International Education Week to Feature Global Perspectives

Augustana will celebrate the global perspectives and cultural diversity alive on campus during “International Education Week,” Nov. 14-18.

"At Augustana, we often talk about how, in order to really learn about the world, we need to see it. Taste it. Smell it. Feel it. The best way to learn about another culture is to become immersed in the land it calls home. Thanks to the support and guidance of our talented professors and staff, it’s what so many of our students do each year," said Rob Oliver, president.  

"One in two of our students will study abroad during their time at Augustana. We also know that more students – nearly 80 percent, according to a recent survey – have a desire to study internationally during their college careers."

"Coinciding with our efforts to send domestic students out into the world, we continue to work hard to further globalize our campus. The record number of international students on campus and events like "International Education Week" give the entire community the chance to learn about different cultures, languages, traditions and customs right here at home."

"International Education Week" Schedule of Events:

Monday, Nov. 14

  • 10 a.m.: Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • Lunch: Ethiopia- Ethiopian: Vegetable Stew
  • Dinner: Hong Kong: Char Siu Pork
  • 5-7 p.m: "Skype around the World," 3-in-1 Room
  • 5:30 p.m.: Amanda Turner presentation: "Spain"
  • 7 p.m.: "Oriental Medicine in its Cultural Context," featuring Alex Rose, 3-in-1 Room

Tuesday, Nov.15

  • 10 a.m.: Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • Lunch: Sweden: Kottbullar (meatballs)
  • Dinner: Vietnam: Curry Chicken with Lemon Grass
  • 5-6:30 p.m.: "Language Blvd," learn a new language in 15 minutes or, at least pick up some new lines, sponsored by the Augustana Language Clubs, 3-in-1 Room
  • 6:30 p.m.: “A Montage of Post-Raj India,” Global Issues Forum featuring Thad Titze, Halverson Room

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • 10 a.m.: Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • Lunch: Ecuador: Chaulafan (Pork and rice)
  • Dinner: Pakistan: Shami Kebab
  • 5-7 p.m.: "Skype Around the World" 3-in-1 Room
  • 6 p.m.:  Melissa Plamann presentation, "Gold Coast, Australia"
  • 8 p.m.: National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths “Connect with Anybody, Anywhere,” Kresge Recital Hall, free with an Augustana ID, $5 for the public

Thursday, Nov.17

  • 10 a.m.: Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Passport Issuance: Get your passport photos taken and applications processed
  • Lunch: Ghana: Nkraka (Beef and Vegetable Stew)
  • Dinner: Germany: Sauerbraten
  • 7:30p.m.: Film: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell,"  award-winning documentary, Humanities Building, room 102

Friday, Nov. 18

  • 10 a.m.: Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • 11:30 a.m.: "Disorder on the Border," Thought Leader Forum featuring Dr. Cari Skogberg Eastman '96
  • Lunch: Norway: Farikal (Lamb and Cabbage Stew)
  • Dinner: Salmon in Lemon Sauce
  • 3 p.m.: Rendezvous Fashion/Talent Show, Back Alley
  • 9-11:30 p.m.: International Trivia, Granskou Hall

Saturday, Nov. 19

  • 1-5 p.m.: MODEL UN, GSC 100
  • 10 p.m.. - Midnight:  International Game Night (Elmen Center)

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations