International Education Week

A week-long annual celebration of international education and exchange from November 14 to 18, 2022.

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TU International is pleased to invite all students, faculty, and staff to participate in International Education Week 2022. This joint initiative from the U.S. Departments of Education and State highlights new and continuing international activities on campus. It starts Monday (Nov. 14) and will continue throughout the week with events, interactive activities, information sessions and more! Check out the schedule of events planned so far for a taste of what's to come! 

Proposals from students, faculty and staff for IEW events and activities are strongly encouraged! Submit your IEW event information here.

IEW 2022 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, November 14 

Chalk the Flags
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tiger Plaza
Join the TU International team to chalk world flags in Tiger Plaza and learn about upcoming IEW events.

International Walkway Flag Rotation 
12 p.m.
International walkway between the College of Liberal Arts and the Psychology Building
Help celebrate TU's international students at the University's flag rotation ceremony.

Creative Confluence: South Asian Community Reflections, Connections, and Dialogue 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
Discover the intersecting and distinct experiences of 21 South Asian artists who share their perspectives on lineage, self-identity, ideas of homeland, spiritual traditions, sensory experience, and connections to the natural world.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Virtual - click here to register
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides fully funded grants for individually designed study/research projects. graduate degree programs, and English teaching assistant programs outside the U.S. Fulbright operates in more than 140 countries worldwide and awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines.

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

Lasting Impressions: TU-Oldenburg University Exchange at 35
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Liberal Arts Building, Rm. #4310 or via Zoom (Passcode: 96463235)
A conversation with the founder, Dr. Armin Mruck and Dr. Nicole Dombrowski-Risser from TU's Department of History. Join us as we look back at 35 years of TU's partnership with Carl von Ossietsky Univsersitaet in Oldenburg, Germany. Coffee and an opportunity to meet with Dr. Mruck and Dr, Dombroswki-Risser following. 

Tuesday, November 15

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Study Abroad & Away Pop-Up Fair
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Science Complex, 3rd Floor
Come to our pop-up Study Abroad & Away Fair to explore opportunities to study science abroad or away, get information about financial aid and scholarships, and get free giveaways!

Creative Confluence: South Asian Community Reflections, Connections, and Dialogue 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
Discover the intersecting and distinct experiences of 21 South Asian artists who share their perspectives on lineage, self-identity, ideas of homeland, spiritual traditions, sensory experience, and connections to the natural world.

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad
3:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Building, room 4315
Do you need money for your studies? For an academic experience abroad? Whether you've already applied for study abroad, want to learn more about studying or interning abroad, or need funds to support tuition and books but don't have the resources to do so, this session is for you. There are various grants and scholarships that will make your dream of studying abroad possible, both inside and outside our University. In addition, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures has a number of scholarships that will help defray the cost of your studies. If you'd like to learn more about these scholarships and how to apply, join Katie Villamar from the Study Abroad & Away Office, and Professor Diego del Pozo from the Department of Language, Literatures, and Cultures at this special interest meeting.

Film: English Vinglish
7 p.m.
University Union Cinema, Rm. #324
A traditional minded Indian housewife enrolls in an accelerated English language course after she finds herself unable to place a simple order in an American restaurant. Event sponsored by: Academic Affairs, Asian Arts & Culture Center, and the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

World Artists Experiences Fall Virtual Symposium: Saving Culture
Virtual Summit #1: What is Saved, Who Decides, and Why?

7 p.m.
Zoom - click here to register
Greg Faller (Associate Dean, Towson University College of Fine Arts & Communication), Corine Wegener (Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative), and Igor Posyvailo (Director of the Special Ukraine Cultural Preservation) will discuss the complexity of issues involved in decisions around preserving elements of cultural heritage. This session will explore questions around culture, institutions, advocacy, and cultural elements that drive the decision-making process to aid in the preservation of cultural heritage. They will illustrate this fascinating discussion using one historical and one current example of cultural preservation.

Wednesday, November 16

Level Up Your Interview Skills! Career Advising for International Students
10:00 a.m.
University Union Career Center - Register in advance
Attend this group advising session and learn how to highlight and showcase your strengths in an interview. If you have ever been nervous or anxious about the interview process, then this group session is for you! You will leave feeling prepared to interview with ease!

TU Global Internships Brunch
10:30 a.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #407
Join the Study Abroad & Away Office for brunch and find out about summer internship opportunities abroad in Australia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK. RSVP by email to studyabroad@towson.edu.

AIFS Drop-in Advising
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #414
Planning to study abroad and not sure where to start? Drop in to speak with Katie Pazda to learn about dozens of opportunities to study and intern abroad with AIFS. Schedule your appointment in advance to ensure your chance to speak with her.

