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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

2015 International Education Week

NOVEMBER 16–20, 2015
International Education Week is part of the GAIA Centers' Rutgers 250 celebration. International Education Week is a joint initiative of U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Events will include a study abroad reunion, an international scholars' reception, and an international photo contest (prizes will be given!) These events will be hosted in recognition of the significance of international education at Rutgers University and at institutions around the world.

 

Read a recap of IEW 2014 at Rutgers.

 


 

STUDENT GROUP FUNDING

DEADLINE: November 1, 2015
Events on all three Rutgers campuses will be celebrating global education, culture, history, and research. Student groups that would like to host an event focused on international education or related topics may apply for funding to do so by writing Stephanie Perez at sperez@gaiacenters.rutgers.edu. The email must include the subject line "IEW 2015 Student Group Funding," the full name, email, and phone number of the group's contact person, a brief description of your group's purpose and mission, a URL to the group's website or Facebook page, 200-250 words on your propose event or activity, and funding amount request.

 

2015 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK PHOTO CONTEST

Win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card and gallery display!

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 6, 2015
See winning photographs from last year's competition.

CONTEST RULES

You may submit a maximum of one original photo, taken by yourself, in each of five categories:

International Cityscapes (photos of city life, skylines, and famous buildings)

International Landscapes (photos of mountains, beaches, and other natural settings)

International Foods (photos of foods and culinary delicacies you’ve seen or sampled)

Global Issues (photos that represent a global issue that you think needs attention, e.g., global health, poverty, pollution, climate change, urbanization)

Study Abroad (photos from your short-term program or semester/year studying abroad. This category is open only to students who have participated in a program through the Rutgers’ Center for Global Education.)

All submissions must be in digital, high-resolution format (300 dpi). Printed photos will not be accepted.

Name your photos properly using the following format: last name, first name - category. For example, Jane Smith’s entry of a photo of fresh-caught seafood in a fish market in Spain would be labeled as: “Smith, Jane – International Foods.”
Email your entry as an attachment to: gaia_photo_contest@hotmail.com.

Include the following information in the body of your email: your name; your phone number; location of the photo; approximate date of the photo; and a brief description
of the photo.

By participating in this contest, each entrant grants the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (Sponsor) permission to use his/her name, contest entry, likeness, or comments for publicity (or future marketing purposes) without payment of additional consideration, except here prohibited by law. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.

ELIGIBILITY
The photo contest is open only to current undergraduate and graduate students of Rutgers (all three locations and RBHS). All contest winners will be required to confirm their student status.

SELECTION
The GAIA Centers will select a winning photo in each of the five categories. Photos will be judged on the following criteria: composition, adherence to contest rules, and subject matter. Winners will be notified by email by Friday, November 13, 2015.

PRIZES
One winning photo will be selected in each category. Each winning entrant will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. Winning photos and two honorable mentions in each category will be printed and displayed during an International Education Week (IEW) event on the evening of Thursday, November 19, 2015.



 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015

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International Students Day at Rutgers Basketball
Rutgers Athletics Center
1:00 p.m. In coordination with Rutgers Athletics, all international students are invited to attend—for free—an exciting match up between Rutgers and Howard University during a basketball game on Sunday, November 15. Unwind after midterms with a good game, great friends, and an exclusive after party following the game.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

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Exhibition: Vagabond Artist–"Pop" Hart in Tahiti, Mexico, and the Caribbean
Zimmerli Art Museum
Open all week This exhibit opens on Monday, November 16, 2015, for IEW and remains open all week. For more on the exhibit, visit the event page.

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The Role of International Education in Peace Building (Webcast) Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Executive Meeting Room
9:00–11:00 a.m.
NAFSA, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Alliance for Peace building invite you to a discussion on the role of international education in peace building. Light breakfast will be served. Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

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Rutgers–Camden International Photo Contest Display Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Main Lobby
Photographs submitted by students for the Rutgers–Camden IEW Photo Contest will be on display all week, so come by and vote for your favorite. Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

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Rutgers–Newark Study Abroad Fair Rutgers–Newark
Paul Robeson Campus Center
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Come for fun, music, and prizes, and learn about over 150 study abroad opportunities available to you! Rutgers–Newark students can enter a raffle to win a $500 study abroad scholarship. Contact the Center for Global Education at the GAIA Centers to find out how you can enter the raffle.

