Media Contact: Elizabeth Rau, 401-874-2116KINGSTON, November 9, 2012 – Flags from different countries around the world will soon rise at URI's Memorial Union in celebration of International Education Week.
For more information, please visit the International Education Week website at www.uri.edu/international/IEW.
"America: Through a Global Lens," a photo exhibit by international students focusing on their lives in the United States. The photos will be displayed in the union lounge.
"Work, Intern and Volunteer Abroad," a talk by experts in international business, government, and nonprofit groups. Speakers will include representatives of the U.S. Department of State, the Peace Corps, Plan USA, and Dream Careers, a global internship program. The discussion will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the union's atrium.
"Study and Research Opportunities in Germany, the Land of Ideas," a talk by Aftab Ahmed, research assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and the 2012-13 research ambassador for DAAD, a German academic exchange program. Ahmed will discuss academic, research, and scholarship opportunities in Germany. The discussion will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at a booth in the union lobby.
"Get a Passport and Travel Giveaway," a workshop to help students speed up their passport applications. Representatives from the postal service will be available to answer questions. The $110 application fee will be waived for the first 50 student applicants. Faculty and staff may also apply for or renew their passports. For details about the waiver, visit uri.edu/international/IEW. The session will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 in the union lounge.
A celebration of the partnership between the Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) English Language Institute and URI. International students will also display posters they created about their cultures. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at the Hardge Forum in the Multicultural Center. The Office of the Provost is sponsoring the gathering.