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IEW Calendar of Events

USC's International Education Week 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 11 - Columbia Council for Internationals (CCFI) Free Lunch
Friday, 12-1:30pm, Maxcy Dining Room
The Columbia Council for Internationals hosts a free lunch this Friday for international students, faculty, and staff. You are invited to learn more about CCFI and mingle with international students.

Sponsors: Columbia Council for Internationals, Maxcy College, International Student Services
NOV 11 - Islam and America: What It Means to be Muslim in the United States
Friday, 12-1:00pm, Capstone Carolina Room (17th Floor)
As part of Creed and Diversity Week, Thinking Globally presents a special panel of Muslim international students sharing their experiences and perspectives on living as a Muslim in America. The panelists will provide their unique views on the joys and struggles of living as a religious minority in the United States as well as their experiences with combatting cultural barriers and stereotypes that come with living as an international student. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding cultural differences, misunderstandings, and more. 
 
Sponsor: International Student Services, Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
NOV 14 to 18 - Carolina Productions Foreign Film Fest
Every evening in the Russell House Theater. Bring your friends and your Carolina Card! Download the full film fest schedule. 
 
11/14, 8pm     Let the Right One In (2008), from Sweden
11/15, 8pm     A Royal Affair (2012), from Denmark
11/16, 8pm     Mediterranea (2015), from Italy and Burkina Faso
11/17, 6pm     Una Noche (2012), from Cuba
11/17, 9pm     Om Shanti Om (2007), from India
11/18, 6pm     Lemon Tree (2008), from Israel and Palestine
11/18, 9pm     I Saw the Devil (2010), from South Korea
 
Sponsors: Carolina Productions, Global Carolina
NOV 14 -  International Bazaar
Monday, 11-2pm, Greene Street 
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. RVSP on the Facebook event page. 
 
NOV 14 - New Zealand Brown Bag Lunch
Monday, 12-1pm, Darla Moore School of Business 510
Students are invited to bring their lunch and listen to a presentation about short term study abroad experiences in New Zealand. There will be a faculty panel including the Dr. Melayne Mc Inness who led the trip this year. With her will be other faculty who will be involved for the Maymester trip being offered in 2017, Prof. Orgul Ozturk and/or Prof Chris Jensen. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about a country in Oceania with a focus on economics.

Sponsors: Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB) International Activities, and DMSB Study Abroad Office
NOV 14 - Film, Cour De Babel
Monday, 7-9pm, Close-Hipp 008
COUR DE BABEL is a French film from 2013, with English Subtitles. This screening is a part of the Tournees Film Festival, running from October 2016 to December 2016.
89 minutes. Free & open to the public.

Sponsors: Cine Cola, USC Office of International and Comparative Education
NOV 15 - The Business of the Olympics: Rio 2016
Tuesday, 12-1pm, Darla Moore School of Business 324
In this interactive session, learn first-hand about business issues faced during the Rio 2016 Games from industry professionals and researchers who were on-site in Brazil. Emphasis will be placed on discussing what lessons future Olympic host cities can learn from Rio 2016.
Panelists include: Dr. John Grady, Associate Professor, Sport and Entertainment Management; Tim Christmann, IMBA candidate, Moore School of Business; Shannon Mizell, Broadcast Solutions LLC; Anthony Carson, Sport and Entertainment Management. See flyer for details.
 
Sponsors: The Darla Moore School of Business and Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
NOV 15 - EPI visits the USC Children's Center
Tuesday, 2-3pm, Invitation Only
English Programs for Internationals' students meet with the Children's Center to share about their countries and cultures. The children will learn songs, crafts, games, and paint flags from around the world. What a great way to share the diversity of USC with young children!
 
Sponsor: English Programs for Internationals
NOV 15 - Images of Arabs and Muslims in American Popular Culture, With Dr. Jack Shaheen
Tuesday, 6:30-8pm, Capstone Campus Room, 1st Floor
What are the perceptions of images of Arabs and Muslims in popular culture? What impact, if any, do they have on public opinion and policies? And, what should be done to address these images?
Dr. Jack Shaheen, distinguished visiting scholar from New York University, will lead a conversation on racial and ethnic stereotyping, particularly on Arab and Muslim stereotypes. He is the author of such books as Reel Bad Arabs and Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs After 9/11. Dr. Shaheen’s research has connected the development of these stereotypes to the portrayals of other marginalized groups including Jews, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and African Americans.  Read more about Dr. Jack Shaheen and his research.  
 
USC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members are invited to attend.
A reception and book signing will follow, 8-9pm. RVSP on the Facebook event page. Share the event flyer
 
Sponsors:  Global Carolina, the Department of Religious Studies, the Walker Institute, Film and Media Studies, the College of Information and Communications
NOV 15 - Film, Crossing Borders
Tuesday, 8pm-10pm, Maxcy College
Crossing Borders is a seventy minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering "The Other," discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experiences contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other.  A talk back panel and discussion will follow the screening.

Sponsors: College of Education, Study Abroad Office, International House at Maxcy
NOV 16 - Hip Hop Wednesday
Wednesday, 11-2pm, Greene Street
Each month, Greene Street comes alive with contemporary and ol’ skool hip hop music while students network and learn about the many opportunities to get involved with diversity activities on campus. Kicking off at 11 a.m. and wrapping up at 2 p.m. – you don’t want to miss this!
 
