Hood College celebrates International Education Week with campus-wide celebration

On-Campus events planned throughout week to celebrate education across the globe in joint effort with U.S. Dept of State and Education

FREDERICK, Maryland — Hood College will be celebrating International Education Week (IEW) campus-wide from November 15-19. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of a national effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

The celebration will begin on Monday, Nov. 15 at 4pm with the ceremonial Parade of Flags, a colorful opening parade that proceeds throughout campus from Rosemont Gate to Coblentz Hall. Flags are held by Hood students, staff and faculty. The parade will be followed by an Opening Ceremony in front of Coblentz Hall at 4:30pm that includes welcoming remarks by President Andrea E. Chapdelaine and Vice President for Community & Inclusivity Tammi Simpson, as well as short peace poems read by Hood international students. The parade and opening ceremony are free and open to the community.

Other events taking place throughout the week include a Diwali celebration and international trivia on Wednesday, Nov. 17 and a Global Party on Friday, Nov. 19. For a full schedule of events taking place on campus throughout International Education Week, click here.

Hood College celebrated its inaugural International Education Week during the week of November 18 – 22 in 2019.

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