Trine to mark International Education Week with celebration on Nov. 21

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University will focus on its study abroad program when it joins the global celebrations of International Education Week by hosting an event. Everyone is invited to attend and learn about the benefits of studying abroad.

The Study Abroad and International Student Services offices will join to sponsor the celebration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Fabiani Theatre in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center.

International Education Week signifies diversity in education, and it is celebrated worldwide. Organizers point out that our nation's study abroad students are the host institutions' international students and vice versa for the same institutions. The common thread is attending a school while living in another country.

Event highlights include:

John Shannon, Ph.D., Trine's vice president of academic affairs, will share his study abroad experience.

Directors of the Study Abroad and the International Student Services offices, Haseeb Kazi, Ph.D., and David Colbert, respectively, will discuss the value, challenges and success that comes from studying abroad and how to prepare.

Trine Study Abroad Club members will tell what inspired them to study abroad and how they are getting ready.

International students at Trine will share information about their cultures and overall experiences.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is designed to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. For more information, visit