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International Education Week, Nov. 14-18, Offers Variety of Programs

Old Dominion's Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) is sponsoring a variety of programs during International Education Week, Nov. 14-18. All of the events and activities are open to the campus community.

As a vibrant and fully integrated community of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, ODU is committed to the internationalization of our students' education to ensure their preparation for contribution and leadership in an increasingly interconnected global society. The theme of International Education Week is "Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed Globally."

The week's events opened at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, with a program called "Huh Say What? Understanding Intercultural Communication."

The following programs are scheduled throughout the week:

Monday, Nov. 14

• Learn Persian, 3-4 p.m., Intercultural Center (2114 Webb Center), sponsored by the Persian Student International Association and OIR; RSVP at bit.ly/learnpersian

• French movie night, "Amelie," 7-9 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library, sponsored by the French Club and OIR

Tuesday, Nov. 15

• Discover America: Thanksgiving, a program for tasting traditional Thanksgiving food and discovering the origins of this American holiday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Intercultural Center

• Study abroad information session, 12:30-1 p.m., 2008 Dragas Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 16

• Study abroad information session, 12:30-1 p.m., 2008 Dragas Hall

• Boren Awards information session, 2-3 p.m., 2008 Dragas Hall

• Salsa Night, meet new international and American friends while learning to salsa dance, 7-10 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center, sponsored by The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. and OIR

Thursday, Nov. 17

• International Etiquette Lunch, a five-course catered lunch to learn business etiquette, 12:30-2 p.m., Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center, sponsored by Career Management Center and OIR; RSVP by Nov. 15 to bit.ly/oduetiquette

• Japanese Movie Night: "Battle Royale: Survival Program," 4:30-7 p.m., 2118 Dragas Hall, sponsored by the Nichi-Bei Club

• French Movie Night: "Paris Je T'aime," 7-9 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library, sponsored by the French Club and OIR

Friday, Nov. 18

• Intercultural Superhighway and Global Ambassador Program, facilitated by John Stiles, 6-8 p.m., Chesapeake/Portsmouth Room, Webb Center; RSVP by Nov. 17 to bit.ly/oduhighway

For more information about International Education Week, visit http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/oir/programs/iew/.

This article was posted on: November 15, 2011

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