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International Education Week (Nov. 18-22)

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November 18-22, 2019

International Education Week (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.

The entire Endicott College community is encouraged to participate in IEW.  If you, your department, or student club would like to organize an event for IEW, please contact Chris Moca (cmoca@endicott.edu; +1.978.232.2270)

Submit your IEW Event Proposal Form online!

Semester abroad applicants can earn 1 point toward the Cultural Event Attendance requirement by attending events designated below in blue and green.  Applicants can earn 2 points if they organize their own event!

 

Endicott College IEW Calendar of Events

Check back frequently for updates!
 
Date
Time
Event
Description
Location

All Week

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IEW Photo Contest

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit photos from their travels abroad.  The top three student photos and top three faculty/staff photos will receive prizes.

Entry instructions will be emailed to the Endicott Community on Monday, November 11th.  Contact Chris Moca, cmoca@endicott.edu, from your Endicott email account if you did not receive the announcement.

Winning photos and honorable mentions will be featured at a Gallery Reception on Friday, Nov. 22nd from 1:30 to 2:30 at the Office of International Education.

Organizer: Office of International Education

n/a

Sun.
Nov.
17th
1:00 PM
to
3:00 PM
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Special Pre-IEW Event! Join us to package 10,000 highly nutritious meals that will be shipped to Haiti.

Organizer: Community Service
Lower Callahan

Mon.
Nov. 18th

11:00 AM
to
11:30 AM

Parade of Flags

Officially opening Endicott College's celebration of International Education Week will be a parade of flags.  International students, faculty, and staff will be invited to carry the flag of their home country from the Halle Library down to the Globe Sculpture outside of the Lower Callahan for a group photo.

Organizer: Office of International Education

Halle Library 
to
Lower Callahan

Mon.
Nov. 18th
12:00 PM
to
12:45 PM
Meditation for World Peace and Global Cooperation The Director of Spiritual Life, Rev. Dr. Gail Cantor, will lead a meditation to invoke a commitment to world peace and global cooperation.

Organizer: Spiritual Life/Gulls Pause
Interfaith Chapel
Mon.
Nov. 18th
2:00 PM
to
3:00 PM
OIE Open House:
Pizza & Passports!
The first step in becoming a world traveler is getting a passport.  Learn how easy it is to apply while you play the Passport Game and enjoy some complimentary pizza.

Organizer: Office of International Education
Halle Library,
Room 110
Tue.
Nov.
19th
10:00 AM
to
11:25 AM
OIE Open House:
Travel Signatures
(International Students)
To our F-1 and J-1 visa students: Will you be traveling out of the U.S. during the Thanksgiving or Winter break?  You will need a travel signature from the Office of International Education that is less than a year old in order to re-enter the country to return to campus.  Come during this open house to renew your signature and have any travel questions answered!

Organizer: Office of International Education
Halle Library,
Room 110
Tue.
Nov.
19th
2:00 PM
to
3:00 PM
Special Lecture:
Intercultural Communication
Dean of International Education, Warren Jaferian, will give a special lecture highlighting topic covered in the Intercultural Communication Course offered at Endicott College.

Organizer: Office of International Education
Halle Library
Little Theater
Tue.
Nov.
19th
5:00 PM
to
6:00 PM
Exchange Student Panel A panel of our Fall 2019 exchange students will share their experiences adjusting to life in the U.S. and their observations of the cultural differences made evident in their time spent here. Our panelists come from Ireland, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Organizer: Office of International Education
Halle Library
Little Theater
Tue.
Nov.
19th
8:00 PM
to
10:00 PM
Global Trivia Night! Form a team and test your collective global knowledge for a chance to win some prizes!

Organizer: Student Activities
Gully's
Pub
Wed.
Nov.
20th
10:00 AM
to
11:25 AM
Intergenerational Brunch:
Sharing Cultures
Are you from a family with diverse cultures and traditions? Are you from another country? Have you traveled outside the United States? If you said yes to any of the above please join us for brunch with Beverly Council On Aging to share your experiences. Email Andrea Rhoades arhoades@endicott.edu to sign up or for more information!

