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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.