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International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Learn more about International Education Week initiatives at  You can also go to to take the Global IQ Quizzes!

International Education Week 2013

Below are the events and activities that are planned at UW Oshkosh for International Education Week. 2013 

IEW 2013 Flyer

Sunday, November 10, 2013

International Music

Titan Underground, 5:00 PM

Listen and see music and performers from around the world.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Belly Dancing

Rec Center, 4:30 PM

Learn how to belly dance at the Rec Center for this fun and free class.


Rec Center, 5:45 PM

You've heard everyone talk about Zumba, so now it is time to try it!

Diverse Students Abroad

MEC House, 5:00-6:00 PM

Please join us to hear stories from UW Oshkosh multicultural students who have studied abroad and meet current exchange students from Germany, Japan, and South Korea.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Taste of Nations Croatia

Reeve Ballroom, 11:30-1:00 PM

  • Tossed Salad
  • Croatian Mixed Salad
  • Corn Bread (Proja)
  • North Croatian Butternut Squash Stew (Buce Cuspajz)
  • Dalmatian Coast Pot Roast
  • North Croatian French Beans (“cuspajz Od Mahuna”)
  • Swiss Chard & Potatoes (Blitva)
  • Croatian Island of Brač-Style Cake

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Addressing the Challenges of Non-Native English Speakers

Student Success Center 100, 12:30-1:30 PM

As part of International Education Week, we would like to take a look at the challenges facing non-native English speakers on our campus.  One of those challenges, knowing where to go on campus for support, is often complicated by misguided information. Students are being directed to campus resources that do provide help for struggling students, but not the help that particular student needs most,

or not the help he is eligible for,

or not the help that will guide her future learning.

Together in one panel, representatives from The Writing Center, ESL Support, The Reading Study Center, The Center for Academic Resources, The Multicultural Retention Program, and Project Success, will dispel the myths of college-level learning as a non-native speaker of English here at UW Oshkosh.  We will facilitate the expression of challenges for both the student and the professor, encourage the identification of what “good English” can look like, and help recognize the value non-native English speakers can bring to any class.

Mathematics Learning in China: Observations from Study Abroad

Swart 217, 5:00-6:00 PM

In the spring of 2013, eleven UW Oshkosh students and two faculty members traveled to the People’s Republic of China to study math education.  In this presentation, two students (Leah Christian and Sarah Roth) and one faculty member (Jen Szydlik) will tell you what they learned from Chinese teachers and students.


Culture Café

Reeve 221, 7:00-8:00 PM

Listen to current UW Oshkosh international students talk about their native cultures and experiences in the U.S.  They will share stories about their lives and talk about religion (Jordan), education (Ghana), holidays (Haiti), and language (South Korea).  We will also do an activity about how we all fit into one Global Village and how the world would look if it were only 100 people.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be available!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Conversation with Activists from Yemen, Syria, Iran, and Jordan

Reeve Theater, 1:20-2:50 PM

Join the Women’s Center in this Global Google Hangout for a conversation with:

  • Olah Saleh, a former UN volunteer for refugees with a focus on maintaining gender equality (from Syria)
  • Afrah Nasser, a Yemeni blogger on women’s rights, democracy and politics of Yemen whose blog has been featured as one of’s 10 must-read blogs from the Middle East
  • Somayyeh Mottaghi, originally from Iran, who will speak about her research on Iranian women’s approach to the CEDAW
  • Alia Arafeh, a UW Oshkosh student from Jordan, who has studied honor killings as well as the Arab Spring.

International Rec Night at the SRWC

  • Latin Dance at 4:30 PM
  • Table Tennis at 5:30 PM
  • Chair massages and great prizes!!!
  • Email to sign up

Friday, November 15, 2013

Taiko Drumming

Titan Underground, 4:00 PM

Taiko Drums

A group of ten students of the Japanese language and an exchange student from Japan will show a Japanese Taiko drumming performance that includes mini-presentations on Taiko. The entire performance will be hosted bilingually with learners of Japanese speaking in Japanese and the Japanese exchange student speaking in English. There will also be a hands-on session for audiences after the performance. Come to watch Taiko drumming performance, enjoy the bilingual presentations, and learn how to play Taiko yourself!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Chinese Dumplings

Horizon Kitchen, 1st floor, 7 PM

The Chinese Culture Club will be making Chinese Dumplings, so please join them to learn how to make dumplings and enjoy some yourself!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

International Film

Reeve Theater, 7:00 PM

Kung Fu Hustle (Free Popcorn!)


Thank you to the International Student Association (ISA) for sponsoring these activities and to Katie Hill, the student intern who planned and promoted the activities!!!

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by christes last modified Nov 12, 2013 10:39 AM