International Education Week, Nov. 14-17, features a host of activities

international festInternational Education Week is Nov. 14-17 and will feature several events around campus. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange.

The following is a look at what will take place on Western Carolina University’s campus:

Monday, Nov. 14:

  • “Africa in World History and Culture,” by WCU assistant professor of history Saheed Aderinto at 9 a.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Cardinal Room.
  • I-Learn America movie showing and discussion at 6 p.m. in the University Center theater. The movie is a documentary of the journey of five immigrant teenagers and their experiences adjusting and learning about a new country, city and high school.

Tuesday, Nov. 15:

  • Study abroad student panel discussion at 4 p.m. in the University Center Catamount Room.
  • Chinese language group performance, featuring skits, song and a tongue twister, at 7 p.m. in Room 201 of McKee Building.
  • Native American Heritage Program at 6 p.m. in the Intercultural Affairs office, Room 227 of the University Center. The movie “Apocalypto” will be shown with food and a discussion.

Wednesday, Nov. 16:

  • International coffee hour and cultural presentation at 4:30 p.m. in University Center Cardinal Room.
  • Michael Roy, a muralist, will give a talk in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Room 130, at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17:

  • Global Citizenship Summit at 10:30 a.m. in the University Center Grandroom. Twelve groups of students representing countries from around the world in a model United Nations fashion will produce a joint resolution, solving problems of the 21st century.
  • Study abroad presentation at 4 p.m. in the UC Cardinal Room.
  • Japan Night, hosted by the Japanese Program, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 121 of McKee Building. It’s a three-part series that includes presentations about Japanese culture, how to navigate a study abroad trip to Japan, and how Japanese students experience the United States.

For more information, contact Ling LeBeau, WCU director of international programs and services, at 828-227-3433 or