International Education Week activities open Nov. 11

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International Education Week activities open Nov. 11

An advanced screening of “The Dialogue,” a film that following the cross-cultural experiences of students from the United States and China, is featured in UNL’s observance of International Education Week, Nov. 11-15.

The observance also includes a photo exhibition on study abroad opportunities, additional film screenings, cultural discussions, lectures and the annual International Food Bazaar.

“The Dialogue,” showing at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Nebraska Union auditorium, is a documentary produced by Crossing Borders Films. It follows the travels of four American students and four Chinese students who have lived and studied abroad in each others’ country. The film follows their journey across China together.

“The Dialogue” is designed to initiate cross-cultural conversations on college campuses, while also promoting the power of study abroad learning and affect conflict mediation.

Dave Wilson, senior international officer and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, said colleagues at Michigan State organized advanced screenings of “The Dialogue” during International Education Week observances. The film is not scheduled for broad release until early 2014.

The screening is organized by International Engagement, Global Studies, Education Abroad and Housing.

The International Food Bazaar, which showcases cuisines from around the world, is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Nebraska Union.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week showcases 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.

This year’s theme is “International Education: Learning Matters Around the World”. To learn more about International Education Week, visit the Department of State website.

A full schedule of events is available here. The week’s highlights at UNL include:

Nov. 11

“How Foreign Currencies Compare to the Dollar,” Love Library South entrance, all week. See a visual representation of how foreign currencies stack up to the U.S. dollar, put together by UNL Money Management Services.

Film Screening, “Girl Rising,” Nebraska Union Heritage Room, 7:30-10 p.m. Join UNL Education Abroad for a film screening of a documentary-style film that follows the quest of nine girls and young women as they seek access to education. See the trailer here.

Nov. 12

“Stories From Abroad: The Places We’ve Been and The Places We’ll Go” photo exhibit by Toan Vuong, Kawasaki Reading Room, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, noon to 5 p.m. Opening Reception for photo exhibition from noon to 1 p.m. View a photo display put together by Vuong, a recipient of the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship for study abroad.

UNL Globetrotters Meeting, “Share your favorite travel souvenir,” Nebraska Union Food Court, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join the UNL Globetrotters for a general meeting where participants are encouraged to bring their favorite memento from their travels abroad.

International Soccer Trivia, Nebraska Union Food Court, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Following their general meeting, the UNL Globetrotters are hosting a trivia competition on International Soccer.

Nov. 13

Advanced Japanese Conversation Table, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Kawasaki Reading Room, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Put your Japanese skills to the test – join advanced speakers of Japanese in the Kawasaki Reading Room.

Chinese Corner, Nebraska Hall, Room 130, 6-7:30 p.m. Explore the Chinese language with instructors from the Confucius Institute. All skill levels are welcome at Chinese Corner.

Kino Klub, German Movie Club watching “The Bourne Supremacy,” Oldfather 1126, 7 p.m. Find out more on Twitter: @UNLModLang

Nov. 14

Visiting International Scholar Luncheon, Nebraska Union Regency Suite, 12:30-1:30 p.m. The Office of International Engagement and the International Student and Scholar Office will be hosting J-1 scholars and sponsors at a luncheon to honor their participation in the J-1 visa program.

Edythe Wiebers International Studies Scholarship Presentation, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, 4-5 p.m. UNL Education Abroad will host a presentation on the Wiebers Scholarship, which supports students studying or conducting research abroad.

Film Screening, “The Dialogue,” Nebraska Union Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m. “The Dialogue” is a documentary on cross-cultural discovery, produced by Crossing Borders Films. The film follows the travels of four American Students and four Chinese students who have all lived and studied abroad in one another’s home country, and the journey they take across China together. “The Dialogue” is designed to initiate powerful cross-cultural conversations across US campuses, while also promoting the power of inter-cultural learning and affect conflict mediation. View trailer here.

Nov. 15

International Food Bazaar, Nebraska Union Rotunda, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Join UNL student groups for a food fair that showcases cuisines from around the world.

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