Monday, October 24, 2011

International Education Week Scheduled

International Education Week – November 14-18, 2011

The Office of International Education at Champlain College is pleased to announce its participation in International Education Week November 14-18.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education & exchange worldwide.  Designated by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, this week is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad study and exchange experiences.

Please join us in Champlain College’s first annual International Education Week to celebrate our connection with the world around us.

Events: International & study abroad students will share their culture & experiences through displays to include, photos, music, posters, flags, stories and items from their home country or travel.  Look for these displays in IDX Fireside Lounge during lunchand  dinner hours throughout the week. Sodexho will prepare theme lunch meals throughout the week from different continents around the world. 

Monday, Nov. 14
South America                       Improv Night – International Coffeehouse                                                                                                7-10 pm IDX Fireside Lounge
Enjoy Champlain College’s very own talented musicians, poets and international students as we celebrate culture and share our beautifully diverse perspectives. Live music, hot drinks and food.    Hosted by Champlain’s CCA – Cultural Community Alliance.

Tuesday, Nov. 15       
Europe                                    Zumbathon – World Music & Dance                                                                                              6-8 pm Argosy Gymnasium
Come dance and enjoy international music to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness throughout the world.  Bring a canned food item to be donated to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
Co-sponsored by Student Life & Center for Service.

Film Series – “Still Life” China                                                                     7 pm Auditorium    
Characters return to their home in hopes of reuniting with the lovers they left behind only to find the place submerged below the waters of the Three Gorges Dam project and their lovers no longer there. Sponsored by the CORE Division.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 
Asia                                         China Town Hall – National Webcast & discussion                                                                         7-9:30 pm  Hauke Conf. Room
The Office of International Education in cooperation with the Vermont Council on World Affairs & the National Committee on U.S. China Relations hosts this 5th annual event.  Live Webcast from Washington DC features Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former National Security Advisor will discuss Sino-American relations.  Champlain College’s Assistant Professor, Craig Pepin will continue the discussion to address China-related topics to the audience. Topics will include pollution, population dynamics, education and observations from his recent China experience.

Thursday, Nov. 17      Reality Bite – Hunger Banquet Experience                       
Africa                                      8:30-10 pm      Hauke Conf. Room
Participants in the annual Hunger Banquet will gain awareness of local and global hunger & poverty issues through this interactive & discussion based experience. Co-sponsored by the Center for Service and the Office of International Education.

For more information Kathleen A. Lynn, Assistant Director, International Student Services, Office of International Education or call 802-865-6485

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