Nov. 14 through 18, the International Programs Center, Human Resources, the Global Engagement Office, International and Global Studies, the African Student Union, Career Services, the School of Education Global Committee, Global Leadership Program and Global Village will present International Education Week.
The programming begins with a pre-IEW event, “African Night,” an annual showcase of dance, fashion and music, hosted by the African Student Union, Saturday, Nov. 12, in the EUC Auditorium at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the SOE Global Immigrant Tapestry will be on display in the EUC commons. This tapestry was created by local immigrant families from various countries. Also on display will be study abroad photographs taken by UNCG students during 2015-16, and viewers can vote on their favorite for a contest in five categories.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:15 p.m. in the Faculty Center, Dr. Corey Johnson will lead a discussion on refugees and borders and will present information about his work on the refugee crisis in southeastern Europe.
Several workshops are available for faculty and staff. “Intercultural Sensitivity,” designed to help faculty and staff increase their awareness of cultural sensitivity will be Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in Foust 206. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in EUC Sharp, there will be a faculty-led study abroad program directors’ meeting, a workshop which will cover risk management and best practices for directing short-term international experiences. The “Scholar Workshop” for faculty and academic staff members interested in hosting an international scholar at UNCG will be Thursday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Foust 206, and attendees are encouraged to come with questions.
The Study Abroad Expo will be in the EUC Pre-Function area of auditorium Wednesday, Nov. 16, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and throughout the week there will be information sessions and workshops for international F1 students and for students who want to study abroad. Those sessions include financial workshops, curricular training, a reflective writing symposium and “Brown & Abroad,” a panel discussion of minority students’ experience overseas. See this flyer for times and locations of workshops and panels. International F1 students will also have an opportunity to consult with an immigration attorney, and can reserve a spot by emailing email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The week concludes Friday Nov. 18, with an event hosted by Interlink Language Center that includes cultural presentations, performances by JALWA: Bollywood Dance Group and Proyecta Mexican Scholarship Students, the photograph contest winner announcements, a closing ceremony and reception, 2 to 4 p.m. in Jarrell Hall.
For more information, please contact the International Programs Center at 336-334 -5404 or visit www.uncg.edu/ipg.