About International Education Week at Northeastern

The week of November 12-16, 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 13,000 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 2018, we will honor these values with the theme: “Forward Together”.

Calendar of Events

Check back as we add new events!

 

Tuesday

 

Kick-Off Celebration

Locations around Campus
Nov. 13 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Join OGS and campus partners in kicking off International Education Week with a celebration of global citizenship. Listen to music, enjoy some snacks and coffee, and meet new people from all around the world.

Campus Crossroads

Curry Student Center
Nov. 13 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Stop by in the Curry Student Center to learn more about International Education Week and the Office of Global Services. We’ll have games and giveaways! On Tuesday we’ll be making origami.

Arabic Language Table

405 Ell Hall
Nov. 13 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Whether you’re an experienced speaker or just a beginner, this session is for you! Come for the first hour for an overview and introduction to the language and the cultural context. For the second hour, we’ll switch over to a conversation group for those who want to practice their language skills. Feel free to come for either part, or stay for both!

Globalize Your Career with a Peace Corps, Fulbright, or International Fellowship Opportunity

Curry Student Center, Room 333
Nov. 13 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and meet Peace Corps, Fulbright, and Undergraduate Research and Fellowships to learn more about launching an international career through research, exploration and service.

Co-sponsored with Employer Engagement and Career Design.

Europe Meet Up (Not UK)

Curry 340
Nov. 13 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Are you a NU student looking to go abroad in Europe? Come meet students who live there and are studying at Northeastern! Are you an exchange student looking to talk about your home countries? Come meet American students who want to learn more about where you live! Are you a NU student who co-op’d or studied abroad in Europe? Share your experience with other students and talk to exchange students about your time there! Food will be served!

Hosted by the Global Experience Office 

India-China Relations: Can the Dragon and the Elephant Rise Peacefully?

Noted Indian write Air Vice Marshall Arjun Subramaniam will present a lecture based on his new book, India’s Wars (Harper Collins, 2016) and its sequel that he is currently working on. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a light takeout dinner. Space is limited. View the flyer here.

Hosted by the Center for Emerging Markets

Pre-registration is required, please click here

Dharma Dialogue

Ell 200, Sacred Space
Nov. 13 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (every week)

Buddha’s teachings, known as Dharma, are practical methods to transform adversities and cultivate positive states of mind. Everyone welcome to join the conversation as the NU Buddhist Spiritual Advisor, Harrison Blum, presents these teachings from the heart.

Hosted by the NU Buddhist Group

 

Wednesday

 

Campus Crossroads

Curry Student Center
Nov. 14 from 9:00am to 11:00am

Stop by in the Curry Student Center to learn more about International Education Week and the Office of Global Services. We’ll have games and giveaways! On Wednesday we’ll be making Chinese knots.

Travel Signature Session

OGS Lounge, Ell Hall 405
Nov. 14 from 9:00am to 11:00am

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.

Russian Language Table

405 Ell Hall
Nov. 14 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Whether you’re an experienced speaker or just a beginner, this session is for you! Come for the first hour for an overview and introduction to the language and the cultural context. For the second hour, we’ll switch over to a conversation group for those who want to practice their language skills. Feel free to come for either part, or stay for both!

Beyond Borders: Ghana

McLeod Suite, Curry 318
Nov. 14 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

You don’t need your passport for this trip around the world. Join the Office of Global Services (OGS), Co-Op Connections & the Global Experience Office (GEO) for lunch and a global discussion as well explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. Each program will focus on a different area of the world and include foods native to that country. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and staff while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in.

Understanding the Meaning of Culture and Cultural Awareness

Seattle Campus/Virtual Login
Nov. 14 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This workshop will focus on examining the word ‘culture’ through multiple lenses. We will discuss the meaning of culture, various cultural theories, and American culture, in particular. This session will be interactive and thought-provoking with a strong focus on understanding how looking at something like a cup of coffee through a different lens might change how you view it. View the flyer here.

Hosted by Global Student Success. Registration on WCOnline for virtual attendance required.

Reception: Naturalizing Immigration exhibition

West Village H
Nov. 14 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us for the opening reception of Naturalizing Immigration, an exhibition that envisions the U.S. as a forest of trees, created using micro-data consisting of millions of samples of questionnaires from the U.S. Censuses. This is an ongoing project by Pedro M. Cruz, John Wihbey, Avni Ghael, Steve Costa, and Felipe Shibuya. The research was supported by the College of Arts, Media, and Design through a 2017-2018 Dean’s Research Fellowship, which included Sarah J. Jackson and Brooke Foucault Welles. For more information, please see the CAMD website.

Hosted by the College of Arts, Media and Design

From Pathway To Skyway

Cargill Hall 097
Nov. 14 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Come meet with former Pathways students to hear about their experience in their pathway program, in their degree program, and best practices and advice for a successful transition. Bring your questions about their experience and how you can successfully transition to your degree program. View the flyer here.

Hosted by NU Global

Registration in advance required – click here

Film Screening: Alamar

ISEC 102
Nov. 14 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the documentary film, Alamar, in which a young Italian boy spends time with his father, learning about his Mayan roots in living off Banco Chinchorro coral reef. After the screening, a faculty member will lead a 30-minute discussion of the film.

