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AIT to Observe International Education Week November 13-17

PR0656E | Date: 2006-11-09

The American Institute in Taiwan will promote international education and exchanges during International Education Week, November 13-17, 2006.  The EducationUSA Advising Centers in Taiwan, the AIT American Cultural Center in Taipei, and the American Corner in Taichung will jointly sponsor events for students, scholars and professionals.  The week's activities will involve current U.S. Fulbright scholars and recent graduates of U.S. universities and schools.

"AIT and the EducationUSA Taiwan team are celebrating International Education Week with activities across Taiwan.  Taiwan students clearly appreciate the importance of U.S. education to their careers.  They often comment that study in the U.S. is their number one choice," said AIT American Cultural Center Director Nicholas Papp.   He encourages Taiwan students and their parents to participate in the week's activities and to log on to the EducationUSA Taiwan website - the number one source of information about opportunities for study in the U.S.A. - at

The theme for International Education Week in 2006 is International Education:  Engaging in Global Partnerships and Opportunities.  Highlights of the week include:

-- Student-centered programs focused on study in the U.S., including special workshops for undergraduate and graduate students in Taipei and Taichung.

-- Radio interviews by AIT visa officers on how to apply for a student visa.

-- A videoconference, "Meeting the Challenges of International Education in Taiwan," featuring Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Education, Lu Mu-ling; U.S. Department of State Academic Specialist for East Asia Dorothy Mora; and Taiwan and U.S. university representatives.

-- The announcement of a photography contest organized by AIT for Taiwan students studying in the United States and American students studying in Taiwan.

Please visit for the schedule of activities.  For more information, please contact Judy Chow at AIT's American Cultural Center - Tel: 2723-3959; Email: