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This year's International Education Week runs November 9 - 16. Check out our list of events below to join us in celebrating our diverse population of international students here at Lehigh University!

all week

Featured International Cuisine @ Rathbone Dining
Ongoing

Friday, November 9

Fair Trade Coffee
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | EWFM Library Lobby
Presented by the Global Union

The Global Union will bring you the experience of tasting the coffee around the world right on campus! Please stop by and get a full schedule of International Week 2018 as well.  
 
FUSION
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center
Presented by the Asian Cultural Society, Black Student Union, and the Global Union 

Fusion, also known as Fostering Unity Staged In One Night, is a multicultural event hosted by Asian Cultural Society and Black Students Union. We invite dance teams of various cultural backgrounds to perform a dance.

Saturday, November 10

Latin Carnival
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | Lamberton Great Room
Presented by Latin Student Association, Black Student Union, and Engineers without Borders, and the Global Union 

The Latin Carnival is an experience that educates the entire Lehigh body about Latin American culture, food, music, dance, and traditions through guest performances, games, and food stands. The guest performances will last approximately 30 minutes each and will include a mariachi band and a salsa dance instructor. There will be a monopoly game with monopoly properties from locations throughout all Latin american countries that students can play throughout the night. There will be food stands throughout the room providing guests with free food representing various Latin countries. 

Sunday, November 11

Diwali
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center
Presented by the India Club, South Asian Student Association, and the Global Union 

Diwali, translated to English meaning "the festival of lights", is the most important and well-known festival in Hinduism. Our main event is a skit performed by both South Asian Student Association and India Club members focusing on the different backgrounds and cultures of both Indian and American students, and how they are working hard to achieve their goals despite any difficulties they may face along the way. Diwali event will also feature singing, dancing, Indian music, food, and more!

Monday, November 12

International Parade of Flags
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Asa Packer Campus: Coxe Hall to STEPS
Presented by OISS and the Global Union

The Flag Parade carries the International Week on at 5pm on Nov. 12, starting at Coxe Hall. Traditional clothes are strongly encouraged! OISS will provide flags. (RSVP to carry a flag is required. Please RSVP here by Friday, November 2.)

Bringing the World to Lehigh
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | STEPS Concourse
Presented by the Global Union member clubs, Fulbright Association, and different administrative departments 

Come and join Lehigh Fulbright Association, Member Clubs, and other departments for this big event and get your Global Passport in every booth to learn more about countries, cultures, and business practices around the world!! Mark your Calendars. BRINGING the WORLD to Lehigh! Fulbright students from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Turkmenistan are going to showcase their cultures through their cuisines and music. You will also meet people from Chaplain's Office, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Comparative and International Education Club, Center for Gender Equity, International Voices, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Turkish Students Association, and UNICEF Club! 

Tuesday, November 13

Sustainable Sushi Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Global Union Lounge, Coxe Hall 215 
Presented by Eco Reps and the Global Union

Eco Reps Leadership Club will inspire a conversation around sustainable food in fishing. Come and assemble your own sustainably farmed salmon and shrimp products into a sushi roll with avocado, rice and seaweed. Space is limited to the first 30 people.

Lehigh in Shanghai Summer 2019 Info Session
4:10 p.m. | RBC151
Presented by the Study Abroad Office, Office of International Affairs

Interested in studying abroad and engaging in an internship this summer? Then attend this information session to learn more about the Lehigh in Shanghai study abroad program led by Professor Yao. This program focuses on learning about Chinese culture and business protocol in a Chinese company. Students have the opportunity to take 6 credits, 3 of which consist of an internship experience. While at internship placements, students will be working in various types of environments in Shanghai, including multinationals, joint ventures, state-owned companies, foreign-owned companies, hospitals, NGOs, schools, or government offices.
 
ACIREMA
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | UC 3rd Floor
Presented by Global Partnerships, OISS, and the Global Union

ACIREMA (America spelled backward) is a workshop that includes a simulation exercise designed to sensitize participants to the months of difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. education. It acquaints participants with the procedures and obstacles students must follow from the initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to their arrival on campus. A facilitated discussion takes place after the simulation to address the specific issues at stake, as well as what participants can do in the future to help support international students at Lehigh University. Please register here.

Amazing Race
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. |  Lamberton Hall and the Global Union
Presented by the Global Union and the Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Global Union, Student Senate, and RHA are coming together to host the Amazing Race. This event is made up of mini challenges that teams of five must complete to lead them to different locations around Lamberton and Coxe Hall. The goal is to complete the challenges as quickly as possible to move onto the next location and reach the end. At each location, a different club/organization involved will have a chance to teach other students about their club and the diversity on campus. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd team to finish all the challenges and reach the finish line will each receive a special prize!!! Additionally, at the end of the race participants will be able to enjoy some international snacks!  
Clubs sign up here
Teams sign up here

Our Voice, Our World 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Saxby’s 
Presented by Comparative and International Education Club, International Voices, and the Global Union

There’s an open floor where all Lehigh members can share their poetry, creative writing, songs, and stories etc in any language.

Lehigh In Belgium Summer 2019 Information Session  
7:30 p.m. | RBC137
Presented by the Study Abroad Office, Office of International Affairs

Earn 6 credits studying abroad for 4 weeks (May 19, 2019 to June 15, 2019) in Leuven, Belgium, the center of Belgium, on this faculty led summer program. Professor Jim Maskulka, Lehigh Department of Marketing, has designed courses to take advantage of Belgium’s unique and pivotal role in the political, economic, and cultural development of modern Europe. In addition, the proximity to Brussels, the capital of an expanding European Union, enables students to experience first-hand insights from members of the European Parliament as well as the rich artistic offerings of a major international city. Students will be able to choose 2 courses from the following: Global Marketing, Special Topics in European Marketing, or Global Marketing Internship (if you are a marketing major). 

