USFSP to Celebrate International Education Week

A photo of USFSP students and Dr. Dan Marlin at Stonehenge in England.

Students enrolled in the Summer 2016 “Doing Business in Europe” course visit Stonehenge in England with Dr. Dan Marlin, associate dean in the Kate Tiedemann College of Business.

Starting Nov. 1, USF St. Petersburg will celebrate USFSP International Education Month. The event will coincide with International Education Week 2016, a joint effort between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that promotes programs that aim to prepare students for a global environment.

The month of festivities will include education abroad information sessions, lectures, campus events, and health and wellness activities with international origins. Lectures will include presentations by Dr. Ann Basso, adjunct in the Department of English at USF, who serves as program director of “USFSP Harry Potter: Mirrors, Doubles, and Twins;” and USFSP faculty Dr. J. Michael Francis, Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies and professor of History, and Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science.

“International Education month showcases USFSP global initiatives such as Education Abroad opportunities, international faculty research, and university programming that celebrates different cultures,” said Wendy Baker, director of Global Initiatives and Education Abroad programs. “Students have the opportunity to learn about different countries and cultures.”

The month of events will be hosted by USFSP Global Initiatives and is coordinated with the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library and other university departments. The library events are free and open to the public.

USF World also will host a month of events to recognize the university’s global connections across departments. Visit the USF World website for additional information.