Office of Global Citizenship
International Education Week (IEW) was created by the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2000, and IEW is celebrated annually by universities across the country. The Office of Global Citizenship invites Sewanee faculty, staff, and students to participate in this annual celebration by (1) attending IEW events on campus and by (2) offering suggestions for workshops, performances, forums, or other scholarly or creative works that celebrate international education.
The 2018 schedule for IEW is below. You can also follow all the events on our facebook page.
If you would like to add an event, or if you have suggestions for future events for IEW 2019, email email@example.com. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated in the schedule below.
International Education Week 2018
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018
*1 - 3 p.m., Russian House (Mississippi Ave.)
Russian food, music, and trivia
*1 - 4 p.m., German House (Louisiana Circle)
The feast day of St. Martin is celebrated in Germany on November 11. Schoolchildren learn the story of how St. Martin, a Roman soldier, cut his cloak in two to share with a beggar who had nothing to keep him warm on a cold night. Additionally, German schoolchildren often make lanterns to carry in a parade on November 11. Come to the German House to make St. Martin’s Day lanterns and drink hot chocolate!
MONDAY - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 16
International Week of Food, McClurg
At dinner all week, Chefs Rick and Eric will help provide a taste of the world! A line will be devoted to a continent per night.
MONDAY: A Taste of Europe
TUESDAY: A Taste of Asia
WEDNESDAY: A Taste of South America
THURSDAY: A Taste of North America/Thanksgiving Celebration
FRIDAY: A Taste of Africa
Get Out of Town: Study Abroad!, Carnegie 110
Explore the world! Come by the study abroad office to explore opportunities with study abroad advisor Shawnee Scissom. All week, there will be treats in the office to make the deal even sweeter!
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14
Around the World
Tour the world from 5:00 - 6:30 in McClurg. Students will sit at tables to share their cultures and countries. Learn a little while enjoying a Taste of South America!
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15
French film, the French House, 8 p.m.
The French House will be showing the French film Intouchables (2011) at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Snacks will be provided!
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16
International Folktales Night, the Writing House (Mississippi Ave.), 5:30
The Writing House and the Organization for Cross-Cultural Understanding (OCCU) are co-sponsoring a night to sit around and share folktales, whether domestic or international (or even a good ghost story!). Come on out to share a story or just listen!
*PASSPORT ACTIVITIES (November 10 and November 16) AND DRAWING
There are three passport activities: the events at the German House and the Russian House and the International Folktales Night (IFN). On 11/10, go to both activities. Pick up a passport at the first, complete the activity, and get your passport signed. Go to the second activity and have your passport signed again. On Friday 11/16, go to IFN, and have your passport signed there as well. The following week, you can either drop your completed passport off with Sarah Marhevsky in the Office of Global Citizenship, Carnegie 110 (down the hall from the registrar and across from the econ offices), or you can SPO it to the Office of Global Citizenship. All passports received by noon Wednesday 11/21 will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Amazon!
PHOTO CONTEST (accepting entries through Sunday November 11 at 5 p.m.)
Photo contest: The World through Your Eyes
Submit your best photo(s) of a place outside the United States! This could be from your home or adopted country, your travels, or your study abroad time. Your photo could include people or focus on nature, architecture, or whatever you feel best represents place.
Rules: Submitted photos should be of the highest resolution available. Avoid inappropriate subject matter. By submitting photos, you agree that the Office of Global Citizenship may use your photo(s) for promotional use. Students may submit up to two photos that they have taken themselves.
To Enter: With a subject line of The World in Your Eyes, email your photo, your name, where and when the photo was taken, and a caption and/or title of the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday November 11th at 5 p.m. If this was taken during your study abroad time, please include that information and what program you traveled with.
Winners: The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
This contest is sponsored by the Office of Global Citizenship as part of International Education Week* (IEW). Please email Interim International Student Advisor Sarah Marhevsky at email@example.com with any questions.
* IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
THESE EVENTS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, McCLURG AND ITS EMPLOYEES, THE GERMAN HOUSE, THE RUSSIAN HOUSE, THE FRENCH HOUSE, THE WRITING HOUSE, AND THE OCCU. Thank you to all participants and organizers and anyone inadvertently left off the list!