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International Education Week (IEW)

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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

Sunday, November 13th

International Education Week Kick-off Cook-out
4:00—7:00 PM  | Student Life Center Plaza
To celebrate the start of International Education Week, International Student and Scholar Service )(ISSS) and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a cook-out for all Vanderbilt community members. Stop by for some food and learn more about the schedule for #IEWI6.
Sponsored by EDI and ISSS.

Monday, November 14th

Woman in the Global University
12:00—1:30 PM  | Buttrick 123
The Women in the Academy series offers Ph.D. students a chance to reflect on the ways that gender affects their experience as they begin their professional journey in the academy.
Sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Graduate School.

Culture Cafe
12:00—1:00 PM  | Center for Student Wellbeing
Join fellow peers for lunch and conversation about cultural similarities, differences and international student experiences. Space is limited. Please RSVP on Anchor Link: https://anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu/organization/internationalstudentandscholarservices/calendar/details/1053916.
Sponsored by the PCC, lSSS, and Center for Student Wellbeing.

Global Perspective on Unconscious Bias
4:00—5:00 PM  | Alumni Hall • 206 Reading Room
Current students share their experiences joining a service trip to countries abroad. Representatives from OACS will also be on hand to provide information about upcoming Global Service trips to Ecuador, South Africa, Morocco and London. Sponsored by Office of Active Citizenship and Service.

Tuesday, November 15th

World Cup Ceremony
11:00 AM—2:00 PM  | Alumni Hall 100 Lounge
Celebrate and taste teas from around the world. ISSS and ISC will provide free teas and snacks as part of International Education Week. Stop by and hang out.
Sponsored by ISSS and International Student Council.

Wednesday, November 16th

Morocco on the Move – World on Wednesday
12:00—1:00 PM | Student Life Center Lower Level • Rooms I & 2
Since ascending the throne in 1999, King of Morocco Mohamed IV has launched different reform initiatives to address issues of democracy, human rights, and public policy. In this special edition of World on Wednesday, we will identify the impact of these reforms and explore the potential Morocco has to be an emerging country in the region. Free lunch for all attendees.
Sponsored by ISSS and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Let’s Talk Health and Wellness
6:00—7:30 PM | ISSS Lobby • Student Life Center Suite 109
This iLEAD seminar discusses ways to stay healthy on campus and provides strategies for practicing healthy and mindful behavior. Share your own experiences and learn from others. Light refreshments available.
Sponsored by ISSS and iLEAD.

Simha • iLens FILM
7:30 PM | Sarratt Cinema
The film follows the fieldwork and personal life of French Israeli ethnomusicologist Simha Arom who deciphered the polyphonies of the Pygmies of Central Africa. English subtitles. Presented by: Gregory Melchor-Barz, Professor of Ethnomusicology and Faculty Head of North Horse,The Ingram Commons.
Sponsored by Dean of Students, North Horse —The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

Thursday, November 17th

Passport Fair
9:00 AM—3:00 PM  | Sarratt Student Center • Room 331
Planning to travel to a foreign country? Vanderbilt University has teamed up with the U. S. Department of State for a workshop where you can apply for your passport in I 5 minutes. Sign up online to reserve your appointment time. Walk-ins are permitted. For a list of documents needed to apply, visit our website for more information. Note: domestic residents only.
Sponsored by the Global Education Office and ISSS.

Friday, November 18th

Discover Yourself and Develop Your Vision
4:00—5:30 PM  | Student Life Center Ballroom
Join the Career Center for an interactive workshop that explores your career path and goals. Reflect on your past experiences to develop a vision for the future. Learn about different resources and services that will expand your opportunities globally.
Sponsored by the Career Center.

Sunday, November 20th

International Transgender Day of Remembrance —Nashville
6:00 PM  | Belmont United Methodist Church
This annual ceremony recognizes and honors transgender people who have been victims of violence, transphobia and hate around the world over the past year and beyond.Join LGBTQI Life and various Nashville LGBTQI+ community organizations to remember, reflect and remain resilient. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Email Liv Parks for more information or to volunteer.
Sponsored by LGBTQI Center.