International Education Week 2020

The week of November 16-20, 2020 Northeastern will celebrate International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which promotes global education and exchange experiences.

With over 14,000 international students and scholars and hundreds of intercultural opportunities across the globe, NU recognizes the interdependence among nations and values the diversity of our collective experiences, perspectives, and thoughts. This rich institution truly is greater than the sum of its parts.

During International Education Week 2020, we will honor these values with the theme: “Global Connection.”

On Friday, November 20th from 12pm-2pm on Robinson Quad, to wrap up IEW, the OGS is bringing two food trucks to campus: Tenoch and Bon Me. All students who attended an OGS sponsored IEW event will be able to pick up a $4 off voucher that they can use at these food trucks.

The 2020 Calendar

Monday, November 16 

 

Virtual Kick-off 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 16, 11:00am – 12:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom  

Come say hi to OGS staff members and Global Student Ambassadors and find out more about our International Education Week events. You can also bring your questions about cultural adjustment and life at Northeastern for our Ambassadors. We look forward to chatting with you! 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Immigration Attorney Presentation: H-1B and Other Visas for After Graduation Employment
Co-hosted by Employer Engagement and Career Design and the Office of Global Services
Nov. 16, 1:00pm  2:30 pm EST
VirtualZoom 

Want to know your immigration options for after graduation employment? Heard about the H-1B- cap and cap exempt, O, National Interest Waiver, L, E, TN, or other options? Wondering what all of those mean and which ones may work for you? What are some of the recent and upcoming changes? We’ve all been hearing about changes to the L, possible changes to the H-1B, and possible changes to OPT. Attend virtually and learn what is actually changing and how you can navigate! Attend this valuable session by Immigration Attorneys Prasant Desai and Attorney Mary Walsh of Iandoli, Desai & Cronin P.C. which is only offered once per semester. 

Learn about Non-Immigrant Visa options such as H-1B & O, including self-sponsored options such as the National Interest Waiver.

Ask Questions and learn about potential visas and after graduation options. Get the right information for you! See what might work and how to make it work for you, and know what might be changing with the current President and what might change with the election.  

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Russian Tea Hour 

Hosted by the World Languages Center 

Nov. 16, 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

Interested in learning more about Russian programs at Northeastern? Join in this Zoom chat for an informal coffee/hour.  

 

IEW Trivia with OGS 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 16, 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

In the modern age, we’re more connected than ever before. But how do those connections actually work? Test out your knowledge with OGS at our biggest trivia event all semester! Make sure to add this event to your calendar – winners will get to pick their prize, to be delivered right to your doorstep! 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

A Common Thread: A Celebration of Traditional Clothing 

Hosted by West Coast Global Learner Support 

Nov. 16, 3:30 pm EST 

Virtual, MS Teams 

What we wear is more than material pieced together. Our clothes are a symbol of our identity, culture, and history. Over the centuries, communities have used clothing to celebrate events, show unity, and represent traditions. As part of International Education Week, Northeastern-Seattle & Global Learner Support want to celebrate you by learning more about traditional clothing from your culture or a culture you hold close to your heart.  

Please click here to register!

 

Tuesday, November 17 

 

International Education Week DropIn Hours 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 17, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST  

Virtual, Zoom 

Come say hi to OGS staff members and Global Student Ambassadors and find out more about our International Education Week events. You can also bring your questions about cultural adjustment and life at Northeastern for our Ambassadors. We look forward to chatting with you! 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Screen Views: The History and Cinematography of Movies 

Hosted by Global Student Success 

Nov. 17, 2:00pm – 2:45pm EST 

Virtual, MS Teams 

Movies have colonized our imaginations. They have changed the way we see the world. This workshop serves as an introduction to the history of cinema starting with the invention of the motion picture camera in the late nineteenth century. Attendees will learn basic film terms such as “low key lighting,” “close up,” and “parallel editing.” Film recommendations from around the world will be made! This workshop is sure to be a blockbuster, so reserve a space before it fills up! Click here for the flyer!

Please click here to register! 

 

Café français 

Hosted by the World Languages Center 

Nov. 17, 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom ID: 963 5052 2999 Password: café 

Come practice your French, connect with other Francophones on campus and meet the French professors of the World Languages Center! Click here for the flyer!

 

World Languages Center Info Session 

Hosted by the World Languages Center 

Nov. 17, 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

This is an info session to meet professors from the World Languages Center and to learn about opportunities to learn language and culture at Northeastern! Click here for the flyer!

