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International Education Week

November 14 - 19

 

Come out and get involved in an exciting week of events during International Education Week! IEW activities and events provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 

  

Monday, Nov. 14

  • IEW Kick-Off   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Osprey Plaza 

            Featuring a Parade of Flags, World Geography Booth, Soccer Challenge, Flag Face Painting, a DJ spinning international music, and more! 

  • Oxfam Hunger Banquet   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, For information contact UNF International Center 

            Hosted by the International Center as a means of spreading awareness of global poverty and hunger. 100 invited guests will randomly draw tickets that assign them to different income levels, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Depending on where they sit, some receive a filling dinner, while others eat a simple meal or share sparse portions of rice and water. Oxfam America Hunger Banquet guests can also take on the roles of real people from around the world and share their experiences with others. While not all guests leave with full stomachs, many gain a new perspective on the root causes of hunger and poverty—and will feel motivated to do something to help. 

Tuesday, Nov. 15 

  • Study Abroad Info Tables  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Osprey Plaza & Library 

                Thinking about traveling abroad and taking your education to another country?  It's a snap! There are many different ways to incorporate international education into your UNF college experience. Stop by one of our study abroad information tables that are scattered around the UNF campus and we'll tell you how. 

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • Study Abroad Info Tables  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Osprey Plaza & Library

               Thinking about traveling abroad and taking your education to another country?  It's a snap! There are many different ways to incorporate international education into your UNF college experience. Stop by one of our study abroad information tables that are scattered around the UNF campus and we'll tell you how. 

  • IEW Trivia Bowl  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Robinson Theater 

             An international trivia competition made up of six student teams representing various UNF student clubs and organizations.  Come watch as ITB 2011 challenges each team’s knowledge of worldwide events, politics, cultures, religion, and geography.  For more information on how to compete in this year's International Trivia Bowl contact the International Center at intlctr@unf.edu or (904) 620-2657.      

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • World Fest Village  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM,Osprey Plaza 

             Located in Osprey Plaza, this tented “village” will have representatives from many countries and will include calligraphy demonstrations, henna and face painting, international foods, musical performances and so much more.  

Friday, Nov. 18

  • International Movie Night    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Building 15, Room 1303 

             The featured film, Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan, is sponsored by the Asia Council and Student Government and presented by the UNF Chinese Culture Club and the Asian Media.  The film will be shown at 7:00 pm in the John C. Matthews Jr. Computer Science Building 15/1303. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Saturday, Nov. 19

  • World Music Fest    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Coxwell Amphitheater 

              IEW’s finale will feature a night of lights and musical performances by international musicians The Wobbly Toms, Ronan Taiko, Bhangra/Bollywood Dance Group, Ngoma Thunder African Drum and Dance Troop, and Fulanito!  

This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States. Campuses all over the world celebrate this week, so please join us here at UNF for International Education Week 2011!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 For further information, contact the UNF International Center at (904) 620-2657 or intlctr@unf.edu.