International Education Week

    International Education Week

    November 18 - 22

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    International Education Week is celebrated worldwide on the third week of November. The University of Lethbridge will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate International Education Week this year.

    At uLethbridge, we celebrate International Education Week to recognize the value of education abroad, and honour ethnic and cultural diversity.  Did you know that more than 85 countries represented here at the uLethbridge each semester, including well over 800 students, faculty and staff whose roots lie outside of Canada? International Education Week is an opportunity to better acquaint ourselves with our global neighbors—to share the sights, sounds and tastes of the world outside our Canadian borders—to experience the world right here in our own backyard!

    Participate in International Education Week

    • Attend the Go Abroad Fair and learn about the benefits of studying abroad, connect with students from around the world, and discover the international programs available at the University of Lethbridge
    • Learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself in another language, attend a Language Mini Lesson at noon every day during IEW at the International Centre (SU060)
    • Enjoy an award-winning documentary
    • Attend the Living Library: don't borrow a book, borrow a person and learn about their country and culture
    • Vote for your favourite Capture Culture Photo!

    Program


    Monday, November 18

    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | JET Programme Table | UHall Atrium

    Want to work and live in Japan?  A representative from the Consulate-General of Japan (Calgary office) will be on campus to provide information on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme.

    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Yukata Dressing with Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens | UHall Atrium

    12 - 1 p.m. | Mini Language Lessons: Choose from Spanish & Fante (A Ghanian Language) | International Centre - SU060

    All through International Education Week, uLethbridge students will be teaching mini language lessons. All students, staff and faculty are invited to the International Centre to learn the basics of a huge variety of languages! Register online to secure your spot!


    Tuesday, November 19

    10 - 11:30 a.m.  | Go Abroad Fair | Markin Hall Atrium

    Come learn everything there is to know about our education abroad opportunities, speak to the International Centre staff, and meet our current exchange students. You will have an opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about study tours, exchange programs, internships abroad and summer programs.

    10 - 10:30 a.m. | Frevo Dance Workshop | AH100

    Come learn a typical Brazilian carnival dance that originated from the northeastern area of Brazil! Our own Camila Dias, an international student from Brazil will be teaching the workshop. Space limited - registration required.  

    12 - 1 p.m. | Mini Language Lessons: Choose from Mandarin & French | International Centre - SU060

    All through International Education Week, uLethbridge students will be teaching mini language lessons. All students, staff and faculty are invited to the International Centre to learn the basics of a huge variety of languages! Register online to secure your spot!

    6 - 7:30 p.m.  | International Trivia Night | ULSU Zoo

    Show off your worldly knowledge at this internationally themed pub quiz!  Host of the supremely popular Wise Owls Pub Quiz will be on campus testing your knowledge.  Come with a group of friends (max. 6 to a team) and your best team name, and compete for glory and prizes. RSVP here.


    Wednesday, November 20

    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Living Library | Library Entrance

    Why borrow a book when you can borrow a person and learn about their country and their culture? Come speak with one of our international students for a casual intercultural exchange. 

    11 - 11:55 a.m. | Education Abroad Information Session | M1060

    Our Education Abroad Coordinator - Outgoing will provide information about all the education abroad opportunities that the International Centre offers. Join us and learn how you can take advantage of those opportunities and go abroad!

    12 - 1 p.m. | Mini Language Lessons: Choose from Sinhala & Tamil (Sri Lankan Languages) | International Centre - SU060

    All through International Education Week, uLethbridge students will be teaching mini language lessons. All students, staff and faculty are invited to the International Centre to learn the basics of a huge variety of languages! Register online to secure your spot!

    12 - 12:50 p.m. | Wellness Lunch & Learn - Semester at Sea | TH204

    Join Amanda Sakundiak as she tells us about her adventure around the world.  Amanda was awarded the Brawn Family Foundation Semester at Sea Scholarship in May 2018 and she atteded Semester at Sea’s Fall 2018 semester. Register here

    3 - 3:50 p.m. | Shades of Green: A Consideration of the Multiple Perspectives on Buddhist Ecology | M1060

    A presentation by 2019 Michael Chan Prize in Asian Studies recipient Jessica Knoop-Lentz. 

    “In my paper on Buddhist Ecology, I explore numerous issues, including concerns of cultural appropriation and questions regarding the compatibility of Buddhism and modern ecology. I introduce several diverse sources to provide a well-rounded assessment of the current state of this unique relationship. I also discern the significance of the relationship between Buddhism and science in the lives of modern adherents. I explore questions of how Buddhists are choosing to engage in environmental behaviours and how they are justifying these acts, revealing that there are numerous reasons – religious and otherwise – for Buddhist engagement in conservation practices.” - Jessica Knoop-Lentz


    Thursday, November 21

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Vision Boarding | AH118

    Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. Create a vision board to display your goals and help you realize how international travel and cultural experiences can enhance your career direction. 

    12 - 1 p.m. | Mini Language Lessons: Choose from Urdu & Hungarian | International Centre - SU060

    All through International Education Week, uLethbridge students will be teaching mini language lessons. All students, staff and faculty are invited to the International Centre to learn the basics of a huge variety of languages! Register online to secure your spot!

    1:30 - 3 p.m. | Go Abroad Fair | UHall Atrium

    Come learn everything there is to know about our education abroad opportunities, speak to the International Centre staff, and meet our current exchange students. You will have an opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about study tours, exchange programs, internships abroad and summer programs.

    4:30 p.m. | Film Screening: Flamenco | E690

    Flamenco (Carlos Saura 1995) is an award-winning documentary that presents the world of flamenco, blending song, guitar and dance, from its traditional thirteen rhythms to its modern expressions. The film is both bold and sparing, featuring minimal narration and mesmerising performances by some of the best flamenco artist in the world.


    Friday, November 22

    12 - 1 p.m. | Mini Language Lessons:  Bengali (Ukrainian Lesson Cancelled)| International Centre - SU060

    All through International Education Week, uLethbridge students will be teaching mini language lessons. All students, staff and faculty are invited to the International Centre to learn the basics of a huge variety of languages! Register online to secure your spot!

    1:30 – 3:30 p.m. |International Centre Open House | International Centre - SU060

    The International Centre invites students, staff and faculty to join us for an afternoon snack and learn about uLethbridge International, our internationalization strategy, our recruitment goals, our education abroad opportunities, our services for students and faculty, our volunteering opportunities, and our English Language Institute.  Drop in and say hi!