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UWF to celebrate International Education Week

The University of West Florida International Programs will celebrate International Education Week from Nov. 13-17, 2017. International Education Week provides UWF with the opportunity to celebrate international education and worldwide exchange.

International Education Week is a federal initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences. Colleges and universities are encouraged to host events that promote international education and facilitate exchange activities.

“Each year, International Education Week provides UWF with an opportunity to celebrate our diverse student body,” said Rachel Hendrix, executive director for the Office of International Affairs. “It allows students to share their culture with the campus.”

Events will include:

  • Nov. 14: The Confucius Institute at UWF will host the Study and Travel in China event in the University Commons Auditorium from 11 a.m. to noon.
  • Nov. 15: Dr. Francis Godwyll, professor and chair of the Department of Research and Advanced Studies and director of the doctoral program in the UWF College of Education and Professional Studies, will present a lecture, “Higher Education in Africa: Engaging the World and Strengthening the Homeland,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. A poster presentation will be held immediately after the lecture in the CFPA lobby to showcase student research relating to Africa.
  • Nov. 16: Students will share music and live performances from their country during International Music Night in the Argo Galley at 7 p.m.

For more information about the UWF Office of International Affairs, visit

For more information about International Education Week, visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.