We are delighted to welcome you to the forty-third International Week at George Mason University. For the past forty-three years, Mason students from around the globe have joined together to develop a program of activities to showcase their countries and cultures and to allow us to learn and participate with them.

International Week has grown in both its nature and scope over the years. As more countries are represented on campus, the program offerings have expanded to include them. With the increasing interest and commitment to cross-cultural learning and understanding, more campus and community members have participated. This is excellent news for all of us because our role as global citizens has never been more important.

As you review this year’s International Week program, you will find many activities to challenge and delight you. We hope you will attend as many as you can—not only the ones you remember fondly from past years but also some that are new and unfamiliar. Make this experience a metaphor for the change we hope takes place on a global level. Listen. Connect. Participate. And enjoy!

Best wishes,

Christina Lehnertz, Executive Director of the Office of International Programs & Services
Lauren Long, Executive Director of the Office of Student Involvement