International Education Week 2020

International Education Week is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. With 408 students from over 70 countries here at UCA, IEW gives these students the opportunity to share many facets of their culture with the community. Additionally, IE uses this week to promote education abroad with the Office of Study Abroad, and to show how the work of  the academic departments and students groups can have a global impact!

All International Education Events have been planned according to UCA COVID-19 protocols and strict adherence to these will be followed during all events. 

In celebration of International Education Week, the Office of International Engagement invites faculty, students, and staff to attend the events listed below. 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Project Bridge the Gap: International Fashion Show: 6:00 PM, Student Center Ballroom

  Sponsored by: The Office of Institutional Diversity, International Engagement, Team Global, and Ivorian Association

Come and enjoy fashion clothes from all around the world. Models will be representing different international countries.

Trivia Night: 7:00 PM, Student Center Room 223-224

  Sponsored by: Student Government Diversity Committee

Bring your friends and answer trivia questions. Teams will comprise of 2-3 people. To prepare the category type will be ‘International’. Come with your thinking cap on. Limited spots available!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Global Expo: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM, Outside Student Center
Sponsored by: International Engagement

The Global Expo is an opportunity for international students to share their culture with other UCA students. We will have representatives from different registered student organizations to promote international education.

Ba Duan Jin: 1:40 PM-2:30 PM, Student Center Amphitheater

  Sponsored by: Confucius Institute, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, and International Engagement 

Baduanjin is a qigong which has more than one thousand years of history in China. It is a typical exercise to promote health and the Chinese Health Qigong.

Study Abroad Information Session: 1:40 PM-2:30 PM, Virtual

  Sponsored by: Study Abroad and International Engagement

You can access the Zoom meeting here. Learn about opportunities to study in another country.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Salsa Night: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM, Student Center Ballroom

  Sponsored by: Latino Student Association, Hermanadad de Sigma lota Alpha Inc, and International Engagement

Come learn social distance Latin dance. There will be a dance instructor to teach you some moves. Several beats and drums will be playing. Must RSVP on Cub Connect

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Teaching English in France: Zoom at 4:00PM 
 Sponsored by: TAPIF and Study Abroad
 Learn about Teaching English in France with TAPIF with UCA alumna, Ali Depner, who spent
 time in Valenciennes, France. Join via Zoom here
 

Thanksgiving Dinner: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM, McCastlain Ballroom (Private event – by invitation only)

   Sponsored by: International Engagement


The Office of International Engagement is very grateful for each and everyone of you.  During these unprecedented times we still want to invite you to a delicious Thanksgiving Feast.  We will set up a Grab and Go traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 19th at 6:00PM in the McCastlain Ballroom. In order for us to have enough food, you must register by November 13, 2020.