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International Education Week & Night

International Education Week November 18-22, 2019 

"International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the US Department of State and US Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences."

-US Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

 

IEW at the University of Portland is hosted by the Office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion and International Club with collaboration and sponsorship from various groups across campus.

 

Pre-IEW Events:

Monday (11/11)

Prayers for Peace

2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. | International Peace Garden by Buckley Center Auditorium

Hosted by the Garaventa Center and the office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion

 

Thursday (11/14)

Cultural Spotlight: JAPAN

5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. | Shiley 319 

Japanese students will inform us about their culture. This event will include food tastings!

Hosted by the International Club

 

Sunday (11/17)

What to Know Before You Study Abroad: a Pre-Departure Session for Outgoing Study Abroad Participants.

2:00 p.m.— 3:30 p.m. | DB 031

A session covering health & safety, travel tips, and intercultural communication. RSVP here!

Hosted by the office of Studies Abroad

 

International Education Week:

All Week (11/18-11/22)

Worldly Eats and Treats: BonApp will be serving various types of cuisine in the Bauccio Commons. 

 

Monday (11/18)

Australian Coffee Hour

10:15 a.m.— 11:15 a.m. | Diversity Center, BC 102

Come enjoy coffee, tea, and Aussie treats with students from University of Notre Dame Australia.

Hosted by Silas Yeak, Campus Connector

 

French 101 Class Open to Visitors

12:30 p.m.— 1:25 p.m. | DB 136

Wednesday class session will also be open.

Hosted by Madame Trudie Booth, ILC

 

Golden Age Spanish Literature and Culture Class Open to Visitors

2:40 p.m.— 4:00 p.m. | Franz 128

Wednesday class session will also be open.

Hosted by Dr. Matthew Warshawsky, ILC

 

Tinikling Workshop

6:00 p.m.— 7:00 p.m. | Franz 120

Tinikling is a traditional folk dance of the Philippines and performed with bamboo poles. Come join us and learn the basics of Tinikling and a bit of Filipino culture!

Hosted by the FASA

 

Tuesday (11/19)

Advanced Spanish Composition, Conversation, and Culture Class Open to Visitors

8:10 a.m.— 9:35 a.m. | Franz 128

Thursday class session will also be open.

Hosted by Dr. Matthew Warshawsky, ILC

 

French Class Open to Visitors

12:55 p.m.— 2:20 p.m. | Franz 026

Thursday class session will also be open.

Hosted by Madame Trudie Booth, ILC

 

GRM 353 Global Perspective of the Long 19th Century in The German Speaking-World

2:30 p.m.— 3:55 p.m. | Franz 108

Global Perspectives of the Long 19th Century places texts and cultural artifacts from the German-speaking world between 1780-1918 into a global context. We'll be discussing the international women's movement and the fight for women's suffrage in Germany and Austria.

Hosted by International Languages and Cultures

 

CISGO: International Education Week on Diversity and Inclusion grants!

4:00 p.m.— 6:00 p.m. | Terrace Room, Bauccio Commons

Faculty, Staff and Students: Are you interested in learning more about the CISGO’s Diversity, Inclusion and Internationalization seed grants?  If so, please join us at CISGO’s session during International Education Week! 

2019 – 2020 grant recipients will share their projects and discuss the ways in which their funding can (or did or will) infuse a greater sense of internationalization, diversity and inclusion into the University Community. Light refreshments will be available.

Questions?  Contact Lisa Reed (reedl@up.edu), CISGO Chair, or Eduardo Contreras (contrera@up.edu), Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion

For more information about the Diversity, Inclusion and Internationalization Seed Grants (including a summary of last year’s grant recipient projects, visit the CISGO website!

Hosted by Collaborative for International Studies & Global Outreach (CISGO).

  

Wednesday (11/20)

French 101 Class Open to Visitors

12:30 p.m.— 1:25 p.m. | DB 136

Continuing class session from 11/18.

Hosted by Madame Trudie Booth, ILC

 

Golden Age Spanish Literature and Culture Class Open to Visitors

2:40 p.m.— 4:00 p.m. | Franz 128

Continuing class session from 11/18

Hosted by Dr. Matthew Warshawsky, ILC

 

“En Vida” Film Screening

5:00 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. | Franz 120

Screening of the short documentary, “En Vida”,

by José Velazco.

Hosted by the Collaborative for International Studies & Global Outreach (CISGO) and FGEN programs

 

What to Know Before You Study Abroad: a Pre-Departure Session for Outgoing Study Abroad Participants

5:00 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. | DB 031

A session covering health & safety, travel tips, and intercultural communication. RSVP here!

Hosted by the office of Studies Abroad

 

Thursday (11/21)

Study Abroad Social Hour

12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m. | Bauccio Commons

An event for study abroad returnees and exchange students to share stories and experiences. BYO Lunch.

Hosted by office of Studies Abroad

 

French Class Open to Visitors

12:55 p.m.— 2:20 p.m. | Franz 026

Continuing session from 11/19.

Hosted by Madame Trudie Booth, ILC

 

GRM 353 Global Perspective of the Long 19th Century in The German Speaking-World

2:30 p.m.— 3:55 p.m. | Franz 108

Global Perspectives of the Long 19th Century places texts and cultural artifacts from the German-speaking world between 1780-1918 into a global context. We'll be discussing the international women's movement and the fight for women's suffrage in Germany and Austria.

Continuing session from 11/19.

Hosted by International Languages and Cultures

 

Engineering Int’l Exchange Night

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. | Shiley 207

An opportunity for outbound students to socialize with current EGR exchange students and returned study abroad participants.

Hosted by the Shiley School of Engineering

 

Friday (11/22)

Stammtisch

3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. | Pilot House

Conversation table in German, including a variety of topics and games.

Hosted by German Culture Club

 

Sushi Workshop

5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. | Quiet Side of Commons

The international Club is highlighting Japanese culture. Participants will be learning how to make sushi, learn Japanese culture, and be participating in friendly competition.

RSVP required! Sign-ups are limited to 40 people.

Hosted by the International Club

 

International Trivia & Music Night

10:00 p.m.—late | Pilot House

To celebrate the International Education Week with the purpose of acknowledging the diversity of cultures, nations, cuisines, etc.

Hosted by Pilots After Dark & KDUP

 

Groups wishing to host an event during IEW should submit event details in the form linked below:

IEW Event Submission Form

If you are interested in more information about International Education Week please contact one of the IEW Coordinators at iss@up.edu or check out our IEW Frequently Asked Questions page!