International Education Week

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Join the Office of International Affairs for a celebration of global relations and international education at CMU! Activities, World Ed Talks, demonstrations, and displays will be held April 10-13. Meet and engage with our international student population, learn how to become one of our #ChippewasAbroad with study abroad, and discuss global culture and communication. Watch this page for updates on events as International Education Week approaches.

Monday, April 10

Get Acquainted with Foreign Languages and Cultures

11 a.m. - UC Terrace Rooms A & B

Engage with students and faculty to learn common phrases during a 30-minute mini language session of your choice. This event will allow students to learn basic vocabulary in Japanese, German, Spanish, and French (respectively) and food tasting will be provided to enhance the experience of getting involved in the culture!

Language Session Times:

  1. 11 a.m. - Japanese with Professor Maiko Bronson
  2. 11:30 a.m. - German with Professor Daniela Richter
  3. 12 p.m. - Spanish with Professor Norma Richardson
  4. 12:30 p.m. - French with Professor Christi Brookes

 

CHSBS Study Abroad Fair 

1-3 p.m. - Pearce Hall, Third Floor

Visit a mini Study Abroad Fair to learn more about study abroad programs at CMU! These mini fairs will be complete with an advisor and students who have studied abroad. You can explore your options and have your questions answered.


World Ed Talks: "How to Become a Good Intercultural Communicator"

Speakers: Professor James Melton & Professor Jerry DiMaria

2 p.m. - Grawn Hall, Kessler Library

Join us as we explore the concept that 'what you don’t know you don’t know’ will have the biggest impact on what and how you learn.


Build Your Resume and Career with Study Abroad

3 p.m. - Ronan 344

Learn how to integrate a study abroad experience into your resume and job interview to help you get that job or internship, and learn what U.S. companies work with international offices with members of the career services team.


International Scholar Coffee Hour

3-5 p.m. - Rowe Hall, Museum lobby

Did you know that CMU brings academic professionals from around the world to campus? Mix and mingle with the International Scholars of CMU to discuss their research and to learn about their culture.  


Language and Folklore in Latin America

5 p.m. - UC Terrace Rooms C & D

Sigma Delta Pi will demonstrate traditional dances from Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. Students of Spanish will share their experiences and talk about the professional advantages of studying a second language. Participants will also teach useful expressions in Spanish from various countries in Latin America, a fun and helpful way to prepare for future study abroad or travel.

Hispanic finger food will be provided.


Tuesday April 11

Write Your Name in a Foreign Language

11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Park Library Corridor

Stop by this culture table to see what your name would look like in a different language. After your name is written in Chinese or Arabic, take it with you as a keepsake for International Education Week.

 

CCFA Study Abroad Fair

1-3 p.m. - Moore Hall, Kiva Lobby

Visit a mini Study Abroad Fair to learn more about study abroad programs at CMU! These mini fairs will be complete with an advisor and students who have studied abroad. You can explore your options and have your questions answered.


ACE Internationalization Lab Student Forum

2-3 p.m. - UC Isabella Room

Speaker: Bill Holmes, Executive Director of International Affairs

Learn how CMU is working to achieve internationalization goals on campus. What does this mean? As the world is changing, technology makes interacting around the globe possible every day. CMU wants to ensure that we are graduating leaders who can successfully engage as global citizens.

 

World Ed Talks: "Media Landscape in China"

4 p.m. - UC Lake Superior Room  UPDATE: UC Auditorium

Speaker: Professor Richard Ren

Learn about how Chinese media has evolved over the years into its current environment and the workings of social media in the country. At the end of the talk there will be time for a brief question and answer session.


Study Abroad Panel: You, Too, Can "Explore, Dream, Discover"

7-8 p.m. - Kulhavi 146

Hear student experiences from around the world. Share your curiosities about world travel. Choose your ideal program (Faculty-Led, Individual Study, or Internship) and study abroad! Students who have studied in Australia, Cuba, England, and Ghana will share their meaningful and exciting experiences.


Wednesday April 12

Study Abroad Day & Cultural Headdress

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Fabiano Gardens

Get in the spirit of global education through your senses! Consume different tastes of the world through a selection of international teas and snacks, listen to the rhythms that excite people all over the world, and find your sense of fun with popular intercultural games! Opportunities to win prizes are available! Weather permitting.

Learn how cultures around the world use different types of headdresses and the reasons behind them. While you're checking out the food, fun and games, take the opportunity to try some headdresses on!

 

World Ed Talks:  "South Africa in a Post-Apartheid Context"

Speaker: Professor Maureen Eke

12 p.m. - UC Lake Superior Room

Did you know that South Africa is called the "Rainbow Nation?" Explore the question of identity politics in a post-apartheid South Africa as it transforms itself into a "rainbow nation."

 

CSE Study Abroad Fair

1-3 p.m. - Dow Science Complex, Main Lobby

Visit a mini Study Abroad Fair to learn more about study abroad programs at CMU! These mini fairs will be complete with an advisor and students who have studied abroad. You can explore your options and have your questions answered. 


International Student Birthday Cake Celebration

3-5 p.m. - Outside of Ronan 330

Join our monthly birthday celebrations for international students at CMU! All are welcome to come and celebrate those born in April while meeting students from various cultures.


International Student Organization (ISO): Meet the President

5 p.m. - Park Library Auditorium

The International Student Organization is hosting a time for international students to meet President George Ross.

 

Study Abroad Coffee Hour

5-6:30 p.m. - UC Lake St. Clair Room 

Come enjoy a cup of coffee and finger foods with study abroad staff and students. Discuss, share thoughts, and ask questions in a relaxed environment and network with peers and professionals!


International Game Night: Family Feud & Pictionary

7 p.m. - Anspach 259

Unwind from the stresses of the end of the semester with some fun, games, and pizza! Games include Pictionary and Family Feud. There will be a drawing for a "care package" from study abroad to get you through Exam Week! 

 

Thursday April 13

Henna Tattoos

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - The Towers Residence Hall Lobby

Make your way over to this cultural table for the chance to learn about the cultural importance of henna tattoos around the world and get one for yourself!

 

EHS Study Abroad Fair 

1-3 p.m. - EHS Building, Main Hallway

Visit a mini Study Abroad Fair to learn more about study abroad programs at CMU! These mini fairs will be complete with an advisor and students who have studied abroad. You can explore your options and have your questions answered. 


International Student Advisory Board Panel Discussion: "My Journey to CMU"

1-3 p.m. - Park Library Strosacker Room

The members of the International Student Advisory Board will host a panel to discuss their journey to CMU, how it has changed their lives, and what they hope to do after graduation.


Bhangra and Highland Dancing Demonstration

5:00-7:30 p.m. - Student Activities Center, MAC Gym 1

See traditional dances from India and Scotland, then step into their shoes to learn the basics of how it's done!