consulting Program, or GCP, in the course of the summer time of 2018.
“We can’t just take one approach to everything because it is a global company and you have to broaden your mind to it, and I think GCP really helped me understand,” Sprenger stated. “90% of my interviews are me just talking about my GCP experience, especially with a global position … because I’ve worked with people out of the country.”
For these desirous to contain themselves in International Education Week, they’ll go to https://www.ohio.edu/iew.
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