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UW-Eau Claire to celebrate International Education Week

| Samantha Thompson

The Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire will host a variety of events the week of Nov. 18-22 in honor of International Education Week. All of the events will give students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.


Leading up to International Education Week

Thursday, Nov. 14:

  • Noon-3 p.m.: Peace Corp prep at the Health Careers Fair, Davies Center.

Friday, Nov. 15

  • Study abroad application deadline, summer 2020, fall 2020, academic year 2020-21.

Saturday, Nov. 16

  • 5 p.m.: "The Virtues of Africa," presented by the African Student Association, Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center.

Join UW-Eau Claire's African Student Association as they showcase their cultures and share pieces of home with the Eau Claire community. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

All Week:

  • Study Abroad Photo Contest display: third floor, Davies Center.
  • International book display: McIntyre Library.
  • Internationally themed movies: UW-Eau Claire TV-10 network.

Monday, Nov. 18:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m.: "In Their Own Words: IEP Students Share Their Campus Experiences," Centennial 1916.

Learn about our Intensive English Program (IEP) students' experiences at UW-Eau Claire — all are welcome to attend!

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Indian-themed lunch, Dulany Inn, Davies Center.

Check out the Indian buffet available at the Dulany Inn. Reservations are encouraged. Cost: $11.25 per person.

Tuesday, Nov. 19:

  • Study abroad Snapchat takeover.

Follow the UW-Eau Claire Snapchat account to get an idea of what studying abroad in Graz, Austria, is like!

  • 2 p.m.: "First Steps to Study Abroad," OMA Resource Room, Centennial 1108.

Have you always wanted to study abroad but feel unsure about how to get started? This event is for you! Join us for information on how to begin planning your study abroad experience and how to find a program that fits you best.

  • 2-3 p.m.: EDI session for faculty and staff: "Understanding Chinese Learners," CETL, VLL 1142.
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: EDI session for faculty and staff: "Dismantling the 'U.S. Versus International' Dichotomy: Creating Synergy between Intercultural and Diversity/Social Justice Approaches," Centennial 3314.

Intercultural approaches are often adopted by those in organizations who engage in international and "global" efforts while diversity and social justice approaches tend to be viewed as only applicable in U.S. contexts. As the trend of "globalizing" business, higher education and other sectors rapidly accelerates, there are many missed opportunities due to the lack of synthesis of the two approaches. This dichotomy often prevents us from understanding the relationship between local and global factors that impact our ability to engage constituencies holistically. For example, by engaging issues related to immigration and more specifically undocumented people in only one of these approaches, it prevents us from understanding the relationship between local and global factors impacting diverse contextual realities around the world. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Amer F. Ahmed, an organizational strategist who helps institutions and leaders address diversity and inclusion, equity and intercultural development through consulting, coaching, group facilitation and keynote speeches. To register for this session, click here

Wednesday, Nov. 20:

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Spanish-themed lunch, Dulany Inn, Davies Center.

Check out the Spanish buffet available at the Dulany Inn. Reservations are encouraged. Cost is $11.25 per person.

  • Noon-1 p.m.: EDI session for faculty and staff: "Locally Grown, Globally Engaged: Developing Critical Multicultural and Intercultural Competencies through Undergraduate Research," CETL, VLL 1142.
  • 4 p.m.: "Study Abroad: Beyond the Classroom" returnee panel, Centennial 1924.

Thursday, Nov. 21:

  • 3:30 p.m.: First-time travelers info session, Centennial 1704.

This session is intended for students applying for/accepted to UW-Eau Claire study abroad programs who have limited to no travel experience, but all are welcome as you may learn something new!

  • 3-4 p.m.: "Course to Career: Leveraging Your UW-Eau Claire Education for International Careers," Schneider 105.

Join Daniel M. Puls, the international training and development manager for 3M's Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, as he talks about how you can leverage your education for an international career. A reception from 4-5 p.m. in Schneider 101 will follow the presentation. 

Friday, Nov. 22:

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Chinese-themed lunch, Dulany Inn, Davies Center.

Check out the Chinese buffet available at the Dulany Inn. Reservations are encouraged. Cost is $11.25 per person.