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International Education Week & Night

International Education Week November 12-16, 2018 

"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. 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!

 

Upcoming IEW Events

 

Friday (11/9)

Prayers for Peace (11/9)

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

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

 

All Week(11/12-11/16)

Worldly Eats and Treats

BonApp will be serving various types of cuisine in the Bauccio Commons.

 

Monday (11/12)

Chinese 101 Class Open to Visitors

9:15 a.m.— 10:10 a.m. | Franz 227     

Hosted by Instructor Hsiao-Yun Shotwell

 

German 105 Class Open to Visitors

9:15 a.m.— 10:10 a.m. | Franz 108

Limited Space Available

Curious about learning German? Or wondering what language instruction is like at UP? Try sitting in on a day of German 105, the Accelerated Beginning German sequence!

Hosted by Dr. Alexandra Hill

 

Chinese 102  Class Open to Visitors

10:20 a.m.— 11:15 a.m. | Franz 227

Hosted by Instructor Hsiao-Yun Shotwell

 

German 101 Class Open to Visitors

11:25 a.m.— 12:20 p.m. | Franz 106

Limited Space Available

Come join a beginning German class and speak some German right away! We use immersion-style learning and everyone can participate. We'd love to meet you. Kommen Sie in die Klasse! Danke schön!

Hosted by Instructor Dana Capage

 

Diverse Music Listening Party

12:00 p.m.— 1:30 p.m. | BC 102

We will play music from different places, have people come, listen and hang out!

Hosted by Intercultural Engagement Ambassador

 

French 101 Class Open to Visitors

12:30 p.m.— 1:25 p.m. | Franz 212

Limited Space Available

Hosted by Instructor Madame Trudie Booth

 

International Experience: An Employer’s Perspective

5:45 p.m.— 6:45 p.m. | Career Center

Join the Career Center to talk with an Adidas recruiter and learn why employers value your international experience!

Hosted by the Career Center

 

Exchange Student Panel

7:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m. | BC 102

Come and learn about what it is like to study abroad from students’ perspectives!

Hosted by the Office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion

 

Conversations with the Opus Prize Finalists

7:15 p.m. -8:30 p.m.| BC Auditorium

Hosted by the Opus Prize

 

Tuesday (11/13)

Diverse Music Listening Party

2:45 p.m.— 3:30 p.m. | BC 102

We will play music from different places, have people come, listen and hang out!

Hosted by Intercultural Engagement Ambassador

 

Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands: The Homes of the Chamorro People

7:00p.m.— 8:00p.m.| Bauccio Commons

This event will be an informational session on Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands! We will discuss some history as well as culture. Then we will also talk about how we became unincorporated territories for the United States of America. Come and learn about the daily life of those who live in the islands and enjoy some treats of the local people!

Hosted by Mane’lun Guahan (Guam Club)

 

 Wednesday (11/14)

Chinese 101 Class Open to Visitors

9:15 a.m.— 10:10 a.m. | Franz 227     

Hosted by Instructor Hsiao-Yun Shotwell

 

German 105 Class Open to Visitors

9:15 a.m.— 10:10 a.m. | Franz 108

Limited Space Available

Curious about learning German? Or wondering what language instruction is like at UP? Try sitting in on a day of German 105, the Accelerated Beginning German sequence!

Hosted by Dr. Alexandra Hill

 

Chinese 102  Class Open to Visitors

10:20 a.m.— 11:15 a.m. | Franz 227

Hosted by Instructor Hsiao-Yun Shotwell

 

Interfaith Prayer Service

5:00 p.m.| Chapel of the Christ the Teacher

Hosted by the Opus Prize

 

Color My Mind

6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m. | Shiley Hall 319

BSU is pairing up with Active Minds and the Art club to host an Art-a-thon style night centered around mental health. There will be music and it will include face painting, spray painting, painting, drawing.

Hosted by the Black Student Union

 

Multiethnic/Mixed Race Discussion

7:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m. | BC 102

There will be a gathering of students to discuss experiences of individuals who identify as multiethnic, mixed race, mixed, etc.

Hosted by the Mixed Student Union

 

German Movie: “Young Goethe in Love”

7:00 p.m. | BC 107

Light snacks will be provided. This movie is in German with English subtitles.

Hosted by the German Culture Club

 

 Thursday (11/15)

 

Teas Around the World

10: 00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. | BC 102

Hosted by ISS Campus Connectors & Yvonne Kibombo Ayesiga

 

Exploring China

4:00 p.m.— 5:00 p.m. | BC 114

Based on a Study Abroad trip to China in the summer of 2018, the professor leading the trip and a few students who participated will discuss the focus of the program and what they learned about China and themselves while on the trip.

Hosted by English Department

 

2018 Opus Prize Awards Ceremony

7:30 p.m.| Chiles Center Arena

Hosted by the Opus Prize

 

Friday (11/16)

German 105 Class Open to Visitors

9:15 a.m.— 10:10 a.m. | Franz 108

Limited Space Available

Curious about learning German? Or wondering what language instruction is like at UP? Try sitting in on a day of German 105, the Accelerated Beginning German sequence!

Hosted by Dr. Alexandra Hill

 

Traditional Chinese Painting

2:00 p.m.— 3:30 p.m. | Franz 210

In this event, we will invite a local traditional Chinese painting artist to share some techniques used in traditional Chinese painting and how to appreciate Chinese painting. In addition, students will have opportunities to try on their own.

Hosted by Chinese Language & Culture Club

 

Stammtisch

3:45 p.m.— 4:45 p.m. | Pilot House: look for the small German flag

Stammtisch is a German-language discussion group for speakers of all levels. Conversation is in German and includes a variety of topics and games. Stop by and practice your German!

Hosted by German Culture Club

 

Discussion Table: Philosophy and International Education

4:30 p.m.— 6:00 p.m. | BC102

Philosophy Club invites the UP community to take part in a round-table discussion on the ethics of education, linguistic diversity, and travel. Guest speaker and faculty member Dr. Lara Trout will open the discussion, drawing from her extensive experience in the field of philosophy and as a former international educator herself.

Hosted by the Philosophy Club

 

Sushi Workshop

5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. | Quiet Side of Commons

This event has sold out; if you are still interested and would like to get on the waitlist. Sign up through http://tinyurl.com/2018sushi to reserve your spot.

Hosted by the International Club

 

Tinikling Workshop

6:00 p.m.— 7:00 p.m. | Franz Hall 120

FASA UP is proud to host a tinikling workshop! Tinikling is the national 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

 

Sunday (11/18)

Film: “Get Out!”

7:00 p.m.— 9:30 p.m. | BC Auditorium

ASUP Films+BSU are proud to present “Get Out”! The film is written and directed by Jordan Peele who became the first black winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his work on this film. The film tackles the horrors of racism in the most frightening yet also strikingly satirical ways. The film will be followed by a guest speaker!

Hosted by the Black Student Union & ASUP

 

Monday (11/19)

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) Information Session

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. | BC 215

The Teaching Assistant Program in France, TAPIF, places 1,200 Americans each  year in teaching assistant positions in French public primary and secondary  schools in all regions of metropolitan France, as well as Martinique,  Guadeloupe,  French  Guiana, and Reunion. These are paid 7-month positions. Join us to learn more!

Hosted by College of Arts & Sciences