International Education WeekWinona State University invites the community to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 17-21. Throughout the week, various events and activities will highlight the impact and importance of international education.

The annual Ten Thousand Village Fair Trade Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Monday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Nov. 18. in the Student Activities Center, Kryzsko Commons. Ten Thousand Villages is part of a worldwide movement to promote fair trade. It is a trading partnership aimed at sustainable development for excluded and disadvantaged producers. Every purchase made at the fair assures that artisans have been paid fairly and treated with dignity. Unique handmade arts and crafts from around the world will be sold. Payments should be made with cash or check only.

From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Residence Halls and International Club will host a two-way Cultural Exchange in the New Center Conference Room. This event will allow international students to showcase their culture through traditional foods and a talent show.

On International Learning Day, Thursday, Nov. 20, stop by the Science Laboratory Center Atrium from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to participate in a country fair and language village, including games from around the world and international entertainment.

From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 21, the Korean Club will host Korean Night in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium, and the Spanish Club will host Salsa Night in the Student Activities Center. Students will showcase their cultures through traditional dishes and performances.

International Education Week events are sponsored by International Services and the Cultural Outreach office. The events are free and open to the public.

For more information contact Kemale Pinar at