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International Festival Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Multipurpose Room
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Kick off IEW by taking a culinary tour of the world while enjoying live music from a local Latin fusion band! Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

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PhillyBloco: Brazilian Music and Drum Lesson Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Raptor Roost
1:20–3:40 p.m.
Kick off IEW by taking a culinary tour of the world while enjoying live music from a local Latin fusion band! Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

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Social Media and Student Engagement in a Global Society Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Executive Meeting Room
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Dr. Westman will discuss how social networking has helped students link historical material and course content to contemporary, global culture. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Honors College

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Gender and Poverty in an Urbanized World: Local and Global Perspectives
Douglass Student Center
Main Lounge
4:30–8:30 p.m. An interdisciplinary dialogue on gender and poverty in today’s urbanized world. Hosted by the Douglass Residential College and supported by the GAIA Centers' biennial theme funding. For more, see the event page.

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Yoga Rutgers–Camden
Fitness Center Group
Exercise Room
5:00–6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Athletics.

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Fourth Annual Tour de Taste
Busch Student Center
Main Lounge
7:00–10:15 p.m.

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Learning Abroad Information Booths Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Main Lobby
Free Period
Travel abroad with Rutgers–Camden! Stop at one of our tables on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, during the Free Period and learn more about our spring 2016 Learning Abroad programs. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Center for International Programs.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015

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Symposium on Housing, Segregation, and Poverty Rutgers–Camden
Camden Campus Center
8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
A comparative perspective, outlining policies and trends in the provision of “social housing” in Western European countries and reflecting on the differences in urban form between these nations and the United States. For more, see the event page.

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Philadelphia Zoo Presents "Conservation in Borneo, Preserving Biodiversity in the World’s Canopy" Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Raptor Roost
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Bradley Smith of the Philadelphia Zoo recently participated in a primate conservation expedition to Malaysian Borneo. Learn more about his travels and work with the Philadelphia Zoo. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Camden Career Center.

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International House of Cookies (IHOC) Rutgers–Newark
Paul Robeson Campus Center
First Floor
11:30–1:00 p.m.
Experience our world through taste and indulge in a free sampling of cookies from around the globe.

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Mindfulness Meditation
Busch Student Center
12:00–1:00 p.m.
Mindfulness is the art of being a compassionate observer of our own experience. Mindfulness meditation can help us reduce stress & be calmer. All are welcome whether a beginner or with previous experience. Many techniques are introduced. Participants are encouraged to find their preferred method. For more, see the event page.

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International Opportunities with Rutgers-Camden Rutgers–Camden
319 Cooper Street, CS 109
12:20–1:15 p.m.
Interested in travelling abroad while earning Rutgers credit? Come learn about our programs! Lunch will be served

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Quizzo: International Edition Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Multipurpose Room
12:30–1:20 p.m.
Join us for our sixth annual International Quizzo for a chance to win a $200 gift card. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Campus Involvement and the Center for International Programs.

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Who's the Fairest of Them All? Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
West AB
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Dr. Ellen Ledoux, this session will be an exploration of how other countries value different ideals of beauty. Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

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Diwali/Dhamaka Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Multipurpose Room
6:30–9:00 p.m.
Join us for Diwali Dhamaka, the celebration of the Indian festival of light and colors. Dinner will be included. Sponsored by the West Indian-Indian Connection and the International Students Association.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014

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Teja Arboleda’s "Ethnic Man!" Rutgers–Newark
Paul Robeson Campus Center
Essex Room
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
This powerful one-man show addresses the enigma of cultural, racial, and ethnic identity. "Ethnic Man!" is a proven, positive, nonconfrontational program designed to shed light on the issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and the American identity crisis. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 NJ Books gift certification. Refreshments will be provided at a meet and greet in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Third Floor Student Lounge following the program.

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Not your Grandma’s Carnival Cruise: Dr. Susan Norris presents, "Healthcare in the Brazilian Amazon" Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Raptor Roost
12:10–1:20 p.m.
Come learn about Dr. Norris’s recent experiences working with a local NGO in the Brazilian Amazon and the spring 2016 Learning Abroad program to the Brazilian Amazon. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

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Five Challenges for Inserting the African Diaspora into Cuba-U.S. Relations Rutgers–Newark
15 Washington Street
2:30–4:00 p.m. For more, visit the event page.

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Honors College Forum for Global Entrepreneurship
Voorhees Hall
Room 235
2:50–4:10 p.m.

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Seven Wonders of the World Art Show
Honors College South Lounge
9:45 p.m. View and discuss student-submitted artwork, photographs, and sculptures.

