USC's International Education Week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) is a packed week of events celebrating all the ways USC students, faculty, and staff are involved in international
exchange worldwide. You'll find more information about how to get involved and event details below.
NOV 6 - Carolina Intercultural Training for Grad Students
Close Hipp 650A
For: Graduate Students
Join with us in promoting a deeper understanding of UofSC’s diverse populations. This
training for students focuses on understanding cross-cultural communication styles
and exploring strategies for increasing intercultural competence. You’ll learn about
the global diversity at UofSC, models of cultural dimensions, and activities to help
navigate between cultural differences both in a work and classroom setting. Registration is open now.
Hosted by: International Student Services
NOV 13 - International Bazaar on Greene Street
International Bazaar on Greene Street Monday, 11-2pm Greene Street For: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members Celebrate cultures from around the world with dancing, music, food, and creative displays
all by walking down Greene Street by the Russell House! International student organizations
are welcome to host a table display. Register by Nov. 7 to have a table using the online registration form.
NOV 13 - Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, Film Screening and Discussion
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Film Screening and Discussion
Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Columbia Museum of Art
For: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members
The Columbia World Affairs Council and the Carolina Peace Resource Center are hosting
a free film screening of Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011) at the Columbia Museum of Art on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. The documentary, directed
by Rob Gardner, is a view of Islamic art themes across nine countries and 1,400 years
of history. The event will consist of the movie screening followed by a discussion
and Q&A. The film is 90 minutes. Additionally, Steven Naifeh, artist and best selling co-author of definitive biography on Vincent Van Gogh, will speak. Naifeh's work is deeply informed by geometry from
Islamic Art traditions and has pieces in the CMA's permanent collection. RSVP on the
Meeting the Needs of International Students in the Classroom
Tuesday, 2:50 – 4:05pm
CTE: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5
For: Faculty and Staff
Tips for assisting non-native speakers in the classroom with Dr. Sherry Warren and
Ms. Renata Bobakova.
Do you wish you knew how to meet the needs of the international students in your classes
without diminishing the experience of your domestic students? The international student
population is rapidly increasing at USC, and with this increase comes some notable
benefits to our university, our domestic students, and the overall classroom climate.
These students typically have very strong motivation to succeed but very specific
challenges that make classroom content more difficult to access and professor expectations
more difficult to understand and meet. In this workshop, you will learn about the difficulties that international students
typically experience and tips on how to facilitate their learning. Participants will
develop a plan for making their course content more accessible to international students
while also enhancing learning for their domestic students. Sign up to reserve your seat.
Gressette Room in Harper College For: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members Come hear from a panel of Fulbright Scholarship recipients as they share their experience and how to apply for the Fulbright
to teach, research, or study abroad. Light refreshments to follow. Special Guest and
Moderator, USC President Harris Pastides.
For: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members
CineCola is hosting a screening of Examen d’État (2014), a documentary about the role
of education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Director Dieudo Hamadi follows
a group of students as they prepare for the national exam. This screening is a part
of the annual Tournees Film Festival in Columbia, SC, from October 2017 to December 2017. The film is 92 minutes. Free
& open to the public.
Have you heard about the International Accelerator Program or the “IAP”? Have you
met any international students who call themselves “IAP students”? We invite you to
come and learn more about this new program on campus, why we are here, what we do
for international students, who we are and who our students are. USC Faculty and staff
are invited to attend.
NOV 15 - CTE Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants
Academic Classroom Culture in the U.S.: a Roundtable Discussion with Experienced International
Wednesday, 3:55 – 5:10 pm
CTE: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5
For: International Teaching Assistants
Tips for the ITA in the American classroom setting, with Dr. Michelle Hardee and Ms.
Are USC undergraduate student attitudes, priorities and behaviors different from what
you are accustomed? International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) must learn to interpret
and handle our students' actions appropriately, but seldom have the opportunity for
this learning before stepping into the classroom. This workshop and panel discussion
is designed to provide graduate students with the chance to discuss some of the difficulties
they might have encountered in American academic culture.
This is not a lecture – each workshop participant will identify peculiar aspects of
American academic life that s/he has encountered, discuss similarities and differences
in ideas, beliefs, or expectations with other participants, and develop a deeper understanding
of the role culture plays in academic behavior. Discussions will be facilitated by
a panel of experienced and successful ITAs and faculty members. Register to save your seat.
International Potluck Wednesday, 6-8pm Golden Spurs Gameroom (RH basement) For: Students
Ever wondered what food from another country tastes like but don’t have the money
to travel? No problem- the international potluck will feature food from around the
world. Bring food that you think represents your country or a favorite dish that
your mom makes back home. RSVP and sign up to bring something by November 13th. Can’t wait to see what different
cultures are represented at USC and to taste amazing food from around the world!!!
Global Advocacy Fair Thursday, 1-3pm Hamilton College Lobby For: Students, Faculty, and Staff The Global Advocacy Fair is a research fair, hosting students, faculty, and staff engaged in community service,
service-learning, and community-based research abroad. All presenters will share
their research in efforts to build global capacity, infrastructure, and inclusion
opportunities; global citizenship; the challenges faced by international communities;
and opportunities to connect with global efforts here at USC. Anyone interested in presenting at the fair should contact event organizer, Sudie
Nallo at firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a space.
Thursday, 6pm-9pm Russell House Theater For: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members All are invited for a night of celebrating cultures. Carolina Productions is screening
the film Bride and Prejudice (2004) and a discussion on Indian culture will follow. The film Bride and Prejudice, Bollywood's take on Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice, is a story in which
the matriarch of an Indian family is eager to find suitable husbands for her four
unmarried daughters. The film is 111 minutes. Bring your friends and your Carolina
Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, Intramural Fields 1 & 2
World teams will compete in a soccer tournament for the 2017 World Cup title at USC.
Teams or individuals are invited to register now. Students can create a team for a
country or region of the world and individuals can join a team to compete. Registration is open through Nov. 15 at 10am! See instructions for how to create an IMleagues account.
Hosted by: Intramurals Sports Office, English Programs for Internationals, Study Abroad Office, International Accelerated
Program, and International Student Services
NOV 17 - Global Trumpism Lecture
Global Trumpism Lecture
Gambrell 250 For: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members Six months before the election of President Donald Trump, Mark Blyth predicted the
result. He did so by placing Trump’s election in global context that tracked the evolution
of the global growth regime over the prior 30 years. But since Trump’s election many
of the factors that supposedly drove his election have diminished in importance. In
Europe in particular the rise of “Global Trumpism" seems to have been halted. But
is that really the case? Blyth gives a stress test to his theory one year on and argues
that the Era of Global Trumpism is far from over. Mark Blyth is an Eastman Professor of Political Economy at Brown University.