Hundreds of students, faculty and staff learned more about international languages and cultures during the International Education Week activities held this semester on the University of North Georgia's four campuses.
Events included an international photo contest, tea and coffee tastings, international dinners and discussion sessions about immigration, the Peace Corps and other international issues.
On the Dahlonega Campus, the dining hall provided a Russian-themed dinner and a French-themed lunch, both of which featured international dishes. On the Gainesville, Oconee and Cumming Campuses, International Education Week events included screenings of "Girl Rising," a documentary about the barriers to education faced by girls around the world. Jerry Gonzalez, founder and current director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, also spoke to students.
Events were sponsored locally by the Center for Global Engagement. International Education Week, held in November each year, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.