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Objectives: The overall objective is to launch a multi-national Roadrunner tradition that energizes the university to celebrate our rich and global diversity.

  • » Increase and enrich student, faculty and community involvement in an international project
  • » Amplify UTSA awareness throughout our global community by promoting globalization and cultural pluralism
  • » Execute the foundational themes of the UTSA experience in collaboration with International Education Week that symbolize several key indicators of UTSA’a progress in achieving its 2016 Strategic Goals
  • » Endorse and launch the program centered on the branded vision of “Knowledge for a New World,” in association with the 2016 College of Business Strategic Plan

Benefits of International Education Week:

  • » Develops internationally and interculturally knowledgeable student body
  • » Develops a worldwide network among students, faculty, and staff
  • » International students return to their home countries with an understanding of the American people that cultivates the foundation for future academic, political and economic connections

Exchanges are critical to developing mutual understanding and respect, building leadership abroad, fostering an appreciation for the U.S., and investing in the future relationship between Americans and people around the world.

  • » According to Open Doors, 273,996 U.S. students studied abroad in 2010-2011.
  • » International education prepares U.S. citizens to live, work, and compete in the global economy.
  • » International education is also a vital service industry, contributing more than $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2011-2012..
  • » According to Open Doors, 764,495 international students studied in the U.S. in 2011-2012.
  • » The more than 40,000 students, scholars and other exchange participants that the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs supports are in the vanguard of the hundreds of thousands of students and scholars who come to the United States and study abroad each year.
  • » International cooperation on education contributes to education reform and education solutions for the U.S. and for our partner nations.

Source: International Education Week Web site, U.S. Department of State