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International Education Week (IEW)

International Education Week is an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, http://iew.state.gov/, to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.

Contact isss@vanderbilt.edu to submit an IEW session proposal



Monday, November 16th

International Education Week Kickoff
Let’s celebrate international education! Learn more about the opportunities on campus, enjoy delicious cookies, and get your photo taken in our IEW photo booth!

Sarratt Promenade

Expectations for International Women in American Culture
Presented by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center as part of the Kitchen Table Series
The Kitchen Table Series (KTS) is a peer-facilitated discussion for undergraduate students about current gender-related topics such as sexual health, feminism, body image, women in politics, and other issues related to social justice. All genders, gender identities, and gender expressions are encouraged to join our KTS conversations.

Sarratt Student Center 325/327

International Lens: Elena
Presented by: Jason Strudler, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian.
Russia (2011) Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share a palatial Moscow apartment. He is a virile, wealthy businessman; she is his dowdy former nurse who has clearly “married up.” Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife’s freeloading son and family. When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan. Masterfully crafted cinema which features evocative, Hitchcockian music by Philip Glass. Elena is a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature. Russian with English subtitles. Unrated. 109 minutes. DVD. Partial funding provided by the Department of German & Slavic Languages.

Sarratt Cinema

Tuesday, November 17th

Passport Fair
Presented by the Global Education Office
Do you have plans to travel to a foreign country? Vanderbilt has teamed up with the U.S. Department of State to host a Passport Fair where you can apply for your passport, no appointment necessary! *Please bring your own passport size photos

Student Life Center- Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1&2

Wednesday, November 18th

World on Wednesday: Education, Culture, and People
Presented by our Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows
Hubert h. Humphrey Fellows are accomplished mid-career leaders from developing nations that are selected based on the understanding of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries.

Sarratt Student Center 325/327

International Tea Time
Join us for tea and conversation. We will be providing tea from around the world and some delicious treats. Engage in conversation with your fellow Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff. This is an opportunity to let your story be heard and learn more about those in our community.

Office of Religious Life- Fireside Lounge

Friday, November 20th

International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Presented by the Office of LGBTQI Life
International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), occurs annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence. TDOR brings attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community and our resilience throughout.

7pm – 9pm
Location: Scarritt-Bennett Center
1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

New this year, before the TDOR ceremony begins, some folks have organized a march to Scarritt-Bennett in the form of “The Resilience Walk.” Those interested in participating are encouraged to meet at 6:30pm at the intersection of Scarritt Place and 21st Ave (near Ben & Jerry’s). Posters, signs, and candles will be available to those who wish to march in solidarity and in showcasing the strength and resilience of the trans community of Nashville.

TDOR ceremony begins at 7:00PM. A reception with light refreshments and community partners will follow the ceremony.

For more information, questions, or if you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Liv Parks at liv.parks@vanderbilt.edu.