Nov 14 2011
New York, N.Y. (November 14, 2011)—A fair trade festival, tour of the United Nations, and writing competition are among events scheduled for International Education Week at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Organized by NYIT’s Office of International Education, the week’s activities provide an opportunity for the university community to celebrate its global connections with students and faculty members — as well as its status as a top 10 destination for international graduate students.
“We provide a very festive environment, prizes, storytelling, and entertainment,” says Director of International Education Barbara Multari.
Although the U.S. Departments of State and Education initiated the annual event in 2000, this is the first year Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
has proclaimed Nov. 14-18, 2011 International Education Week in New York State. This year’s theme, “International Education: Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed Globally,” will be observed around the United States and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Multari also hopes to highlight the importance of the cross-cultural collaboration in her office’s advocacy efforts this week. “The OIE is proud to display the talents of artisans from around the world— this is our fourth Fair Trade Festival and its proceeds will provide income to people in developing countries who rely on it for food, education, healthcare and housing,” she explains.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. Led by President Edward Guiliano
, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu
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