2023 International Education Week Schedule

WORLD: The David and Leighan Center for International Learning is proud to be taking part in International Education Week, Monday, November 13, 2023, through Friday, November 17, 2023. Students will have the opportunity to attend a multitude of events happening on campus throughout the week, many of which have cultural credit as well.

Below is the schedule of events for International Education Week. Please visit the Stetson WORLD Instagram as well for more event updates (@stetsonworld).

Monday - November 13, 2023

  • Cultural Gala
    • Location: Stetson Room (CUB 230)
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • Come join Stetson WORLD as we kick off International Education Week with a Cultural Gala. This occasion kicks off a weeklong celebration of the value of learning, intercultural dialogue, and global understanding. Whether you wear a nice outfit or your cultural/traditional attire we invite you to come dressed and ready as there will be a red-carpet photo zone to welcome you with style. 

Tuesday - November 14, 2023

  • First Generation Americans - Panel Discussion
    • Location: Tri C Room 109
    • Time: 2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • The first generation can refer to a person born in the U.S. to immigrant parents or a naturalized American citizen. Learn how some families adopt the American lifestyle right away whereas other families keep the old country traditions alive in the home. Professor Rajni Shankar-Brown will moderate.
  • Panel Discussion on the Israel-Hamas War 
    • Location: Sage 222
    • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Religious Studies, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Center for Community Engagement, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, and WORLD: The Rinker Center for International Learning
    • The recent attacks in Israel and Gaza are a significant escalation in a conflict that has persisted for decades between Israelis and Palestinians. Join Stetson faculty and staff in learning more about how the conflict started, what is happening now, and what might happen next, as well as how our University community can stand against the antisemitism and Islamophobia that is escalating across the US. Approved for cultural credit.
      • Panelists:

        • Dr. Sam Houston (Religious Studies)
        • Dr. Eric Kurlander (History and Jewish Studies)
        • Dr. Margaret Venzke (History)
        • Rev. Todd Campbell (University Chaplain)
  • Country Roulette
    • Location: Stetson Room (CUB 230)
    • Time: 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
    • In a round-robin event, an international student will host tables where you'll meet new friends from around the globe. Guests spend 2-3 minutes per table meeting a new friend from another country. 

Wednesday - November 15, 2023

  • How do we know what we know? New Sources for Studying Ukraine and Rethinking Eastern Europe
    • Location: Rinker Environmental Learning Center (RELC)
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Hosted by Stetson's Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (SPREES)
    • One of the challenges of Russia's full-scale war in Ukraine has been in how teachers and activists respond to the necessity of explaining Ukraine to students and the general public. Moreover, focusing on Ukraine actually challenges us to reconceptualize the entire region. Join Dr. Sofia Dyak (Center for Urban History, Ukraine) and Dr. Mayhill Fowler (History / SPREES) for a presentation of the Center's new educational platform - RESOURCES - aimed at creating new and exciting primary sources for courses on Eastern Europe. Dr. Dyak will also discuss the Center's current documentation initiatives on the war in Ukraine. Approved for cultural credit.
  • Cultural Fusion Fest
    • Location: Tri C Room 109
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Circle of chairs, with "presenting" students in the middle, showcasing their favorite dance/song/food/holiday/poem/etc. to share with attendees. Come see the different showcases and what they are all about. Approved for cultural credit.

Thursday - November 16, 2023

  • Glowing Together: The Significance of Diwali
    • Location: LBC 136
    • Time: 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Diwali, a five-day celebration also known as the festival of lights, is the largest national holiday in India. Diwali is also celebrated around the world, including in the United States. Join Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown, Professor and JBD Chair of Social Justice Education, in this interactive workshop to explore cultural traditions and learn about Diwali. Additionally, this workshop will include human rights connections and community-engaged art activities. Approved for culture credit.
  • Breaking Barriers in STEM
    • Location: Sage 242
    • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
    • Join us for a panel discussion where we will discuss breaking barriers for women and people of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.
  • Scavenger Hunt
    • Location: Meet in front of CUB
    • Time: 6:00 p.m.
    • Explore the world through a fun scavenger hunt around campus! 
    • Sign up for the Scavenger Hunt 
      • Only the first 5 teams of 4 will be eligible to participate
      • The registration form needs to be entirely completed to be eligible
      • Approved for culture credit
  • International Writing Night
    • Location: Writing Center
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
    • International students can work on assignments while hanging out with writing tutors and getting help if needed.

Friday - November 17, 2023

  • Brasa (Brazilian Student Association) and WORLD Barbecue Lunch  
    • Location: The backyard of the WORLD House (635 N. Bert Fish Drive)
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Join Brasa and WORLD for a Brazilian-style barbecue lunch. Spots are limited - RSVP is required!
  • WORLD International Music Spotlight Karaoke
    • Location: Lynn Presentation Room
    • Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Prepare to embark on a musical journey like no other. Join us for an electrifying evening where voices from around the world unite in harmony. Show off your vocal prowess and celebrate the diversity of global music.