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International Education Week

Join us in celebrating International Education Week!
November 17-21, 2014

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.

Schedule of Events

Monday, 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. 

Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Franklin Street Gym, Room 122
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 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.

Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Franklin Street Gym, Room 122
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
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Shafer Court Dining Center
GEO will hold its third annual International Education Week Fair in the Rotunda of Shafer Court. International food vendors will be set up in the area with a selection of cuisine from their restaurants and Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Programs, and VCU Globe will have information tables. International student organizations also share performances of cultural dances and musical selections.

Wednesday, 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.

Study Abroad First Advising Session
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Franklin Street Gym, Room 122
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 Peace Corps Prep Program Launch
3 p.m. - 5 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall
Join us for the launch of VCU Globe's Peace Corps Prep program This academic and service initiative is designed to help students build cultural awareness and develop practical skills sought by the Peace Corps, other nonprofit organizations and global employers. Program will include remarks by VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and Peace Corps Associate Director Helen Lowman.

VCU Globe Open House
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall

Thursday, 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., Franklin Street Gym, Room 122
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. 

School of World Studies Student Research Conference 
The VCU School of World Studies will present the 20th annual Student Research Conference. This year's conference theme is Global Horizons. Undergraduate and graduate students from across the university will present research on topics related to the influence of culture, language, and/or religion on education, health, the millennium development goals, women’s rights, social justice, and war and peace.

Study Abroad Funding Forum
noon - 1 p.m., Student Commons, Forum Room
In collaboration with the Financial Aid Office and the National Scholarship Office, the Education Abroad office will hold its annual Study Abroad Funding Forum.  The forum will focus on how to utilize federal financial aid, national scholarships, and VCU scholarships to pay for study abroad. Students will receive detailed information about the financial aid process and about scholarships such as the VCU Education Abroad Scholarships, the Gilman International Scholarship, the Boren Scholarship, Fulbright, and more.

Friday, November 21

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., Franklin Street Gym, Room 122
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. 

School of World Studies Student Research Conference
The VCU School of World Studies will present the 20th annual Student Research Conference.  This year's conference theme is Global Horizons. Undergraduate and graduate students from across the university will present research on topics related to the influence of culture, language, and/or religion on education, health, the millennium development goals, women’s rights, social justice, and war and peace.

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