International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. According to the Department of Sate’s website, this is a week to celebrate and highlight programs and initiatives that “prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States”. Well, Skidmore College certainly has a lot to celebrate!
- Nearly 60% of each graduating class studies off campus
- Skidmore was ranked 2nd in the U.S. in the list of Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions by Mid-Length Duration of Study Abroad (students spending a semester abroad) in the most recent Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual Open Doors Report
- Each year we welcome students from all over the world to pursue their undergraduate degree at Skidmore. In fact, 10% of this year’s incoming class are international students!
The faculty and staff and Skidmore also add to the Global landscape here. Each semester we have faculty researching, writing, teaching and gaining international experience abroad that they then bring back to the campus.
Here are a list of events we’ll be having throughout the week to recognize International Education Week: http://www.skidmore.edu/ocse/events/iew.php