NOV 16 - Cuba Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, 12-1pm, Darla Moore School of Business 510
Students are invited to bring their lunch and listen to a presentation about the short term study abroad experience to Cuba with a faculty panel including Dr. Steve Mann and Dr. Tom Hughes. The Honors College is offering a spring trip in 2017 and a Maymester trip will be offered in 2017 by the School of Journalism. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about Cuba.

Sponsors: DMSB International Activities, SC CIBER, and DMSB Study Abroad Office
NOV 16 - BARNGA: a game for understanding culture
Wednesday, 1:20-3pm, Maxcy College Dining Room
Come play a game called Barnga, in which the players experience for themselves how cultures perceive things differently and how people live by different rules.  It will either make you laugh or want to scream or both,  but in any event, it will raise cross-cultural awareness. 

Sponsor: English Programs for Internationals
NOV 16 - International Accelerator Program - What the Heck is That? 
Wednesday, 2-3pm, Close-Hipp 650A
Have you heard about the International Accelerator Program or the “IAP”? Have you met any international students who call themselves “IAP students”? Maybe you have no idea what we’re talking about! 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. Join us for some light refreshments and snacks and learn what the heck the IAP is all about!
USC Faculty and staff are invited to attend. If you plan on attending, let us know! RSVP here!

Sponsors: International Accelerator Program
NOV 16 - Fulbright Reception
Wednesday, 3:30-5pm, Invitation Only
The Fulbright reception is a celebration for USC students, staff, and faculty who are Fulbright applicants and recipients, and also for those University colleagues who support the Fulbright program.

Sponsors: Office of the Provost, International Support for Faculty and Staff, Fellowships and Scholar Programs, International Student Services, and the Walker Institute for International and Area Studies
NOV 16 - International Potluck 
Wednesday, 6-8pm, Golden Spurs Gameroom (RH basement)
Do you love food? Do you love experiencing different cultures? The Study Abroad Association and International Student Association is hosting a potluck where students can contribute a dish from their country or culture. We want to see what you think best represents your country or maybe just what you enjoy for an everyday snack back home. So come, with food in hand, ready to dive into different cultures and see what food everyone has to offer! RSVP and sign-up for food on the Facebook event page.
 
Sponsors: Study Abroad Association, Study Abroad Office, International Student Association
NOV 17 - Carolina Intercultural Training for Students
Thursday, 9:30am – 11:30am, Close Hipp 650A
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.
 
Sponsor: International Student Services
NOV 17 - Southern Africa Brown Bag Lunch
Thursday, 12-1pm, Darla Moore School of Business 511
Learn about short term study abroad experiences to Africa! Students are invited to bring their lunch and learn about South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. Faculty members Dr. Robert Rolfe and Mr. Mike Shealywill speak about the trip this year and past years offered for students and faculty international development with CIBER support. Join the DMSB Maymester trip in 2017.

Sponsors: DMSB International Activities, SC CIBER, and DMSB Study Abroad Office
NOV 17 - Third Annual IEW World Cup
Thursday, 2-5pm, Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, Intramural Fields 1 & 2
World teams will compete in a soccer tournament for the 2016 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 in October and ends on November 4, 2016. (Search for IEW World Cup on the IMleagues website) RVSP on the Facebook event page. 
 
Sponsors: Intramurals Sports Office, English Programs for Internationals, Study Abroad Office, International Accelerated Program, and International Student Services
NOV 17 - Challenging Racism and Islamophobia Workshop
Thursday, 6-8pm, WMBB 133
Challenging Racism and Islamophobia Workshop will be led by Manzoor Cheema from MERI (Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia) that will address Islamophobia, Anti-Blackness, and Institutional racism and discrimination against minorities. All are welcome to attend the event and expect to gain hands-on experience towards helping to combat Islamophobia and Anti-Black racism.

Sponsors: Students for Justice in Palestine, Black Graduate Student Association
NOV 17 - OMSA Diversity Dialogue: Third Culture Kid and Understanding Identity 
Thursday, 7-8pm, Maxcy Classroom
 “A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a term used to refer to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their developmental years.”  Whether you identify as a TCK or not, join us to discuss this often unknown identity and how we can learn from and relate to students who identify as a Third Culture Kid. RSVP on the Facebook event page. 
 
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
NOV 18 - Study Abroad Community Partners Breakfast
Friday, 9-10:30am, Invitation Only
The Study Abroad Office show appreciation for all of campus partner, celebrating the departments and faculty members who are so instrumental in helping students learn and grow abroad.
 
Sponsor: Study Abroad Office
NOV 18 - The Language of Food, with Dan Jurafsky
Friday, 3-4pm, Hollings Library Program Room
"Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know." -- W.W. Norton & Co.
 
Sponsor: Center for Digital Humanities
NOV 19 - JASHN 2016
Saturday, 6:30pm, Russell House Ballroom
The long awaited JASHN 2016 is here! Jashn is a celebration of Indian culture and Indian festival traditions. The Indian Student Organization invites all to join them in this cultural extravaganza for free food and free admission! 

Sponsor: International Student Organization