International Education WeekWorld of FlagsInternational Education Week

International Education Week Fall 2016

Monday, November 14

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Spring Break Study Abroad Rome Orientation and Information Session

Roam Rome with Dr. Kimberly Reiter this summer! Come learn more about this Spring Break 2017 study abroad program and how to apply.

  • Location: Elizabeth 315

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Peace Corps Returnee Panel

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the central Florida region will discuss their experiences in the Peace Corps.

  • Location: Lynn Business Center Rinker Auditorium

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - International Game Night

The WORLD office will be open to all to participate in international trivia and other internationally themed games. Pizza will be served.

  • Location: WORLD:The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

Tuesday, November 15

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Study Abroad 101 Information Session

There are many options for studying abroad at Stetson! Come learn about study abroad program options, academic credit requirements, and scholarships/financial aid opportunities.

  • Location: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - International Food and Culture Festival

Stetson international and returned study abroad students will offer samples of food from around the world.

  • Location: Stetson Green

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Egypt and Taiwan Food and Culture

Fulbright recipients will present on food and culture from their respective countries.

  • Location: Allen Hall 

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - The 5th Annual Voce Hispanas: An Evening of Hispanic Poetry

Come celebrate once again the rich and diverse realm of Hispanic cultures through readings of Spanish language poetry. If you would like to read a poem, whether it's your own or that of another poet, please send the text in a Word .doc, along with an English translation to dixieblake@gmail.com or just come and savor the words. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program and the World Languages and Culture Department

  • Location: Lynn Business Center Rinker Auditorium

Wednesday, November 16

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Forensic Psychology in London Study Abroad Information Session

Dr. Chris Ferguson will be leading a summer 2017 study abroad program to London, England. Come learn more about the program and how to apply.

  • Location:duPont Ball Library 25L

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - English Language Exchange

Come converse with international students that are looking to practice their English in a low-pressure, no stress environment. Make friends and have a good time! Students from all countries and all languages are welcome.

  • Location: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - SPREES Study Abroad in Georgia Info Session

Dr. Michael Denner will be leading a summer 2017 study abroad program in the country of Georgia. Come learn more about the program and how to apply.

  • Location: SPREES House

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - International Scavenger Hunt

International students will team up with domestic students to explore downtown DeLand through an international scavenger hunt to win prizes.

  • Location: Starting off at WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Camino de Santiago, Spain Study Abroad Information Session

Dr. Phillip Lucas will be leading a summer 2017 study abroad program along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain. Come learn more about the program and how to apply.

  • Location: duPont Ball Library 25L

6:00 p.m. - Barynya Russian Dance and Music Ensemble

New York-based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya will provide four to five performers, at least two dancers and two musicians, for Stetson University's Russian Club. Musicians will play balalaika and garmoshka and sing a few most popular Russian songs including Dark Eyes, Peddlers, Katyusha. Dancers will perform several dance selections including Barynya, Kalinka, Cossack, Gypsy, Siberian, Ukrainian and Jewish dances.

  • Location: Carlton Union Building Stetson Room

Thursday, November 17

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion with Spanish International Students

International students from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain will discuss their experiences as exchange students at Stetson, and talk about opportunities for domestic students to study abroad in Spain.

  • Location: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Stetson Study Abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador Info Session

Dr. Robert Sitler will be leading a summer 2017 study abroad program to Cuenca, Ecuador. Come learn more about the program and how to apply.

  • Location: Elizabeth 308

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Brazil Food and Culture

Fulbright recipient will present on food and culture from Brazil.

  • Location: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Tertulia

Join us for a great night of cultural and linguistic exchange at La Casa Cultural Latina at Stetson. We will have a lively night of great conversation with Mr. Juan Sabines-Chiapas, ex-governor  and current Consul of Mexico, in Orlando. Enjoy amazing food from different Latin American countries, bring a friend and practice your Spanish/English while you meet people from around the world.

  • Location: La Casa Cultural Latina

Friday, November 18

12:00 p.m. to  1:00 p.m.- Stetson Study Abroad in Inverness, Scotland Info Session

Learn about studying business in the Scottish Highlands during summer 2017. Students on this program study at the University of Highlands and Islands while also working with local Scottish businesses on case study projects. Attend this info session to hear from previous participants and learn how to apply.

  • Location: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs): Exploring Sacred Symbols of India and Affirming Diversity

NAMASTE! In this interactive presentation, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown (Associate Professor & Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education), Mr. Valen Siddhartha Shankar Brown (7th Grader at Southwestern Middle School) and Ms. Romila Sitara Shankar Brown (1st Grader at Citrus Grove Elementary School) will share information and personal narratives on sacred symbols of India. The presentation will also include reflective discussion on the importance of affirming diversity and opportunities to engage in experiential learning activities such as learning mudras, making rangoli and trying masala chai.

  • Location: Sage 222

Monday, November 21

10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. - International Advocacy Tables

What does it mean to be an international student at Stetson? Join us for interactive student-run dialogues about different cultural challenges that international students have to navigate while studying in the U.S. Learn how they overcome these challenges, develop a sense of belonging, and internationalize our campus with their academic and creative work, and experiences, while also meeting new friends. This project results from an ongoing collaboration between students enrolled in COMM 228 (Intercultural Communication) and the WORLD Council.

  • Location: Palm Court