This year has brought plenty of questions and concerns for international students studying in the United States. So, as the nation celebrates International Education Week Nov. 13–17, Case Western Reserve University will celebrate diversity and inclusion.
The Center for International Affairs has chosen “You Are Welcome Here” as the theme for this year’s International Education Week, highlighting the ongoing #YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU campaign that kicked off following the executive orders on immigration in January.
International students make up more than 19 percent of CWRU’s student body, representing 80 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe. They bring new perspectives to campus, and help CWRU create an environment that promotes global citizenship.
All week long, Bon Appetit Management Co. will feature international cuisine around campus. Anyone who shares moments from International Education Week on social media with #YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU will be entered into a drawing to win a Mitchell’s Ice Cream gift card and a T-shirt.
Monday, Nov. 13
5 to 7 p.m.
The Spot below Leutner Commons
International Education Week will kick off with a #YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU party. Students can enjoy free pizza and pop and help spread the message of welcome by making “You Are Welcome Here” signs, taking selfies with Spartie the mascot and recording clips for the new “You Are Welcome Here” video.
Job search workshop for international students
Tuesday, Nov. 14
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Nord Hall, Room 356
International students looking for jobs in the United States will have a chance to learn from someone who was once in their shoes. Marcelo Barros, author of The International Advantage – Get Noticed. Get Hired!, will lead a workshop to help international students effectively market themselves as they seek employment after graduation.
Global Gear Day
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Global Gear Day is an opportunity for the campus community to showcase their international experiences with their wardrobe. On Global Gear Day, CWRU community members are encouraged to wear clothing from their home country, study abroad university or their favorite international trip. Participants who stop by the Tomlinson Hall lobby and take a selfie using #YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU will be eligible to win free T-shirts and a gift card.
Study abroad scholarships panel
Wednesday, Nov. 15
5 to 6 p.m.
Tomlinson Hall lobby
For those who haven’t been abroad—or would like to go again—there will be a study abroad scholarship panel featuring students who have successfully applied for and won scholarships. There also will be a short-term study abroad expo with information on upcoming faculty-led programs.
Add some international flair to your home or office! The Center for International Affairs will have pieces of artwork from around the world on display for you to admire and take with you as part of International Education Week.