What is International Education Week?
International Education Week (IEW) at Appalachian State University is a celebration of transformational global experiences at home and abroad. Everyone is encouraged to participate in these events, which take place throughout the week of November 15-19, 2021!
IEW on the national level is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and 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 in the United States.
For more information about International Education Week worldwide, please visit http://iew.state.gov.
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Events for International Education Week 2021
Monday 11/15/21 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: PSU 201A Price Lake
This panel will explore the perspectives of international students here at ASU. Hosted by International Appalachian, the panelists will be asked questions about their lives studying abroad in today's global society. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask the panelists questions and direct the conversation.
Coping Skills Toolbox
Tuesday 11/16/21 12:30pm-2:00pm and Thursday 11/18/21 11:00am-12:30pm
Location: Contact table, 1st floor PSU near the info desk
Learn about coping resources and the Counseling Center while also building your own coping tool box!
Sponsored by The Counseling Center
International Business Association Discussion Panel
Tuesday 11/16/21 5:00pm-6:00pm
PSU 417 Beacon Heights
This session is offered via Zoom or in person. IBSA will be hosting guest speakers to talk about the experiences they had while working abroad. *This session will be over Zoom*
Sponsored by the International Business Student Association
Language Out Loud
Tuesday 11/16/21 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Belk Library Lecture Hall 114
Stories, tales and all sorts of fun from around the world! Bring a favorite poem or text to read in your favorite language OTE (Other Than English, of course). Yes, bring a translation and invite a friend! Masks are required for in-person participants. Questions? Contact Dr. Hellenbrand at email@example.com
Sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Wednesday 11/17/21 9:00am-1:00pm
The Appalachian Global Symposium highlights the global education activities of Appalachian faculty, staff, and students by providing a platform for the sharing of recent activities that contribute to the university's global mission. *Click the event title to access the schedule/registration links.*
Sponsored by OIED
Studying Abroad in Japan Session
Wednesday 11/17/21 6:00pm-7:00pm
Are you interested in studying abroad in Japan but are not sure where to start? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! The Japanese Culture Club of App State is hosting a free public information session about studying abroad in Japan on Wednesday, November 17 from 6-7 PM over Zoom. Join us to learn about App State's available study abroad programs in Japan, what to consider/how to get started in choosing a program, what it's like to study abroad in Japan, and more! We can't wait to see you there!
Sponsored by the Japanese Culture Club
Thursday 11/18/21 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: PSU 415 Rough Ridge Room
At the base of any international travel is the opportunity to have an intercultural interaction. We talk about the importance of developing our intercultural competence skills. But what does this really mean? It could take a lifetime to thoroughly grasp the concept of intercultural competence! In this workshop, we will focus on one tiny piece of this: non-verbal communication. To achieve these goals, we’re going to dive into a classic West African story about love, deception, and animals!
Friday 11/19/21 3:00pm-4:00pm
A panel of professionals who work in a variety of subfields within International Education will speak about their jobs in Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, ESL teaching and program development, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn about the various careers you can explore within International Education. *Please email Karen Binger Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event*
Sponsored by OIED
Pajama Watch Party
POSTPONED - more info coming soon
Intapp will be hosting a watch party for our annual culture crawl event. Culture crawl is similar to that of a variety show, it allows several international/domestic students and alumni to showcase their talents, hobbies, cultural traditions, and travelling experiences.
Sponsored by INTAPP
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