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International Education Week Calendar

October 21 - 25, 2013

Event Schedule PDF

Monday October 21, 2013

International Film, The Intouchables (2011), Dauphin Humanities Center 051, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

“After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker” ( This film was selected as the French entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards. Nominated for a total of nine 2012 César Awards, the movie also won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival. Dr. Blandine Mitaut, from the department of Modern Languages, will give a short talk on the French context of the film. The film sparked debate about the problems in France concerning inequality between its privileged bourgeoisie and its marginalized neighbors with immigrant origins. The club will discuss these ethnic and socio-economic tensions as well as disability in France. Co-sponsored by International Studies Major, Disability Studies Minor, and Sociology/Anthropology Department


Tuesday October 22, 2013

Immersion Afternoon, Rowland Hall Rooms 100, 101, 103, 106, 117, 200, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Spend an afternoon experiencing world cultures. Language, culture, food and fun await you! Have you ever wanted to learn about Spain, various countries in Latin America, France, Québec, Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Tahiti, Morocco, Algeria, French-speaking countries in sub-Saharan Africa, China, Germany and more? Come and interact with faculty and students who are experts on these countries. We will also have a World Languages Karaoke Jam. International food will be served. Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages.

Study Abroad: Where Did You Go, What Did You Do & Would You Do It Again? Orndorff Theater, CUB, 7 p.m.

Students will discuss their personal overseas study and travel experiences to countries including the Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Haiti, South Korea and Spain. Moderated by Dr. Gretchen Pierce, Assistant Professor of History and Dr. Mark Sachleben, Associate Professor of Political Science


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ship World Party: A Taste of the World at SHIP, Tuscarora Room Reisner Dining Hall, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Join us to eat, dance and experience culture from around the world! This event will feature a variety of different international dances as well as displays and crafts from countries including the Dominican Republic, France, Japan, and more. Ethnic foods will be available for sampling, and children are welcome to attend. Coordinated by students from Social Work Class 370.

International Foods Night, Reisner Dining Hall, 4-7 p.m.

Nine different food stations will feature ethnic foods from all over the world including the countries of Central America, Italy, Indonesia, Russia, Northern Africa and the United Kingdom. The dinner meal must be purchased upon entrance into Reisner. Students may use their meal plan or you can pay at the door ($9.25 for members of the Ship community & general public).


Thursday October 24, 2013

Study Abroad 101, Information Session, Ceddia Union Building Room 232, 4 p.m.

If you are interested in studying abroad, attending Study Abroad 101 is the first step. Come to a group advising meeting to learn more about the process associated with study abroad including how to select a location, apply for a passport and utilize financial aid to fund the experience.

All Week

Sit in on a Language Class

Interested in learning a language but haven’t been able to commit to an entire semester of study? Sitting in on a language class is a perfect way to decide if enrolling in a course would be the right fit for you. Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages. A schedule of classes is available at:

International Flags Display on the Library Quad has been created by 5th grade students from Grace B. Luhrs Elementary School under the direction of Dr. Sean Cornell, Associate Professor of Geography/Earth Science.

All events are open to SHIP students, faculty, staff and the local community. There is no charge for events unless otherwise noted. International Education Week is sponsored by Department of International Studies and the Office of International Programs.