 

That Was Close: A Portuguese Awareness Activity for Spanish Language Learners 

Hosted by the World Languages Center 

Nov. 17, 4:00pm – 4:45pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

This song-based activity is designed to show Spanish language learners just how much Portuguese they already know! Click here for the flyer!

 

Netflix Party: The Social Dilemma  

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 175:00pm – 6:30pm EST 

Virtual, Netflix Party 

A Netflix Party allows us to all watch a movie at the same time and add our commentary and participate in the chat (without disrupting the movie!) as it is playing. 

We will be watching the movie The Social Dilemma. “The Social Dilemma blends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.” 

You need to have a Netflix subscription and add the Netflix Party Chrome extension in order to participate in this event. 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Time to Dish It Out: A Reflection on Traditional Cuisine Around the World 

Hosted by West Coast Global Learner Support 

Nov. 177:00 pm  8:00 pm EST 

Virtual, MS Teams 

As we near the American Thanksgiving holiday, join Global Learner Support for a conversation exploring traditional cuisine in America and around the world. We will begin with a brief historical overview of the Thanksgiving holiday in America and its appropriation of the indigenous people. Participants will have the opportunity to share stories of their holiday cuisine and hear from peers how food plays an important role in family gatherings and celebrations. 

Please click here to register! 

 

Lynching: Reparations as Restorative Justice 

Hosted by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and the Africana Studies Program 

Nov. 17, 9:00am  5:00pm 

Virtual, Zoom 

Please join the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) and Africana Studies Program at Northeastern University for this significant and timely conference on reparations as a form of restorative justice for the families of lynching victims.  

This event will bring together scholars, lawyers and descendants of lynching victims to explore avenues for compensatory reparations and other forms of repair. Testimonies from the families of lynching victims will set the tone and reverence of the day. Several legendary activists, scholars and artists will join us, live noting the significance of this time in US history. This conference is open to the public.  

Special Guests:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Angela Y. Davis
Congressperson Sheila Jackson Lee
Dread Scott  

Speakers Include: 
Professor Margaret Burnham
Ron Daniels
William “Sandy” Darity
Quanda Johnson
Maxine Jones
Evan Lewis
Joey Mogul
Sheila Moss
Angel Nieves
Nkechi Taifa
Thomas Moore
Annie Whitlock 

Please register to attend online and receive the Zoom link. 

 

Wednesday, November 18 

 

Japanese Culture Game: “How Much Do You Know About Japan?” 

Hosted by the World Languages Center 

Nov. 18, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

Join the WLC to learn about Japanese culture, geography, and society! 

 

International Education Week DropIn Hours 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 18, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom

Come say hi to OGS staff members and Global Student Ambassadors and find out more about our International Education Week events. You can also bring your questions about cultural adjustment and life at Northeastern for our Ambassadors. We look forward to chatting with you! 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Beyond Borders: China 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services, the Global Experience Office, and Off-Campus Student Services 

Nov. 1811:00am  12:00pm EST 

Virtual, GoToWebinar 

Beyond Borders features a panel of Northeastern students discussing their experience living, working and learning in China. Beyond Borders is an opportunity to gather a greater appreciation of the diverse world we live in!  

The event will be moderated but bring your questions for our panelists! If you are interested about life in China, then this is the event for you.  

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Art Project Mural Painting 

Co-hosted by the NU Mural Club and the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 18, 2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Centennial Common 

Join us on the quad and show off your creativity. Paint a canvas or add to our chalk art mural!  

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Thursday, November 19 

 

Go Global with Northeastern! 

Hosted by the Global Experience Office 

Nov. 19, 10:00am – 11:00am EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

Join the Global Experience Office to learn about the many global opportunities available to you at Northeastern. With semester-long programs abroad, virtual and domestic offerings, and our signature Dialogue of Civilizations, we have a program for everyone! 

 

International Education Week DropIn Hours 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 19, 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Virtual, Zoom

Come say hi to OGS staff members and Global Student Ambassadors and find out more about our International Education Week events. You can also bring your questions about cultural adjustment and life at Northeastern for our Ambassadors. We look forward to chatting with you! 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Italian Cultural Caffe 

Hosted by The World Languages Center at NU 

Nov. 19, 3:30pm  4:30pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom Meeting ID: 96881791565 Password: Espresso 

The Italian Caffè is an intercultural language exchange event that takes place weekly on the Boston campus. Italian teaching faculty and students gather to practice speaking in Italian using games and other fun activities to develop conversation skills and to learn about Italian culture. The idea is to practice with both native and non-native speakers of the language, to socialize and learn about our multicultural students. Make you language learning process more interesting, exciting and unique by participating in one or all of these language cafe events. Meet new people, practice your skill, and have fun while “enjoying a cup of real Italian espresso and biscotti.” Click here for the flyer!

