University of Vermont

International Education Week • November 12-16, 2012

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Message from Jane E. Knodell,
Provost and Senior Vice President

As part of our commitment to increasing diversity on campus, I’m pleased to announce that the University of Vermont joins 85 countries around the world to celebrate the 12th Annual International Education Week on November 14-18. This year’s theme is “International Education – Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed Globally”. This is a great opportunity for us to acknowledge and raise awareness of our own international population that now includes more than 500 international students, researchers, faculty and staff from 67 countries.

This significant week provides an opportunity to highlight the many benefits of international education and exchange, express appreciation to those students and scholars who organize and participate in exchange programs and study or teach here. At UVM, approximately 273 international students are now pursuing undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees in addition to the 70 exchange and non-degree students who come here each year from all over the world.

We continue to seek innovative ways of adding to the record number of international students enrolled this fall (347) from more than 50 countries including the fledgling U.S.-Sino Pathway Program that added 39 students from China. Nearly 37 percent of UVM undergraduates study abroad in over 80 countries with many of them participating in a Faculty-Led Programs Abroad taught by UVM faculty.

In addition to the international-themed programming already happening throughout the year at our university, there are multiple events planned during International Education Week and the month of November. I hope to see you at some of these events such as Diwali Night which has become one of the biggest cultural events at UVM as well as the many other programs organized by the Office of International Education and Global Village. Please also take a few moments to thank and acknowledge the members of our international population for the richness they bring to our campus.

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