International Education Week CWRU flier

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Gov. John R. Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor recently recognized International Education Week, proclaiming the value of international education and encouraging Ohioans to join the celebration.

International Education Week is a national celebration of the benefits of international education and global exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education is an effort 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.

The Center for International Affairs continues its celebration of 2014 International Education Week to highlight the diversity of cultural events taking place on campus and in the neighborhood.

Throughout the week enjoy international food in on-campus cafeterias, experience the daily lives of local refugees through a black-and-white photography exhibit in Tomlinson Hall, and win prizes on Facebook and Twitter.

Several events are offered daily, with a select listing below. A full schedule can be found at

Thursday, Nov. 20

Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Hovorka Atrium
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saudi students present a “Trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” with Saudi culture, food, clothing, and social life (past and present).


Spanish Film Viridiana
Cinematheque, Aitken Auditorium, Cleveland Institute of Art
6:45 p.m.
First 25 students are free.

This dark comedy won top prize at Cannes Film Festival. One of Buñuel’s greatest films tells of a beautiful and idealistic young nun whose efforts to help the poor are met with selfishness, ingratitude, ridicule and cruelty. Subtitles. 90 min. Tickets cost $9; $7 for Cinematheque members and those age 25 & under. For mature audiences. All tickets must be purchased at the Cinematheque box office on the night of the show, cash/check only.
Created by Luis Buñuel and introduced by Linda Ehrlich, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Film Studies at CWRU.

Friday, Nov. 21



International Food Trucks on Campus
Case Quad
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thwing Center 201
6-8 p.m.

The CWRU International Club and Center for International Affairs will host a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. Tickets are required: CWRU Undergraduates are $7, graduate students and all others are $10, and children under age of 10 are $5.

Ticket selling locations: Nord Atrium tables today (Thursday) from 1 to 4 p.m.; International Student Services Office (via phone or in person); and online at


Saturday, Nov. 22

Student Chamber Concert and Reception: Around the World in Music
Harkness Chapel
3 p.m.

Celebrate the closing event of International Education Week on campus at a concert at Harkness Chapel featuring chamber music and performers from around the world. There will be a multicultural reception immediately following the performance.



All events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Events are free unless stated otherwise.