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International Education Week 2013:
Exploring Global Community at Birmingham-Southern College

International photo entry

International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 11-15, shines a spotlight on the college's commitment to a tradition of engaging its global community through opportunities that allow students to study, serve, intern, research, and pursue careers that make a positive global impact.

"International Education Week is a showcase of where the world is today—a place without closed borders where we can share our knowledge and passions worldwide," said Ashley Ritter, a sophomore from Fayetteville, Tenn., and member of the BSC Sklenar Center Student Leadership Committee.

Launched in 2000 by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, the national observance of IEW is now marked annually in more than 100 countries.

"BSC hosts 33 international students and visiting fellows on campus," said Anne Ledvina, Associate Director of the Ellie and Herb Sklenar Center for International Programs. "In exchange, over 100 students, faculty, and staff travel the world each year, living and learning among people of different cultures. Like our students, who embrace diversity and represent hope for the future, International Education Week celebrates global understanding and the exchange of knowledge, values and experiences among the world's people."

International Education Week events are open to the public. All events are free with the exception of the International Bazaar Thursday, which will feature distinguished musician Eric Essix. Admission to the bazaar is $5 for students and $7 for off-campus guests. Faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to participate!

For more information, contact Anne Ledvina at (205) 226-7722 or

International Education Week schedule