Nebraska celebrates International Education Week

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Nebraska celebrates International Education Week

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is celebrating International Education Week with a series of events through Nov. 18.

The annual event focuses on sharing information with students about study abroad opportunities, as well as provide students on campus the opportunity to experience new cultures. It is also a way to promote and highlight the university’s international diversity, global engagement efforts, and opportunities that Nebraska students have to study abroad.

This is the 17th year Nebraska has held an official celebration as part of International Education Week, which is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to showcase the efforts of programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

One of the most popular campus events is the International Food Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. The bazaar features ethnic foods from around the world available for sale in the Nebraska Union. The event is open to the public.

Additional events that are by invitation only include the launch of the International Partners Program on Nov. 17 and the International Scholar Reception on Nov. 18.

Remaining International Education Week events that are open to the public are:

Monday, Nov. 14

  • World Tea Party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kawasaki Reading Room, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room 302

  • Japanese Conversation Table, 4 to 5 p.m., Kawasaki Reading Room

  • Career Services, “Preparing for the U.S. Job Search, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room 212

  • International Zumba Class, 6 to 6:50 p.m., Campus Recreation Center, Fitness Room

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • International Food Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nebraska Union

  • Intensive English Program Culture and Language Bazaar, noon to 2 p.m., Nebraska Union, Crib

  • Spanish Tutoring and Writing Center, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Oldfather Hall, Room 1126

  • Chinese Hour, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Avery Hall, Room 112

  • Russian Conversation Table, 3 to 4 p.m., Oldfather Hall, Room 1126

  • Edythe Weibers Scholarship Recipient Reception, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Nebraska Union, Colonial A

  • Career Services, “International Students: Part-Time Job Informational Session,” 4 to 5 p.m., Nebraska Union

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • Navigating the Culture Map Trivia, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., College of Business Administration, Second Floor Atrium, Room 222

  • Faculty-led Meet and Greet for the College of Business Administration, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., CBA, Second Floor Atrium, Room 222

  • Showcase: Faculty-led Programs Abroad in the College of Arts and Sciences, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Daily Grind Coffee Shop, Oldfather Hall

  • DiD Program in Berlin, Germany: 20th Anniversary Celebration, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Burnett Hall, Room 302

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • International Teaching Panel Discussion, noon to 1 p.m., Nebraska Union, Green Room

  • French Table, 4 to 5 p.m., Yia Yia’s Pizza, 1423 O St.

  • Spanish CineClub, 4:30 p.m., Burnett Hall

Friday, Nov. 18

  • Dumpling Festival, noon to 1 p.m., Nebraska Union booths

  • Portuguese Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Burnett Hall

  • Arabic Language Table, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Burnett Hall

  • Third Annual Friends of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum Art Market, 4 to 8 p.m., International Quilt Study Center and Museum

  • International Education Festival, 6 to 8:30 p.m., University Suites

For more information on International Education Week events, click here.

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