MGA Celebrates International Education Week

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 12:00 AM
Categories: Pressroom | Faculty/Staff | Events- Students

Macon, GA


Middle Georgia State University will celebrate International Education Week 2017 with sessions on study abroad opportunities, mini language lessons, and a "Holidays Around the World" presentation for students, faculty, and staff.

Those events and others are scheduled on various MGA campuses during the week of Nov. 13-17. (See accompanying image for the complete list of events.)

“International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide," said Dr. Laura Thomason, MGA's director of International Programs. "It's a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”

This year, the national observance is supplemented with a proclamation from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal establishing International Education Week in Georgia and emphasizing the benefits of international programs for building intercultural competence and workforce readiness.

Thomason said some of the planned activities are designed to help MGA students meet peers who have already studied abroad or participated in international service learning projects through the University's Knights Impact program.

"Most students who have these experiences return home forever changed for the better," Thomason said. "They are our best sales force when it comes to encouraging other students to participate."

For more information about MGA's International Programs, see or contact Thomason at 478-471-5765 or