SLU International Education Week 2018 | St. Lawrence University International Student Services

SLU International Education Week 2018

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 8th  

The Insult (2018), 7:00pm-9:00pm, Carnegie 10

In today's Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.

Each one of the two main characters is revealed to have been affected by a traumatic historical event in his youth: the Damour massacre in the case of Tony, and Black September in the case of Yasser. Moreover, there are references to Bachir Gemayel and Ariel Sharon, as prominent characters of the Lebanese civil war. https://www.stlawu.edu/modern-languages/event/carnegie-10-international-film-series-%E2%80%93-insult ) 

Sponsoreed by: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures & the Language Resource Center

Friday, November 9th  

Celebrating Internationalization efforts- Simon Award, 5:30pm, Winston Room 

SLU is one of the recipients of the 2018 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, which distinguishes excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of the university. You are cordially invited to celebrate the NAFSA Paul Simon Award for Internationalization in the Student Center (ground floor close to the fireplace), where President Fox will share his remarks. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: CIIS and ISS

Saturday, November 10th 

Flavors from Around the World- Kenya, Dinner, Dana Dining Hall

Sponsored by: Dining Services, CIIS and ISS

Sunday, November 11th 

One World Movie Series- Kenya’s- Nairobi Half Life, 3:00pm, Winston Room 

A young, aspiring actor from Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity. 

Sponsored by: ACE 

International Trivia Night- Kahoot Quiz and Fun, 6:00pm, I-House Kitchen

Sponsored by: I-House and ISS 

Flavors from Around the World- Egypt, Dinner, Dana Dining Hall

Sponsored by: Dining Services, ISS and CIIS

Monday, November 12th 

Grab a Flag and Put up a Tag, 9:00- 4:00pm, Winston Room

There are over 70 countries represented at SLU. Come grab flags with the countries you identify with. There will also be a huge map of the world and the United States. Come put a tag up also on the places you identify with!  

Sponsored by: CIIS and ISS 

15 Minute Mini- Language Classes,  throughout day, Winston Room 

SLU students from around the world will conduct mini language lessons to teach some key words and phrases in a language they are familiar with (their native or second/third language!) Attendees can pop in for as many sessions as they like throughout the day! 

  • 11:00 German
  • 12:00 Dutch
  • 1:15 French (Quebec)
  • 1:00 Persian
  • 2:00 Chinese
  • 3:00 French (France)
  • 3:30 Sesotho

Sponsored by: ISS 

Open House for ESOL 202, Carnegie 214, 2:30pm-4:00pm 

Please join us to see what students have been studying and to gain more awareness of one of the ESOL classes on campus. International and domestic students invited. Please RSVP to rcrowell@stlawu.edu.  

Sponsored by: Department of Modern Languages  and Literatures

OFF-Campus Study Information Session: Summer, Semester and Short-Term Travel Components, Carnegie 10, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Information Session about Off-Campus Study Opportunities: 2019 Summer Programs, 2019 Fall and 2020 Spring Semester Programs and 2019 Short-Term Travel Components attached to a course. 

 Sponsored by: CIIS

Flavors from Around the World- China, Dinner, Dana Dining Hall

Sponsored by: Dining Services, ISS and CIIS

Pengyou Day: Promoting China-USA Relations, 8-9:30pm, Winston Room

Project Pengyou (“Pengyou” means friend in Mandarin Chinese) is a program that serves as a platform for young leaders with firsthand experiences in both the U.S. and China to build friendships with one another, fight xenophobia and promote collaboration, inclusion and mutual understanding in their community.
 The Pengyou day event is open to all SLU students and will be a fun night of Chinese Characters, idioms, popular culture, and a poem knowledge competition. There will be snacks and small prizes.

Sponsored by: Project Pengyou Club

Tuesday, November 13th 

Grab a Flag and Put up a Tag, 9:00am- 2:00pm, Winston Room

There are over 70 countries represented at SLU. Come grab flags with the countries you identify with. There will also be a huge map of the world and the United States. Come put a tag up also on the places you identify with!  

