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Thanks for a great week! See you in 2019!

November 12-16, 2018 • University of Central Florida

Empowering Youth Through International Education

President Whittaker

IEW 2018 Message

2018 Event Calendar

Stay up-to-date with the events for the UCF's 2018 International Education Week! This page is constantly updating, so be sure to keep checking back for the latest developments.

UCF IEW 2016

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

11th Annual International Breakfast 

Featuring guest speakers who address the importance of globalization in today’s world.


8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
UCF Student Union – Pegasus Ballroom

Ticket Admission Required

mexican console

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Celebrate México

UCF Global is pleased to host The Consulate of Mexico in Orlando. Join us as the Consulate exhibits part of Mexico’s culture, cuisine, history, art, and music. The consulate will be promoting one of the most commercial, authentic, and internationally recognized products in Mexican cuisine: El Aguacate. 


 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  UCF Global Building – Room 101 & 1st Floor

sustainability

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Future of Nursing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Possibilities

Join us as we discuss how to Sustainable Development Goals are attained by nurses through reform in practice, research, and education.

Can’t make it in person? Attend online here. 


 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 University Towers – Room 490 or Adobe Connect

study_abroad

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Study Abroad Info Session – Australia and Global Advantage Programs

Info session covering study abroad topics and opportunities.


 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 Business Administration 1 – Room 206

colloquium

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Revisiting the ‘ancient hatreds’ thesis: Explaining the Islamic State’s campaign against the Yazidis

colloquium presentation by Security Studies PhD Student Tutku Ayhan and Dr. Gunes Tezcur.


 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  Howard Phillips Hall – Room 305G

Russian  Culture Night

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Russian Culture Night

Faculty, Staff, and Professionals Only. Come learn about Russian culture and cuisine. First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Ms. Natalia Moroz, will be giving a presentation on Russian education. Please RSVP to Alla.Kourova@ucf.edu by Thursday, November 8th. Students can attend the Russian Tea Hour on Wednesday, November 14th.


 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  Classroom Building 1 – Room 205

negotation

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Managing the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Negotiations, Mediation, and American Involvement  

Ambassador Karim Haggag will discuss “Managing the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Negotiation, Medication, and American Involvement.

Sponsored by the Kurdish Political Studies and Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Programs.


  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  UCF Global Building – Room 101

film_series

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Middle Eastern Film Series: The Idol (2015)

Gaza is synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction, and despair, but not to Mohammed Assaf and his sister Nour.


  7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  UCF Global Building – Room 101 

 

 

connecting classrooms

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Presentation of the Russian Studies Program’s International Project “Connecting Classrooms”

Russian club will be joining Dr. Kourova’s class from 8-8:50AM to Skype with Thomas M. Leary, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs for the Embassy of the United States in Moscow. Minister Counselor Leary will be sharing his experiences in the foreign service and will allow for some time at the end of the Skype call for a Q&A.


 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
  Classroom Building 1 – Room 205

awards_travel

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

International Scholarships & Career Opportunities

All students are invited to learn about a variety of awards and funding opportunities to travel, study, and serve abroad.


 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  UCF Global Building – Room 101

around the world

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Classrooms Around the World

Travel with us as we explore educational systems Around the World.

Presented by the UCF English Language Institute


  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  UCF Global Building – Room 101 

 

rosen

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Rosen College International Day

Mix and meet with Rosen students, international students and Rosen faculty/staff.

Presented by Rosen College


 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 Disney Dining Room – Rosen Campus

service learning

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Service-Learning Student Showcase

Join us as students present their academic service-learning projects to faculty judges and the general public. Come and learn how service with local, regional, national, and international organizations benefits student learning outcomes as well as the greater community. 


 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  UCF Student Union – Pegasus Ballroom

russian_tea

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Russian Tea Hour

Everyone is welcome to join the Russian Club for an informative and engaging session involving traditional Russian tea and desert.


 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  Trevor Colbourn Hall – Room 107

 

 

taste_world

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Come Taste the World

This event will have at least 11 countries represented and aims to bring cultural awareness to the UCF campus. Each student will have the opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world, try local cuisine and are encouraged to wear their own culture clothing!

Presented By Global UCF


 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 Memory Mall

study-abroad2

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Study Abroad Info Session – All Majors

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you! Representatives will have answers to all of your questions.


