IEW celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange.
"Passport Around the World" is one of many events scheduled during IEW.
Each year, R-MC’s Office of International Education (OIE) partners with other departments and with student organizations that are interested in hosting or co-sponsoring activities.
Below is a schedule of events for IEW:
Monday, November 15
“From Sustaining Memories from Abroad to Making New Ones”
12:40-2:00 p.m., Butler Multimedia Learning Center, Haley Hall
During this roundtable, Modern Languages faculty and students, and international students, will share their experiences living and studying in other cultures.
Butler Lab Open House
2:00 p.m.-3:00p.m., Butler Multimedia Learning Center, Haley Hall
Come find out how you can improve your language skills and get creative with our multimedia resources. Try out Flip cams, see student-made foreign language movies, watch a re-cap of World Cup 2010 or other programs on satellite TV, and participate in a demo of Skype and other software.
4:00-4:30 p.m., Estes Dining Hall
This is a great opportunity to brush up on your French.
Taste of Culture: European Cuisine
5:00- 7:30p.m., Estes Dining Hall
Tuesday, November 16
1:00-1:30 p.m., Estes Dining Hall
Panel Discussion: “What will my future hold?”
2:00-3:00 p.m., Thomas Branch Atrium
Faculty will present perspectives on sustaining the future from disciplinary areas such as environment, religion and international business.
Geography Presentations: The Netherlands & Ireland
5:00-6:00 p.m., AV Room, McGraw-Page Library Exchange students Laura van der Werf (The Netherlands) and Claire McKernan (Ireland) will talk about their country’s geography, history, and university and student life.
Spanish Movie Night: “Nueve Reinas”
7:00-9:00 p.m., International House
Japanese Film Screening: “Campaign”
7:00-9:00 p.m., AV Room, McGraw-Page Library
Luce Foundation/ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Fellow Charles Andrews will introduce the film.
Taste of Culture: Latin American Cuisine
5:00-7:30 p.m., Estes Dining Hall
Wednesday, November 17
OIE Open House
Study abroad and discover both the world and yourself.
3:30-5:00 p.m., 1st floor of Thomas Branch
Learn about R-MC’s exciting Study Abroad programs.
Changing the World: One Nail at a Time
6:00 p.m., Topping Room, Old Chapel
Learn how R-MC’s Habitat for Humanity chapter makes a difference locally and abroad.
Taste of Culture: Asian Cuisine
Thursday, November 18
Salsa Workshop & Experience Ireland 4:00-5:30 p.m., International House Pick up a few salsa grooves and learn about Irish culture!
Women of Color Meeting
5:30p.m.-6:30p.m., Yellow Jacket Room
Topic - “Misconceptions and Stereotypes”
“Latin American Women Authors and the Literary Canon” 6:00-7:00 p.m., Washington Franklin Hall
Lynchburg College Assistant Professor of Spanish, Eunice Rojas, will discuss women authors from Latin America and their relationship to the problematic notion of the literary canon.
Japanese Food You Can Make at Home
6:30-7:30 p.m., Fox Hall, Room 206
Stop by and enjoy a hands-on demonstration and free food.
Friday, November 19
Croissant Sale 9:00-11:30 a.m., Butler Lab, Haley Hall Croissants, coffee and juice will be for sale. Passport Around the World
2:00-4:00 p.m., Brown Campus Center Lobby
Get a “passport” and travel around the world as you learn about different countries.
2:30 p.m., Brown Campus Center
Play a trivia game about different countries.
Make a Visual Statement
Help promote international education and cultural exchange by wearing green or orange. Green and orange ribbons will be available in the OIE and in the Campus Center.
Taste of Culture: African Cuisine
Open Mic Night and Global Talent Show
7:00-9:00 p.m., Brown Campus Center Lobby
Watch or participate in student, staff and faculty performances. Impromptu acts such as singing, dancing and poetry reading are welcome.
Human Rights Petition-Signing
All week, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Estes Dining Hall
Help to build a better world through international solidarity.
AlterNatives Fair Trade Sale
Nov. 16-18, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Campus Center Lobby
Carytown’s AlterNatives store will have gifts for sale from around the world.
Global IQ Quiz
All week, Estes Dining Hall
Test your knowledge of the world while dining at Estes.
“The Colors of Vietnam”
All week, entrance way of McGraw-Page Library
R-MC Vietnamese students will display traditional arts and crafts.
Where in the World Have You Been?
All week, Butler Lab
Stop by and leave footsteps of your travel experiences.
IEW 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 exchange worldwide. It is celebrated in more than 100 countries.