UAPB to Mark International Education Week Nov. 14-18

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

julia-wilson-headshotJulia A. Wilson, public relations liaison representative for the China-United States Exchange Foundation, will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Tuesday, Nov. 15-16 as part of International Education Week activities on campus.

Wilson will be the featured speaker at a campus assembly on UAPB’s China Initiative in Multidisciplinary Studies, Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Cross-Phipps Auditorium in Caldwell Hall. Wilson also serves as the international consultant for the 40 member Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) China Scholarship Network.

She will conduct classroom presentations and provide an update on network programs during a meeting with the UAPB China Initiative Faculty Steering Committee fall semester meeting.

A Peace Corps Prep Program Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the UAPB Isaac S. Hathaway-John M. Howard Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The MOA will outline details of a new Peace Corp Prep certification program which will be helpful to students who plan to explore global careers in the government or nonprofit sectors, including overseas Peace Corps volunteer assignments upon graduation.

Nov. 14-18 is the 18th anniversary of international education and exchange worldwide. Institutions are hosting events to recognize international students and education abroad, including UAPB through its Office of International Programs and Studies (OIPS) in the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.

Other highlights of International Week include a faculty/staff cultural connections webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in 1890 Extension Complex auditorium and education abroad information sessions scheduled for Nov. 15 at 5 p.m., Nov. 29 at 11 a.m., and Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in the Woodard Hall computer lab.

UAPB has education abroad programs in China, the Dominican Republic, France, Ghana and a new one in South Africa set to begin in 2018. “Interested students should attend an upcoming information session or schedule an appointment with an OIPS staff member,” urges Dr. Pamela Moore, associate dean for global engagement.

For more information on international education and global opportunities for faculty, staff and students or the new Peace Corp certification program at UAPB, contact Dr. Moore at (870) 575-8545.

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