FAU Celebrates International Education Week

Florida Atlantic University’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 18.


By kelsie-weekes | 11/10/2016

Florida Atlantic University’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18.  IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and to promote programs that prepare students for a global environment.

The following events will be held at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:

Opening Ceremony

Monday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center

International Education Week kicks off with a speech from Steven D. Roper, Ph.D., executive director of the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative at FAU.

 

Discussion Panel

Global Network Initiative I: International Education Exchange

Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Davis Pavilion (DP-101)

International students and study abroad scholars will share the challenges and rewards of living and learning overseas. The panel will be moderated by Yekaterina M. Davis, Ph.D., assistant director of ISSS.

 

Discussion Panel

English Conversation Group

Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Davis Pavilion (DP-101)

International students and scholars will have the opportunity to practice their conversational English. The panel will be facilitated by Damara Martin, a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature.

 

Global Lunch & Learn

Cross-Disciplinary Global Learning for Student Success

Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Live Oak A

Lunch will be provided during this webinar for faculty, international officers, researchers and other international educators. Mihaela Metianu, Ph.D., director of ISSS, will moderate a discussion on student academic and career success in a globally interconnected society.

 

Discussion Panel

Meet and Greet

Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.

GS-214B

Find out how you can make a difference by studying or working abroad. The panel will be facilitated by Steve Hunsicker, Peace Corps, and Byron Anderson, City Corps.

 

Discussion Panel

Study Abroad Opportunities

Thursday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Breezeway

Thinking about studying abroad? A panel of returning FAU study abroad students will share their experiences with interested students.

 

Global Lunch & Learn

Managing Academic Stress: Tips for International Students

Thursday, Nov. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Davis Pavilion (DP-101)

Raquel Cabral, Ph.D., director of Owls Care Health Promotion, will speak to students about ways to handle stress in a new or unfamiliar environment.

 

Round Table Discussion

Global Network Initiative II: Collaborative Research & Development

Friday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Davis Pavilion (DP-101)

Faculty, students and international scholars will discuss collaborative research opportunities on global issues. The discussion will be moderated by Yekaterina M. Davis, Ph.D., assistant director of ISSS.

 

International Movie Night

Friday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Nations Multipurpose Room (46)

Enjoy soda and popcorn while watching two 30-minute documentaries, “Beyond Our Boundaries” and “A World of Gestures: Culture and Nonverbal Communication”. A guided discussion facilitated by Dr. Noemi Marin, a professor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, will follow.

 

For more information, visit http://www.fau.edu/isss/IEWevents.php

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