Creative Confluence: South Asian Community Reflections, Connections, and Dialogue 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
Discover the intersecting and distinct experiences of 21 South Asian artists who share their perspectives on lineage, self-identity, ideas of homeland, spiritual traditions, sensory experience, and connections to the natural world.

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica Information Session
3 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #407
Come learn about out Summer 2023 Environmental Studies & Conservation in Costa Rica study abroad program.

Study Abroad in Greece Information Session
3 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #405
Come learn about out Summer 2023 Foundations of Education in Greece study abroad program.

Cusco and the Traditional Market of San Pedro
3 p.m.
Virtual - email to register
In this guided virtual tour of Cusco, our local guide will explain more about the capital of the Incas starting from the main square in the city, and why it was so important to the Incan culture. Then, we will make our way to the traditional and colorful San Pedro market to see the contrast between the touristic and local part of the city where you’ll have an opportunity to get a taste of local foods, crafts and much more!

Thursday, November 17

Creative Confluence: South Asian Community Reflections, Connections, and Dialogue 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
Discover the intersecting and distinct experiences of 21 South Asian artists who share their perspectives on lineage, self-identity, ideas of homeland, spiritual traditions, sensory experience, and connections to the natural world.

Marketing Your Study Abroad & Away Experience  
12 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #407
Have you already studied abroad or away during your time at TU? Are you interested in studying abroad or away? Join us to discover how your experience beyond the borders of TU can boost your professional development and career prospects! Learn how to incorporate your experience in your resume, cover letters, and job interviews. Meet returnees and reflect together on all the learning and growth you're experiencing now or will experience. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

TU International Open House
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. with remarks at 3:30 p.m.
Psychology Building, 4th floor
Celebrate International Education Week 2022 at the TU International Open House! Join Vice-Provost Cynthia Cooper, AVP for International Initiatives Christopher Powers, and the rest of the TU International staff for food, drinks, and music. Click here to RSVP.

All Around the World
5 p.m. -7 p.m.
Global Village Multipurpose room
Experience the cultures and snacks of International TU students at this annual signature event! Hosted by Global Village. 

Lecture: Artist Gabrielle Vainsencher
6:30 p.m.
Art Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts, Rm. #2032
Nationally and international recognized artists, Gabrielle Veinsencher was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Tel Aviv, and currently lives in Montclair, New Jersey. Her porcelain sculptures combine matter, concept, abstractions, composition, and color. Event sponsored by: Academic Affairs and the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

World Artists Experiences Fall Virtual Symposium: Saving Culture
Virtual Summit #2: Keeping Culture Alive

7 p.m.
Zoom - click here to register
Katharine Fernstrom (Anthropologist and archaeologist specializing in indigenous North American and Pacific Island topics) and Yolanda Alcorta (Board member of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum) will explore two examples of successful cultural heritage preservation, including the Gullah Geechee culture and Maya weaving. Victoria Smalls (Executive Director at Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor National Heritage Area) will discuss the Gullah Geechee people who have traditionally resided in the coastal areas and the sea islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Ms. Alcorta is a textile curator who will discuss the cultural significance of weaving and textiles among cultures of Maya descent. example of cultural preservation.

Friday, November 18

Level Up Your Interview Skills! Career Advising for International Students
10:00 a.m.
University Union Career Center - Register in advance
Attend this group advising session and learn how to highlight and showcase your strengths in an interview. If you have ever been nervous or anxious about the interview process, then this group session is for you! You will leave feeling prepared to interview with ease!

Creative Confluence: South Asian Community Reflections, Connections, and Dialogue 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Asian Arts Gallery
Discover the intersecting and distinct experiences of 21 South Asian artists who share their perspectives on lineage, self-identity, ideas of homeland, spiritual traditions, sensory experience, and connections to the natural world.

Study Away for International Students 
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #407
See more of the USA while you are an international student at TU! Learn about TU Faculty-Led study away and the National Student Exchange programs, which are great opportunities for any TU student to explore other parts of the United States and U.S. territories for academic credit towards their degree during the summer and regular semester. Available programs for 2023 visit California, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, and much more. Join us for an information session about these opportunities and enjoy FREE PIZZA! 

Study Abroad/Away Group Advising
2 p.m.
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Come to a group advising session to learn about studying abroad or away with TU.

Kemetic Yoga Class
4 p.m.
Burdik Hall, BU 280
Kemetic yoga is form of yoga inspired by Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and was then known as "Kemet". This yoga emphasized breathing patterns, healing of the mind-body-spirit, and meditation. Kemetic yoga is typically practiced slower, so as students hold the postures, allowing the practice to evoke imagery and breathe. 

International Fire Pit Friday 
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Health & Counseling Center lawn
Warm up at Fire Pit Friday. Snacks will be provided. 

International Cafe
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
University Union, Rm. 322
International Student Association returns International Cafe for the second year! Come enjoy cultural dishes and performances with us!