Wednesday, November 7, 2012

International Education Week 2012: November 12-16

Please join the URI community in celebrating International Education Week 2012 from November 12-16.

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange both worldwide and at URI. Initiated in 2000 by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, the week-long celebration at URI is organized by the Office of International Education and dedicated to enhancing international awareness across campus as well as global learning opportunities at URI and abroad.

How will you celebrate? How will you connect?

The Week's highlights include:

Monday, Nov. 12
"America: Through a Global Lens’’ Photo Exhibit  
All Week – Memorial Union Lounge    
A photo exhibit of work by international students reflecting on their lives in the U.S. will be on display throughout the week. The deadline for submitting photos is Nov. 3. Cash prizes will be awarded. For entry forms and guidelines, visit Sponsored by the Office of International Education.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
“Study and Research Opportunities in Germany, the Land of Ideas”
11:00-2:00 – Memorial Union Booth
 Dr. Aftab Ahmed, Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and DAAD Research Ambassador for 2012-13, will discuss study and research opportunities in Germany. Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), NY, USA.

“Work, Intern and Volunteer Aboard’’
2:00 -4:00 – Memorial Union Atriums
A panel talk by experts in international business, government and nonprofit industries. Representatives of the U.S. State Department, the Peace Corps, Plan USA, and Dream Careers will be among the speakers. Reservations are recommended by emailing Sponsored by Career Services and the Office of International Education.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
“Get a Passport and Travel Giveaway’’
10:00 – 1:00: Memorial Union Lounge   
Studying abroad or going on Spring Break? The U.S. Postal Service will be on hand to help students expedite their passport applications. The $110 application fee will be waived for the first 50 student applicants. Entry form required. For details, visit Sponsored by the Office of International Education.

“Falling Whistles: A Campaign for Peace in the Congo’’
2:00 – 3:15:  Memorial Union Ballroom
The story of children who, armed with only a whistle, are sent to the front lines of Africa’s largest war. The founder, who has also worked with Invisible Children and TOMS Shoes, and whose accolades include a feature in “Forbes Thirty Under Thirty” and recognition by the White House, is a young social entrepreneur who will discuss the conflict in the Congo and the work the non-profit does to rehabilitate child soldiers and bring positive change to the region.  Reservations recommended by emailing by the Office of International Education and the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies.

Thursday, Nov. 15
“Celebration of International Student Life: International Hall Opening Ceremony and Reception’’
12:30 – 2:00 - Memorial Union Atriums
Celebrate the vibrant culture of URI international student life during the unveiling of the International Hallway. Meet alumni, international and study abroad students whose lives have been enriched by international study. President Dooley will give welcoming remarks. Sponsored by the Memorial Student Union.

Friday, Nov. 16
“A.C.E. Language Institute Reception”
10:00-12:00 – Hardge Forum, Multicultural Center
Friday, Nov. 16
The reception celebrates URI’s international initiatives with URI’s partnership with the A.C.E. English Language Institute. The event will include “Cultural Reflections” poster presentations by international students. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

For more information, visit the IEW website at or contact Kathleen Ramcharran at 874-2958.