Alamo Colleges Celebrates International Education Week

November 25, 2019

The Alamo Colleges’ Office of International Programs hosted a week-long series of events at the district and the colleges November 18-22 to celebrate International Education Week (IEW), a worldwide observance of education and exchanges through food, culture, music, art and informational events.

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The week kicked off with the district’s Annual International Awards Ceremony November 18. Dr. Tom Cox and Omega International Group were honored for their outstanding contributions to the internationalization of the Alamo Colleges. The winners of the Study Abroad photo and video contests were also announced.

Also during the week, events included a soup festival at Palo Alto College, a lunch and learn event about the benefits of international education at Northeast Lakeview College, a conversation on internationalizing the classroom at St. Philip’s College, a lunch and learn with the Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence Dr. Derick Wilson at Northwest Vista College and a food, music and culture festival at San Antonio College. For information on the Alamo Colleges’ International Programs, go to