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International Education Week

November 16 — 20, 2020 • University of Central Florida

Engaged | Resilient | Global

UCF IEW 2020 - Welcome Event

2020 Event Calendar

Stay up-to-date with the events for the UCF's 2020 International Education Week! This page is constantly updating, so be sure to keep checking back for the latest developments.

culture

Monday, Nov. 16

Welcome Event

VIEW RECORDED SESSION

Join the celebration as UCF welcomes the opening of International Education Week 2020! Hear remarks by UCF President Alexander Cartwright and others as we explore the calendar of events for the amazing week ahead! Also streaming on UCF Global YouTube.


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

onthemove

Monday, Nov. 16

Understanding the International Student Experience: Creating an Inclusive Environment

This interactive session aims to increase awareness of the personal, academic, and cultural challenges international students encounter to enhance inclusive practices that positively transform the experiences of international students.


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
ZOOM Meeting Link

books

Monday, Nov. 16

Russian Language and Literature in International Education

Russian language, culture, and literature play an important role beyond Central and Eastern Europe, affecting the international community as a whole. To develop an understanding of this complex country and its people, participants will have a presentation based on the history and current facts.

Guest Speaker, Dr. Barry Morris, Board NAFSA


11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

UCF students studying

Monday, Nov. 16

ISA Language Exchange

ISA welcomes back all international students to celebrate the diversity at UCF. Join us for a Virtual Language Exchange where students will be able to learn and celebrate different languages around the world. The event will consist of three different breakrooms where students can learn and practice Vietnamese, Spanish or French. At the end of the event, all students will gather back in the same breakroom to go over what they learned.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

mexican console

Monday, Nov. 16

Contribution of Mexican Immigrants to Local Gastronomy

We will show how Mexican restaurant owners contribute to the gastronomy and the economy of Florida. Join Consul Sabines of the Mexican Consulate as he discusses these topics.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

France_Paris-(2)

Monday, Nov. 16

Cultures Around the World

Join us for a presentation about France.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Alla

Monday, Nov. 16

A Virtual Tour Around the Russian Embassy: History and Culture

The presentation is organized by the Russian American Students’ Association at UCF. Coordinators are Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A president) and Dr. Kourova (R.A.S.A adviser). Guest Speaker, Natalia Rydvanova, Cultural Office of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington D.C.


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

expo

Monday, Nov. 16

Experiential Learning’s 2020 Fall Amy Zeh Service-Learning Showcase

Experiential Learning is proud to host the 2020 Fall Amy Zeh Service-Learning Student Showcase! Join our virtual event as students showcase their academic service-learning projects. Learn how service with local, regional, national, and international organizations benefits student learning outcomes as well as the greater community.


NOVEMBER 16-20
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around the world

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Deep Time Polar Climate: What the Past Tells Us About Climate Change

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Part of the Mandell Distinguished Lecture Series, join Dr. Johnson of the Smithsonian Institute, a well-known author on the prehistoric earth and featured in numerous documentaries on climate change – most recently starring/hosting “Polar Extremes,” which was on NOVA on PBS in January. Dr. Johnson will discuss Climate Change in depth and how the past has influenced it.

Please  submit your questions ahead of time, here.

Also streaming on UCF Global YouTube.


12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

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Tuesday, Nov. 17

RCLC Information Session

We will discuss International Chat- Professional Development; Scholarships; CPT/OPT; P.R.E.P; Campus Involvement.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

UCF, lecture, professor view of students in class

Tuesday, Nov. 17

International Student Panel

 VIEW RECORDED SESSION

Come hear from your international peers all about their experience on how to successfully find, apply and get an internship or job in the U.S.! Please submit questions for the panelists ahead of time to Giovana.Potiens@ucf.edu by Monday, 11/16 at 5:00PM.


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

UCF Global

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Internships Abroad
(All Majors) with Global Experiences

This session will provide students with information on how to apply for an international internship, the types of placements available, and the professional benefits of participating. The session will be presented by UCF Abroad’s partner, Global Experiences.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Chef Oropeza

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Cooking with Chef Alfredo Oropeza

COOKING KITS ARE ALL RESERVED
(Please collect the ingredients yourself to participate)

Chef Alfredo Oropeza will be cooking up several delicious dishes and you are invited to participate! He is one of the most widely-recognized culinary personalities in Mexico, the United States, and Central and South America. He uses his voice to promote proper nutrition and to reduce dietary health challenges. Join in the fun by registering and picking up one of the food kits available at UCF Global or gather the ingredients yourself beforehand and follow along!

