Nearly 100 Area Elementary School Children Participate in International Education Week Program at University

Dec 7, 2015

Area elementary school children met with Andrea Saenz, an international graduate student at The University of Scranton, to learn about Ecuador as part of International Education Week. From left: George Loukopoulos, St. Stanislaus Elementary School; Sarah Bjornstad, The Lutheran Academy; Ella Cohen, Prescott Elementary School; Saenz; Olivia DeScipio, North Pocono Elementary School; and Huey Shi Chew, director of international student and scholar services at the University.

Nearly 100 elementary school children from Prescott Elementary School, St. Stanislaus Elementary School, The Lutheran Academy and North Pocono Elementary School participated in The University of Scranton’s International Education Week Program. Andrea Saenz, an international graduate student from Ecuador studying at the University, gave a presentation to the children about Ecuador and its culture. 

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

The University’s International Education Week Celebration was sponsored by The Office of International Programs and Services. The University hosts approximately 120 international students and scholars from about 20 different countries, including India, Ireland, China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia, among others.

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