International Education Week will be held Nov 17, 18, 19 & 20.
International Education Week is now celebrating 14 years on the Kapi‘olani CC campus. As most of you know by now, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. At the request of the Chancellor Dr. Leon Richards, who is also Executive Director of International Programs at KCC, International Education Week began on the KCC campus in the year 2000, and has been planned and coordinated by Dr. Carl Hefner, Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies since its inception.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is now in its 15th year nationwide. IEW is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare our students for a global environment and provide a quality international experience. Over the years we have had many exciting guest speakers from throughout the UH system, as well as former Ambassadors, Diplomats, representatives from Government, and many special presentations by our own faculty, staff, students, and community members.
With IEW we additionally hope to recruit and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. In fact, did you know that at KCC we have the added dimension of nearly 700 international students from around the world each year.
Many thanks to our support over the years from KCC, the UHM Office of Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity (SEED), the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC), and the Associated Students of KCC (ASKCC).
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the Kapiolani Community College International Education Week!