to celebrate International Education Week
University will host a series of events for International Education Week
starting Oct. 21. All events are open
to the public and are free unless noted otherwise. More information is
available online at www.ship.edu/iew.
begins with with the showing of the film The
Intouchables at 6:30 p.m. in Dauphin Humanities Center 051. The film was
selected as the French entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language
Film at the 85th Academy Awards and won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tokyo
International Film Festival. The film is
about aristocrat who becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident and
hires a man from the projects to be his caretaker. The film sparked debate about
the problems in France concerning inequality between its privileged bourgeoisie
and its marginalized neighbors with immigrant origins.
Blandine Mitaut, from the university’s modern languages department will give a
short talk on the French context of the film. The event is co-sponsored by the international
studies major, disability studies minor and the sociology/anthropology
- Oct. 22:
Immersion afternoon, 3:30 p.m., Rowland Hall rooms 100, 101, 103, 106, 117 and
200. Participants will experience world
cultures, language and food from Spain, Latin America, France, Québec, Haiti,
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Tahiti, Morocco, Algeria, French-speaking countries in
sub-Saharan Africa, China, Germany and more. A World Languages Karaoke Jam is
planned and international food will be served. The event is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages.
- Oct. 22: “Study
Abroad: Where Did You Go, What Did You Do & Would You Do It Again?,” 7
p.m., Orndorff Theatre in the Ceddia Union Building. Students will discuss their overseas
study and travel experiences to countries including the Dominican Republic,
England, Germany, Haiti, South Korea and Spain. The program is moderated by Dr.
Gretchen Pierce, assistant professor of history and Dr. Mark Sachleben, associate
professor of political science.
- Oct. 23: Ship
World Party: A Taste of the World at SHIP, 3:30 p.m., Tuscarora Room in Reisner
Dining Hall, 3:30 p.m. The event will feature a variety of international dances
and displays and crafts from various. Ethnic foods will be available for
sampling, and children are welcome to attend.
- Oct. 23: International
Foods Night, 4 p.m., Reisner Dining Hall, 4 p.m. Nine different food stations
will feature ethnic foods. The dinner meal must be purchased upon entrance into
Reisner. Costs is $9.25.
Week: Sit in on a Language Class. Language classes will be open to attend with
a schedule of classes available at www.ship.edu/iew.
International flags created by 5th-graders from Grace B. Luhrs University
Elementary School under the direction of Dr. Sean Cornell, associate professor
of geography/earth science, will be on display on the library quad.
The week is
sponsored by the Department of International Studies and the Office of