International Education Week 2016

Each November, the Department of State and the Department of Education celebrates and promotes the benefits of international education and exchange during International Education Week (IEW). Campuses nationwide participate in this annual celebration. This year, UCSC’s Global Engagement has partnered with colleges and offices across campus to provide our community with a wide range of intercultural, international, and globally-themed events during the week of November 14-18, 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your own cultural perspective by sharing with and learning from others. Join us as we honor our campus diversity and promote open-mindedness, cultural exchange, and an environment of inclusion




    Participate in International Education Week (IEW) Events

  • Click on the dates below to see all the events scheduled for that day.

    Monday, November 14, 2016 

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Sunday, November 20, 2016

  • Check out this slidshow to learn more about some of our international students! IEW slideshow

  • Monday, November 14th

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    Slugs Around the World

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 9:00 - 5:00

    Location: Summer Sessions Office, 140 Hahn Student Services

    Sponsored By: UCSC Summer Session 

    Description: Stop by the Summer Session bulletin board outside Hahn 140 to add your slug to our global map. We'll also have free international treats available all week for anyone who participates.

    For more information click here.

  • Study Abroad Regional Workshop Africa and the Middle East

    Study Abroad Regional Workshop - Africa and the Middle East

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00

    Location: Crown Fireside Lounge

    Sponsored By: UCSC Study Abroad, Crown and Merrill Colleges

    Description: Come Learn About country and program options within the region. Get information on how and when to apply.

    For more information click here.

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    Learn About IEW

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 12:00 - 2:00

    Location: Quarry Plaza

    Sponsored By: UCSC Global Engagement

    Description: Want to learn more about how we're celebrating International Education Week (IEW) as a campus? Come down to our table Quarry Plaza and learn more about what IEW is and what we have in store for campus this week!

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  • Tuesday, November 15th

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    Slugs Around the World

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 9:00 - 5:00

    Location: Summer Sessions Office, 140 Hahn Student Services

    Sponsored By: UCSC Summer Session 

    Description: Stop by the Summer Session bulletin board outside Hahn 140 to add your slug to our global map. We'll also have free international treats available all week for anyone who participates.

    For more information click Here.

  • Study Abroad Regional Workshop Asia and Oceania

    Study Abroad Regional Workshop - Asia and Oceania

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00

    Location: The Red Room

    Sponsored By: UCSC Study Abroad, Oakes and Rachel Carson Colleges

    Description: Come Learn About country and program options within the region. Get information on how and when to apply.

    For more information click here.

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    Chinese Name Pronunciation Workshop

    Open to: Peer Advisors, Faculty and Staff

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Location: Global Engagement Conference Room, Classroom Unit Building Rm. 201

    Sponsored By: UCSC Global Engagement

    Description: Have you ever wondered what the correct pronuncation of the last name Zhang is? You may be surprised to learn that the "zh" sound is actually more like a "g" sound (as in the word urge). Join us and learn tips and strategies that will help you better pronounce the names of the Chinese students you work with. This workshop is led by native Chinese-speaking students, Junxia Hu and Wenqian Zhang, who look forward to sharing their language and culture with you! Register today!

    For more information click here.

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    Communicating Across Cultures

    Open to: Peer Advisors, Faculty and Staff

    Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

    Location: Global Engagement Conference Room, Classroom Unit Building Rm. 201

    Sponsored By: UCSC Global Engagement

    Description: 

    Join us for an interactive workshop, focused on Intercultural Communication.  In this workshop we will explore:

    • Our own cultural self-awareness and the cultures of others and the dynamics that arise in between the two 
    • How communication processes differ among cultures
    • Tips and tricks to becoming a more effective intercultural communicator  

    This workshop is meant for peer advisors, faculty and staff.  No previous knowledge is required, just a willingness to discuss your experiences with others. Register today!

    For more information click here.

