International Education Week

International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education was first held in 2000, and today, is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.

For members of the VCU community, we hope IEW will be an opportunity for you to learn something new, discover the international opportunities such as studying abroad or participating in VCU Globe, or meet someone from a different part of the world.

The Global Education Office organizes specific events to celebrate international diversity here at VCU, as well as recognizes events being hosted by other offices around campus.

Please continue to check this page as new events may be added. 

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Schedule of Activities

Saturday, November 12 +

International Film Festival

International Film Festival

In celebration of International Education Week, the VCU Global Education Office is pleased to present a film series of international films. All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion, in the West Grace North Residence Hall (830 W. Grace St.), Room 1030J.

Ramchand Pakistani – Based on a true story, this film depicts a Pakistani Hindu family’s anguish after a young boy accidentally crosses the Pakistan-Indian border during a period of war-like tension in this disputed region.

Sunday, November 13 +

International Film Festival

International Film Festival
7:30 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall (830 W. Grace St.), Room 1030J

A Separation – Winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this movie is a humanizing depiction of the struggles that arise following a couple’s decision to separate in modern-day Iran.

Monday, November 14 +

Global Health Lunch and Learn

Global Health Student Panel Discussion
Come hear from students in the VCU School of Medicine about their experiences working on global health projects in Rwanda and Ecuador. Learn how you can get involved in global health. Lunch will be provided to the first 40 who register online.

International Film Festival
7:30 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall (830 W. Grace St.), Room 1030J

No – This Academy Award-nominated film captures the advertising campaign designed to oust the Chilean military dictator, Augusto Pinochet, during a national referendum in 1988. A discussion will be held after the film.

Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., 912 W. Grace St., 4th Floor

This information session is the first step for anyone interested in studying abroad. We will explain the basics of study abroad at VCU, including program options, funding, and academic credit. 

Tuesday, November 15 +

Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., 912 W. Grace St., 4th Floor

This information session is the first step for anyone interested in studying abroad. We will explain the basics of study abroad at VCU, including program options, funding, and academic credit. 

Wednesday, November 16 +

Study Abroad Coffee Bar

Study Abroad Coffee Bar
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Rodney's Shafer Court Dining Center

Join us at the Study Abroad Coffee Bar featuring faculty-led programs. Faculty members leading programs during winter, spring and summer breaks will be highlighting their short-term study abroad programs. Students interested in going abroad can come talk with faculty about program offerings over coffee! 

Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., 912 W. Grace St., 4th Floor

This information session is the first step for anyone interested in studying abroad. We will explain the basics of study abroad at VCU, including program options, funding, and academic credit. 

Thursday, November 17 +

International Film Festival 
7:30 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall (830 W. Grace St.), Room 1030J

Omar – Set in the West Bank, this Academy Award-nominated film illustrates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the brutality that a group of young Palestinian friends face within their community.

Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 912 W. Grace St., 4th Floor
This information session is the first step for anyone interested in studying abroad. We will explain the basics of study abroad at VCU, including program options, funding, and academic credit. 

Friday, November 18 +

SRISA Lecture

L‌ECTURE:
A National Culture Without the Nation:
Italy and the invention of being Italian in Dante's opera.
 

Noon-1 p.m. 
830 W. Grace Street, Room 1030J.  

The VCU Fashion Department will host guest lecturer Lorenzo Pubblici, Ph.D., from Santa Reparata International School of Art Florence, Italy.

A Q&A will follow the lecture, and pizza will be served.


Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., 912 W. Grace St., 4th Floor

This information session is the first step for anyone interested in studying abroad. We will explain the basics of study abroad at VCU, including program options, funding and academic credit. 

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