Recipes are available for download, here.
Also streaming on UCF Global YouTube.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

Guatemala

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Info Session for Virtual Service Trip to Guatemala  

Exploring Environmentalism through an Indigenous Perspective is a virtual service trip running from December 14 – 16 by Volunteer UCF’s Alternative Break Program. It will be centered around the Indigenous people of Guatemala and offers cross-cultural exchange opportunities for those interested in learning more about Guatemalan culture and expanding their awareness of Latin American culture as a whole.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Study Abroad in South Pacific

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Study and Intern Abroad in the South Pacific with The Education
Abroad Network

This live information session will provide students with information on study and internship abroad programs for all majors in the South Pacific, with special emphasis on Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The session will provide information on program opportunities, the application process, and available scholarships and will be presented by UCF Abroad’s partner The Education Abroad Network (TEAN).


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Maria Pena. Paris, France 3

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Study Abroad Programs in Paris, Milan and Barcelona for Students in the Arts and Humanities

Presented by UCF Abroad partner, SAI, this information session will provide information on study abroad opportunities for students studying in the Arts and Humanities in general. More specific information will be provided on programs for students in Digital and Studio Arts, Fashion Design, and related fields.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Colombian dancers

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Colombia, the Only Risk is Wanting to Stay

The risk of coming to Colombia is falling in love with its landscape, its people, its cuisine, its fairs and festivities, and its artisans and their colors.


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
ZOOM Meeting Link

internships

Wednesday, Nov. 18

An International Student’s Guide: Career Networking in the U.S.

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You will hear from Sammy Hejazi, a former international student who has recently published the International Student Handbook. He has more than 15 years of experience working in roles across business functions, both in the U.S. and internationally.


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

presentations3

Wednesday, Nov. 18

The Importance of Foreign Language Jobs for the U.S. Intelligence Community

This presentation will be based on Russian as a critical language with Guest Speaker, Don Gentile, Chief, Workforce Shaping Group, IC SLA/CLO, DNI/CHCO and event coordinator Dr. Alla Kourova.


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

cultural_comp

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Service and Love Together: Helping Local and International Community 

Join Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A. President), Victoria Orindas (S.A.L.T President), and Dr. Alla Kourova for a conversation on how to get involved and help international communities.


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

(Jason Greene/Univerity of Central Florida)

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Open Advising for Students interested in Studying or Interning Abroad with CIS Abroad

This is an opportunity for students interested in program offered by UCF Abroad’s partner, CIS Abroad, to receive advising and to have all questions answered.


1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Language Speed Dating

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Language Speed Dating 

Do you love languages? Interested in getting to know new languages? Join us to find your true language match! Learn basic phrases, try out different writing systems, and experience the pronunciation of Chinese, Arabic, Italian, German, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, French, Portuguese, and English. Come join the fun!


1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

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Wednesday, Nov. 18

Rosen International Day! 

Join us for an afternoon of games, prizes, and entertainment. Also hear from our Rosen College team on all things international (study abroad, internships, student groups), graduate programs, CAPS, and more.


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Gilman Hero 2

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Learn About the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for Study and Intern Abroad

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a specialty award to support diversity in study abroad access for students of high financial need (Pell-eligible). Students will learn more about the scholarship and how they can compile a competitive application to be potentially awarded up to $5,000!


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Peace Corps

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Peace Corps Informational Session

Join the UCF Peace Corps Recruiter, McKayla for an informational session about Peace Corps and Q&A. Come prepared with any questions you may have about Peace Corps.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

UCF students studying

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Be Scam Smart 

Learn about fraud, scams and identity theft specific to International students. UCF Victim Services would like to raise awareness, go over reporting options, resources, discuss red flags, safety tips and a scenario discussion at the end.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

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Wednesday, Nov. 18

Going Global to Jump Start Your Career: International Internships with International Studies Abroad

Students from all majors can learn about the benefits of participating in an international internship program. Learning about opportunities available, the application process, and scholarships available.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

puerto rico

Thursday, Nov. 19

Understanding our Hispanic Communities: Case of Puerto Rico 

VIEW RECORDED SESSION

In this panel, participants will talk about their role and experiences as leaders in the Puerto Rican community in Florida. They will also discuss current projects supporting the Hispanic community and share some success stories with the audience.

Also streaming on UCF Global YouTube.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

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Thursday, Nov. 19

Dailies and Delicacies: Getting a Taste
of Pompeii 

Welcome to our gustatio, a light lunch of starters! We will share a virtual tasting of daily fresh breads, herbed olives in oil, and drink a full-bodied raisin wine or posca, a cold, watered-down vinegar. This “structure of taste,” strongly correlated with the philosophy and worldview of those living in Pompeii, at times serves as a barrier for us in understanding a reality so different from our own.


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

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Thursday, Nov. 19

DJ Livestream
Dance Party

Tune in for an international dance party with one of UCF’s very own international student DJs. Showcasing party music from all over the world, it is sure to be a great mid-day pick-me-up! We will be livestreaming from Instagram @isaucf !


