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This year's International Education Week runs November 8 - 15. Check out our list of events below to join us in celebrating our diverse population of international students here at Lehigh University!

Friday, November 8

FUSION

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

Presented by the Asian Cultural Society, Black Student Union, and the Global Union

We invite multiple dance teams of different cultural backgrounds to perform at Baker Hall in Zoellner in order to teach about different cultures in an artistic way. The event is open to not only the Lehigh University community, but to the Bethlehem community as well. Last year, we had an audience of over 800 people come and enjoy our event!

Saturday, November 9

Diwali

5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

Presented by the India Club, South Asian Student Association, and the Global Union

The Diwali Show is FREE for all to attend, and there is a lot for people to learn. For example, our dance performances and musical numbers will depict several styles of South Asian dance and music; our skit will give a humorous insight to the family culture in most traditional South Asian homes. Our event will incorporate humor and amazing talent from SASA and IC's members, and it will be easy for the audience to follow along. The dinner at the end will bring exposure to typical South Asian dishes and food. By the end of this event, the audience will have a greater understanding of our South Asian heritage, and they will feel more inclined to join the festivities in celebrating other cultures and diversity on Lehigh University's campus!

Sunday, November 10

Iranian Film Festival

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Packard 101

Presented by Lehigh University Iranian Student Association

Showing award winning Iranian movies with English subtitles to present different aspects of the Iranian culture. This event will show top Iranian movies regarding the culture for people to learn about through its cinema and be more educated about it. Open to whomever wanting to learn more about Iran and at the same time watching great movies!

Monday, November 11

Fair Trade Coffee

10:00 am -1:00 pm
STEPS Concourse

Presented by the Lehigh Coffee Club

Experience of tasting the coffee around the world right on campus! Coffee is a global drink and it is imperative that we find ways to make the growth and cultivation of the beans to be more sustainable so we can ensure to continue to taste coffee from different small farmers from all across the globe. From Brazil to Sumatra, we will show how Fair Trade Coffee works in different areas of the world.

Smoothie Pop Up

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
EWFM Library Café

50% off Mango Lassi Smoothie and Japanese Strawberry Milk at EWFM Library Café.

Lehigh in South Korea

4:30 pm
Zoellner 345

Presented by the Study Abroad Office

Lehigh in South Korea is a new study abroad program running in May/June 2020. Professors Salerni and Lee of the Music Department will teach a three-credit course in Seoul on traditional and contemporary music of South Korea. Join us to learn more!

International Education Week Kick Off

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
STEPS Lobby

Presented by the Global Union

Come and join Lehigh Fulbright Association, member clubs, and other departments for this big event to learn more about countries, cultures, and international experiences around the world!!

Sign up here to represent your culture at the International Education Week Kick Off.

Tuesday, November 12

Lehigh In Shanghai Info Session

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Williams 080

Presented by the Study Abroad Office

Learn more about the Lehigh in Shanghai courses and internship program.

Highlighting International Cuisine Lunch and Dinner

10:30 am - 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stations at Rathbone

Presented by Lehigh University Dining Services

Migration and Changing Gender Roles: How Identity and Mobility Intersect

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Global Commons, Williams Hall

Presented by the Center for Gender Equity, Lehigh Immigration Coalition, and No Lost Generation

Join us for a panel which aims to inform students about the plight and conditions of refugees and immigrants. We will invite panelists to share their experiences relating to their mental and physical journeys from their homelands to the United States. There will be a Q&A session as well as an opportunity to mingle at the end.

Iranian Film Festival

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Packard 101

Presented by Lehigh University Iranian Student Association

Showing award winning Iranian movies with English subtitles to present different aspects of the Iranian culture.It will show top Iranian movies regarding the culture for people to learn about through its cinema and be more educated about it. It is welcomed to whoever choosing to attend, wanting to learn more about Iran and at the same time watching great movies!

Wednesday, November 13

Lehigh in Ireland

4:30 pm
Global Union Lounge, Coxe Hall

Presented by the Study Abroad Office

Take an Irish Studies course and participate in a supervised research project in your field at the National University of Ireland Galway in summer 2020. Projects available in engineering, biological sciences, psychology, HMS, film and more.

