INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2021 | Student Affairs and Academic Affairs have partnered to celebrate International Education Week, promoted by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, during the week of Nov. 15-19, 2021. Multiple campus entities, including Global-Local Initiatives (GLI), the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS), the Office of National and International Fellowships (ONIF), and Study Abroad (SA) will host in-person and online events to recognize and celebrate the benefits of international education and international exchange worldwide and on our LMU campus.
This year’s events spotlight LMU’s renewed internationalization efforts that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. The university’s re-opening is being commemorated with hosting a record number of four Fulbright scholars on our campus, welcoming back over 1,000 international students representing 99 countries at the Westchester and LMU Loyola Law School campuses, and gearing up to resume Study Abroad programs in the spring. We are thrilled to have our Lions from around the globe together again, in person, to grow and learn from one another.
Events include sessions highlighting opportunities for study abroad and post-graduate international fellowships; discuss the impact of experiences abroad on personal and professional futures; showcase the work of current Fulbright scholars at LMU; and share faculty experiences with internationalizing their course curriculum. The LMU campus will come together for Wellness Wednesday with international foods, vendors, and an opportunity to explore student organizations and clubs that promote international exchange. OISS will also host an in-person Friendsgiving, introducing the Thanksgiving holiday to our international community and offering an opportunity to expand cross-cultural friendships.
At LMU, we are grateful to have an institution committed to international education, with a vibrant community of students and scholars from around the world, and numerous curricular and co-curricular opportunities to engage the global community, including academic majors and minors such as international relations and modern languages and literatures, as well as programs that run through units such as Mission and Ministry, Center for Service and Action, and Center for International Business, to name just a few.
LMU’s dedication to international education further deepens our commitment to other initiatives including the Anti-Racism Project. We invite the LMU community to participate in International Education Week and join together to create the world we want to live in by being persons for and with others.
The International Education Week events can be found here.