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Intercultural discovery, interaction the focus of fifth annual Thiel International Education Week


Intercultural discovery, interaction the focus of fifth annual Thiel International Education Week

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College will celebrate its fifth annual International Education Week from Nov. 14-20 with a range of on-campus activities emphasizing international discovery and cultural interaction.

“Thiel College endeavors to provide many opportunities for our students to engage and experience global perspectives,” President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., said. “We are excited to participate in this international celebration and will continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing these kinds of experiences for the Thiel community.”

International Education Week campus events:

  • Study Abroad Panel, 3 p.m. Monday, Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center
  • Career Benefits of Studying Abroad, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Weyer’s Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center
  • Mini Language Lessons, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rudisill Room, Howard Miller Student Center
  • International Candy Buffet, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Howard Miller Student Center
  • Mexican Bingo with International Prizes, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sawhill-Georgian Room, Howard Miller Student Center
  • International Food Fair, 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, TC Café, Howard Miller Student Center

Tuesday’s workshop on the career benefits of studying abroad will include representatives from the Peace CORPS, who will answer questions from students.

In her inaugural year, Traverso continues to emphasize student success in a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Previously in her career, she served the Peace CORPS in a variety of roles—including education coordinator and director—in locales such as Morocco, Yemen and Bulgaria.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week began in 2000. The United States and more than 100 countries observe the week, which endeavors to empower youth through international education.

Many events are open to the public. For more information, contact Assistant Dean of Student Life and Director of International Student Affairs Shannon Reesh at or 724-589-2126.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and graduate programs in, Business Administration, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Communication and Leadership, Physician Assistant and Speech-Language Pathology. All of Thiel College’s master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce outstanding graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to diversity and inclusion. The College combines tradition with innovation as it honors its past and celebrates its future.

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