International Education Week

Friday, November 9, 2012

Shweta Karnik '09 dances at the 2009 Nepal Night

Shweta Karnik '09 dances at the 2009 Nepal Night.

International Education Week at St. Cloud State will showcase world cultures during events focused on cuisine, entertainment, internships, finding careers abroad and more.

The Nov. 11-18 observance begins with Passport to the World, a family learning experience geared toward children, at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the community. Learn more about Passport to the World.

View the full schedule on the Center for International Studies website.

International dishes will be served throughout the week in Garvey Commons. Featured cuisines include those from Germany, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South Korea and Senegal.

Faculty members will share their Peace Corps teaching experiences. Jim Robinson, director of Teaching English as a Second Language, will discuss teaching in South Korea 10 a.m. Nov. 14. Mary Bodvarsson, assistant professor of psychology, will talk about her Peace Corps experience in Benin, West Africa, 11 a.m. Nov. 15.

Entertainment highlights include the the University's World Drumming Group performing Brazilian carnival sambas 1:15 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Atwood Quarry.

Panel presentations will discuss international jobs and internships, funding for study abroad opportunities and St. Cloud State’s Exchange Visitors program.

International Education Week ends with India Night 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17 in Atwood Ballroom and the Husky Sixers Cricket Tournament 9 a.m. Nov. 18 in Halenbeck Hall Field House.

The International Education Week is coordinated nationally by the U.S. departments of Education and State.

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