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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 13-17 | studyaway.plu.edu

Ready to apply for your 2018/ 2019 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 2018, and Academic Year 2018/19 programs and May 1 for Spring 2018 programs. J-Term 2019 applications will go live in January 2018.

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Play Jeopardy! Learn Study Away Basics!

November 13 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | AUC 213

With PLU Global Ambassadors as your hosts/Alex Trebeks (themselves alums of #LutesAway), play the popular television game show and learn the basics and logistics of Study Away. Learn the difference between PLU Gateway programs and approved programs, and facts about the countries to which you may travel as part of your PLU education. Students will be divided into teams, with competition and opportunities to win prizes!

Hispanic Studies Coffee Hour

November 13 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm | Hong Language Resource Center

Come and enjoy conversations with your peers and faculty about international topics over coffee and light refreshments.

Between the World and Me: Students of Color Study Away

November 13 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Regency Room, AUC 203

This panel discussion will invite reflection on the unique challenges and opportunities that students of color face when they study away. 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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Language Teaching: Explore the Profession

November 13 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Hong Language Resource Center

Participants will learn the process for becoming a world language teacher as well as explore the benefits of teaching. There is a huge shortage of language teachers – come and explore why this might be the profession for you! Open to anyone who has ever considered language teaching as a profession.

Study Away Identity: Martinique

November 14 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Hong Hall Main Lounge

Come and learn about gender, sexuality, and racial identity in the context of J-Term and Spring Study Away locations!

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Study Away Funding & Scholarship Workshop

November 14 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | AUC 213

Think Study Away is unaffordable? Think again! Attend this workshop to learn how your PLU financial aid and scholarships apply to study away. You can also learn about the wide array of study away scholarships that you may be eligible for!

Study Away Identity: Trinidad and Tobago

November 15 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Hong Hall Main Lounge

Come learn about gender, sexuality, and racial identity in the context of J-Term and Spring Study Away locations!

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Around The World

November 15 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Scandinanvian Center – AUC 100

Students will be invited for a tour of different cultures as represented by fellow students who either lived or studied in other countries around the world. We hope that participants will gain knowledge about other countries and have fun while doing it! This will be represented as a kind of walk-through tour, with students presenting different countries at each table.

Self-Care and Stress Management on Study Away

November 16 | 1:00pm-2:00pm | AUC 213 

This session will give an overview of stress management tips and it will also include a few self-care activities for students to participate in during the session. 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.

Language Study: Tips for Improving Your Language Abilities Both On and Off Campus

November 16 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Hong Language Resource Center

Meet with LRC student consultants and share ideas for how to improve your language abilities. Study tips will be shared as well as suggestions for good language learning resources. Students will also share ideas for using your language outside of the classroom both within the local community on and off campus, as well as outside of the U.S.  There will be door prizes (iTunes gift cards to buy music and apps for language practice) and refreshments.

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Peace Scholars Interest Meeting

November 16 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | AUC 213

Students are invited to learn more about the Peace Scholars program from the current Peace Scholars and current program director. Learn how to apply to be one of the two students from PLU to join the 12-member group of scholars from participating colleges and universities. Travel, lodging and meals related to the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and the Peace Scholars summer study in Norway are paid for by PLU. Learn more >

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Global Getdown

November 17 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm | The Cave

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

Hong Discoteca

November 17 | 8:30pm – 12:00am | The CAVE

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