international education week 2016

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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Flag Fanfare

November 14-18 | The CAVE

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

study away

Study Away Application Launch

November 14-18 |

Ready to apply for your 2017/ 2018 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 2017, and Academic Year 2017/18 programs and May 1 for Spring 2018 programs. J-Term 2018 applications will go live in January 2017.

beyond the horizon

Scandinavian Cultural Center Open House

November 14 | 11:00am – 3:00pm | Scan Center – AUC 100

Special open hours for the exhibit “Beyond the Horizon: The Legacy of Nordic Explorers.” Examining the motivations and actions of explorers ranging from Leif Eriksson 1000 years ago to modern day astronauts, this exhibition features such iconic figures as Thor Heyerdahl, Roald Amundsen, and Fridtjof Nansen. Artifacts, artworks, photographs, and informative, compelling stories bring these figures to life, revealing why we continue to find them inspirational today.

how to become a peace scholar

Become a Peace Scholar

November 14 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | AUC 201

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 in Minnesota and the Peace Scholars summer study in Norway are paid for by PLU. Learn more >

the dialogue documentary film

Filming Screening & Discussion: “The Dialogue”

November 14 | 5:00m – 7:00pm | Hong 246

“The Dialogue” is a 68 minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Together the students explore each others’ backgrounds and learn cross-cultural communication skills. Their shared travel adventures, the emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves and of styles of communication that are able to bridge cultural differences. Film screening and discussion with Drs. Bridget Yaden and Paul Manfredi.

language teacher

Become a Language Teacher

November 15 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Language Resource Center – Hong Hall

Participants will learn the process for becoming a certificated world language teacher (K-12) 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.

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Study Away 101

November 15 | 6:30m – 7:30pm | AUC 201

Global Ambassadors 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!

international job-seeker workshop by Career Connections

International Job-Seeker Career Resources

November 16 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | AUC 134

In conjunction with campus partners, Career Connections will provide an informative resource workshop during International Education Week. Learn about how to internationalize your resume, global job search resources, and how to use LinkedIn and other resources for international job search and networking.

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Around The World

November 16 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Scan 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.

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Fiery Jade Cai Yan

November 17-20 | Karen Hille Phillips Center

PLU Opera presents the world premiere of Fiery Jade – Cai Yan. The story of the legendary Chinese poet Cai Yan who was born in 177 AD at the war-ridden, violent end of the Eastern Han Dynasty. It captures dramatic scenes of a woman’s life in peace and in war, as a daughter, wife, mother, poet, and musician. Learn more >

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Hello, my name is ...

November 17 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Harstad 109

Learn to pronounce names from diverse linguistic and cultural origins. Student presenters will share about the origin, meaning, and correct pronunciation of their name and offer tips on how to pronounce other names that are popular in their cultures.

foreign currencies

Study Away Funding & Scholarship Workshop

November 17 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | AUC 201

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!

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Healing Division: A Post-Election Dialogue

November 18 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Scan Center – AUC 100

Join Steinar Bryn, dialogue expert and repeat Nobel Peace Prize nominee, for a conversation about healing divisions in a post-election context. As head of the Nansen Dialogue Network, Steinar Bryn has worked extensively engaging post-war communities (the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Ukraine) in inter-ethnic dialogue and peacebuilding.

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How to Take Good Travel Video

November 18 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Admin 202

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 Northwest, 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!

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Global Getdown

November 18 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm | The Cave

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.

reunion ten years after the war

Film Screening: ``Reunion: Ten Years After the War``

November 18 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | CK West – AUC 214

International peacemaker Steinar Bryn will host a screening of the award-winning film “Reunion: Ten Years After the War.” This 72-minute documentary centers on the meeting of a group of Albanians and Serbs after the war in Kosovo.

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Hong Discoteca: Red Carpet

November 18 | 8:30pm – 11:30pm | The CAVE

Join Hong Residence Hall Council for this year’s red carpet rollout and international dance party! Students are encouraged to attend in paparazzi-ready outfits, as there will be a lot of opportunities for photos and an outfit runway contest! Delicious appetizers and beverages are provided as well. International dance music is curated by Hong’s very own DJ and RHC Vice President, Grant Benson.