For one week every year, students at universities and colleges across the United States celebrate and experience the benefits of international education and exchange. Pitt actively participates in this joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. International Week is hosted by the University Center of International Studies (UCIS) and will be between October 15 and October 21, 2017. UCIS is dedicated to initiating, supporting, and coordinating international activities campus-wide. The theme of this year's International Week is "Displacement."
International Education Week is just one of the many ways that Pitt prepares students to become global citizens empowered with international knowledge, skills and experiences. Currently there are 22 million refugees in the world and an additional 40 million people who are internally displaced. The changing climate, war, persecution as well as a long history of forced migration provide a sobering opportunity for International Week to focus on displacement through multiple disciplines and perspectives.