 

Imposter Syndrome: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others 

Hosted by The Office of Global Services 

Nov. 192:00pm  3:00pm EST 

Virtual, GoToWebinar 

Join this interactive OGS workshop to learn more about imposter syndrome and its capacity to make us feel like we don’t belong in or aren’t good enough for our academic programs. You’ll come away with a better understanding of what imposter syndrome is and how to overcome negative self talk and focus on your own strengths as a student and person. 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Over The Counter Medication Safety  

Co-hosted by the NU Pharmacy Student Association Over The Counter Medication Safety Committee and the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 19, 6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Virtual, Zoom 

Headache? Pain? Feeling sick? Confused by the medication aisle? Learn how to fix yourself on a budget and more! Join NUPSA OTC Med Safety committee Thursday night (Nov 19) from 6-7PM to learn about OTC medications and more. 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Matchless Gita wisdom for navigating through tough times (mindfulness practices and wisdom) 

Nov. 197:15pm  8:30pm 

Virtual, Zoom  

We all go through challenges in life but the current conditions around the world are taking the challenges to their limits. In this unprecedented state of affairs filled with uncertainties, we all need a fortification at a different level, which can fill us with inner security and peace. During this semester, I would like to draw out many practical wisdom texts from the timeless classic, Bhagavad Gita, to empower us to courageously face the tough times and stay positive in our outlook. 

Click here to register to attend! 

 

2020 Annual Chinese Language Speech Competition + Talent Show 

Hosted by the Chinese Language Program at the World Languages Center, the Asian Studies Program at Northeastern University, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston 

Nov. 19, 8:00pm – 9:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

The fun annual Chinese Speech Competition and Talent Show is back again! This competition provides students who are learning Chinese with a great opportunity to showcase their mastery of Chinese language and culture, and enjoy the comradery and talents of the Chinese learning community. This year, the event is going to be held virtually on Zoom, with a new component of student talent shows. Click here for the flyer!

Please click here register in advance. 

 

Friday, November 20

 

International Criminology: If not now, when? 

Hosted by the American Society of Criminology, Division of International Criminology 

Nov. 20, 9:00am – 11:30am EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

Discuss the future of international and comparative criminology. Hear what experts think. Join us in shaping the future! This webinar will celebrate the launch of “International Criminology,” the official journal of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology. Northeastern Criminal Justice Professor Ineke Marshall is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal. Click here for the flyer!

Registration in advance is required, please click here. 

 

Slang and Idioms in the Workplace: Time to Bite the Bullet  

Co-hosted by Career Design and Global Student Success 

Nov. 20, 10:00am – 11:00am EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

Nearly all conversations include idioms and slang expressions, but learning to use these expressions in your small talk and other conversations can feel a bit strange and take some practice. Whether or not you attended GSS’s Idioms and Slang workshops, join us for the opportunity to learn some of these top workplace expressions/phrases that you might hear at interviews, while on co-op, or on OPT. Take this opportunity to learn about and practice using these phrases through Zoom breakout rooms in small groups. We will also discuss these expressions in international contexts. Contact Ellen Zold Goldman, [email protected] in Career Design or Global Student Success at [email protected]. 

Please register to attend on NUworks or at https://neu.mywconline.net/   

 

International Education Week DropIn Hours 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 20, 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Virtual, Zoom

Come say hi to OGS staff members and Global Student Ambassadors and find out more about our International Education Week events. You can also bring your questions about cultural adjustment and life at Northeastern for our Ambassadors. We look forward to chatting with you! 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Food Truck Friday

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 20, 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

To wrap up IEW, the OGS is bringing two food trucks to campus: Tenoch and Bon Me. All students who attended an OGS sponsored IEW event will be able to pick up a $4 off voucher that they can use at these food trucks.

 

Mindfulness with OGS: A Meditation on Connections 

Hosted by the Office of Global Services 

Nov. 20, 2:00pm – 2:45pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

To wrap up International Education Week, join OGS for a guided meditation about our personal connections to the world around us. This session is perfect for both beginners to mindfulness, as well as experienced practitioners. All our welcome! 

Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite! 

 

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Coffee Hour 

Hosted by Sigma Delta Pi 

Nov. 20, 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST 

Virtual, Zoom 

Join us for some Latin America Trivia and fun facts! Anyone who is interested in practicing their Spanish is welcome! Click here for the flyer!

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