When Coordinator of International Student Services Tsewang Lama ’10, M’15 considers International Education Week (IEW) at St. Lawrence, two things come to mind.
“I think of education but also celebration,” she says.
And there’s a lot to celebrate, including a robust off-campus study program, an active and passionate international student community, and a 100-year history of commitment to engagement with global issues. In 2018, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, awarded St. Lawrence the prestigious Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. This honor recognizes the University’s excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of campus life, and its mission to expand Laurentians’ understanding of and critical role in the world around them.
IEW, which takes place nationwide from Nov. 16-20, is a joint venture between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Officially, it is considered part of larger efforts to promote leadership and global engagement through study abroad and exchange programs. International education takes on a broader meaning at St. Lawrence.