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It's International Week at DePauw

November 18, 2002

November 18, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, is celebrating International Education Week, November 18-22. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Secretary of Education Rod Paige made the designation to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. DePauw is hosting more than 20 International Week programs, many of which are free and open to the public (for a complete schedule, click here)

"During the past year, it has become very clear that broadening our international understanding is critical," says Secretary Paige. "This will mean renewed efforts to encourage the study of foreign languages and cultures, and to provide opportunities for all students to broaden their knowledge of the world."

Secretary Powell adds that, "People-to-people diplomacy, created through international education and exchanges, is critical to our national interests. Americans who study abroad expand their global perspective and become more internationally engaged. Foreign students and individuals who participate in citizen exchanges return home with a greater knowledge of our democratic institutions, and America's enduring values."

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