Educational Exchange (EEP)
Local teachers and community representatives interested in having guest speakers give cultural presentations on specific topics can request a student or scholar through Educational Exchange, a program of InterCultural Learning.
Teachers or community members wishing to request a speaker, along with Purdue students interested in sharing their culture, can contact IPprograms@purdue.edu.
Requests received are matched with international or study abroad students, scholars and their spouses who volunteer their time and expertise, bringing real life experience to curriculum being taught in local K-12 classrooms or presented at local community group meetings.
International Education Week
Each year during the third week in November, International Education Week is observed in many countries and communities around the world through a joint effort of the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education. The idea behind the week is to celebrate and explore the benefits of study abroad. EEP traditionally partners with an area school to bring an "International Day" to that school campus community.
On November 17, Purdue students willl be going to Rossville Consolidated School to celebrate IEW 2016. Teachers at the school are requesting students and scholars from different countries to visit their classrooms to share with their students. Purdue students who participate find they really enjoy sharing their cultures with others.
Students interested in going can find out more about IEW 2016 at a scheduled callout on October 20th or 25th. Sign up to attend a callout at http://www.ippu.purdue.edu/Calendar/events.cfm.
EEP has added a lot to our curriculum and to our students' understanding and appreciation for African and Asian countries. - Allen Weldy, Rossville High School
My World Lit students at Harrison High School have greatly benefited from getting to meet others from distant countries. Please let the international students know just how much good they do by speaking to our high school students. - Tanya Van Hyfte, Harrison High School