Sponsored by: CIIS and ISS 

15 Minute Mini- Language Classes, throughout day, Winston Room 

SLU students from around the world will conduct mini language lessons to teach some key words and phrases in a language they are familiar with (their native or second/third language!) Attendees can pop in for as many sessions as they like throughout the day! 

  • 10:00 Irish Gaeilge
  • 10:30 Finnish
  • 11:00 Spanish
  • 11:30 Kiswahili
  • 12:30 Portuguese/Tetum
  • 12:30 Vietnamese 

Sponsored by: ISS

SLU Students Abroad Video Conference, 4:30pm- 5:30pm, Carnegie 10 

Sponsored by: CIIS

The Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel Webcast, 5:30-6:30pm, Carnegie 10  

St. Lawrence University will be officially presented with the NAFSA Award in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, during the Presidential panel event. Dean Karl Schonberg will participate in the panel representing SLU. The Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel will be streamed online via live webcast from Washington, DC. All campus community members are invited to watch this important gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions as they discuss their successes in campus internationalization.  

Flavors from Around the World- American Thanksgiving, Dinner, Dana Dining Hall

Sponsored by: Dining Services, ISS and CIIS

Wednesday, November 14th 

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience, 12:00-1:00pm, Crandell Room 232 

What happens after your exchange program? It’s insufficient to say, “I speak German” or “I lived in Ghana” or “I’m on a global team.” Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience will enable you to compellingly articulate intercultural competence and accomplishments in networking, resume and job interviews that will leverage these talents to design exciting domestic or international careers and promote global diplomacy and dialogue.

Sponsored by: Career Services 

Open House for ESOL 201, 12:50pm- 2:20pm,  Carnegie 214 

Please join us to see what students have been studying and to gain more awareness of one of the ESOL classes on campus. Students will be wrapping up pre-break course content and start preparing for final discussions and end of semester final projects. International and domestic students invited. Please RSVP to rcrowell@stlawu.edu.  

Sponsored by: Department of Modern Language and Literatures

Understanding Chinese Names 3-4pm, SC 232 Crandell Room 

Do you interact with Chinese students on campus and wish you could  pronounce their names more properly? Here is your chance to learn! Please join International Scholar Irene Wen as she introduces you to Chinese pronunciation and helps you gain a new appreciation of the Chinese language.  

Sponsored by: ISS

International Education Town Hall, 3:00-4:00pm, Webinar 

NAFSA will host this event as part of its series of online forums designed to bring together the international education community to share latest innovations, partnerships, and diversification initiatives from across the field. 

NAFSA’s Vice President for Professional Development and Education Ravi Shankar will highlight and discuss specific examples, including those shared by you and other participants. He will be joined by his Northwestern University colleague Dr. Adam Goodman to offer insights on strategies to keep resilient as we face challenges in our daily work.  

NAFSA invites you to share your stories of innovation, partnership, and diversity. Please sign up now to share your story and receive an email reminder for the event.  

Diwali Celebration, 6:00-9:00pm, Eben Holden 

ASIA Club invites you to enjoy an Indian Feast, watch performances, and light up the room. 

Sponsored by: ASIA Club

Tea Time- Sipping a Piece of the World, 9:00pm, I-House Kitchen, Sykes 2600s

Special teas will be prepared from around the world. Come join a special I-House tea time to try them out! 

Sponsored by: I-House and ISS

Flavors from Around the World- Canada, Dinner, Dana Dining Hall

Sponsored by: Dining Services, ISS and CIIS

Thursday, November 15th 

Flavors from Around the World- South Korea, Dinner, Dana Dining Hall

Sponsored by: Dining Services, ISS and CIIS

Important International Opportunity Deadlines within International Education Week

Princeton in Latin America – Deadline November 9

Ashoka Changemakers Bootcamp Internship – Deadline (rolling)

The Critical Language Scholarship Program (a summer program of the US Department of State and American Councils for International Education)– Deadline November 15

Canada Institute Internship: Spring 2019 at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars – Deadline November 15

Poverty Research - General Posting at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)  - Deadline November 16