international education week 2015

Join a national celebration of international education and 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.

Scandinavian exhibit

Forgotten Nordics: Ethnic Diversity and National Narratives

November 16-18


Explore why Scandinavia is not as homogeneous as you think! A special exhibit at the Scandinavian Cultural Center about the diverse and different peoples of Scandinavia.

Scandinavian Cultural Center – AUC 100
November 15: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 16-18: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

resume writing tips for study away returnees

Resume Writing Tips for Study Away Returnees

November 16


Now that you have studied away, how do you highlight your experiences in your application materials? Career Connections will provide a resume and cover letter clinic specifically for study away returnees.

AUC 213
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

study away

Study Away 101

November 16


Sojourner Advocates from the Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education will present the ins-and-outs of how to study away. Come learn about programs offered during J-Term, spring break, summer, semester, and the full-year, which take place all around the world!

AUC 201
7:00 p.m.

flags fanfare

Flag Fanfare

November 17-20


Think you know world flags? Come to the CAVE and find out! Test yourself on your knowledge of global flags. Participants with the most correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a prize at Global Getdown.

The Cave
November 17-19: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 20: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

how to take great travel video workshop

How to Take Great Travel Video Workshop

November 17


Some moments just can’t be captured in a photo. With all of the study away opportunities at PLU and even locally in the majestic beauty of the Pacific North West, there’s no reason that you can’t capture rich, compelling video of your travels on your DSLR or even your smartphone. Campus videographer Rustin Dwyer will go over some easy and (hopefully) fun tips that will help you get better footage and then how to put it all together for whatever medium you are planning to share it!

Martin J. Neeb Center, 1st Floor
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

language teaching

Language Teaching: The Profession Needs YOU

November 17


A panel of PLU alums and others who are currently teaching languages in K-12 schools will share their passion for language teaching, explain the joys and benefits of teaching, and describe the varied routes for becoming a teacher! Open to anyone who has ever considered language teaching as a profession.

Hong 246A
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

around the world

Around The World

November 18


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.

AUC Lower Level Gray Area
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

global getdown

Global Getdown

November 20


This is an opportunity to embrace and celebrate cultural diversity and educate peers through performance, song, dance, or any other form of self expression highlighting culture.

The Cave
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

hong discoteca

Hong Discoteca: Sleepy Hollows

November 20


This is Hong Hall’s All-Hall Event that Hong Residential Hall Council puts on every year. The overall theme of the dance this year is “Sleepy Hollows.

The Cave
8:00 p.m.