International Education Week November 12 to 16, 2018

"The World is our Classroom" at Florham, Metro, and Vancouver Campuses, and at Wroxton College

Come join the FDU Community in the International Education Week. There will be events on and off campus from Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16. International Education Week is an opportunity for students curious of expanding their knowledge in international education and studying abroad. Students attending are assured to gain new perspectives of international education and activities.

International Education Week

About IEW

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.

What is International Education Week (IEW)?

Events are subject to changes. Please check social media, call or email the Office of Global Education for information.

IEW at Florham Campus

November 8, 2018, a pre-International Education Week special event.

  • 6 PM to 8:30 PM; UN Pathways: "Least Developed countries in the 21st Centruy"; SUB, Rutherford Room; Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General / High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States. Free round trip transportation will be available to the Florham Community. Hor d'Oeuvres and dinner will be provided. Contact Ashley Ferraro at ferraroa@fdu.edu to reserve seating or Register for the UN Pathways discussion.

November 12, 2018

  • 11 AM to 2 PM Student Center Mall; International Education Week Kickoff Event; International foods, global trivia games, prizes, and much more!; Call Maria Arenas at 973-443-8672, or email at m_i_a@fdu.edu.

November 12 to 16, 2018;

  • 9 AM to 5 PM; "Reflections of a Combat Marine": Art and Artifacts by Vietnam Veteran and Artist Tom Miller; Monninger Center, Library Reference Room; This art exhibit will be up until the end of November for viewing. Sponsored by FDU Florham Library. Call Elenaor Friedl at 973-443-8516.

November 12 to 16, 2018;

  • Taste the World!; Dining Hall, Student Center; Raising awareness of distinctive culture through its celebrated cuisine. Featuring dishes from Germany, Nigeria, Australia, Vietnam, Brazil, the Middle East, Russia, Micronesia, and Lebanon. Sponsored by Gourmet Dining.

November 13, 2018;

  • 2:30 to 5 PM; The Global Experience; Student Center, Wroxton Room; Experience the world through virtual reality and interactive exhibits; don't miss the Henna Artist. Free event. Call Maria Arenas at 973-443-8672, or email at m_i_a@fdu.edu

November 14, 2018;

  • 1 to 3 PM; Kurly Kurtosh, Hungarian Chmney Cakes Baking Experience; Student Center, Wronton Room; A free baking demo for everyone to enjo. Reservation is required. Please email Ashley Ferraro at ferraroa@fdu.edu or Maria Arenas at m_i_a@fdu.edu to save your spot.

November 14, 2018;

  • 3 to 4 PM; Showcase Irish Dance Performance; Student Center Mall; A styled fuse traditional Irish step dance with contemporary dance that accuntuates the energy of Irish dance with innovative choreography. Free event. Sponsor ffy the Campus Executive Office. Email Maria Arenas, 973-443-8672 or email m_i_a@fdu.edu for more information.

November 14, 2018;

  • 2:30 to 3:30 PM; Study Abroad Student Experience Panel; Monninger Center, Orangerie; Make learning your own adventure. There's a reason that students who study abroad con't stop talking about it. Spending time abroad not only fulfills academic goals, but also lets you experience a new culture, language, and environment.

November 14, 2018;

  • 9 to 10 PM; Salsa Night; Student Center Mall; No partner is required! Just show up, dance, eat, and have fun! Free event sponsored by International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Call Ruth Hladyk at 973-443-8272 for more information.

November 15, 2018;

  • 2:30 to 3:30 PM; The International Advantage: Get Notice, Get Hired; Monninger Center, Orangerie; Learn to market your international work experience or education on paper and in person. Call Ryan Stalgaitis at 973-443-8339 ore email rstalgai@fdu.edu for more information.

November 16, 2018;

  • 10 AM to 2 PM; United Nations Tour Trip; United Nations Headquarters, NYC; A private group tour of the UN and a briefing presented by a UN official. Email Ashley Ferraro, ferraroa@fdu.edu for more information.

IEW at Metropolitan Campus

Monday November 5

  • 3:30 PM; Considering Canada; Dickinson Hall, Wilson Auditorium; Representatives from the Consulate General of Canada in New York will discuss the process of becoming Canadian, living and working in Canada, and related topics.

Thursday, November 8

  • 6 to 8:30 PM; UN Pathways: "Least Developed Countries in the 21st Century"; SUB, Rutherford Room; Keynote Speaker Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General/High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. Hor d'oeuvre's and dinner will be provided. Register at: https://metrokatoanov8.eventbrite.com

November 12 through November 16

  • Taste of the World!; Student Union Dining Hall; Raising awareness of distinctive culture through its celebrated cuisine. Featuring dishes from The Middle East, Germany, Nigeria, and Russia. Sponsored by Gourmet Dining

November 12

  • 11 AM to 2 PM; International Education Week Kickoff; Dickinson Hall, Lobby; Student Union Building, Lobby and Multipurpose Room; International foods, global trivia games, prizes and much more!
  • 11:30 AM to 2 PM; Global Selfie Scavenger Hunt; EPS Students MUST sign-in/pick-up instructions at the IEW Kickoff in the Student Union Building; Participants are encouraged to take selfies with campus artifacts, places, and people. Eligible participants will be entered into a prize raffle. Visit http://ucoll.fdu.edu/eps for instructions on 11/12/18.
  • Noon to 2 PM; The Global Experience; Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room; Experience the world through virtual reality and interactive exhibits
  • 1 PM; French Language and Culture; Giovatto Library, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room; French Language and Culture around the world with Kathleen Stein-Smith
  • 2 PM; Planning and Leveraging International Experiences to Build Your Resume; Giovatto Library, Sammartino Room; Sponsored by the Career Development Center.
  • 3 PM; La Passione Italiana with Paul Dunphy; Ruth Schwartz Reading Room, Giovatto Library; Sponsored by Giovatto Library.

