International Education Week 2019

The week of November 18-22, 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 2019, we will honor these values with the theme: “Listen. Learn. Advocate”.

Diversity Pledge

In honor of this year’s IEW theme (Listen. Learn. Advocate), we hope that the NU community can pledge to make lasting change. We can only fulfill our mission as the third leading institution for international students if our campus is welcoming to students, faculty, staff, and community, and if we succeed in educating all students for success in a diverse twenty-first century world.

What can you do to contribute to lasting change? We invite you to take the pledge to take action to make lasting change.

By taking this pledge you agree to:

  • Listen first for all information and learn about different views during tough conversations
  • Pledge to be an upstander and say “no” whenever I hear a friend, family, member, or colleague make a racist remark
  • Volunteer to serve as a mentor for international students
  • Attend OGS and cultural center events to learn more about cultures different from your own
  • Share this pledge with five friends or colleagues and encourage them to sign. (If you are in a supervisory or leadership position, considering inviting peers rather than people whom you supervise.)

 

Diversity Pledge

Calendar of Events

Check back as some event details may be updated and new events may be added!

 

Monday

Donuts for Diversity

Krentzman quad and Library quad
Nov. 18 from 9:00am – 11:00am

Come learn about the upcoming IEW events and grab some snacks and coffee!
Registration not required.

Kick-Off Celebration

After Hours
Nov. 18 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join OGS in celebrating the Kick-off of IEW! We will have various tables full of international games, food, activities and trivia. Compete in our flag competition or just cheer on your friends! All are welcome to attend.
Registration not required.

World Languages Center Open House

Meserve Hall, 4th Floor
Nov. 18 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us to discover how learning a language can further your international education! Sample snacks from around the world! Chat with language professors from 10 world languages! Explore our variety of face-to-face, hybrid, and online course offerings! Learn about how you can minor in a language and join a National Honors Society! Prepare for international opportunities like Dialogues of Civilization and study abroad! Hear from fellow students about how learning languages and culture has opened up doors to international opportunities! Meet other globally-minded students like yourself!
Registration not required.

Hosted by the World Languages Center

Tuesday

Donuts for Diversity

Krentzman quad and Library quad
Nov. 18 from 9:00am – 11:00am

Come learn about the upcoming IEW events and grab some snacks and coffee!
Registration not required.

Passport Fair

342 Curry
Nov. 19 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Don’t have a US passport yet? Apply for one today!

Bring the following documents to apply for a U.S. Passport Book and/or Card:

  • Application—Complete the DS–11
  • Citizenship Evidence
  • Photocopy of Citizenship Evidence
  • Identification
  • Photocopy of Identification
  • Passport Photo—Photo services available at event ($15.00 payable to USPS) or
  • Payment— Checks or Money Orders preferred. Hosted by the World Languages Center

Please register here (registration link soon to come).

Hosted by the Global Experience Office

3-Minute Thesis Competition

90 Snell Library
Nov. 19 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

GWISE and the Northeastern University Library are pleased to present Northeastern’s third Three Minute Thesis competition.
The 3MT is an international academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes, with one static slide. All are welcome, whether presenting or not!
More details and a link to enter the competition, please see here.

Hosted by the Northeastern University Library

H-1B and Other Visas for After Graduation Employment

McLeod Suites
Nov. 19 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Presented by Attorney Adrienne Vaughn, The Law Office of Adrienne J. Vaughan. Learn about Non-Immigrant Visa options such as H-1B & O, as well as a general overview of the Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card) process including self-sponsored options such as the National Interest Waiver. Ask Questions and learn about potential visas and after graduation options.
Registration is recommended, registration link soon to come.

Co-hosted by the Employer Engagement and Career Design and the Office of Global Services

World Café

Stetson West
Nov. 19 from 5:00pm – 6:45pm

Come play international board games and read books, magazines and newspapers from different cultures while enjoying some free coffee!
Registration not required.

Co-hosted by Residential Life and the Office of Global Services

Immigration Dialogue

LSCC
Nov. 19 from 5:00pm – 6:45pm

The LSCC will dialogue about the challenges immigrants face at Northeastern and within the United States.  Participants will share stories, and discuss on campus and off campus resources.
Registration not required.

Hosted by the Latinx Student Cultural Center

Wednesday

Travel Signature Session

CSC Ballroom
Nov. 20 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Are you an international student planning to travel home over the holidays? Make sure you get a signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 from OGS before you go!
Please register in advance here (registration link soon to come.)

