International Education Week

International Education Week
Internationalize Yourself  #IEW13

International Education Week is sponsored by International Student & Scholar Services, Global Education Office and the Vanderbilt International Office in collaboration with 18 programs and departments across campus.

There are over 25 events starting Friday, November 8 through Wednesday, November 20.

Events include the World Market Fair on Monday, November 11 with vendors such as Scarlett Begonia, Harvest Hands, and Fair Trade Teas.   The World -€œCup-€ will be Thursday, November 14th and provide you with an opportunity to taste tea, coffee, and other exotic beverages from around the world.   Other events include a Badminton Doubles Tournament, Global Service Fair, Career Connections, and teaching English Abroad to name a few.

Check out the IEW website for the full list of events,

Upcoming events:

Latin American Images Photography Exhibit Competition 2013
Monday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Buttrick Hall Atrium

The Latin American Images Photography Competition will feature original photos taken in Latin America by Vanderbilt, students and staff and visiting scholars from various departments. Photographs will be on display throughout International Education Week (November 11-20) in the Buttrick Hall Atrium.
A reception will be held to announce contest prize winners on Thursday, November 14 at 4:30pm in the Buttrick Atrium. The Center for Latin American Studies will award cash prizes to first, second and third places entries.
One entry will be accepted per person by November 1. Participants will be asked to submit an 8-—Š10 print in addition to a digital and online submission form.
Further information on Competition rules and requirements please contact Elizabeth Murphy at or Alma Paz Sanmiguel at

World Market Fair
Monday, Nov. 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Sarratt Art Gallery in Sarratt Student Center

Come browse and purchase terrific items just in time for the holidays from Scarlett Begonia, Conexion Americas, Fair Trade Teas, Harvest Hands, and the Egyptian Church.

Show Me the Money: Summer Funding and Budgeting Abroad
Monday, Nov. 11 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in Sarratt 189

Think you canít afford to study abroad? Think again! Enjoy lunch while you learn about budgeting techniques and money saving tips. You will also learn about both Vanderbilt-specific, and other scholarship opportunities available for study abroad. These scholarships are especially important for students interested in studying abroad in the summer! Students who have recently returned from studying abroad and staff from the Global Education Office will be present to help answer your questions.

IEW Opening Reception
Monday, Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Sarratt Art Gallery in Sarratt Student Center

FREE! Join us at the World Market Fair for a variety of delicious international desserts.

Career Pathways in International Education
Monday, Nov. 11 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Wyatt 322, Peabody

IEPM graduate James Nardella will discuss questions pertinent to any graduate looking for a vocation in the international development field: What are the entry points? Where do you hope to add value on the continuum between those who fund international development and those on the receiving end? James is the Executive Director of the Lwala Community Alliance, a health and development agency with projects that benefit 6,000 Kenyan students. In his role, James leads program strategy, partnership development, and organizational growth.

Maymester 2013 Information Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Promenade

Maymester programs offer innovative and intensive academic experiences. For many students, participating in Maymester becomes an adventure in learning. Maymester professors will be on hand to discuss their courses at the information fair.

Women in International Law
Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in Hyatt, Vanderbilt Law School

Christie Edwards will discuss her work in International Human Rights and Gender. Ms. Edwards is a leading expert on the subject, working with such organizations as Vital Voices Global Partnership, Women Thrive Worldwide, Institute for Womenís Policy Research, Smith College, and SAIS. Join us for this fantastic discussion of an important issue!  Hosted by International Law Society.

What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment: A Recruiter’s Perspective
Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.  Presented by author Dan Beaudry

Studying in America is a powerful first step towards making U.S employment a reality, but each year thousands of international students are surprised to discover that it takes more than an American degree to get a job in the U.S. You need an understanding of the unique challenges facing international students, and a strategy with proven success in overcoming them. Power Ties delivers both.

Teaching English Abroad Panel
Thursday, Nov. 14 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in Sarratt 189

Teaching abroad is a rewarding and exciting post-graduation option. It can be an opportunity to travel, learn a new language, and gain international work experience. There will be representatives from Fulbright ETA, the JET program, the Peace Corps and other programs.

Japanese Exchange and Teaching Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 14 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Sarratt 189

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) is a Japanese government initiative to promote international education in Japan by improving foreign language education and cultural exchange at the local level. The JET Programme recruits college graduates to serve in local government offices as well as public and private elementary schools, junior high and senior high schools for a minimum contract of one year. JET is a highly respected program that with over 57,000 alumni from 54 different countries. The JET program is a grand opportunity to work abroad and enjoy life in a different culture while contributing to the project of improving international education.

Latin American Images Photography Reception
Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Buttrick Hall Atrium

A reception will be held to announce the Latin American Images Photography Exhibit 2013 Competition prize winners The Center for Latin American Studies will award cash prizes to first, second and third places entries.

The World “Cup”
Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Alumni Hall Lounge, Room 100

Taste tea, coffee, and other exotic beverages from all over the world . . . without leaving campus! Talk to student organizations and hear from campus offices about international engagement on campus and opportunities to go abroad.  Learn more about Brazil and Africa through stories of the athletic departmentís trips abroad and  performances by Vanderbilt Capoeira club, VIDA, and ASUís Nilaja Amari.

Global Service Fair: “Faces of Global Service”
Friday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Rand 305

The Office of Active Citizenship & Service is teaming up with the Humphrey Fellowship Program to explore the many faces of service around the world. Humphrey Fellows and OACS staff will discuss over 16 countries; explore how volunteerism is perceived, and what opportunities there are to serve expressed needs in each country. Stop by anytime between 11am ñ 1pm to learn more about OACS Global Summer Service Projects and different perspectives on service and global citizenship. Refreshments will be available.

Badminton Doubles Tournament
Friday, Nov. 15 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center

All teams must have one American and one International student.  Prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams. Please send an e-mail to that includes team name, full names and e-mail address of both team members by November 8.

Communication Nuances in Global Relations
Friday, Nov. 15 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Sarratt/Rand 308

Preparing for a career within a global framework can require an understanding of cultural aspects of your educational and work environment. Expert panelists from the fields of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science, and Education will present their perspectives on the impact of socio-cultural nuances in effective communication in global settings. Hosted by Psychological and Counseling Center.

Students Without Borders: An Evening of Professional Development, Campus Resources, and Career Opportunities
Friday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

Join us for an interactive networking dinner workshop featuring presentations and panels of  Vanderbilt staff, local employers, and recent alumni completing OPT in Nashville. International students will have the opportunity to meet and connect with campus staff, fellow Vanderbilt students, and appropriate campus resources as they build a ìnetworkî on Vanderbilt campus and prepare for employment in the United States.  There is no cost to attend this event; however, space is limited. Please RSVP through DoreWays. You will be asked to pick up an entry ticket at ISSS for this event.
How to log onto DoreWays:
1. Login to DoreWays using your VUnetID:
2. Click on the “Events” tab
3. In Events, click the “Workshops” tab to find Students Without Borders