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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

2016 International Education Week

NOVEMBER 14–18, 2016
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, such as a photo contest, will be hosted in recognition of the significance of international education at Rutgers and at institutions around the world.

Read a recap of Rutgers' 2015 International Education Week celebration
Read a recap of Rutgers' 2014 International Education Week celebration




International Festival
Monday, November 14, 2016 | 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Kick off International Education Week by taking a culinary tour of the world while enjoying live music from a Latin/African Fusion Band!
SPONSOR: Center for International Programs

International Opportunities with Rutgers-Camden
Monday, November 14, 2016 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Towers Lounge
Interested in going abroad while earning Rutgers credit? Come learn about our programs!
SPONSORS: Office of Housing and Residence Life and the Center for International Programs

Film Screening: Trans’it – Trans Lives in the Dominican Republic
Monday, November 14, 2016 | 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Rutgers Cinema, Rutgers–New Brunswick (Livingston Campus)
Geisha, Thalia and Tommy are three Dominicans who live on the edge of a very constricting male and female binary in the ultra-conservative Dominican Republic. This documentary details how they navigate their gender identity in a state that does not recognize them, and is an ode to Trans activists in the city of Santo Domingo. Featuring a talk back with the filmmaker, Carlos Rodríguez.
SPONSOR: Center for Latino Arts and Culture

International Coffee House
Monday, November 14, 2016 | 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Towers Lounge
Join the Rutgers–Camden Office of Housing and Residence Life for an International Coffee House open-mic night in the Camden Towers Residence Hall Lounge.
SPONSOR: Office of Housing and Residence Life

Circa 1866: European Prints from the Collection
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick

“Thinking Pictures”: Moscow Conceptual Art in the Dodge Collection
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick

A Skype Session with Carrie Ann James
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 12:20–1:20 p.m.
Carrie Anne James, actress and founder of French Is Beautiful, will be speaking about her experience launching a French online language school and using social media to help her business. A brief Q&A session will be available at the end of her presentation.
SPONSOR: French Club

Working/Volunteering Abroad to Gain International Career Experience
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, West AB
Discover ways to build an international career by working or volunteering with cross-cultural and service organizations. Hear from a panel of Rutgers–Camden staff and community members who have begun their careers overseas.
SPONSORS: Rutgers–Camden Career Center and ELS Language Centers at Rutgers–Camden

A Girl in the River Film Screening
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
This 40-minute intense documentary tells the story of a Pakistani woman who survives a murder attempt by her own family members and lives to tell her survival story. 
*Please reserve your seat at the IMPACT Booth
SPONSOR:Office of Student Involvement

Favelas as a Sustainable Model via Insurgent Planning
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Theresa Williamson, the executive director of Catalytic Communities, a Rio de Janeiro-based organization that provides media and networking support to favela communities, and the editor of RioOnWatch will present a lecture on sustainable developments in the Brazilian Favelas.
SPONSORS: Department of Political Science and Public Policy/Administration, CURE, Center for International Programs

Quizzo: International Edition
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Join us for our sixth annual International Quizzo for a chance to win a $200 gift card.
SPONSORS: Rutgers–Camden Campus Center and the Center for International Programs

What’s with the Turban?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Join the Sikh Students Association to learn more about the Sikh faith and the struggles one faces when wearing a turban. The association will also hold a turban tying showcase and competition for Rutgers–Camden students. There will be prizes for the winners!
SPONSOR: Sikh Students Association

Dissidence in Africa
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Rutgers–New Brunswick
SPONSOR: Center for African Studies

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 6:30–9:00 p.m. 
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
Join us for Diwali Dhamaka, the celebration of the Indian festival of light and colors.
SPONSOR:West Indian-Indian Connection

Global Gathering:  #Black Lives Matter: Here and Abroad
Wedneday, November 16, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Honors College, Rutgers–New Brunswick

No Más Bebés Film Screening
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick
No Más Bebés/No More Babies tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
SPONSOR: Center for Latino Arts and Culture

Fourth Annual Turkish Tea Day
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 12:10–1:20 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
The Turkish Student’s Association will host the 4th Annual Turkish tea day! The Turkish Students Association will also explain the importance and significance of the coffee cup designs. Participants will be given the opportunity to design coffee cups!
SPONSOR: Turkish Students Association

Flavors of the World: Cooking Demonstration
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center, Courtyard (Dining Hall)
Test your dumpling making skills with the guidance of Chef Kris Solt. Register by Tuesday, November 15, 2016, by emailing
SPONSOR: Dining Services and Asian Cultural Society

International Service Learning and Peace Corps Info Session
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.
Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Mr. and Ms. Rutgers–Camden International Pageant
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Gordon Theatre, Rutgers–Camden
Contestants will take you on a world tour as they represent their countries from around the globe through their traditional wear, performance art, and worldviews.
SPONSORS: Center for International Students and the Office of Housing and Residence Life

Universal Children’s Day: Molina Middle School
Friday, November 18, 2016 | 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Molina Middle School | Camden, New Jersey 
International students abroad will help create a fun, exciting, engaging, and intellectually rich Universal Children’s Day for children at Molina Middle School in Camden, New Jersey.
SPONSOR: International Students Association

The Woods: What's your Letters?
Friday, November 18, 2016 | 4:00–6:00 p.m.
330 Cooper Club Room, Rutgers–Camden
Bollywood and Nollywood have surpassed Hollywood as the world's largest film industries—but, there are many more 'woods to explore! Join us for a round-table discussion on the history, influence, and language of international film.
SPONSOR:Office of Housing and Residence Life

Friday, November 18 | 6:00 P.M.
Busch Student Center, Multipurpose Room
SPONSOR: GAIA Centers (International Friendship Program and Center for Global Education), Rutgers University Programming Association




Win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card!

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016
See winning photographs from last year's competition. 


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

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

  • 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 Center for Global Education at the GAIA Centers)

  • Life in the U.S. (photos of U.S. destinations, people, buildings, and landscapes. This category is only open to internaitonal students with F-1 and J-1 visas and who are registered with the Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers)

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

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.

The photo contest is open only to current undergraduate and graduate students of Rutgers (Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, and RBHS). All contest winners will be required to confirm their student status.

The GAIA Centers will select five semi-finalists for each category. Photos will bejudged on the following criteria: composition, adherence to contest rules, and subject matter. Semi-finalists' photos will be displayed for a period of two weeks to allow for the university community to vote for their favorite photo in each category. A finalize from each category will be selected based on popular vote and the recommendations of the GAIA Centers staff. Winners will be notified by email by Monday, November 21, 2016.

One winning photo will be selected in each category. Each winning entrant will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.

By participating in this contest, each entrant grants the GAIA Centers (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.






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