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ASU plans International Education Week celebrations

News release from Albany State University

Albany State University will help students think beyond borders with several events planned to celebrate International Education Week.

“Recognizing International Education Week is more important now than ever,” said Patricia Ryan-Ikegwuonu, director of Global Programs and program director for ASU in South Africa Study Program. “With the many and varied international interactions and exchanges – and, unfortunately, with threats of international terrorism – the need for an appreciation, not simply a tolerance, but a real appreciation for other countries and cultures is vitally important. In fact, I remain convinced that appreciation and respectful communications internationally will be the catalyst for the wonderful world we all want to experience.”

The week will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in room 172 of the ACAD building. ASU President Everette J. Freeman and City of Albany officials will participate in a Proclamation Ceremony designating Nov. 16-19 as International Education Week at ASU and in the Good Life City.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, ASU students will learn about the university’s passport initiative, which encourages all students to obtain a passport, which will make planning travel and study abroad easier.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, will be the highlight of International Education Week at ASU. The International Parade of Flags will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Simmons Hall. The parade will then go to the Reese Student Union and then to Sanford Gymnasium, where the Cultural Explosion Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature booths with information about different countries, food tasting stations and vendors.

International Education Week will conclude at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, with the session “About ASU Study Abroad Programs,” which will be held in room 172 of the ACAD building.

For more information about International Education Week at ASU, contact Ryan-Ikegwuonu at (229) 430-4867 or

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