International Week to bring culture, awareness to Eastern community

by Emily Vontom, Published November 14, 2011

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will host its annual International Week Nov. 14 - Nov. 18. This year's theme, "Common Threads, Different Colors, Woven Together," celebrates the diversity on Eastern's campus and promotes awareness and appreciation of world cultures.

"International Week allows us to connect to international elements and international groups in the community," said Elisabeth Morgan, program director for International Initiatives. "This year, more than any other year, there is more awareness of International Week in each of Eastern's colleges."

Activities during the week include the inaugural meeting of Phi Beta Delta (a new honor society for international faculty, staff and students), presentations about different cultures and customs, a simulation session by Model UN and a workshop on how to put together a Fulbright presentation.

One of the more visual presentations is the International Photo Exhibit with photos from people who have visited overseas or are from overseas. The exhibit will be on display Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 212 of Pray-Harrold.

For more information and to get the complete schedule of events, visit

Eastern has more than 1,000 international students and 30 international faculty from over 85 countries, as well as more than 250 EMU students who study abroad every year.


Emily Vontom

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