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Campus Celebrates International Education Week

Augustana will celebrate the global perspectives and cultural diversity alive on campus during “International Education Week,” Nov. 12-16. We currently host more than 130 international students at Augustana from 43 countries.

The joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education aims to highlight the growing importance of international education and exchange from both inbound (international students in the U.S.) and outbound (study abroad) perspectives.

Augustana’s International Programs Office (IPO) and the Augustana International Club (AIC) invite you to attend activities throughout the week to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of international education on campus.

"International Education Week" Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 12

  • 10-11 a.m. — University of Potsdam — Germany Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • 12-1 p.m. — Study Abroad in Norway Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • Lunch: Ethiopia: Veggie Stew
  • Dinner: Hong Kong: Char Siu Pork
  • 5-7 p.m. — Language Village (3-1 Room)
  • 7-8:30 p.m. — German Club Presentation and Information Session (Halverson Room)

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • 10-11 a.m. — SACI Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • 12-1 p.m. — Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • Lunch: Sweden: Kottbullar (meatballs)
  • Dinner: Vietnam: Curry Chicken with Lemon Glaze
  • 7:30 p.m. Documentary: Crossing Borders (GSC 100)

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 10-11 a.m. — University of Potsdam-Germany Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • 12-1 p.m. – ISA Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • Lunch: Ecuador: Chaulafan
  • Dinner: Pakistan: Shami Kebab
  • 9 p.m. — Spanish Club Dance Lessons: Come learn how to Salsa, Merengue, and Flamenco (Back Alley)

Thursday, Nov. 15

  • 10-11 a.m. — SACI Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • 12-1 p.m. — Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse)
  • Lunch: Ghana: Nkraka
  • Dinner: Germany: Sauerbraten
  • *SPECIAL EVENT*
    7 p.m.  Nationally known writer and linguist Deborah Fallows will share lessons on life, love and language in a special presentation in the Chapel of Reconciliation. Fallows has written extensively on language, education, health, families and work, China, and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The LA Times Magazine, Newsweek, US News & World Report, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Washington Monthly.  The event is open to the public. Admission is free to those with an Augustana ID; $5 for the general public. *Co-sponsored by ASA and Augustana International Club

Friday, Nov. 16

  • 10-11 a.m. — SACI Information Table (Commons Concourse — Laura Nerness)
  • 12-1 p.m. — ISA Study Abroad Information Table (Commons Concourse — Alison Peymann)
  • Lunch: Norway: Farikal (Lamb and Cabbage Stew)
  • Dinner: Salmon in Lemon Sauce
  • 3 p.m. — Friday Rendezvous: Japan (Back Alley)
  • 5:30 p.m. — AIC/ACE Event: Falls Park Lighting Ceremony (Depart at 5:30 from Commons Circle)

Saturday, Nov. 17

  • 10 p.m.-12 a.m. — International Games and Snacks (Elmen Center)