IPO Celebrates International Education Week 2012

Going Global at Purdue University Calumet

International Education Week 2012A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. In celebration of IEW 2012, the International Programs Office (IPO) invites members of the Purdue University Calumet community to expand your horizons and experience culture right here on campus…

Beginning on Monday, November 12th, and continuing on through Thursday, November 15th, we invite the entire campus community to take a tour of the first floor SULB concourse and test your knowledge about the world around you; learn about cultural events on campus, study abroad programs, international students and international student organizations, and have your name written in Arabic and Chinese characters. We’ll have information, games, trivia, prizes, and more! Monday-Thursday, Nov 12-15th, from 11am-2pm (First floor of the library building).

On Tuesday, November 13th, join us for a Special Post-Election Presentation on the 2012 Election Results and Global Relations (Brown Bag) in GYTE 103 at 12:30PM. Political Science Professors Richard Rupp & Meg Rincker will discuss the 2012 election and what the results mean for global relations. It’s a Brown Bag, so feel free to bring your lunch! This event is co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.

Also on Tuesday, at 3:30PM in CLO 310, there will be a Study Abroad Informational Session where students can learn about the benefits of study abroad programs and the many study abroad opportunities available to Purdue University Calumet students.

In addition, at 6:00PM IPO will host a special reception, International Photo Exhibit Opening Night, in CLO 176. You are cordially invited to attend the first showing of photographs taken around the world by Purdue University Calumet students and submitted for IEW 2012. Light refreshments will be served.

On Wednesday, November 14th, IPO will hold two special sessions of World on Wednesday (WOW!): International Students and Staff Share Their Stories. During each WOW! session, international students and staff will share their culture and country with the Purdue University Calumet community through stories about their homeland and their experiences here in America.

The first session will be held at 12:30PM in SULB 301. This will be a WOW! Brown Bag, so feel free to bring your lunch! The second WOW! session will be held (on the same day, Wednesday 11/14) at 5:00PM in SULB 321 and light refreshments will be served.

Finally on Thursday, November 15th, IPO will host a fun and interactive Cultural Fest featuring Language Circles and International Coffee Corner from 5:30 to 7PM in the International Programs Office, CLO 176. Enjoy a special celebration of culture, highlighting different languages, arts, activities, and an assortment of tastes from around the world.

Please join the International Programs Office during IEW 2012 and experience culture by Going Global at Purdue University Calumet.

For more information about the events listed above, please contact Brooke Hewson, International Programs Coordinator, at 219-989-2399 or by email at brooke.hewson@purduecal.edu
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