Unlearning: Citizenship and Xenophobia

CIE – 144 Curry
Nov. 20 from 11:45am to 1:15pm

This program is a part of the larger Unlearning workshop series. In this workshop, we will reflect on what it means to be a citizen of a country and understand the roots of xenophobia in the American context.
Registration is recommended, please register here (registration link soon to come).

Hosted by Center for Intercultural Engagement & Social Justice Resource Center.

Beyond Borders: Japan

McLeod Suite, Curry 318
Nov. 20 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Beyond Borders is a unique opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty and staff while gather a greater appreciation of the diverse world we live in, and enjoy food native to Japan!

This program will feature a panel of Northeastern students, faculty and staff discussing their experiences living, working and learning in Japan. Come join a global discussion while enjoying international cuisine!
Registration is recommended, registration link soon to come.

Co-hosted by Office of Global Services, Global Experience Office, Off Campus Housing and Support Services.

Meet the International Tutoring Center and Writing Center Tutors

Curry Student Center – Room 335
Nov. 20 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come meet the tutors from the International Tutoring Center and Writing Center, learn their tutoring philosophy and how they provide a comfortable, fun, and safe environment for students to use these services.
Registration not required.

Hosted by the International Tutoring Center and the Writing Center

UHCS International Student Support Group: Social Support

UHCS – 135 Forsyth Building
Nov. 20 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Want to connect with other international students to talk about life in the U.S.? Together we can make it.

Hosted by University Health and Counseling Services

Global Voice Competition

CSC Ballroom
Nov. 20 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Singing competition open to all Northeastern international students.  This event will feature performances from multiple vocal talents (solos, bands, etc.).  Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as the Audience Favorite!  Join us for an evening of fun and food.
Registration is recommended, registration link soon to come.

Co-hosted by International Pathways of NU Global and Office of Global Services.

Thursday

OTC Medicine Safety for International Students

Snell Library Quad
Nov. 21 from 10:00am to 12:00pM

The AphA ASP OTC-Safety committee will be teaching international students how to navigate the OTC isle in an American pharmacy. This event will have tips that can help students shop for OTC medication safely, and it will also have a game that will test students’ knowledge of equivalent medication in their home country to common OTC medication here in the U.S.
Registration not required.

Hosted by the Pharmacy Club

The Art Project

Krentzman Quad
Nov. 21 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come watch our very own NU student artists create art pieces based around the theme ‘international affairs’. The artists will be creating their pieces together as a group in a live setting in the quad from 1-3pm. Stop by to check it out!
Registration not required.

Co-hosted by College of Arts, Media and Design and Office of Global Services.

Owning Your Student Identity While Crafting Your Professional Identity

Shillman 325
Nov. 21 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

How can you take what you’ve learned in your master’s program and leverage it to make you stand out while finding a job and, later, maintaining a career? In this workshop, we’ll discuss ways that you can identify what has made you special as a student, your student identity, and how this can translate into your professional identity. You’ll come away with a better understanding of your unique journey as a student and how that journey can directly inform how you approach interviews and define yourself in the workplace.
Registration is recommended, registration link soon to come.

Petrina Sings “Songs of Love” for International Education Week

Snell Library Audio Recording Studio (209SL)
Nov. 21 from 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Come hear international student Petrina Danardatu sing original and classic “Songs of Love” in the Library’s Recording Studio. The performance will also be live streamed. More details here.
Registration not required.

Hosted by the Northeastern University Library

Hora de Café

LSCC
Nov. 21 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This is a conversational Spanish program that welcomes all levels of Spanish speakers and requires all to participate in Spanish only conversation over coffee!
Registration not required.

Hosted by the Latinx Student Cultural Center

Friday

Interviewing Skills for International PhDs

310 Renaissance Park
Nov. 22 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Workshop with job interview tips and practice opportunities for PhDs. Please register in advance here.

Co-hosted by the PhD Network & Global Student Success

Career Studio On the Go at OGS

405 Ell Hall
Nov. 16 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Have an upcoming interview, a salary negotiation, a LinkedIn profile to be critiqued, or a Resume or Cover Letter? Have Job Search questions? Not sure about your major? Drop by OGS for Studio on the Go if that’s most convenient for you. If you would like some career help on any topic, drop by Career Studio on the Go.
Registration not required.

Hosted by the Employer Engagement and Career Design