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International Education Week 2019

WCU will observe International Education Week on November 11-15, 2019 as 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 is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare U.S. Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange their experiences.

For more information on this joint initiative of U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, please visit their website.

International Education Week Activities

We encourage the participation of all students, staff, faculty, and campus departments and organizations interested in international education and exchange activities. Take time to view the represented student country flags at the UC's 2nd and 3rd floors.

Monday, November 11    

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Killian 102

Study Abroad: Information Session
 

2:30 - 3:30 PM

McKee 201

Service Learning Abroad: Information Session
 

4:00 - 5:oo PM

Forsyth 313

Internships Abroad: Information Session  

5:30 - 6:30 PM

UC Theater

Study Abroad Student Panel  

Degree Plus Event

Cultural Responsiveness

Tuesday, November 12    

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

UC Lawn

Meet us in Chongqing, China: Informational Booth

Learn more about China, Southwest University and sample a traditional Chinese dish!

 

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Forsyth

Study Abroad Information Table  

3:00 - 4:00 PM

UC Cardinal Room

TESOL Graduate Certificate Program Information Session

Learn about the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program and opportunities to teach abroad!

 

4:30 - 6:30 PM

UC Grand Room

Native & Educated: Being Torn Between Education and Expectation
Hosted by the Cherokee Center

 
Wednesday, November 13    

3:30 - 4:30 PM

UC Raleigh Room

I-Cats Coffee Hour: International Student Presentation
United Kingdom
 

Degree Plus Event

Cultural Responsiveness

4:00 - 5:00 PM

UC Catamount Room

Scholarships and Study Abroad Presentation  

5:00 - 6:00 PM

McKee 138

Japan Night - Beyond Borders - Part 1: Onigiri Action
Hosted by the Japanese Program
 

Degree Plus Event

Cultural Responsiveness

6:00 - 8:00 PM

McKee 138

Japan Night - Beyond Borders - Part 2: Incredible (and crazy!) Journey of Mr. Taketo Ohtani
Hosted by the Japanese Program
 

Degree Plus Event

Cultural Responsiveness

Thursday, November 14    

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Reid 150

Boost Your Resume: Highlight Your Study Abroad Experience
Hosted by the CCPD
 

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Killian 108

Chinese Education and Cultural Diversity Dialogue
Hosted by the School of Teaching and Learning
 

Degree Plus Event

Cultural Responsiveness

Friday, November 15    

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

UC Catamount Room

Global Café
Hosted by the Intensive English Program

Offering samples of coffee, tea, and treats from around the world! Come taste something new and engage in informal conversations with international students.

 

12:00 PM

Winners: Email notification

Tickets Drawing: Building Cultural Competency and Diversity Within Nonprofits workshop to be held on Thursday, November 21, from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM at WCU Biltmore Park.
Tickets donated by the division of Educational Outreach. 

*Registration forms to enter the drawing for a seat at the workshop will be available at each IEW event. Winners will be notified by email.*

 

 

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange. https://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/international-education-week

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