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International Education Week Celebration at The New School

Celebrating the contribution of international students and professors to the New School community, the university will celebrate the 8th International Education Week (IEW), November 15’19, with a full week of events, workshops, panels, performances, and off-campus tours.

IEW launches with The International Festival on Monday, November 15, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, with a festive display curated by more than 20 international students representing their home countries and performances by Mannes, Jazz, and Lang students. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join the international community directory, check out international jobs online, and sample snacks and delicacies from a range of countries.

Activities through the week include the popular Edible Tour of the World, as well as workshops and panel discussions on culture, immigration, international education, and study abroad opportunities. Also featured is the 6th Annual IEW Photo Contest; photos will be on display in the lobbies of 2 West 13th Street, 66 West 12th Street, 55 West 13th Street, 6 East 16th Street, and 150 West 85th Street. Online and on-campus voting for the photo contest takes place November 8’18.

IEW pays homage to The New School’s global view. Beginning with the University in Exile, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, The New School has had a long tradition of sponsoring international scholars and students. Twenty-five percent of current undergraduates are international students from 105 countries; The New School has been consistently ranked by US News and World Report as having the highest percentage of international students nationally. It is also home to more than 50 Fulbright students from across the globe.

For more information about the contest, including photo submission and voting information, visit the International Student Services website, or contact them directly at or 212.229.5992.

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