Randolph-Macon Celebrates International Education Week

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International Education Week is celebrated nationwide every November, during which the Office of International Education partners with other departments, student organizations, and individuals who are interested in hosting or co-sponsoring activities and events. This year marks our 20th International Education Week, with events from Nov. 13-17 following the theme “Think Global. Serve Local.”

A full calendar of this year’s IEW events is below.

All Week Long

Display at McGraw-Page Library
Come visit the library to enjoy an exhibit or display based on the blog post “Read the World for International Education Week”.
Contact: Nancy Falciani-White (NancyFalcianiWhite@rmc.edu)

International Lunch & Dinner
Estes Dining Hall – Bravo Station
Every day of International Education Week, Estes will offer a different national dish at their Bravo Station during lunch and dinner.
Monday – Moussaka (Greece)
Tuesday – Tostada (Guam)
Wednesday – Pho Bowl (Vietnam)
Thursday – Poutine (Canada)
Friday – Pad Thai (Thailand)


Interfaith Prayer Practices
6–7 p.m., Yawars Room at Andrews Hall
Join us at our information tables and brief presentations about nine different prayer traditions/practices. Come learn more about your own tradition OR discover other practices that you might try.
Sponsored by RMC Interfaith Council
Contact: Kendra Grimes (kendragrimes@rmc.edu)


OIE Meet & Greet
12–1 p.m., first floor of Brock Commons
Stop by the Office of International Education’s table in Brock Commons to say hi to our staff members and learn about the OIE and International Education Week!
Sponsored by Office of International Education
Contact: Lauren Devan (laurendevan@rmc.edu)


Passport Around the World
6– 8:30 p.m., Duncan United Methodist Church
In collaboration with the Office of the Chaplain and the International Interest Group, the OIE is hosting a Passport Around the World event for children of ESL learners at the Duncan United Methodist Church on campus. RMC students who wish to volunteer their time to assist with childcare at the event are welcome!
Sponsored by Office of International Education & Office of the Chaplain
Contact: Mayumi Nakamura (MayumiNakamura@rmc.edu)


Asian Craft Activities & Chopstick Contest
12–1 p.m., Dollar Tree Room in Brock Commons 
Asian Studies craft activities (Japanese fan decoration, Chinese paper cutting) + chopstick speed contest with prizes!
Sponsored by Asian Studies Department
Contact: Todd Munson (tmunson@rmc.edu

Semester Abroad Info Session
6–7 p.m., Brock Commons Theater
Whether you’re an avid traveler, or just mildly curious, this info session is for all students to learn about OIE’s semester abroad application process and how to research programs. A semester abroad takes planning, so it’s wise to start now.
Sponsored by Office of International Education
Contact: Lauren Devan (LaurenDevan@rmc.edu)

6–8 p.m., Dalton Family Room
Culturesgiving is a potluck event hosted by Multicultural Programming Board every year for students and staff to bring foods that are significant to their culture. It’s a time to eat some good food and to learn about how holidays are celebrated around the world and amongst different cultures! If you would like to bring a food item or a beverage, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/E3EzJ7VdmTMrpwDu7
Sponsored by Multicultural Programming Board
Contact: Dayla Thorne (daylathorne@rmc.edu)


Hispanic Heritage Club’s Bake Sale
4–6 p.m., first floor of Brock Commons
The Hispanic Heritage Club will be having a bake sale with traditional Hispanic pastries, desserts and much more. Learn more about our club and eat something delicious!
Sponsored by Hispanic Heritage Club
Contact: Kate Linares (katelinares@go.rmc.edu)

Global Jeopardy
6–7:30 p.m., Haley 112
Come and join the International Interest Group for a night of fun Jeopardy-style. During our game show, you will have a chance to put your international trivia knowledge to the test without gambling any money. Participants can compete solo or on a team and will answer questions of varying difficulties. There will be multiple rounds so everyone will have a chance to win something.
Sponsored by International Interest Group
Contact: Lani Halstead (lanihalstead@go.rmc.edu)