 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 Business Administration 1 – Room 206

speeddating

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Language Speed Dating

Do you just love languages? Interested in getting to know new languages? 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, & ENGLISH!

Come join the fun!


 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
 UCF Student Union – Cape Florida Ballroom

sustainability2

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Sustainability Session

UCF Global will be hosting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Kevin Meehan from the Department of English and UCF Sustainability Initiatives (SI) to discuss viability in modern soceity. Dr. Meehan will present on sustainable agriculture and climate change adaption, while SI will showcase their vision and projects to create a sustainable campus. 


 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 UCF Global Building – Room 101

india

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Cultural Traditions of India: Music and Art

Cultural representations of India and the region presented by Pandit Nandkishor Muley and his students of the Burnett Honors College

Co-sponsored by The India Center at UCF


 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
 Burnett Honors College – Reading Room, Foyer, and Meditation Garden

PeaceCorps

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Peace Corps Info Session: International Education

Come learn more about educating others in a different country. Live, Learn, and Work with a Community Overseas.  Change lives, including your own, by serving in the Peace Corps.


 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 UCF Global Building – Room 101

onthemove

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Language on the Move

UCF Global welcomes all to learn about different countries around the world. Student groups will be representing their countries using classrooms.

Presented By UCF English Language Institute


 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 UCF Global Building – 2nd Floor Classrooms

immigration101

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

Immigration 101

A session discussing key concepts in US immigration to give participants greater insight into this important topic.


 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 UCF Global Building – Room 101

 

 

 

fair

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

International Expo

A showcase of international and global efforts at UCF and in the Central Florida community. Learn how to get involved internationally while enjoying fun activities, food, music, and giveaways. If you are interested in tabling and being represented during the Expo, please contact Michael Martinez. 


 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 UCF Student Union – Pegasus Ballroom

politics

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

After ISIS: Kurdish Society and Politics in the Middle East

A panel discussion pesented by the Kurdish Politics Studies Program Team.


 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 UCF Student Union – Garden Key Meeting Room 221

india2

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

Calcutta 2019 – The India Documentary Lab

Presentation of documentaries from Professor Phil Peters and his students from the Nicholson School of Communication and Media. 

Co-sponsored by The India Center at UCF


 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
 Burnett Honors College – Room 130

intern_abroad

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

Intern Abroad Programs

Are you seeking global experiences and participating in internships abroad?
Come to our info session to learn about how you can earn course credit, apply
major-related theory, and develop cultural, adaptability skills at the same time!


 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 Career Services and Experiential Learning – Room 115

korea

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

Seoul, South Korea Research and Culture Report

Students from Dr. Abdul-Akeem Sadiq’s Metropolitan Governance in Seoul course will share their research papers and experiences from their week-long trip to Seoul, South Korea. All are welcome!


  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  Health & Public Affairs II – Room 247 

trivia_picture

Thursday, Nov. 15

 

International Trivia Knight

Come join a friendly competition in an open-minded environment which will put your international knowledge to the test! Prizes for the first place team!

Register online here.


  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  Burger U (Near CFE Arena – Knights Plaza) Tower 3 

global_media

Friday, Nov. 16

 

Understanding Influences of Global Media Content

Join UCF’s Fulbright Scholar Dr. Steve Collins from the Nicholson School of Communication as he discusses “Understanding Influence of Global Media Content.” Dr. Collins draws heavily from research in East Africa and Argentina.


 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 UCF Global Building – Room 101

cultural_comp

Friday, Nov. 16

 

Cultural Competency

An interactive session which will present on key concepts in cultural competency and engage participants in activities to increase self-awareness and understanding across difference.


 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 UCF Global Building – Room 101

 

uae

Friday, Nov. 16

 

UAE Year of Zayed Celebration

The objective of the event is to involve the American community and international communities in the history of the United Arab Emirates and to highlight the role of the founding father, Sheikh Zayed, in charitable and humanitarian work. It aims to commemorate and honor his life.

Presented by Global UCF 


 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 Memory Mall

coffee_tea

Friday, Nov. 16

 

Around the World with Coffee and Tea

Take a tour around the world through Coffee and Tea. Groups can sign up to represent their country.

Presented By UCF English Language Institute


 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 UCF Global Building – Room 101

Don't see your event listed here? Be sure to let us know so that we can add it to our calendar!
Email michael.martinez@ucf.edu with the details and a link to your UCF calendar event (if applicable).

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