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  • Wednesday, November 16th

  • slugs around the world flyer

    Slugs Around the World

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 9:00 - 5:00

    Location: Summer Sessions Office, 140 Hahn Student Services

    Sponsored By: UCSC Summer Session 

    Description: Stop by the Summer Session bulletin board outside Hahn 140 to add your slug to our global map. We'll also have free international treats available all week for anyone who participates.

    For more information click Here.

  • Study Abroad Regional Workshop - The Americas

    Study Abroad Regional Workshop - The Americas

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00

    Location: Porter Hitchcock Lounge

    Sponsored By: UCSC Study Abroad, Porter and Kresge Colleges

    Description: Come Learn About country and program options within the region. Get information on how and when to apply.

    For more information click here.

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    Study Abroad Workshop for Advisors

    Open to: Staff and Faculty

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00

    Location: Global Engagement Conference Room, Classroom Unit Building Rm. 201

    Sponsored By: UCSC Study Abroad

    Description: This workshop is designed for campus academic advisors interested in learning more about study abroad options for UCSC students, participation demographics, opportunities, and what role campus academic advisors play in the process. Bring your lunch and questions!

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    Monthly International Coffee Hour

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 2:00 - 3:00

    Location: Cafe Iveta (Quarry Plaza)

    Sponsored By: UCSC Global Engagement

    Description: Join us for a FREE cup of coffee while supplies last! Make global connections as you meet and chat with people from around the world. Everyone is welcome!

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  • Thursday, November 17th

  • slugs around the world flyer

    Slugs Around the World

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 9:00 - 5:00

    Location: Summer Sessions Office, 140 Hahn Student Services

    Sponsored By: UCSC Summer Session 

    Description: Stop by the Summer Session bulletin board outside Hahn 140 to add your slug to our global map. We'll also have free international treats available all week for anyone who participates.

    For more information click Here.

  • Study Abroad Regional Workshop - Europe

    Study Abroad Regional Workshop - Europe

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00

    Location: Cowell Fireside Lounge

    Sponsored By: UCSC Study Abroad, Stevenson and Cowell Colleges

    Description: Come Learn About country and program options within the region. Get information on how and when to apply.

    For more information click here.

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    Language Tables

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM

    Location: Colleges Nine & Ten Dining Hall

    Sponsored By: Colleges Nine & Ten CoCurricular Programs Office

    Description: Join the International Living Center for a monthly language tables program! You can learn a new language, practice a language you are already learning, or connect with people who share a language you already speak! (Requires entrance to the dining hall, so attendees must have a meal plan or pay for a dining hall meal.)

    For more information click here.

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    Gather in the Garden

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Namaste Lounge, Colleges Nine & Ten

    Sponsored By: Colleges Nine & Ten CoCurricular Programs Office

    Description: Anthropologist and chef Emily Beggs will explore the role of food in our personal and collective identities. After cooking and eating together, we’ll examine how food practices reflect tensions between Maya farming communities and the Mexican nation-state in the Yucatán Peninsula. We’ll discuss why food preparation and consumption provide insight into social belonging and citizenship in Yucatán, and how our own work as cooks, consumers, farmers and gardeners, connects us to history, community, and place. Food and discussion about cultural identity from other countries will also be provided by students from the College Nine International Floor.

    For more information click here.

  • Chinese name pronunciation workshop flyer

    Chinese Name Pronunciation Workshop

    Open to: Peer Advisors, Faculty and Staff

    Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

    Location: Global Engagement Conference Room, Classroom Unit Building Rm. 201

    Sponsored By: UCSC Global Engagement

    Description: Have you ever wondered what the correct pronuncation of the last name Zhang is? You may be surprised to learn that the "zh" sound is actually more like a "g" sound (as in the word urge). Join us and learn tips and strategies that will help you better pronounce the names of the Chinese students you work with. This workshop is led by native Chinese-speaker Yang Kong, a current undergraduate student who looks forward to sharing her language and culture with you! Register today!

    For more information click here.

