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
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
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.
NOV 14 - Fulbright: Engaging with the World, Panel Discussion and Reception
Fulbright: Engaging with the World, Panel Discussion and Reception
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.
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
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.
NOV 15 - 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 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 email@example.com, 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!
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
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