Tuesday, November 13

  • International Squares; Third Floor Becton Hall; Lobby Student Union Building; In a 2X2 inch square, share a piece of your culture with us. Visit one of the above locations for more details.
  • 11 AM to 1 PM; What in the World?!? Student Union Building, Lobby; Test your world knowledge with an interactive global quiz on fashion, food, geography, and other fun topics
  • 1 PM; Italian Language Table; Giovatto Library, Café; Informal Conversations in Italian
  • 3 PM; Contemporary China; Giovatto Library, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room with Sian Chen.

Wednesday, November 14

  • Noon to 2 PM; International Snack Day; Student Union Building, Lobby; Sample delicious treats from around the world!
  • 12:30 PM; Cooking with Chef Anthony and Chef John; Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room; Join us for a free international cuisine cooking demonstration with our own Chef Anthony Pucciarello and Executive Chef John Ozturk.
  • 1 PM; Living in Belgium; Giovatto Library, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room Living in Belgium with Michael Liss.
  • 2 to 3:30 PM; International Career Café; Career Development Conference Room, Sponsored by the Career Development Center.
  • 3 PM; The Netherlands Today; Giovatto Library, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room; The Netherlands Today with Dirk Wijnen
  • 4 to 7 PM; Speed Chat and Snack; Giovatto Library, Sammartino Room; Meet your fellow students from around the globe in a world-renowned format: Spend 5-8 minutes chatting and then move on to the next person! Snacks and conversation starters will be provided!
  • 3 to 3:30 PM International Musical Afternoons; Location: Giovatto Library Theatre and Auditorium Play, Sing, Listen or All of the above!
  • 6:30 PM; International Game Night; Giovatto Library, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room.
  • 8:30 to 10:30 PM; Salsa Night; Knight Club, Student Union Building; Dance the night away with OLA (Organization of Latino Americans)
  • 9 PM; Talk It Out; Kron Lounge, Student Union Building; The Residence Hall Association will be hosting their biweekly "Talk It Out" focusing on education all over the world and what we can do to improve education. We will be making cards and attaching them to art supplies donations that we will then be sending to a day school in St Thomas, USVI.

Thursday, November 15

  • 1 PM; French Language Table; Giovatto Library Café; Informal conversations in French.
  • 1:30 to 2:30 PM; China Internship Panel; Dickinson Hall Room 2137; Interested in an International Internship? Join us for a discussion with current students who have completed an internship in Chengdu, China. Listen to their stories, ask questions, find out about opportunities! Sponsored by the Office of Global Learning, Study Abroad
  • 3 PM;
  • Global Books and Movies; Giovatto Library, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room.
  • 7:30 PM; Sixth Annual International Fashion Show; Fitness Center; Sponsored by International Students Association and FDU Fashion Corps.

Friday, November 16

  • 10 AM to 2 PM; United Nations Tour Trip; United Nations Headquarters, NYC, A private group tour of the UN and a briefing presented by a UN official. Sponsored by Office of Global Learning. Contact Ashley Ferraro, ferraroa@fdu.edu

IEW at Vancouver Campus

Monday, November 12

  • Holiday, Remembrance Day, Campus Closed.

Tuesday, November 13

  • Flags around the world, Student Lounge; Kick off the IEW with flags of countries where our students are from. Warm up the week with a sense of global village.

Wednesday, November 14

  • Noon; International Food Fair; Student Lounge; Taste delicious food from around the world.
  • Noon; International Bazaar; Student Lounge; South Asia: How to wear a Sari / How to tie a Turban: Introduce the history of traditional South Asian clothing and learn how to wear a Sari and a Turban. Chinese/Taiwanese: It's TEA Introduce the history of tea and learn how to make a cup of tea. Brazil: Live Bossa Nova music from Brazil. South Korea: Learn how to understand the Korean language characters, Hangul. South America and Europe: Mini language sessions. Learn key phrases in these Spanish, Portuguese and European languages.
  • 5:30 PM; Room 130; FDU Alumni Panel Event on Career Success;

Thursday, November 15

  • 5:30 PM; Distinguished Speaker Series: Consul General of Malaysia; Room 130.

Friday, November 16

  • Noon; World Peace Day Celebration; Student Lounge; International snacks, global trivia games, prizes and more!

IEW at Wroxton College

November 8 to November 11

  • Weekend; Trip to northwest France and Paris, including World War One site visits. INTER 3430.

Monday, November 12

  • 11 AM to 1 PM; International Education themed class for IBUS 3201 International Business students given by Dr Linda Lee-Davies.

Tuesday, November 13

  • 9 AM to 12 PM; International Education themed class for SOCI 3440 Women and Race students given by Dr Angela Morris.
  • 2 to 4 PM; International Education themed class for UNIV 2001 Cross Culture Perspectives students given by Dr Linda Lee-Davies.
  • 3:45 to 4:15 PM; International Education themed teatime discussion.

Wednesday, November 14

  • 2 to 4 PM; Global Issues themed class for UNIV 2002 Global Issues students given by Dr Charles Garrity.

Friday, November 16

  • Day trip to London

Saturday, November 17

  • Day trip to Birmingham, including COMM 3026 visit to the BBC.

Sunday, November 18

  • Day trip to Cambridge, including ART 3415 class trip.

Participating Campus Offices