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Baruch College Hosts International Education Week

NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2011 - Baruch College is celebrating International Education Week, November 15-18, with a series of programs that highlights the educational and cultural experiences of Baruch students.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts 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.

Baruch College has scheduled the following activities:

Photo Contest from Study Abroad Participants: 12:30-2:15 p.m., Nov. 15, Library Building Lobby.

The photo contest, hosted by the International Student Service Center (ISSC) and the Office of Study Abroad, was open to Baruch students who participated in the Study Abroad program. All photo entrees will be displayed in the lobby of the Library Building. Winners will be announced.

Panel Discussion “Abroad Conversations:” 12:30-2:15 p.m., Nov. 15, Library Building Lobby. Baruch students who participated in the study abroad program will share their views and experiences. The discussion will provide insight to the program and an opportunity for people to ask questions about the study abroad program.

Violin Guitar Duo Performance by Sylwia Kloc and Gabriela Rengel: 1-2:15 p.m., Nov. 15, Library Building Lobby.

Classical guitarist Sylwia Kloc is an active soloist, chamber player, and teacher. Kloc, from Poland, plays Renaissance lute and Baroque guitar, having worked with the renowned early music player and scholar Dennis Cinelli. In spring 2007, Kloc premiered and recorded “Ancient Visions” a concerto for Renaissance lute and guitar ensemble by Terry Champlin.

Violinist Gabriela Rengel began her career in Venezuela as principal second violin of the Symphonic Orchestra of Aragua, a regional orchestra of Venezuela's world renowned, “El Sistema.” Rengel has performed with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and other regional orchestras and groups in the New York metropolitan area including the Madison String Quartet.

World Adventure (information fair): 6-10 p.m., Nov. 17, Newman Conference Center, VC 1-107 (Multi-purpose Room).

Hosted by the International Student Organization, the World Adventure information fair includes booths representing the countries where Baruch students come from and their cultures. Booths will display information about each country, food from each region, music and games.

International Transfer Day: 2 p.m., Nov. 17, VC 3-150.

International Student Transfer Day at Baruch is a joint effort of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and ISSC to host international students attending CUNY community colleges and wish to pursue a higher degree program at Baruch College. During the day students will learn how to apply to Baruch, tour the Baruch campus, meet with transfer organizations, and speak with international student advisors.

Citizenship Workshop: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Nov. 18, Library Building Newman Conference Center, room 750.

Lawyers from the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project will be on location to assist Baruch students, faculty and administrators eligible to apply for naturalization.

For more information about International Education Week at Baruch College, contact Rosa Kelley, Director of the International Student Service Center, 151 East 25th Street at (646) 312-2050 or



Manny Romero, Baruch College, 646-660-6112,

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