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Group Identity and Crosscultural Interactions Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
South BC
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Travel abroad with Rutgers–Camden! Stop at one of our tables on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, during the Free Period and learn more about our spring 2016 Learning Abroad programs. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Center for International Programs.

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Zumba Rutgers–Camden
Athletic Center
Group Exercise Room
5:00–5:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Athletics.

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Flavors of the World: Cooking Demonstration Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center Courtyard (Dining Hall)
5:00–5:45 p.m.
Test your sushi making skills with the guidance of Chef Kris Solt. Winners of the IEW International Recipe Contest will be announced; send your recipe to ois@camden.rutgers.edu in advance of the event to enter the contest. Register for the demonstration by emailing ois@camden.rutgers.edu. Sponsored by Dining Services.

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Visions of Place Artist Lecture: Natan Dvir Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Multipurpose Room
6:30 p.m.
The Center for the Arts will host a "Visions of Place" artist lecture featuring Natan Dvir, a New York-based Israeli photographer. Sponsored by the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

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Learning Abroad Information Booths Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Main Lobby
Free Period
Travel abroad with Rutgers–Camden! Stop at one of our tables on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, during the Free Period and learn more about our spring 2016 Learning Abroad programs. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Center for International Programs.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

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Turkish Coffee Day Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Multipurpose Room
12:10–1:20 p.m.
The Turkish Student’s Association will host the third annual Turkish Coffee Day! Turkish/Mediterranean cuisine will also be served. Sponsored by the Turkish Students Association.

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Building an International Career: Working Abroad Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
West AB
12:20–1:20 p.m.
Learn ways to build an international career! Hear from a panel of Rutgers-Camden alum & staff sharing their own career experiences. Sponsored by the Camden Career Center.

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"Can They Build a Wall High Enough?" Immigration and the 2016 Elections
Eagleton Institute
12:30 p.m.
The Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy (EPID) presents a talk by Dr. Sayu Bhojwani.
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Immigration Lawyer Seminar Rutgers–Newark
Dana Library
Dana Room, Fourth Floor
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
International students and scholars are invited to attend this presentation and Q&A session to provide insight about immigration-related legal matters.

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Hoops for Syria Rutgers–Camden
Athletic and Fitness Center
5:00 p.m.
Join the Rutgers-Camden Muslim Students Association for the fourth annual Men’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament. Purchase your tickets at the Impact Booth. Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association.
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Mr. and Mrs. Rutgers–Camden International Pageant Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
Multiprupose Room
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Contestants will take you on a world tour as they represent their countries through their traditional wear, performance art, and world views. Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Housing and Residence Life

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International Education Week Photo Gallery
College Avenue Student Center
Main Lounge
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Winning photographs from the GAIA Centers' annual International Education Week Photo Contest (see rules above) are put on display before the screening of Speaking in Tongues on November 19, 2015.
RSVP Now >

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Film Screening and Discussion of Speaking in Tongues
College Avenue Student Center
Main Lounge
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
This event is also a GAIA Centers International Showcase event. This documentary follows four students who try to become fluent in a language other than English.
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International Coffee House Rutgers–Camden
Camden Towers Lounge
9:00–11:00 p.m.
Join us for an International Coffee House open-mic night in the Camden Towers Residence Hall Lounge. Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

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Universal Children’s Day: Molina Middle School Rutgers–Camden
Molina Middle School
Camden, New Jersey
3:00–5:00 p.m.
The International Students Association will help create a fun, exciting, engaging, and intellectually rich Universal Children’s Day for children at Molina (Middle) School in Camden. Sponsored by International Students Association.

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Friends-giving: An International Friendship Program Event
Brower Commons, Rooms ABC
TBD
Come join Rutgers University Programming Association(RUPA) and the International Friendship Program (IFP), a cross-cultural social club facilitated by the Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers, for their “Friends-giving” event, a spin on the the traditional Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy Thanksgiving food and meet other students! For more, see the event page.

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Rutgers–Newark International Education Week Photo Contest Winners Announced Rutgers–Newark
“Like” the Rutgers–Newark Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) Facebook page for details on how to enter the Rutgers–Newark IEW Photo Contest to win great prizes. Contest begins November 12, 2015, and ends November 19, 2015, at noon.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015

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10th Congressional District International Day Program Rutgers–Newark
Essex County College
12:30–4:00 p.m.

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Movie Night: English Vinglish Rutgers–Camden
Campus Center
330 Club Room
4:30–7:30 p.m.
Join us for dinner and a screening of English Vinglish, a 2012 Indian comedy-drama. Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life and the Asian Cultural Society



 

 

 

 

 


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