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UTRGV Office of Global Engagement to participate in International Education Week

By J. Edward Moreno

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX – NOV. 13, 2017 – The UTRGV Office of Global Engagement and its supporting units (International Admissions and Student Services, International Programs and Partnerships, and the Language Institute) are hosting its second annual International Education Week celebration.

The weeklong series is meant to expose The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley community to cultures from around the world.

“It’s a celebration that provides an opportunity to recognize international education, cultural understanding and exchange worldwide,” said Samantha Lopez, director of International Admissions and Student Services.

The event is participating in the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, which serves as a “welcome message from U.S. higher education institutions to international students around the world,” according to the organization’s website.

There are a variety of events scheduled from Monday, Nov. 13, to Friday, Nov. 17. The events are spread across the Edinburg and Brownsville Campuses, with the inaugural event taking place in the Edinburg Campus Ballroom.

Schedule of events:

Monday, Nov. 13

Inaugural IEW Event/Bring the World to UTRGV Awards
EUCTR Ballroom (Edinburg)
10-11 a.m. 

Study Abroad Fair
EUCTR Ballroom (Edinburg)
Noon-2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Middle East Exhibit
EUCTR Ballroom (Edinburg)
Noon-1:30 p.m.

 Study Abroad Fair
Main Courtyard (Brownsville)
Noon-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Multilingua Fest
EUCTR Ballroom (Edinburg)
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

International Food Festival: Sabor de México
El Gran Salon (Brownsville)
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Language Institute World Expo
CESS 1.300 (Edinburg)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Multilingua Fest
El Gran Salon (Brownsville)
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

The Beauty of Living on Borders: Panel Discussion
Salon Cassia (Brownsville)
7-8:30 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 17

Picture the World Photo Contest
EUCTR Ballroom
10-11 a.m.

For more information, email international@utrgv.edu or call (956) 882-7092 or (956) 665-2922.

ABOUT UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

MEDIA CONTACTS

J. Edward Moreno
UTRGV Staff Writer / 956-665-3639  

Marci.Caltabiano@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications 956-665-2742