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  • Maxcy students take photo booth pictures at the festival.

IEW Calendar of Events

International Education Week is a full week of events celebrating all the ways UofSC students, faculty, and staff are involved in international exchange worldwide. You'll find more information about how to get involved and event details below. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 6:00pm - 10pm
Russell House Ballroom
For UofSC Community
It’s time for Jashn! Please come and celebrate Diwali on Saturday November 6. Jashn is our celebration of all the South Asian holidays that take place at the end of the year.  RSVP in advance.
Offered by the Indian Student Organization
Drumming Up Wellness- Community Drum Circle
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6:30pm - 8pm
Tent behind Koger Center, facing Park Street
For UofSC Community
Join Dr. Wendy Valerio in a fun, rhythmic, community celebration! Bring your own drum or use one of ours. All are welcome; no experience needed.  #WellnessWednesday
Need more information? Contact Spark
Offered by the School of Music
International Festival on Greene
Friday, November 12, 2021, 11:00am-2:00pm
Greene Street
For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members
Celebrate cultures from around the world with music, conversation, dancing and creative displays all by walking down Greene Street by the Russell House! International student organizations are welcome to host a table display. See a past year's video of the festival, to preview what the day will look like. Register for tabling at the festival today!
Soccer Match
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Strom Thurmond Fitness Center Fields
For Students
The Brazilian Portuguese Club is playing "futebol" (soccer) outside on the Strom Thurmond Fitness Center Fields on November 14 from 12:00-1:30 pm. Anyone interested in Lusophone culture or the Portuguese language is welcome to join us for a great time!
Offered by the Brazilian Portuguese Club
Language Tables at Maxcy College
All Week
For UofSC Community
French Table: Tuesday, November 16, 6:00-7:00pm, Maxcy Dining Room
Mandarin Table: Tuesday, November 16, 7:30-8:30pm, Maxcy Dining Room
Korean Table: Wednesday, November 17, 5:30-6:30pm, Maxcy Dining Room
German Table: Thursday, November 18, 1:00-2:00pm, Maxcy Dining Room
Spanish Table: Thursday, November 18, 6:00-7:00pm, Maxcy Classroom
Japanese Table: Thursday, November 18, 7:00-8:00pm, Maxcy Dining Room
For Are you learning a foreign language? Whether you’re just getting started or want to maintain your already-excellent skill level, you can get your practice at weekly conversation hours. Join us during Fall 2021 for weekly language tables! Language Tables go until  December 3 and are open to anyone on campus. All levels welcome! Note: some language tables have alternating schedules. Please see full details for the semester schedule.
Offered by the Carolina International House at Maxcy College
Internationalizing the UofSC Classroom, Lunch with the International Accelerator Program webinar
Monday, November 15, 2021, 12:00pm-12:50pm
Online Event
For Faculty and Staff
Join the International Accelerator Program for a discussion about diversity and inclusion as it relates to international students within the UofSC classroom. We will discuss opportunities, challenges and innovations to promote success for this critical part of our USC family.
Register with the Center for Teaching Excellence. This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.
Non-Native Writing Across the Curriculum
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 2:50pm - 4:05pm
Online Event, Register with the Center for Teaching Excellence
For Faculty and Staff
Writing is critical to success across the curriculum, and non-native writers are often challenging to support and evaluate through these types of assignments. This session will focus on the unique complexities that non-native writers experience when their success with learning outcomes is measured through writing and strategies to support non-native writers in your classroom.
This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.
Offered by the CTE and the International Accelerator Program
Travel Tips & Hot Cocoa Sips
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Russell House University Union 009, Russell Underground
For Students
Share travel tips over hot chocolate at this exchange student meet and greet. Students planning to travel abroad for Spring '22 are invited to an informal information exchange with international exchange students. RSVP required!
Offered by Education Abroad and International Student Services
Karaoke with Carolina Productions
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Russell House Theater
For Students
It's your time to pick your go-to Karaoke song and show us what you're made of! Join Carolina Productions in the Russell House Theater.
Offered by Carolina Productions
Navigating Culture Shock 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Online Event, Register Here
For UofSC Community
Join the International Accelerator Program and International Student Services for a webinar about mental health, culture shock, and discrimination and how it relates to international students inside and outside the classroom. Need more information? Contact Mary
Offered by the International Accelerator Program and International Student Services
Culture Café: Las Familias, la Cultura y la Educación
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:05am - 11:20am
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
For Faculty and Staff
When considering buzz words such as diversity, culture and multilingualism, have you ever stopped to reflect on how these terms are connected to your own life? Have you ever wondered about the students in your future classrooms and how their unique backgrounds will impact the methods you engage in teaching and learning with not only those them but their first teachers as well, their families? This presentation will delve into these concepts and leave the participants more aware of barriers, assets and ways to engage diverse children and families in education.
Register with the Center for Teaching Excellence. This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.
Offered by the CTE and the College of Education 
H-1B Workshop
Friday, November 19, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Close-Hipp Building, Room 464
For Students
Are you interested in learning more about the H-1B visa? Do you have lots of questions about the process? This workshop will clarify the H-1B process with a presentation from Lawrence J. Needle, a South Carolina Immigration Lawyer. RSVP required
Offered by International Student Services
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7:00pm
Russell House Ballroom
For Students
LatinXcelencia is our annual, formal celebration of Latin culture through performances, authentic food, music, and more! LatinXcelencia is free of charge and will be held on November 20, 2021, at 7:00PM in the Russell House Ballroom 207. Please RSVP in advance. Sign-up to perform here.
Offered by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO)





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