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Virtual Events to Highlight International Education Week Nov. 16 - 19


By Mark Kramer

The University of Houston-Downtown is known for its diversity and embracing different cultures – and there’s no better time to celebrate than International Education Week, Nov. 16-19.

UHD’s Office of Study Abroad will be hosting a series of virtual events all week to promote the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

“These events provide a fantastic opportunity to engage in a number of interactive virtual events with guest speakers to enhance the understanding of many cultures,” said Ali Maghoo, Associate Director of Study Abroad.

The week’s virtual events include:

Study Abroad 101 Workshop – 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16

Join the Study Abroad 101 workshop to learn about programs, scholarships, and how to start your journey abroad for the summer, fall and winter 2021. 

Virtual Internship Abroad and the Benefits – Noon Tuesday, Nov. 17

Virtual study abroad is a new option that recreates much of the study abroad experience. Marilyn Davies College of Business student Karen Valdez will share her experiences of a virtual internship in Uruguay and the impact it has had on her college experience.

Study or Intern in Australia – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

Australia has the unique ability to combine sleek cosmopolitan urbanization with wide open beaches and deserts. At this workshop, guest speaker Sarah Nguyen explains the benefits of studying or interning in Australia.

Live Cooking Event – Noon Thursday, Nov. 19

A live and interactive cooking show will be held with UHD’s Dr. Nazly Dyer and Dr. Jemma-Sylvester-Caesar. Each will be cooking one of their favorite dishes of Vegetable Ramen and Vegetable Rice - Trini Style and explaining why these are their favorite dishes.

For more information, and to register visit the Office of Study Abroad website. 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.