AMHERST, Mass. – As part of International Education Week, UMass Amherst will host a week of events that aims to celebrate international exchange, education and community.
The week will include a coffee hour, where students can connect with friends over free snacks and beverages, as well as several panel discussions that discuss everything from international scholarly exchange to getting a job in the U.S.
“In this climate, the work of the International Programs Office (IPO), which I often describe in short-hand as taking UMass Amherst to the world and bringing the world to UMass Amherst, is evermore important,” says Kalpen Trivedi, associate provost for International Programs.
As part of the week, the university will join the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, which strives to make international students feel welcome on campus.
Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy says UMass Amherst is dedicated to supporting its international students and programs. “My administration and I remain committed to the welfare and success of all members of our community,” he says.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education for a worldwide celebration that highlights efforts to prepare citizens all over for a global environment.
For a full list of the week’s events, visit www.umass.edu/internationalweek. To show support for the UMass Amherst international community, share posts and photos on social media using #YouAreWelcomeHere.