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
ISA@UCF Instagram

ecuador

Thursday, Nov. 19

Tertulia en Español

Let´s have a virtual lunch together and be part of an exchange of cultural expressions. “Tertulia en español” is an informal gathering in Spanish hosted by the Spanish Graduate Association (SaGA). We will start with a “mini crítica” and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. Bring your favorite poems, pieces of literature, instruments and stories. Education also happens while we exchange what we are… ¡Bienvenidos!


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

UCF International Knights

Thursday, Nov. 19

More Than Just Study Abroad: Learn about Service-Learning, Research and Internship Programs Abroad with International Studies Abroad

This presentation will provide information on a broader spectrum of international opportunities available to UCF students. Presented by UCF Abroad’s partner, ISA, students will learn about program options, application procedures, and scholarship possibilities.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

paint-brushes

Thursday, Nov. 19

Paint a Mini Canvas

VIEW RECORDED SESSION

ART KITS ARE ALL RESERVED
(Please collect the supplies yourself to participate)

 

Join us for a live painting tutorial lead by UCF Global’s own Tamara Bayati. We will learn different artistic techniques and end the hour with a finished painting!

If you would like to follow along and were or are unable to sign up for a kit, please make sure you have these supplies. One 8×10 size canvas, 3 paint brushes sizes 3, 8, and 16 (2 simple skinny brushes and 1 large), white, red, blue, yellow, pink, green, and black acrylic paints. And finally a flat sponge to mix the colors.


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

A group of students have a conversation by the Washington Center.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Teaching and Learning in American Universities: Professional Development Opportunity for J-1 Exchange Visitors

This brief session will highlight a training opportunity for visiting scholars at the University of Central Florida offered by the UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Offered in Spring 2021, this course is designed specifically for visiting scholars to enhance their teaching skills and learn more about the differences between the American university system and university systems around the world.


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Peace_Corps (4)

Thursday, Nov. 19

Peace Corps Panel Discussion

 

Come to hear stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are active on campus at UCF!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

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Thursday, Nov. 19

Movie in the Park

 

SIGN UP TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE
(We are following strict social-distancing and capacity limitation rules)

Join UCF Global and the UCF Arboretum for a screening of Ilusiones SA, which tells the story of a man who goes to great lengths to make his wife’s final wish come true. The director and cast will be participating in a Q&A session as well! Entry begins at 5:00PM with the movie beginning at 6:00PM. We look forward to a fun evening! Bring your own chairs, blanket, and snacks! Please make sure you sign up soon to save your space. We are following strict social distancing and capacity limit rules.


5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Registration Required

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

connecting classrooms

Friday, Nov. 20

Connecting Classrooms

Russian and UCF Students from Intermediate Russian Class and Russian Students from Novocherkassk, Russia meeting for discussion about educational systems in both countries.
Coordinator is Dr. Kourova


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
ZOOM Meeting Link

magazine

Friday, Nov. 20

Publishing International Pages: A Workshop with América Magazine

This bilingual workshop (Spanish and English), hosted by UCF’s Latin American Studies program and the editors of América Magazine, offers an interactive, insiders’ perspective on writing, editing, and publishing a crosscultural, regional magazine with an international scope.


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Turkey

Friday, Nov. 20

Reflections on
Kurdish Politics

The forum addresses the Kurdish question in Turkey since 2015 and the political economy of the Kurdistan region in Iraq welcoming Dr. Mesut Yeğen and Dr. Michiel Leezenberg as guest speakers. Dr. Güneş Murat Tezcür, Jalal Talabani Chair & Professor at University of Central Florida moderates the event introduced by Dr. Kerstin Hamann, Pegasus Professor & SPSIA Director at University of Central Florida.


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

UCF students working on laptop

Friday, Nov. 20

Faculty Led Talk from the OEP-10 Strategies for Success to Learning Online

VIEW RECORDED SESSION

Join our Online English Program faculty in a panel discussion about how to successfully learn English online! They have many tips and tricks and will answer questions from participants. We look forward to seeing you there!


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

HOSTED BY UCF GLOBAL

PeaceCorps

Friday, Nov. 20

Peace Corps: Application Workshop

Learn how to browse volunteer openings, strengthen your application, and learn tips to guide you through the application process!


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

 

(Jason Greene/Univerity of Central Florida)

Friday, Nov. 20

CPT, OPT & Internships 101: Learn about Work Authorization for International Students

Are you an international student who wants to learn more about how to secure lawful work authorization to gain hands on experience in your field of study? Are you a staff or faculty interested in learning the process that international students have to go through to obtain authorization for internships and post grad employment? Join UCF Global and Experiential Learning for an informational session to discuss the ins and outs of the work authorization process for our international student population.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

Russian  Culture Night

Friday, Nov. 20

Cooking Show with Dr. Kourova

Cooking traditional Russian food together. Come and have fun!


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting Link

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