Organizer: Community Service  
Interfaith Chapel
Wed.
Nov.
20th
10:00 AM
to
11:25 AM
Folkloric Dance Masterclass
Folkloric Dance Masterclass with Andy Taylor-Blenis. 

Organizer: School of Visual and Performing Arts

 
Center for the Arts
Tia's Theater
Wed.
Nov.
20th
12:00 PM
to
1:00 PM
Special Lecture: U.S.-China Trade Relations Professor Vitaly Kozyrev will give a special lecture on the current events surrounding the trade negotiations between the United States and China and their effect on the global economy.

Organizer: School of Arts and Sciences
LSB Auditorium
Wed.
Nov.
20th
1:00 PM
to
2:00 PM
International Faculty Panel:
Our Journey
to Endicott
Endicott has the privilege of employing many international faculty.  Attend this special panel of five faculty members who will share their stories of how the came to teach at the College, their opinions on the importance of "global fluency," and how they try to prepare the students for life beyond Endicott.

Organizer: Office of International Education 
LSB
Auditorium
Wed.
Nov.
20th
2:30 PM
to
4:00 PM 
OIE Open House:
IEW Photo Booth!
Bring some friends and create some memories at our free IEW Photo Booth!

Organizer: Office of International Education
Halle Library,
Room 110

Wed.
Nov.
20th

5:00 PM
to
6:00 PM

Cultural Presentations:
Brazil & Taiwan

Every two weeks throughout the semester, the Intercultural Club features presentations on study abroad destination countries as well as home countries of our exchange students.

Organizer: Intercultural Club

Halle Library
Little Theater

Thu.
Nov.
21st
12:00 PM
to
1:00 PM
 Culture and Conversation: Shake Hands or Bow? Once each month during the semester, our Tutoring & Writing Center hosts "Culture & Conversation," providing an opportunity for all students to come together and discuss selected topics on global current events and cultural traditions.  

This month, we will discuss how we greet across cultures. Join us in LIB 204 to enjoy tasty snacks as well as great conversation!

Organizer: Writing Center
Halle Library
Room 204
Thu.
Nov.
21st
3:30 PM
to
4:30 PM
Poetry Reading:
Professor Inestrosa
You may know Professor Sergio Inestrosa as a popular Spanish Language instructor here at Endicott College, but did you know he is also an accomplished poet with several published works?

Come listen to a selection of readings by Prof. Inetrosa in the Little Theater.  All are welcome!

Organizer: School of Arts and Sciences
Halle Library
Little Theater
Thu.
Nov.
21st
6:30 PM
to
8:30 PM
Film Night:
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Not leaving for break until Friday?  Come to the Little Theater, enjoy some pizza and snacks, and watch The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a film based on a true story about William Kamkwamba, who at the age of 13 took a risk on a school science project to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.

Organizer: Intercultural Club
Halle Library
Little Theater
Fri.
Nov.
22nd
10:30 AM
to
11:25 AM
World Dance Cultures Join students of the World Dance Cultures class to both learn about and experience dancing from different cultures around the globe! You do not have to have a dance background to participate, just come with an open mind and ready to have fun!  

Organizer: School of Visual and Performing Arts
Lower Callahan
Fri.
Nov.
22nd
12:00 PM
to
12:50 PM
International Internships: Explore the Possibilities! Have you considered doing your internship abroad? "Global/Intercultural Fluency" is one of the eight key competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as necessary to ensure the career readiness of today's college graduates. Come and learn how easy it is to transform your internship into a global experience!

Organizer: Office of International Education
Halle Library
Little Theater
Fri.
Nov.
22nd
1:30 PM
to
2:30 PM
OIE Open House:
Photo Contest Gallery Reception
Come see the winning photos of the IEW 2019 Photo Contest on display at the Office of International Education!  Light refreshments will be served.

Organizer: Office of International Education
Halle Library,
Room 110