International Education Week

International Education Week, the annual celebration of international education and global exchange, will return to Case Western Reserve University Nov. 12 to 16.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

During this weeklong celebration, the Center for International Affairs works with various partners on campus to provide programming that highlights international activities and opportunities at CWRU to stimulate cultural understanding and foster an inclusive worldview.

The Center for International Affairs has a week full of events to commemorate International Education Week 2018.

Center for International Affairs event schedule

International Education Week Kickoff

Monday, Nov. 12
1 p.m.
Binary Walkway

Center for International Affairs staff will share the #YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU message on the Binary Walkway from 1 to 3 p.m. by handing out free coffee and snacks.

Naturalization Ceremony

Tuesday, Nov. 13
10 a.m.
Thwing Center ballroom

Several immigrants to the United States will become new citizens during a ceremony held on the CWRU campus. Join the center in celebrating this special milestone for members of the community.

Refreshments will be provided.

“The Career Benefits of Studying Abroad”

Wednesday, Nov. 14
10 a.m.
Tomlinson Hall

Students will have a chance to learn how studying abroad can advance their career with a session featuring Cleveland Clinic Executive Director of International Operations Rob Stall.

The event is hosted by the Center for International Affairs with support from Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education.

RSVP through Handshake.

Korean Consulate General Visit

Thursday, Nov. 15
1 p.m.
Tomlinson Hall

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago will visit CWRU to discuss U.S.–Korean relations and North Korean nuclear issues. All are invited to attend the session with Consul General Jong-Kook Lee.

RSVP is required as refreshments will be provided; email global@case.edu.

Lunch & Learn: Local Refugee Resettlement

Friday, Nov. 16
Noon
Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room

The Center for International Affairs and the Kelvin Smith Library will host a session on how refugee resettlement is changing in Cleveland presented by Tom Mrosko, director of the Migration and Refugee Services Office of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Cleveland.

RSVP is required as lunch will be provided; email global@case.edu.

Other events during International Education Week

Birthday Party to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Tuesday, Nov. 13
1 p.m.
Mandel School, Room 336

Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights.

Come and discover how this important document changed the landscape of social justice and human rights around the world.

Coffee and birthday cake will be provided.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ International Education Programs Office and Local InterNational Konnection will sponsor this event.

International Resources Marketplace

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Noon
Mandel School, Noble Commons

Representatives from InterNational Konnection, the Center for International Affairs, International Education Programs, UNICEF Club and more will be on hand to share more about their programs and resources and answer questions.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ International Education Programs Office and Local InterNational Konnection will sponsor this event.

Gap Year Networking Night

Wednesday, Nov. 14
6 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center

Students will hear about various gap year opportunities locally and abroad from representatives of Cleveland Clinic, Summer on the Cuyahoga, the Cleveland Foundation and the Center for International Affairs. The representatives will give brief presentations, provide resources and network with upperclassmen.

Students are encouraged to attend to learn about ways to gain practical experience before taking that next big step in life.

The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning and Office of Residence Life will host this event.

Peace Corps: Promoting Global Peace and Justice

Thursday, Nov. 15
12:45 p.m.
Mandel School, Noble Commons

Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the experiences of returned Peace Corps volunteers from Mongolia, Nicaragua and South Africa currently studying at the Mandel School.

Moderated by Annabel Khouri, a returned Peace Corps volunteer, former Peace Corps recruiter and current post-graduate planning and experiential education specialist at CWRU, the students on the panel will discuss their insights on the connections between volunteerism, social work and promoting peace and justice abroad.

Coffee and international sweets will be provided.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ International Education Programs Office and Local InterNational Konnection will sponsor this event.

Bon Appétit’s international menu

Bon Appétit will also celebrate International Education Week by serving cuisine from around the world across campus:

  • Monday, Nov. 12: Leutner Commons will feature dishes from Mexico/Central America.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13: Tomlinson Marketplace will feature dishes from India.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14: Fribley Commons will feature dishes from Germany.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15: Pinzas at the Tinkham Veale University Center will feature a dish from Korea.
  • Friday, Nov. 16: The BRB Café will feature dishes from Italy.