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    Colleges Nine & Ten World Cafe

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM

    Location: Namaste Lounge, Colleges Nine & Ten

    Sponsored By: Colleges Nine & Ten Residential Life

    Description: Enjoy delicious food and drinks as we learn about and appreciate our unique perspectives!

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    International Mingle

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Location: Woodstock's Pizza, downtown Santa Cruz, 710 Front Street

    Sponsored By: UCSC Global Engagement

    Description: Come and meet people from around the world and people who have travelled the world! Share your study abroad, international, and intercultural experiences with others, make new friends, and enjoy some free pizza! We'll be outside on the patio. (Don't worry, it's covered and heated!) All ages are welcome! There will be limited free pizza, soft drinks and water.

    For more information click here.

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    Veterans Abroad

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

    Location: Kresge Seminar Room

    Sponsored By: STARS/VETS

    Description: Members of the UCSC Military community will be telling their stories about their experiences abroad and how the military shaped their experiences and perceptions. Each speaker will give a brief prepared talk, and we will have time following for a Q&A and audience discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

    For more information click here.

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  • Friday, November 18th

  • slugs around the world flyer

    Slugs Around the World

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 9:00 - 5:00

    Location: Summer Sessions Office, 140 Hahn Student Services

    Sponsored By: UCSC Summer Session 

    Description: Stop by the Summer Session bulletin board outside Hahn 140 to add your slug to our global map. We'll also have free international treats available all week for anyone who participates.

    For more information click Here.

  • Study Abroad Regional Workshop - The U.K. and Ireland

    Study Abroad Regional Workshop - The U.K. and Ireland

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Location: Namaste Lounge

    Sponsored By: UCSC Study Abroad, Colleges Nine and Ten

    Description: Come Learn About country and program options within the region. Get information on how and when to apply.

    For more information click here.

  • flyer for the international education week fair

    International Education Week Fair

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

    Location: Kresge Town Hall

    Sponsored By: UCSC Global Engagement and Kresge College

    Description: Your passport to the world, right here on campus! Join us for a day of cultural exploration. We'll have interactive cultural booths, games, door prizes and entertainment. Performers include the Grupo Folklorico and Salsita! Food will also be available for purchase. Plus, you'll learn about opportunities to travel abroad through UCSC Study Abroad, Fulbright, and the JET Programme. 

    For more information click here. Please contact Keri Toma (ketoma@ucsc.edu) for a text version of the flyer or questions regarding accessibility.

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    IGSC's International Grads Social

    Open to: Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff

    Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

    Location: Graduate Student Commons, Fireside Lounge

    Sponsored By: International Grad Student Committee (IGSC), with support from the Grad Student Association (GSA) and in collaboration with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) 

    Description: An event for international graduate students, regardless of legal status, to come together and share their thoughts, feelings and experiences as an international student at UCSC, build community with other international grads and enjoy good food and company.

    The event will focus on TAing at UCSC as an international student: come share your concerns, hear from experienced TAs and learn more about your rights as workers.
    Pizza and soda will be provided! 
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    Indigenthanx: An Alternative Thanksgiving Celebration

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM

    Location: Women's Center, Cardiff House

    Sponsored By: The American Indian Resource Center

    Description: Indigenthanx provides an opportunity to rethink the Thanksgiving holiday and help educate the UCSC community about traditional Native foods. Dress comfortably. Seating will be outside. Please RSVP online via the QR code on the flyer or by email to airc@ucsc.edu on or before Friday, November 11, 2016.

    For more information click here.

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  • Sunday, November 20th

  • Human flyer

    ILC Movie Night: Human (The Movie)

    Open to: Campus Community

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: International Learning Center (ILC) Quad, Colleges Nine & Ten

    Sponsored By: The International Learning Center (ILC)

    Description: Free screening of the documentary, "Human," that explores the question: What does it mean to be human? Learn about different cultural perspectives as people from around the world explore topics like love, the price of progress, and simple pleasures. View a clip from "Love from the most unlikely place" here.

    For more information click here.