In partnership with the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies.

Interfaith Night

Ell 200, Sacred Space
Nov. 14 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (every other week)

Featuring dinner dialogues, community building and special events.

Hosted by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service in association with religious, spiritual, and Humanist student groups.

Musical Night and Refreshments

Ell 200, Sacred Space
Nov. 14 from 7:30 to 8:30

Musical Night begins at 7:30pm, led by Hindu student leaders and guest artists with refreshments offered at 8:15.

Hosted by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service

 

Thursday

 

Campus Crossroads

Curry Student Center
Nov. 15 from 10:00am to 12:00pM

Stop by in the Curry Student Center to learn more about International Education Week and the Office of Global Services. We’ll have games and giveaways! On Thursday  we’ll be creating henna designs on candles.

Talking Tough: How To Facilitate Difficult Conversations

Curry 144
Nov. 15 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Northeastern students, faculty, and staff, and Boston residents are invited to participate in a training where you will learn how to hold spaces for difficult conversations on and off campus that help to build trust, foster understanding, and enhance resilience for having constructive conversations on challenging topics and issues in our society. Lunch will be provided. View the flyer here.

Registration requiredHosted by the Center for Intercultural Engagement.

Spanish Language Table

405 Ell Hall
Nov. 15 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Whether you’re an experienced speaker or just a beginner, this session is for you! Come for the first hour for an overview and introduction to the language and the cultural context. For the second hour, we’ll switch over to a conversation group for those who want to practice their language skills. Feel free to come for either part, or stay for both!

Caffé Italiano

Ryder 271
Nov. 15 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (every week)

Join the Caffè Italiano for an hour of conversation and games conducted in Italian language while enjoying an espresso and Italian cookies. View the flyer here.

Dialogue of Civilizations Fair

Curry Indoor Quad
Nov. 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm & 5:00pm to 7:00pm

What is a Dialogue of Civilizations? Which Dialogue is right for me? Learn about DOCs, talk to Dialogue faculty, and find the summer study program that’s right for you!

Baseball Open Practice

Fieldhouse (Indoor)
Nov. 15 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The baseball team invites students to come learn about baseball by watching part of practice and participate in practice drills! No equipment needed, all will be provided by the baseball team.

Pasar Malam

Curry West Addition Mezzanine
Nov. 15 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Pasar Malam is an Indonesian and Malay word that means “night market;” these street markets are popular in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The Northeastern University Students of Singapore club and the Indonesian Student Association are bringing the market to you! You’ll make your way through a simulated version of Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transportation system to sample the market foods, play games, learn about Singapore, and enter to win a prize.

NU Italian Film Festival 2018 – Le Cose Belle (The Beautiful Things)

Cargill 097
Nov. 15 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In Naples time doesn’t exist. This is a popular belief, a superstition, a song. In Naples time is spent waiting, and then, all of a sudden, just remembering. So when will the beautiful things arrive? The directors compare the lives of four teenagers full of hope in 1999. Ten years later the directors come back to film their protagonists, but learn that they no longer believe in beautiful things… 91 minutes in Italian with English subtitles. View the flyer here.

Hosted by the World Languages Center

 

Friday

 

Travel Signature Session

Curry Ballroom
Nov. 16 from 9:00am to 11:00am

Are you an international student planning to travel 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.

Navigating Microaggressions as an International Student

SJRC Conference Room at 106 St. Stephen Street
Nov. 16 from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or unintentional which communicate hostile or negative messages to certain people based solely upon their marginalized group membership. This event will address microaggressions and how to navigate them as an international student; and what to do when you experience them.

Hosted by the Social Justice Resource Center

Please register in advance by clicking here.

Hindi Language Table

405 Ell Hall
Nov. 13 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Whether you’re an experienced speaker or just a beginner, this session is for you! Come for the first hour for an overview and introduction to the language and the cultural context. For the second hour, we’ll switch over to a conversation group for those who want to practice their language skills. Feel free to come for either part, or stay for both!

Campus Crossroads

Curry Student Center
Nov. 16 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Stop by in the Curry Student Center to learn more about International Education Week and the Office of Global Services. We’ll have games and giveaways! On Friday we’ll be tasting international snacks!

Mandarin Language Table

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

Whether you’re an experienced speaker or just a beginner, this session is for you! Come for the first hour for an overview and introduction to the language and the cultural context. For the second hour, we’ll switch over to a conversation group for those who want to practice their language skills. Feel free to come for either part, or stay for both!

Trivia Night with SGA and OGS

Curry West Addition Mezzanine
Nov. 16 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Show off your knowledge of random facts at Trivia Night! Teams of up to four members will compete for prizes, but no need to show up with a team already assembled, we’ll help match you up. 1st place prize is a set of Celtics tickets!

Registration in advance is recommended.

Co-hosted by the Student Government Association and the Office of Global Services

 

Want to Get Involved?

  • Host or sponsor an event! This can be something new or something your organization has already planned. Click here to submit event details to add your event to the official International Education Week calendar and promotional materials and OGS will contact you with confirmation. Need ideas? Let us know.
  • Attend events on campus! Participating organizations on campus have created strong academic and cultural programs throughout the week. You can get a sneak peak of what will be going on at the Kick-Off Celebration and pick out what events you want to attend.