Center for International Studies

International Education Week 2016

November 7-18, 2016

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

All events are free and open to the public. If you plan on bringing a class to an event, please email CIS-Activities@wiu.edu .

 


Monday, November 7family

  • 5:00 PM: "Empowering Youth through International Education" - Stipes 121   
    • Hear from returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their experiences working with youth abroad.

 

Tuesday, November 8koea

  • 12:30 PM: Cultural Café: South Korea - Heritage Room, 2nd floor University Union
    • Learn about South Korea while enjoying authentic Korean food.

 

Wednesday, November 9

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM:  Rocky Goes Abroad Table Fair - University Union Concourse
    • Visit the fair to learn about study abroad scholarships and how you can study abroad!world

 

  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM:  French Conversation Hour - Morgan Hall 303
    • This event provides you the opportunity to practice your French.  All proficiency levels are welcome.

       

Thursday, November 10

  • 4:00 - 5:30 PM:  Acirema Cultural Simulation - Sherman Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium
    • This simulation will allow you to experience the challenges international students face from applying to a U.S. institution all the way through arrival.
    • Limited to 30 participants.  Please email CIS-Activities@wiu.edu by Tuesday, November 8, to register. africa

 

  • 6:00 PM:  African Heritage Night - Multicultural Center  
    • Come learn more about the diverse cultures of Africa!

 

Friday, November 11

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM:  Helping Haiti - University Union Concourse
    • The Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society will be collecting funds to send to UNICEF to help those in Haiti effected by the recent hurricane.
    • Checks can be made out to "Phi Beta Delta" and sent to the Center for International Studies in Memorial Hall 347.

       

  • 6:00 PM:  International Game Night - Horrabin Hall 1 
    • Join international students for a fun game night!
    • Games and snacks will be provided; bring your favorite game to share!

 

Saturday, November 12 soccer

  • 11:00 AM:  Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament - Donald Spencer Student Recreation Center
    • Games will be played using Intramural Outdoor Soccer rules (6 vs. 6 including goalie).
    • Teams will consist of a minimum of five players and a maximum of nine players.
    • Register online or at the Campus Recreation Center by Thursday, November 10.

 

  • 6:30 PM: Taste of India Scholarship Fundraiser - Campus Students for Christ House (1545 Riverview Dr.)india
    • Taste some authentic Indian food, enjoy some entertainment, and participate in a silent auction.
    • Tickets may be purchased in advance ($7 for students, $12 for general admission) at the Center for International Studies (3rd Floor, Memorial Hall 347) and Citizens Bank in downtown Macomb.
    • All profits will go to scholarships supporting international education.

       

 Monday, November 14

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM:   Helping Haiti - University Union Concourse
    • The Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society will be collecting funds to send to UNICEF to help those in Haiti effected by the recent hurricane.
    • Checks can be made out to "Phi Beta Delta" and sent to the Center for International Studies in Memorial Hall 347.

Tuesday, November 15

  • 12:30 PM:  Cultural Connections:  Music and World Celebrations - Multicultural Center, Activities Room
    • Join the Center for International Studies for a chance to meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share information about your own culture.
    • Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

 

  • 7:00 PM:  Black Gold Film Screening - Morgan Hall 109 Ethiopia
    • This film focuses on coffee production and trade in Ethiopia.
    • A discussion will be held following the showing.

 

Wednesday, November 16  

  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM:  French Conversation Hour – Morgan Hall 303  French flag
    • The event provides you the opportunity to practice your French.
    • All proficiency levels are welcome.