UNCW to Celebrate International Education Week, Host 24th Annual Intercultural Festival, Nov. 14-18

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

UNCW is proud to participate in International Education Week, an opportunity to showcase the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, the week is designed to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and encourage participation in studying abroad and other exchange experiences.

Hosted by UNCW's Office of International Programs, the week will celebrate globalism through films, performances, panel discussions and more.

This year, the Intercultural Festival, historically held in February, has been added to the slate of events. A festival highlighting cultures and countries with food, dance, music, performances and exhibits, i-Fest will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Burney Center.

“Aligning our institutional efforts to recognize global education opportunities and achievement, while holding the Intercultural Festival at a time and location fully accessible to both UNCW students and the community, serves to tie the global elements of the UNCW strategic plan with a national effort,” said Michael Wilhelm, associate vice chancellor for international programs.

Highlights of the week include:

  • International Education Week and Global Citizens Award Reception
    4 to 5 p.m., Nov. 15, Fisher Student Center Clock Tower Lounge
  • “Little Bee” to NC: Working with Refugees
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Cameron Hall 105
  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (walking 500 miles west to Santiago de Compostela)
    6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 16, Cameron Hall 101
  • Games and Global Music During “Wagsgiving”
    3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 17, outside of Wagoner Dining Hall
  • Affordable Education Abroad Options
    4 to 5 p.m., Nov. 18, Cameron Hall 111

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, see

--Caroline Cropp