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International Education Week

Join the national celebration of international education & exchange.

International Education Week is an opportunity for the PLU campus to celebrate the benefits of international education to our community. This national event is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the 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.

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Study Away Application Launch

November 12-16 | studyaway.plu.edu

Ready to apply for your 2019/ 2020 Study Away Program? Applications go live this week! Check out the Wang Center Program Finder to search and apply for your study away program today. Application deadlines are March 15 for Summer, Fall 2019, and Academic Year 2019/20 programs and May 1 for Spring 2020 programs. The IHON-Oxford program deadline is March 1 for both Fall and Spring semesters. J-Term 2020 applications will go live in January 2019.

Language Conversation Tables

November 12-16 | Hong Language Resource Center

Spanish: Monday, November 12, 5-6 pm

German: Tuesday, November 13, 5 – 6PM

French: Tuesday, November 13, 6 – 7PM

Norwegian: Wednesday, November 14, 5 – 6PM

Required Orientation: Gender, Sexuality, and Racial Identity in Trinidad & Tobago

November 12 | 6:30pm – 7:45pm | Hong Hall Main Lounge

This is a required orientation for folks in the J-Term study away experience for Trinidad and Tobago. We will examine how gender, race, and sexual orientation informs study away experiences, and discuss these identities from a global context.

Between the World and Me: Negotiating Identity in a Study Away Context

November 12 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Regency Room, AUC 203

This panel discussion will invite reflection on the unique challenges and opportunities that study away brings to understanding, developing, and questioning our identities. The inspiration for this event is the experience of Ta-Nehisi Coates, who in Between the World and Me (PLU’s Common Reading book this year), describes how living in Paris altered his sense of identity as an American and as a person of color.

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Study Away 101

November 13 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | AUC 134

Want to know more about studying away? Come to our Study Away 101 to learn more about all our amazing programs! We will be going over the types of programs you can do, as well as telling you about the different ways to fund your experience. Hosted by the Global Ambassadors and Semester Liaison Jessica Hanson, we are here to answer all of your burning questions about study away!

Required Orientation: Gender, Sexuality, and Racial Identity in Uruguay

November 13 | 5:30pm – 6:45pm | Hong Hall Main Lounge

This is a required orientation for folks in the study away experience for Uruguay. We will examine how gender, race, and sexual orientation informs study away experiences, and discuss these identities from a global context.

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Around the World

November 13 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | AUC 100, Scandinavian Cultural Center

Students will be invited for a tour of different cultures as represented by fellow students who either lived or studied in other countries and regions around the world. We hope that participants will gain knowledge about other countries and have fun while doing it!

Become a World Language Teacher

November 14 | 10:30am – 11:00am | Hong Hall Main Lounge

In this session, we will share information on the pathways and benefits for becoming a world language teacher.

The Essentials of Self-Care for Study Away

November 14 | 3:30pm-4:30pm | AUC 133 

Studying away can be a challenging experience, and often times we forget the most important thing – taking care of ourselves! This session will give an overview of self-care tips, while also providing an opportunity to hear how students have managed their mental health while studying away. The overall intention of this session is for students to build a set of strategies to manage anxiety and stress that they can utilize while studying away.

Peace Scholars Interest Meeting

November 14 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | AUC 201

The current Peace Scholars, Aziza Ahmed and Sarah Ward, and program coordinator Ksenija Simic-Muller will give a presentation about the program, explain the application process, and answer the attendees’ questions.  Learn more at https://www.plu.edu/peace-scholars/

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Languages Open Doors; Food Opens Hearts!

November 14 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Hong Hall Main Lounge

Participants at this event will sample traditional foods associated with languages taught at PLU, learn some fun facts about the culture, practice a bit of conversation in a relaxed atmosphere, and pick up some strategies for learning languages effectively. Meet the Academic Assistance tutors and LRC consultants and hear their stories of doors that language has opened for them.

Indigenous Peoples Poetry Open Mic

November 15 | 3:40pm – 5:00pm | The CAVE

Please join us in celebrating indigenous culture and identity through sharing of arts created by indigenous people.  People are invited to share poems, song, short stories, and other art forms by global indigenous and native people.

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How to Market Your Study Away/Foreign Language Experience

November 16 | 10:30am – 12:00pm | AUC 213

Have you studied away? Do you speak a foreign language?  If so, these are valuable attributes that can be drawn upon in your future career. Come learn how to convey your experience in a meaningful and succinct way that can help you land a job.

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Global Getdown

November 16 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm | The CAVE

An opportunity for the PLU community to embrace the rich diversity and culture of our community through performance.

Hong Discoteca

November 16 | 8:30pm – 12:00am | The CAVE

Join Hong Residence Hall Council for this year’s international dance party!