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IEW Calendar of Events

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

Monday, 12-1:15pm
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

International Bazaar
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 using the online registration form by November 7. 

NOV 13 - Film and Q&A, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Film and Q&A, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Monday, 6:30pm
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 accross nine countries and 1,400 years of history. The event will consist of the movie screening followed by a discussion and Q&A. 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. 
Hosted by: Columbia World Affairs Council, Columbia Museum of Art, Carolina Peace Resource Center 

NOV 14 -  CTE Faculty Workshop

Meeting the Needs of International Students in the Classroom
Tuesday, 2:50 – 4:05pm
CTE: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5
For: Faculty and StaffTips for assisting non-native speakers in the classroom with Dr. Sherry Warren and Ms. Renata Bobakova. Sign up to reserve your seat. 

NOV 14 - Fulbright: Engaging with the World, Panel Discussion and Reception

Fulbright: Engaging with the World, Panel Discussion and Reception
Tuesday, 2:30-4:30pm
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, President Harris Pastides.

Hosted by: Office of the Provost, International Support for Faculty and Staff, Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, International Student Services

NOV 14 - CineCola Film Screening

CineCola Film Screening: Examen d’État / National Diploma (2014)
Tuesday, 7pm
Gambrell 250
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.
Hosted by: CineCola, Global Carolina

NOV 15 -  International Accelerator Program Information Session

International Accelerator Program Information Session
Wednesday, 12-1pm
Close-Hipp 650A
For: Faculty and Staff
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.

Hosted by: International Accelerator Program

NOV 15 - Workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Academic Classroom Culture in the U.S.: a Roundtable Discussion with Experienced International Teaching Assistants
Wednesday, 3:55 – 5:10 pm
CTE: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5
For: International Teaching AssistantsTips for the ITA in the American classroom setting, with Dr. Michelle Hardee and Ms. Terry GoodfellowAre 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.   
Hosted by: The Center for Teaching Excellence and English Programs for Internationals 

NOV 16 - Global Advocacy Fair

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, to reserve a space

Hosted by: College of Social Work, International Student Services

NOV 16 - Carolina Productions Foreign Film Night

Foreign Film Night: Bride and Prejudice
Thursday, 6pm
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 and a discussion on Indian culture will follow. Come join the discussion. Bring your friends and your Carolina Card!

Hosted by: Carolina Productions, Global Carolina

NOV 17 - Annual IEW World Cup

Friday, 3-6pm
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 for teams opens soon. (Search for IEW World Cup on the IMleagues website) 
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
Friday, Time and Location TBD
For: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members
Mark Blyth from Brown University will be speaking on the topic of the Trump Presidency.

Hosted by: Walker Institute for International and Area Studies