International Education Week Events

Celebrate International Education Week by attending one or more of the following campus events:

Study Abroad Information Session: Architecture Programs
Monday, November 16, 12:30 p.m.
S.R. Crown Hall, Lower Core

Study Abroad Information Session: Summer 2016 Faculty-Led Program In Japan
Wednesday, November 18, 12:50 p.m.
John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 102

2015 Challenges With U.S. Immigration Laws: How They Are Adversely Affecting International Students And Faculty
Wednesday, November 18, 1:30 p.m. 
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium
With the H-1B quota being met in one day and significant delays in “green card” processing, international students and faculty are being confronted by new and increasingly difficult obstacles when managing their U.S. immigration status. This seminar will discuss and review these numerous obstacles and provide recommendations about how to successfully overcome them.

Movie Screening: Japanese Anime
Friday, November 13, 2-4 p.m.
Cherry Room, Galvin Library
Watch a Japanese Anime movie, and enjoy a display of films and manga from the Japanese Film and Anime Society.

Drink And Dining Around The World 
Tuesday, November 17, 11-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 19, 4-4:40 p.m.
Galvin Library
Learn how to order food and drink in a language other than you own. Librarians will show you how to use Mango, and how to download the app to use on the go! You’ll be travel or restaurant ready.

Researching International Companies Pop-Up Session
Wednesday, November 18, 11-11:40 a.m.
Galvin Library
Learn how to use online subscriptions from the library to search for company information. Prepare for interviews or complete class assignments. There are only 18 seats, so register early.

Book Display  
Monday, November 16-Friday, November 20
Fictions and popular readings written by foreign authors or stories about other countries.

Register for library events here.

Film Screening: Tchindas
Monday, November 16, 2015, 7 p.m.  
Siegel Hall, Room 118
Hosted by the Office of Campus Life
Tchinda Andrade is one of most beloved women in Cape Verde, especially after she came out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become the term used by locals to name queer Cape Verdeans. Despite her great reputation, Tchinda remains humble and every afternoon she happily tours the neighborhood to sell her best “coxinhas,” a classic Brazilian treat: delicious fried balls of chicken. But every February all changes. It’s the month leading up to their Carnival, when the slow-paced atmosphere of the island transforms into a frenzied hustle and bustle as thousands flock to the streets. The days before the Carnival are hectic. Locals join forces to create something beautiful out of nothing. It becomes a “Little Brazil” as their most acclaimed singer, Cesária Évora (1941-2011), defined it in one of her most famous “mornas.” This documentary is a trip to an unknown side of Africa that very few may have ever imagined.

Conversations At The Crossroads: Trans*Global
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7 p.m. 
MTCC Ballroom
Special Guest: Ngoc Loan Tran
Hosted by the Office of Campus Life and the International Center
Conversations at the Crossroads is an ongoing series examining issues from diverse standpoints. This event explores the challenges faced by members of the transgender community, particularly those with intersecting identities such as race, religion and country of origin. Ngoc Loan Tran is a queer, gender non-conforming, immigrant, disabled writer, storyteller, and community organizer of color raised and raising hell in the U.S. south. Loan’s family migrated to the United States in the mid-90’s from Vietnam. Currently they work with youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and disabled youth to resist and dismantle the school-to-prison-pipeline. As a writer, Loan’s work has been featured on Waging Nonviolence, {Young}ist, Black Girl Dangerous, and TEDxCharlotte, among others.

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Film Screening: Delicious Peace Grows In A Ugandan Coffee Bean
Thursday, November 19, 7 p.m.  
MTCC Auditorium
Living in the lingering wake of the Idi Amin regime of terror and intolerance, a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim coffee farmers in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Uganda sought to work collectively to overcome economic hurdles and challenge ingrained religious prejudices. They formed the “Delicious Peace” Coffee Cooperative and partnered with a Fair Trade U.S. buyer and roaster, as a result of which their endeavor has been successful. Today, the farmers’ standard of living is improving, peace is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to farmers in nearby regions as well as their coffee customers in the United States.