Stetson University

WORLD: International Learning

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International Week Spring 2014

Monday, March 24

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Gorodki

Learn to play GORODKI, a Russian game that combines bowling, marbles, baseball and bear hunting.

  • Location: Russian Studies Center
  • Sponsor: Russian Club

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Learn About Cuba!*

In January 2014, a group of Stetson University students traveled to Cuba for the cultural experience of a lifetime. Come learn about their experiences, enjoy some free snacks and consider taking part in a similar trip next year in January 2015!

  • Location: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning (635 North Bert Fish Drive)
  • Sponsors: Fred Butler, Ph.D. and Cuba program participants

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Stetson for Zambia*

Listen to the stories of children in Africa as told by the individuals themselves, or by those who care for them. Hear what they have to say about what they face each day.

  • Location: Allen Hall
  • Sponsors: Stetson for Zambia and the Multicultural Student Council

Tuesday, March 25

10 to 11 a.m. - Discover the World Through Children's Literature

Come share your favorite children's story, lullaby, fairy tale or folklore. We especially invite international students to present their culture through the eyes of oral and written stories. BYOB - Bring Your Own Book (or photo copy of a scene), if you can!

  • Location: Davis Hall room 205
  • Sponsors: Carine Strebel, Ph.D., Department of Education; Carol Corcoran, Ph.D., Department of Education; Angela Young, media specialist, Citrus Grove Elementary School

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Study Abroad Tabling

Stop by our table at the Carlton Union Building and speak with a WORLD ambassador about opportunities to study abroad through a Stetson University program!

  • Location: Carlton Union Building
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Caribbean Student Organization Panel*

Join the Stetson University Caribbean Student Organization as they engage in an interactive panel discussion featuring multiple keynote speakers addressing a wide variety of topics including issues affecting those of Caribbean descent as well as cultural stereotypes. Speakers will share personal stories and their impact and efforts as business people in today's society.

  • Location: Stetson Room
  • Sponsor: Caribbean Student Organization

Wednesday, March 26

Noon to 1:15 p.m. - Learn About South Africa and Apartheid*

During spring break 2014, a group of Stetson University students traveled to South Africa as part of a class on Apartheid. Stop by, hear about their experience, enjoy some free pizza and consider taking part on this trip next year during spring break 2015!

  • Location: LBC 124
  • Sponsors: Stuart Michelson, Ph.D. and South Africa program participants

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Cultural Cuisine Lunch

Eat lunch in the Commons today and try delicious food from around the world! Stetson University international students have submitted recipes and will be helping to prepare authentic dishes from their home countries!

  • Location: The Commons
  • Sponsors: Chartwells and the Cultural Cuisine Collaborative

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Religions Around the World Panel*

Learn about different world religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism from a panel of Stetson University students and faculty, and participate in a Q & A session with the presenters.

  • Location: duPont-Ball Library room 25L
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

Thursday, March 27

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Study Abroad Tabling

Stop by our table at the Carlton Union Building and speak with a WORLD ambassador about opportunities to study abroad through a Stetson University program!

  • Location: Carlton Union Building
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

5 to 6 p.m. - Study Abroad 101

Join your fellow Stetson University students in learning about their study abroad experiences in Ukraine, France, Hong Kong, South Africa, Cuba and Spain, plus bring your questions about how to study abroad as a Stetson University student.

  • Location: duPont-Ball Library room 25L
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning

6 to 8 p.m. - Russian Studies Presents: Everyday Life in Extraordinary Times - "Spring on Zarachnaia Street"*

Come enjoy this beautiful and ambiguous film made shortly after Stalin's death. The story focuses on a teacher from the big city who comes to the provinces to teach night school. It's about a clash of cultures, rethinking what it means to be Soviet, and the possibility of love, all against the backdrop of a small factory town.

  • Location: Russian Studies Center
  • Sponsor: Department of Russian Studies

7 to 9 p.m. - "Step up to the Plate" - French Film Festival*

Enjoy Paul Lacoste's documentary about father-son aster chefs Michel and Sébastian Bras in the Aubrac region in southern France. Hatter Harvest will also be presenting their organization and activities at the beginning of the screening, and a discussion will be offered!

  • Location: Elizabeth Hall 315
  • Sponsor: French Department and Hatter Harvest

Friday, March 28

3 to 6 p.m. - International Festival

Food and music from around the world, cultural displays and insights, student demonstrations, a chance to see old friends and make new ones -- this is your chance to relax and explore new cultures!

  • Location: Stetson Green (rain location: NightLights)
  • Sponsor: WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning
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