Highlighting International Cuisine Lunch and Dinner

10:30 am - 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stations at Rathbone

Presented by Lehigh University Dining Services

Global Café Smoothies - 50% OFF

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Global Café, Williams Hall

  • Pineapple Ginger Smoothies
  • Copenhagen and Purple Moose
  • Canadian Smoothie and Chai Tai Smoothie

Gender EQUI-TEA: Global Phenomenon of Domestic Workers

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
UC C207 (CGE Lounge) 

Presented by the Center for Gender Equity and Comparative and International Club

The Center for Gender Equity (CGE) is launching a new initiative, "Gender Equi-tea." We will taste different kinds of tea and bring various Lehigh communities together to discuss about gender equity issues in local, regional, and global contexts. They range from the topics of gender equity, gender equality, to current news about gender issues, intersectionality, and global phenomenon of domestic workers. This one in November is "Global Phenomenon of Domestic Workers" facilitated by Dr. Peggy Kong, Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Education Program.

Friendsgiving

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center

Presented by the Office of International Students and Scholars, The President’s Office, The Provost’s Office, Graduate Life Office, Student Auxiliary Services, and the Global Union

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 RSVP is required. Please sign up here.

Education with LSA

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Global Commons, Williams Hall 

Presented by Latino Student Alliance

We will give participants a holistic and educational experience about the broad and diverse cultures that fall under the umbrella of Latinx. This will consist of a presentation followed by fun and exciting activities!

Thursday, November 14

Summer Stem (CAS): Research & Internship Opportunities

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Global Union Lounge, Coxe Hall 215

Presented by the Study Abroad Office

Overview of STEM research and internship summer abroad opportunities

Sustainable Sushi Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Williams Hall, Global Commons

Presented by Eco Reps

Join Eco-Reps as we make sushi with the sushi chef from Lehigh Dining Services! Learn how to sustainably source food like fish and how your choices contribute to a cleaner, happier planet. We will be engaging in the art of sushi making and discussing how different cultures have source and use fish historically and today.

International Cuisine Night

4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rathbone

Presented by Dining Services

South Asian Games Around The World (SEAL)

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
STEPS Concourse

International Game Night

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
University Center 303

Presented by International Voices and Lehigh After Dark

We will host various games that are popular with a variety of cultures and have someone from the club and each culture available to teach attendees how to play.

Iranian Film Festival

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Packard 101

Presented by Lehigh University Iranian Student Association

Showing award-winning Iranian movies with English subtitles to present different aspects of the Iranian culture.It will show top Iranian movies regarding the culture for people to learn about through its cinema and be more educated about it. It is welcomed to whoever choosing to attend, wanting to learn more about Iran and at the same time watching great movies!

Friday, November 15

Summer Study Abroad and Research Opportunities for Engineers

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Packard 208

Presented by the Study Abroad Office

Learn about summer study abroad and research opportunities for engineers!

Bhangra Zumba

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoellner 121

Presented by LU Bhangra

LU Bhangra will be teaching basic bhangra footsteps in a zumba setting. Learn the bhangra dance style.

Loy Krathong: Make and Take

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maginnes 101

Presented by Thai Student Association and the Global Union

We will be teaching how to make a Krathong, Thai water lantern. Thai people celebrate Loy Krathong day to appreciate the importance of rivers which are essential for agricultural. The date of Loy Krathong day 2019 is November 13th.

Jabulani – Fall African Festival

7:00 pm
STEPS Concourse

Free African food, afrobeats, cultural face and body paint, African fashion, cultural instruments, and more!

Casino Night

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Goose - Gander Room

Presented by Chinese Students and Scholars Association

2019 Lehigh CSSA Casino night is a fun event opened to all students at Lehigh. The event is completely for free. Students will earn chips by playing different games. The event will feature 15 different games. Each of the student 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. We will provide food during the event. We have also invited Helius to perform a dance and a magician to put on an intermission magic show. We are planning to collaborate with more clubs on this event. Since there is no money transaction, there is no gambling, and we have confirmed with the student engagement office.

Lehigh After Dark: International Karaoke Night

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Global Commons, Williams Hall

Presented by Lehigh After Dark and the Global Union

Join the Global Union and Lehigh After Dark for a night of international karaoke!

Saturday, November 23

International Parade of Flags

9:30 am
Murray H. Goodman Stadium

Presented by the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Global Union

Represent your country and the international community at the Lehigh Lafayette game and carry a flag onto the field with the marching band. Traditional clothes are strongly encouraged! OISS will provide flags.

(RSVP to carry a flag is required and you must have a ticket to the game to participate) Please RSVP here