Salve Regina celebrating International Education Week Nov. 12-15

International Education Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, will be celebrated at Salve Regina Nov. 12-16. Events will focus on student mobility, providing the information, tools and resources needed to cross borders for the purpose of education.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is sponsored by the Office of International Programs with the support of Salve’s global ambassadors, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Language House, McKillop Library and Pell Honors Program.

Weeklong Events

  • “Capture It” photo contest: Daily in McKillop Library and on Facebook. Vote for the best photos from Salve Regina’s study abroad students.
  • International quiz: Daily in McKillop Library. Answer international trivia questions and compete for prizes.
  • Global ambassador information sessions: 4 p.m. daily in Drexel Hall. The global ambassadors program connects students interested in studying abroad with students who have studied abroad.

Daily Events

Monday, Nov. 12

  • International scholarships information session: 2 p.m., O’Hare Academic Building, Room 263. Learn how to strengthen your chances of winning external scholarships to fund international studies. Discuss key aspects of the application process, such as writing personal statements, leadership and requesting recommendations.
  • International scholarships information session: 4 p.m., O’Hare Academic Building, Room 209. Learn about opportunities to fund international studies at the undergraduate or post-graduate level, including the Marshall Scholarship, the Boren Awards and the Gilman and Fulbright programs.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • Spanish conversation table: 1 p.m., Global Cafe. Join visiting Fulbright teaching assistant Brenda Barreiro and other Spanish learners for a chance to practice your Spanish and learn more about Spanish cultures.
  • French conversation table: 4 p.m., Global Cafe. Join visiting Fulbright teaching assistant Yumi Philippe and other French learners for a chance to practice your French and learn more about French cultures.
  • Opportunities to teach abroad: 4 p.m., O’Hare Academic Building, Room 262. Explore the many global opportunities to teach abroad. Come consider a non-traditional way of building your experience and knowledge across borders.
  • Pre-departure orientation: 5 p.m., DiStefano Lecture Hall. Designed for students going abroad in spring 2019, the session will provide information on health, safety, insurance and other logistical cultural considerations necessary to best prepare for a positive experience overseas.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • Passport day: Noon to 2 p.m., Drexel Hall. Get your first passport or renew your old one. All required forms will be available, and a representative from the U.S. Postal Service will be on hand to make the process as quick and easy as possible. Learn more.
  • Study abroad information table: 1-3 p.m., O’Hare Academic Building lobby. Receive information about Salve Regina’s short-term, semester and year-long programs from study abroad alumni.
  • Cultural presentation on Japan: 5 p.m., DiStefano Lecture Hall. Enjoy a presentation from Salve’s largest international student group, featuring food samples and karate demonstrations. Answer trivia for the chance to win a $25 restaurant gift card.
  • Colombian entradas and French film night: 6 p.m., Language House. Enjoy appetizers from Colombia followed by a screening of the buddy comedy-drama “The Intouchables.” Answer trivia for the chance to win a $25 restaurant gift card.

Thursday, Nov. 15

  • French conversation table: Noon, Global Cafe. Join visiting Fulbright teaching assistant Yumi Philippe and other French learners for a chance to practice your French and learn more about French cultures.
  • Dominican Republic information session: 12:15 p.m., Drexel Hall. Learn more about this immersive, eight-week summer program where you can use your Spanish while learning theories of community engagement, serving in community organizations and exploring the history and culture of the Hispanic Caribbean.
  • Oxford information session: 2:15 p.m., O’Hare Academic Building, Room 260. Learn more about Salve’s short-term study abroad program in Oxford, England, where students can spend four weeks earning six credits from a variety of academic disciplines.
  • Spanish conversation table: 4 p.m., Global Cafe. Join visiting Fulbright teaching assistant Brenda Barreiro and other Spanish learners for a chance to practice your Spanish and learn more about Spanish cultures.
  • Ireland information session: 5 p.m., Drexel Hall. Learn more about this two-week summer program tied to spring semester courses in service learning (nursing) and the sociological imagination (sociology and anthropology).

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