International Education Week is an annual celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
Furman University has a long history of welcoming international students and encouraging U.S. students to participate in education abroad.
A group of Furman international students gathered together for a photograph. Seated, from left to right: Beatriz de Winthuysen (Spain), Li-Ling Mao (China), Gilda Cheng (China), Beng-Cheng Oon (Malaysia). Standing: Romario Perdoma (Cuba), Charles Lenars (France), Seng Kok Oon (Malaysia), and Speer Dick Matalka (Jordon). – 1952-1953, Furman University, Special Collections and Archives
Furman student from China, Gilda Cheng, serves tea to some of her fellow international students. – 1952-1953, Furman University, Special Collections and Archives
The Furman Cosmopolitan Club gathered together for a photograph. The Cosmopolitan Club was an organization on campus made up of students who wished to gain world understanding by taking advantage of the opportunity to socialize with Furman’s international students. Seated, left to right: Teresa de Winthuysen, Ruth Littleton. Second row: Jerry Wayne Burkette, H. K. Lee, Jim Conklin, John Kang, Jai Choy. Back row: Gurmit Braich, and James Sherwood. 1957-1958, Furman University, Special Collections and Archives
Visit the International Education Week display in the James B. Duke Library.
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