For release: November 7, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843
The University of Memphis will offer a variety of activities in observance of International
Education Week, which runs Nov. 12-16. Hosted by the Center for International Programs
and Services, the calendar includes:
All week – Tigers Abroad Photo Exhibit in the McWherter Library rotunda. The exhibit
will feature photos taken by Study Abroad students reflecting their cross-cultural
Monday, Nov. 12 – Global Race, noon to 2 p.m., Brister Hall, Room 102. Teams of U
of M students will race across campus completing challenges that test their international
knowledge. The first three teams to finish will win vouchers for Study Abroad trips.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 – U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session, noon to 2:30
p.m., Brister Hall, Room 220. Lee Rivers, assistant manager of outreach and special
projects at the Institute for International Education, will offer an overview of Fulbright
programs for students, including tips for submitting a competitive application. The
event is open to U of M students only. The U.S. Fulbright Program provides funding
for American students to pursue graduate study, advanced research and teaching abroad.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State
and the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information, contact the Center for International Programs and Services at
901-678-2814 or www.memphis.edu/cips.