Nov. 14 – 18: International Education Week

| November 8, 2011

From Bethany Keller, Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA):

We invite students, faculty and staff to join us for International Education Week events during the week of Nov. 14 – 18. International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

We join colleges and universities throughout the United States with week-long programs as we highlight Webster University’s unique international educational opportunities. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

IEW events are sponsored by the Center for International Education, College of Arts and Sciences Global Programs (Global MA, International Relations, European Studies), Confucius Institute, Department of International Languages and Cultures, Global Internship Experience, International Recruitment and International Services, Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs, English as a Second Language programs, Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, Office of Study Abroad and the Walker School of Business Global MBA Program, among others.

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IEW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

All Week

The World in Pictures Photo Exhibit                                                                        Small Wall Gallery

8:30 am – 4:30 pm                                                                                                                                                Outside of Sverdrup 250

Start the week with a visual tour of the world! Stop by the Small Wall Gallery to enjoy photos from both the Study Abroad Photo Contest and the Global Photo Contest.  Winning photos along with a selection of additional entries from both contests are included in the exhibit.  Take a new view on the world through the eyes of our study abroad and international student travelers!

Sponsored by: Office of Study Abroad, Center for International Education and the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs

The World in Food                                                                                                       Marletto’s Marketplace

Stop by Marletto’s for lunch during International Education Week to taste a different international recipe each day.

 

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Destination China                                                                                                Sunnen Lounge

12 – 1 pm                                                                                                                                               

Experience China without leaving St. Louis! Join the Confucius Institute and the Office of Study Abroad to learn about Webster educational programs in and about China.   Session includes a Chinese Lion Dance, information, presentations and personal discussions with students, staff and faculty. Light Chinese fare will be served, and door prizes given away.
Sponsored by: Office of Study Abroad and the Confucius Institute


Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Crossing Borders                                                                                                Sunnen Lounge

12 pm – 2 pm

This film follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco, discovering “The Other” and themselves. The relationships formed contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other. Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes. The filmmaker’s facilitator, Noor Darwazeh, will join our student panel for a discussion following the viewing.
Co-sponsored by the MCISA and First Year Experience office.

 

Passport Pictures

3 pm – 6 pm                                                                                                                                                                  Sverdrup Lobby

Thinking about taking a Walker Global Hybrid Course but don’t have a passport? Have a trip planned to China and need a visa? Stop by the Passport Picture Booth in the lobby of Sverdrup to get your official passport-sized pictures taken for free. Sponsored by the Walker Global Hybrid Courses and the Walker Travel Award.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Gorlok Gathering                                                                                           Marletto’s Marketplace

11 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for the next Gorlok Gathering! Our Thanksgiving Celebration will be served Nov. 16 in Marletto’s Marketplace.

 

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

My St. Louis Story — Immigrants and Refugees in St. Louis            Sunnen Lounge

12 – 1:30 p.m.

The terms immigrant and refugee are often used in today’s society. Hear from Webster students about their experiences as refugees and immigrants. We will discuss what these words truly mean, and what it means for the people who give them these labels.  In addition to Webster students, Pat Joshu, Executive Director of Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program of Saint Louis, will also be joining the discussion. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the MCISA, Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Year of International Human Rights, and Center for International Education

 

Global Poetry Slam                                                                                     Sunnen Lounge

 7 p.m.

Come bring your favorite poem in another language to share with us, or just come and listen: International Poetry Event showcases students presenting poems and songs in global languages, expanding the art of the spoken word, whether from a beginning student of language or a native of another country, all are welcome!

Cosponsored by the Society of International Languages and Cultures and the International Languages and Cultures Department

 

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

 International Education Expo and Study Abroad Pecha Kucha

 

9:30 am                         Explore your World Networking Event            University Center Commons

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to meet and mingle with international educators on campus. Whether you want to connect with faculty experts, meet other students interested in international study, or see what our international network of campuses may offer you, our networking breakfast has something for everyone.

Cosponsored by the MCISA and the Office of Study Abroad

 

10:30 am                      Welcome to the International Education Expo 2011            Sunnen Lounge
President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble kicks off our International Education Expo with opening remarks and welcome. Share the global vision and mission of our institution and hear more about what makes Webster University set a distinct standard for international education.

 

10:45 am – 12 pm             International Education Expo                         University Center Commons

Explore International Education opportunities available at Webster University. The Commons will feature booths highlighting each of our international campuses, study opportunities for international languages and cultures, international business internships, and much more! Stop by for information, to share stories, and ask questions about how you could internationalize your Webster experience!

**Participants include: Center for International Education, College of Arts and Sciences Global Programs, Confucius Institute, Department of International Languages and Cultures, Global Internship Experience, Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs, Office of Study Abroad, Walker School of Business Global MBA Program, and more!
12 – 1:30 pm             Study Abroad Pecha Kucha                                                 Sunnen Lounge
Study abroad alumni and visiting students from our international campuses will captivate you with the rapid pace of a visual arts presentation on their experiences overseas. Pecha Kucha draws its name from the Japanese word for the sound of “chit chat” and is based on a rapid pace, engaging presentation style that is sure to captivate. Enjoy images of student travels and hear from students about their experiences studying abroad, whether abroad means Europe, Mexico, Asia or here in St. Louis.

Cosponsored by the Office of Study Abroad and the MCISA

 

1:30-2:00 pm              Door Prizes                                                             Sunnen Lounge

2:00 – 2:30 pm             International Education Expo                         University Center Commons

Make your last stop through the Expo Hall in the UC Commons to explore International Education opportunities available at Webster University.

 

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