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International Education Week

International Education Week 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 in the United States.

2018 International Education Week

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 to Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

  • Various Campus Locations

International Education Week is sponsored by the Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Student Government Association (SGA) and International Student Organization (ISO).

Schedule of Events

MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2018

Language Exchange TeaLanguage Exchange Tea
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Suites, Room 210


Slaying the DragonInternational Film Festival: Slaying the Dragon by Deborah Gee
6 - 9 p.m. | Suites Private Dining
A comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films, through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, this fascinating  videotape shows how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affected the perception of Asian-American women.


TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2018

Montan Foundation Fellowship"Sweden- A Progressive Paradise or A Catastrophe for Conservatives" by former Swedish parliament member, Mr. Goran Montan
1 - 2:30 p.m. | Suites Private Dining
Students who are interested in applying to the Montan Foundation Fellowship are required to attend.


Beat the DrumInternational Film Festival: Beat the Drum by David Hickson
6 - 9 p.m | Suites Private Dining
Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, in search of work and his uncle. The journey confronts him with the stark realities of urban life, but his indomitable spirit never wavers; he returns with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp.


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2018

STUDY TRAVEL FAIRStudy Travel & Passport Fair
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Upper Manley
Join us in Lower Manley to learn about all of the upcoming study abroad opportunities available this academic year and apply for your passport on-campus! To find out more about the Pulitzer and the Montan Foundation Fellowship, please join us!

The Empty ClassroomInternational Film Festival: The Empty Classroom by Gael Garcia Bernal
6 - 9 p.m. | Suites Private Dining
Follow Gael Garcia and 11 other filmmakers as they tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and documentary film as beautifully diverse and complex as the region. Travel to seven different countries and
explore the underlying reasons why nearly one out of every two students never makes it to graduation day.


THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2018

The Globalization of Afropunk"The Globalization of Afropunk" by award-winning journalist, Melissa Bunni Elian
4:30 - 6 p.m. | Suites Private Dining
Melissa Bunni Elian (b. 1987) is a multimedia journalist based in Yonkers, NY. Since graduating from SUNY Albany in 2010 her work has been published in,, New York Times, NYT Magazine, NPR and The Washington Post. She has created content for the United Nations and companies like Google, who commissioned her in 2017 for the Lynching in America Project created by the Equal Justice Initiative. Her personal work focuses on stories from the African Diaspora, social justice and issues of structural inequality. Bunni, as she is known, a founding member of the Bronx Photo League whose first book, The Jerome Avenue Workers Project, was named one of the top 50 photography books by American Photo Magazine in 2016. In 2017, her images were included in the critically acclaimed inaugural edition of Mfon, Women Photographer of the African Diaspora.

VayaInternational Film Festival: Vaya by Akin Omotoso
6 - 9 p.m. | Suites Private Dining
Three people board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers, each on their own mission, with a simple task to complete and in search of family to help them. But when they are betrayed by the very people whose protection they sought, they find  themselves trapped in the city - invisible and alone. Vaya interweaves three separate plots, that intersect and intertwine in a gripping, deeply moving and often funny narrative about struggling for survival and dignity in the city.


FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2018

International Market Friday TakeoverMarket Friday Takeover
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Manley Lower Level
Join us for a day of games, dancing, cultural exchange, and so much more fun!

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