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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 4, 2004

(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will observe International Education Week 2004, November 8 – 12, by hosting daily on-campus activities for students, faculty and staff at the College. The theme of the week is “How Global Can We Be? Celebrating and Promoting International Education and Exchange.” 

The activities include a forum, “Globalization and the Evolution of Languages: What is Won, What is Lost?” and a panel discussion, which includes visiting professors, who will discuss “International Views of the U.S. Elections.” There will also be a presentation about humanitarian efforts in Darfur (Sudan).

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Secretary of Education Rod Paige have called for the celebration of International Education Week. It is 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 in the United States.

In his comments, Powell said, “People-to-people diplomacy, created through international education and exchanges, is critical to our national interests. Americans who study aboard expand their global perspective and become more internationally engaged. Foreign students and individuals who participate in citizen exchanges return home with a greater knowledge of our democratic institutions and America’s enduring values.”

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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