Home to 269 international students from 45 countries, an ELS center and a vibrant Education Abroad Program, EKU will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-17 with several events and activities.
They include a panel discussion featuring past Education Abroad participants, a visit by a representative of the U.S. State Department, a passport fair, cultural storytelling, an international trivia contest, and a faculty panel on “Demystifying International Education,” and much more.
The complete schedule:
Monday, Nov. 13
International Table Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Powell Building Lobby. Drop by to learn about various EKU international departments, student groups, and organizations, and enjoy free food.
Study Abroad Student Alumni Panel Discussion, 3-4 p.m., Kennamer Room, Powell Building. Hear from returning Study Abroad students about their programs, locations, and global experiences. Panel participants will also hold a question-and-answer session with attendees.
U.S. Department of State Site Visit, 5-6 p.m., Kennamer Room, Powell Building. Customer Service Manager John R. Lupton and Passport Specialist Jonah Baker from the Charleston (South Carolina) Passport Center will give an overview of what their department does and their roles in assisting with international education and cultural exchange.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Passport Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Keith 130. Do you have plans to travel to a foreign country? EKU has teamed with the U.S. Department of State to host a passport fair where faculty, staff, and students can apply for a passport. No appointment necessary. For information about required documents, contact Katie Samuel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 622-8794.
International Jenga, 2-3 p.m., Powell Corner (outside). Play life-size Jenga with the Global Village LLC and learn facts about being an international student. Prizes will be given.
International Student Counseling Workshop, 5-6 p.m., New Science Building 3104. Learn about student counseling, adjustment issues and mental health as they relate to international and study abroad students. Free food.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Passport Fair, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Keith 130. Do you have plans to travel to a foreign country? EKU has teamed up with the U.S. Department of State to host a passport fair where faculty, staff, and students can apply for a passport. No appointment necessary. For information about required documents, contact Katie Samuel at email@example.com or 622-8794.
International Speed Friendship, noon-2 p.m., Kennamer Room, Powell Building. Want to make new friends? Want to have fun? Come make new friends and have fun in this rapid-fire friendship game.
Faculty Teaching Abroad, 3-4 p.m., Keith 120. “The World Is Your Classroom!” informational session for those interested in learning more about the opportunities available for EKU faculty to teach abroad. Jennifer White, director of Education Abroad, will discuss the many options for faculty, as well as how to get started with a course proposal.
Thursday, Nov. 16
ELS Cultural Storytelling, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Kennamer Room, Powell Building. Join international ELS students to hear stories and histories from their respective countries and cultures.
International Trivia Contest, 6-8 p.m., Powell Underground. Put together a team of up to six people and test your knowledge of the world. Prizes will be given to the top teams. To register a team, contact Scott Fetters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 622-7049. Free food.
Friday, Nov. 17
Faculty Panel: Demystifying International Education, noon-1 p.m., Kennamer Room, Powell Building. Want to learn more about international education, connecting with international students on campus, or opportunities to become more involved in the international student community? Gain some insight of the international student experience, win prizes and learn how you can become a more informed global citizen. Free food.
“The World Is A Chex Mix,” 1-2 p.m., Powell Lobby. Have you ever heard America described as a great melting pot? That’s not entirely true. Come make trail mix with us and learn how immigration and differences make our country unique.