The 14th annual International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of State. Wentworth Military Academy and College will celebrate during this coming week.
International Education Week -IEW- presents an opportunity to recognize the benefits of international education.The emphasis of this week is to promote awareness and help to prepare American students to participate in a global environment and economy while welcoming students from many different parts of the world to experience the American culture. Incidentally these international students become future ambassadors for good relations with the United States. This contributes greatly to future cooperation between the USA and other countries.
Wentworth to has a significant presence of international students on our campus. At Wentworth, the emphasis of the IEW is to recognize the opportunities that are present in having a diverse student body.
“Being aware that many of you have had international experiences of different types, whether they be travel experiences, study abroad experiences or military service abroad, I would encourage you to find ways of sharing the impact of these experiences with our students,” said Cristhina Starke, International Director at Wentworth. “I am positive that the most meaningful impact on our lives often came from the interaction that we had with the people of different countries.”
According to John Kerry, US Secretary of State, ” International Education creates lifelong friendships between students and it strengthens the bonds between nations… International Education prepares our youth for the globalized 21st century workforce… I call upon education institutions to prioritize international education.”
Wentworth will celebrate IEW by having different ethnic food served throughout the week. The highlights of the week will be on Wednesday, Nov 20, at the evening meal, when Wentworth will welcome the Mexican Consul, Alicia Kerber, and a Mexican Chef, Chef Tito, who will cook and also make a cooking presentation for us. On Friday, Nov. 22, we will close the week with a Flag Ceremony at noon time.