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Celebrate International Education Week at NOVA

November 12, 2010

The community is invited to commemorate International Education Week, Nov. 15 to 19, with several free events at Northern Virginia Community College.

On Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, David Smith, national educational outreach officer at the United States Institute of Peace, will present an overview of the institute, discuss world conflicts, and talk about careers in the field of international peace building and conflict resolution. The Alexandria Campus is located at 3001 N. Beauregard St. To learn more, contact Jack Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu.

On Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, Peace Corps volunteers will discuss their experiences working in foreign lands. The Alexandria Campus is located at 3001 N. Beauregard St. To learn more, contact Jack Lechelt at jlechelt@nvcc.edu.

On Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus will present the documentary “Crossing Borders.” The film about American and Moroccan students who travel together at a time of world tensions received the Best International Documentary Feature Film award in 2009. The Woodbridge Campus is located at 15200 Neabsco Mills Road. To learn more, contact Carmen Figueroa at cfigueroa@nvcc.edu.

International Education Week is an opportunity for exchange students worldwide to share their cultures with their host communities and highlight the benefits of international educational exchange programs. NOVA’s student body includes 2,000 international students from more than 100 countries. More than 260,000 U.S. students studied abroad during the 2007-08 academic year and 670,000 international students from more than 200 countries studied in the U.S. during 2008-09. Learn more at http://iew.state.gov/.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 70,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.