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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 Events

Saturday, November 14

International Dance Party
7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall, Room 1030
The Global Education Office is sponsoring an International Dance Party. You will have the opportunity to learn cultural dances from around the world!  Dances will include Bollywood, the Flamenco, Salsa, the Electric Slide, the Macarena, the Cupid Shuffle, and the Wobble! Come enjoy this free event!  Refreshments will be served in the lobby.

Monday, November 16

Tastes from around the world in Shafer Court Dining Center
Each day throughout the week, VCU Dining Services will highlight cuisine from a different continent in Shafer Court Dining Center. 

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 17

Tastes from around the world in Shafer Court Dining Center
Each day throughout the week, VCU Dining Services will highlight cuisine from a different continent in Shafer Court Dining Center, Market 810.

VCU Global Zone: Exploring Cultural Misconceptions
Noon – 1 p.m., Commons, Richmond Salon IV
The Global Education Office invites faculty to the VCU Global Zone, a series of faculty workshops discussing best practices for working with international students. In this session, we will discuss who your international students are and the cultures / societies from which they come.

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. 

VCU Globe - Simon Spotlight Award Live Webcast
4 p.m.www.nafsa.org/simonwebcast
VCU Globe is a recipient of the 2015 Simon Award for Excellence in International Education Spotlight award. NAFSA: Association of International Educators will host a panel discussion of college and university presidents on steps higher education institutions can take to expand access to the global learning opportunities that graduates need in order to succeed in today’s global economy. 

Syria - An Analysis
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Jefferson Hotel, The Empire Room
Ribal al-Assad is a leading global campaigner for democracy, freedom, and human rights in Syria and the Middle East. He is Founder and Director of the Organisation for Democracy and Freedom in Syria, and is also Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s first cousin. This event is co-sponsored by the Richmond World Affairs Council and the VCU Global Education Office.

Wednesday, November 18

Tastes from around the world in Shafer Court Dining Center
Each day throughout the week, VCU Dining Services will highlight cuisine from a different continent in Shafer Court Dining Center, Market 810.

VCU Global Zone: Exploring Cultural Misconceptions
Noon – 1 p.m., Smith Building, Room 216
The Global Education Office invites faculty to the VCU Global Zone, a series of faculty workshops discussing best practices for working with international students. In this session, we will discuss ?who your international students are and the cultures / societies from which they come.

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. 

VCU Globe Open House
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall
VCU Globe will host an open house in the West Grace North residence hall. Come learn about the program and have your questions answered by Globe staff. VCU Globe is now accepting applications and the final application deadline is Jan. 14.

Thursday, November 19

Tastes from around the world in Shafer Court Dining Center
Each day throughout the week, VCU Dining Services will highlight cuisine from a different continent in Shafer Court Dining Center, Market 810.

VCU Global Zone: Exploring Cultural Misconceptions
Noon – 1 p.m., Commons, Forum Room
The Global Education Office invites faculty to the VCU Global Zone, a series of faculty workshops discussing best practices for working with international students. In this session, we will discuss ?who your international students are and the cultures / societies from which they come.

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. 

International Education Week Fair

International Education Week Fair
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Shafer Court Dining Center
GEO will hold its fourth annual International Education Week Fair in the Rotunda of Shafer Court. Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Program, VCU Globe and select international student organizations wil have information available.

Friday, November 20

Tastes from around the world in Shafer Court Dining Center
Each day throughout the week, VCU Dining Services will highlight cuisine from a different continent in Shafer Court Dining Center, Market 810.

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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