International Education Week Events Nov. 13-21

| November 12, 2014
2012 International Education Week drum and dance performers in the Sunnen Lounge

2012 International Education Week drum and dance performers in the Sunnen Lounge.

International Education Week (IEW) provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 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.

International Education Week Activity Schedule
Mark your calendars for an exciting week of international activities beginning Monday, Nov. 13. View full details about these events at the MCISA blog.
  • Global Photo Contest Reception – Thursday, Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m., Edward Jones Commons, East Academic Building
    Join us for a reception to celebrate our Global Photo Contest winners for 2014. Take a visual tour of the world through the eyes of our Webster student photographers as we unveil the photo gallery installation in Edward Jones Commons.
  • Global Photo Contest Gallery Exhibit – Beginning Nov. 13, Edward Jones Commons, East Academic Building
  • International Education Expo – Friday, Nov. 14, Info Session 11:15-11:40 a.m., Open Expo Hall 11:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m., University Center Commons
    Stop by the information tables to learn more about international opportunities both on the home campus and at overseas locations including international language study, short term and semester-based study abroad programs, cultural and social programs on campus, Chinese culture initiatives in the community, and much more.
  • A Taste of France Bake Sale – Monday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Center Commons
    Come try traditional French pastry and cookies baked by Webster students who are studying French food culture. Everything just $2! Contact Emily Thompson in International Languages and Cultures department for more information.
  • Immigration Question & Answer Roundtable Discussion – Monday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Sunnen Lounge
    A roundtable discussion of current topics in international student and scholar immigration law. International students are invited to discuss any questions you may have about visa requirements including enrollment requirements, travel, working on or off campus, taxes, and much more.
  • Destination China – Tuesday, Nov. 18, noon-2 p.m., Sunnen Lounge
    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 information, presentations and personal discussions with students, staff and faculty. Light Chinese fare will be served, and door prizes given away.
  • Rocero appears at Webster Nov. 19

    Rocero

    Speaker Geena Rocero – Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Sunnen Lounge
    Geena Rocero, a professional model, discusses her own experience exploring her gender identity, as well as the strides she and Gender Proud are making for the transgender community today.

  • Study Abroad Pecha Kucha – Thursday, Nov. 20, noon-2 p.m., 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. Enjoy images of student travels and hear from students about their experiences studying abroad.
  • International Poetry Open Mic – Thursday, Nov. 20, 3:30 p.m., Sunnen Lounge
    Come join us for a hot beverage and pastry as we celebrate the international languages of Webster through poetry and prose. Webster alum and published poet Kalonna Carpenter will begin the event, followed by an open mic session for Webster students.
  • International Student Association: Culture Talks! – Friday, Nov. 21, noon-3 p.m., Sunnen Lounge
    Join ISA for student presentations from a variety of cultural backgrounds sharing information about their lives back home. Light refreshments will be served.
  • William T. Kemper Speaker Peter Felton – Friday, Nov. 21, 1-2 p.m., East Academic Building, Room 253
    Peter Felten, assistant provost for teaching and learning, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and professor of history at Elon University, will discuss transformational learning.

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