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Office of International Affairs to host International Education Week

Office of International Affairs to host International Education Week - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

FILE PHOTO: A student staffs the Taiwan table at a previous International Education Week on campus. Photo courtesy of the Office of International Affairs.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio students can attend International Education Week, a series of events hosted by the Office of International Affairs, from Nov. 15 to Nov. 18.  

The week-long event will kick off at Noon-1 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Madla Building foyer with the International Flag Parade.  

“At 12 every student will have a flag. We have 45 flags and they are from students that have been here (A&M-San Antonio) from those countries, “ Alberto Angulo, office of international affairs assistant director, said. 

There will be flags representing where alumni are from as well.

All students are invited to hold a flag and all campus community members are welcomed to join the flag parade. 

“We are going to have the Harlandale drumline and our school’s dance team,” Angulo said.

Appetizers from Brazil and India as well as desserts from Taiwan will be served after the parade

Day two will start 4-6 p.m. Nov. 16 on the fourth floor of Esperanza Hall with a movie screening of “East Side Sushi”. 

There will be snacks at the event for those viewing the movie.

Day three of International Education Week will start at noon-1 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Madla lobby with International Lemonada. 

“We’re gonna have a lemonade with chamoy and tajin,” Angulo said. 

Students walking by can stop by for a cup of international lemonada.

The week-long event will end withConnect Globally at noon-1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Central Academic Building foyer, in front of the bookstore. 

Four current students will be there to give people the opportunity to learn how to say and write their names in different languages and learn different phrases. 

Each of the four students will have a table where they’ll be teaching a language. The languages being discussed are Arabic, Turkish, Hindi and Mandarin.

“Since we can’t take every student abroad, we’re bringing them (the cultures) here,” Angulo said. 

Angulo said his goal is to get as many students to stop at each event and get exposure to different cultures of currently enrolled international students.

“We want to promote cultural awareness and to know that international students that are here at A&M-San Antonio came to this school because they want to learn and receive the education that we have,” Angulo said. “In addition, they are here to experience the social life and culture.” 

For more information, email Alberto Angulo at

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