Wednesday, November 14

Desserts Around the World
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Williams Hall Herbert A. Roemmele '53 Global Commons
Presented by the International Business Club and the Global Union

Join the International Business Club to learn about study abroad with students who have studied abroad in past semesters, all while enjoying some tasty treats.

Lehigh in Paris Summer 2019 Info Session
4:10 p.m. | Maginnes Hall 260 
Presented by the Study Abroad Office, Office of International Affairs

Do you want to study abroad in Paris this summer? Then come to this info session where Professor John Savage will discuss the faculty led Lehigh in Paris program. Lehigh in Paris is an exciting summer study abroad program devoted to discovering the history and culture of the city of Paris. During the month of July, students live together in Paris and participate in excursions and outings four days per week. Classes take place around the city as students discover famous monuments, museums and neighborhoods while studying their origins and significance. The program offers six Lehigh Humanities credits, though students can opt to take up to eight credits if they wish. The program is open to all students, regardless of major. No French language or European history background is required.

Friendsgiving
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center 3rd Floor
Presented by the Office of International Students and Scholars, RHA, Student Auxiliary, Center for Equitable Community, and the Global Union [Space is limited, RSVP is required]
Join us for a free traditional Thanksgiving meal with fellow Lehigh students, faculty, staff and community members. Make some friends and enjoy a uniquely American tradition! Space is limited and you must register here

International Movie Night
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Sinclair Auditorium
Presented by International Voices and the Global Union

Please come to “Bringing the World to Lehigh” on November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the STEPS Concourse to vote for your favorite movie to be shown on this night! 

Backgammon Tournament
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Global Union Lounge, Coxe Hall 215
Presented by the Turkish Student Association and the Global Union

Turkish Student Association will introduce their popular game in the Backgammon Tournament.

Thursday, November 15

LU Cultural Artifacts Scavenger Hunt
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | LUAG Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center
Presented by the Global Union, Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG), and Asian Studies

It is the first time ever to have this event in the International Week! You will go through a fun scavenger hunt to learn more about the artifacts from different nations. Simple lunch and refreshments will be served. 

Gender in a Global Context
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | UC C207
Presented by the Center for Gender Equity and the Global Union

Please join a meaningful discussion on non-binary and third gender across the globe! 

Job and Internship Searching While Abroad
4:00 p.m. | 484 Rauch, Career Center
Presented by the Center for Career & Professional Development

Will you be studying abroad or traveling during the spring semester but still working on your job or internship search? Come learn how to use Handshake and access career coaching while away from campus and set up your job search steps before you leave! Learn tips and advice on interviewing online and how to remain a competitive candidate while abroad. We will also discuss how to put your study abroad experience on your resume. All majors and academic years welcome.

Lehigh in Scotland Info Session
4:10 p.m. | Maginnes Hall 290
Presented by the Study Abroad Office, Office of International Affairs

Interested in studying abroad in Scotland? Then attend this information session to learn more about the faculty led program, Lehigh in Scotland! During this program, students will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland for a week, touring Viking sites and museums in the city, before venturing out to the Hebrides Islands off the western coast of Scotland. In addition, Professor Wesson has been working with some professors and students from the University of Cardiff in Wales on past projects and will be joining up with that professor and those students to help on this summer's dig! 

International Movie Night
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Lewis Lab
Presented by International Voices and the Global Union

Please come to “Bringing the World to Lehigh” on November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the STEPS Concourse to vote for your favorite movie to be shown on this night! 

Friday, November 16

United Nations Trip
8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 16 | United Nations, NYC
Presented by the Lehigh University-United Nations Partnerships, International Education Day at the United Nations

Speakers include Lehigh College of Education Dean Bill Gaudelli and the Secretary General's Youth Envoy! 

LU Cultural Artifacts Self-Guided Exhibit
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | LUAG Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center
Presented by the Global Union, Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG), and Asian Studies

It is the first time ever to have this event in the International Week! You will go through a self-guided tour to learn more about the artifacts from different nations. Don't miss it! 

Conversations with International Students
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Williams Hall Herbert A. Roemmele '53 Global Commons
Presented by the Council for Equitable Community and the Global Union

Please join the conversations with international students to learn more about their unique experiences at Lehigh! 

Loy Krathong: Make & Take
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Maginnes Hall 101
Presented by Thai Student Association and the Global Union

Students will learn to make traditional Thai lanterns for the lantern floating festival, Loy Krathong.

Iranian Delight
7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. | Williams Hall Herbert A. Roemmele '53 Global Commons
Presented by Lehigh University Iranian Student Association, Global Union, Graduate Student Senate, Graduate Life Office, Lehigh After Dark, Dean of Students, Student Auxiliary Services, and the Division of Student Affairs

LUISA has a great opportunity to introduce of Iran in terms of culture and tradition with interesting details of Iranian citizens, cities, customs, food, and lifestyle. LUISA is also going to provide a joyful afternoon by live performance and music. They have designed two games for guests as well to make the night memorable! 

Casino Night
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. | University Center 303
Presented by Chinese Students and Scholars Association, International Voices, and the Global Union
Students will earn chips by playing different games. The event will feature 15 different games. Each participant will be given a “passport”, and every time they play a game, they will get a stamp on their passport. In order to use their chips to get gifts, they will have to have enough stamps on their passports. During the second half of the event, the players will be able to use their chips to get gifts.

For more information on any of these events, please contact ingu@lehigh.edu.