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International Education Week: Nov. 14-18

Oct 24, 2016


International education week dancingRandolph-Macon College will celebrate the 13th annual International Education Week (IEW) November 14-18, 2016. This year's theme is "Celebrating Diversity: Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections."

IEW, held at hundreds of colleges across the country and around the world, celebrates cultural diversity. R-MC's Office of International Education as well as other departments and student organizations have organized a wide range of events and activities to share our cultural diversity. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Monday, November 14

The Peach Boy (Japanese-language student storytelling project)
Sponsored by the Asian Studies program
3:30-4:30 p.m., Haley 112
Be enchanted by the story of the Japanese folktale Momotaro the Peach Boy, presented by students currently in Japanese 211. Contact:  

International Dance and Fashion Showcase
Sponsored by the International Interest Group (IIG)
7-9 p.m., Brock Commons
The IIG is hosting a Dance and Fashion Showcase to start off IEW! Come out and see traditional dances and clothing from various countries. Don't miss this fun night. Contact:  

Tuesday, November 15

Gaining an Edge from Your International Experience
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and The Edge Career Center
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dollar Tree Room, Brock Commons
Having international experience can set you apart from your peers, but how do you present a J-term travel course or semester abroad on your resume? What should you say about it in an interview? This interactive workshop is your chance to find out. Event is free but advance registration is required; email for more information.

Wednesday, November 16

Geology of Iceland: Summer School Travel Course Information Session
Sponsored by Environmental Studies/Geology Dept.
(Wednesday, November 16, 12:30-1 p.m. and Thursday, November 17, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.), Copley 202
Join Environmental Studies Professor Michael Fenster for an overview of the Geology of Iceland 2017 summer session travel course. Come learn about walking on glaciers, hiking up volcanoes, soaking in geothermal energy hot baths, and experiencing Icelandic culture during this 30-minute info session. Contact:

Thursday, November 17

Monique's Crêpes Food Truck
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Caroline Street outside Fox Hall
Monique's Crêpes will serve authentic French crêpes, sweet and savory, including some seasonal flavors. Bon appétit! This event will be held rain or shine. Contact:  

Passport Around The World
Sponsored by the International Interest Group (IIG)
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Brock Commons
Interested in traveling the world without leaving R-MC? Then Passport Around The World is for you. Members of the IIG will be hosting tables featuring countries and cultures from around the world. There will be samples of food or small games to try so you can experience a little bit of these places. Come out and grab a "passport" to mark each country you visit!

British Debaters
7:30 p.m., Washington-Franklin Hall
The Randolph-Macon College Franklin Debating Society will be hosting the touring British debaters. Contact:  

Saturday, November 19

Cambodian-American Heritage Dance Troupe
7-8:30 p.m., Blackwell Auditorium
The Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose centerpiece is its dance troupe and music ensemble. For almost 20 years, the troupe has performed selections from the repertoire of Cambodian classical and folk dances. This dance and music tradition, passed down from one generation to the next, is an indelible part of Cambodian culture.

Throughout the Week

AlterNatives Fair Trade Pop-up Shop
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
November 15-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., McGraw-Page Library Lobby
Purchase gifts from around the world including jewelry, ornaments, scarves, and more. Do your holiday shopping with us and know that you've contributed to the living wages of the people who produced these handcrafted items. Contact:

Library Display: The Diversity of World Peace
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
All week, McGraw-Page Library
Stop by the Library and view the display case featuring symbols of peace from around the world. Some pieces come from distant places, and others from the past. These items have been generously loaned by the faculty, staff and friends of the college. Contact: