Nov. 14 event celebrates education around the world

Pack your book bags and set your GPS destination for Norman Hall on Nov. 14 to partake in the College of Education’s seventh-annual International Day, part of International Education Week.

The College of Education Office of Student Services sponsors the annual celebration as a part of International Education Week, a global project of the U.S. departments of Education and State.

Prepare for an afternoon filled with multicultural treats and intellectual conversation as you learn about the international education experiences of American students and professors from the college who have studied or taught abroad, as well those from other countries now studying, visiting or teaching at UF.

Here is your International Education Day itinerary:

12:00-12:30: Start your exploration with entertainment by the Greek American Student Association, food from local favorite dining spots like Mi Apa and Gyro Plus, and tabling by UF organizations including Children Beyond Our Borders and the Center for Latin American Studies.

12:30-1 p.m.: Hear stories from Lindsay Vecchio, a doctoral student who has taught in Paris, and Amanda Brown, a ProTeach student who has assisted in international schools in Italy, during a panel discussion.

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Visiting scholars from schools abroad, including Rong Gong, Sang Min Lee, Elton Furlanetto and Jose Garrido, will host their own panel discussing teacher preparation and the progression of learning in their home countries, from Korea to Brazil.

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Finish the celebration of international education by listening to keynote speaker Isa Jahnke, a professor in Sweden, as she discusses Swedish teaching and learning.

Sessions will take place in the College of Education’s Terrace Room, located in G400 in Norman Hall. Each presentation is open to the public.

For more information, contact Brittany Matthews at