International Education Week 2016

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International Education Week is celebrated at hundreds of schools across the country and around the world. R-MC’s Office of International Education (OIE), in collaboration with other departments and student organizations, presents a wide range of events that highlight our cultural diversity.

Open to R-MC and the wider community (unless otherwise noted). Be sure not to miss out!!!

Monday, November 14th
The Peach Boy 
Japanese language student storytelling project 
Sponsored by Asian Studies and JAPN 211 students
Monday, Nov. 14, 3:30-4:30 pm, Haley 112
Be enchanted by the story of the Japanese folktale Momotaro the Peach Boy, presented by students currently in Japanese 211!
Contact: YoshikoHimata@rmc.edu

International Dance and Fashion Showcase
Sponsored by the International Interest Group (IIG)
Monday, Nov. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm, Brock Commons
The IIG is hosting a Dance and Fashion Showcase to start off IEW! Come out and see traditional dances and clothing from various countries (Japan, Spain, Austria, etc.). Don’t miss this fun night!
Contact: JenniferJeu@go.rmc.edu

Tuesday, November 15th
Gaining an Edge from Your International Experience
Sponsored by the Office of International Education and The Edge Career Center
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Dollar Tree Room in Brock Commons
Having international experience can set you apart from your peers, but how do you present a J-term travel course or semester abroad on your resume? What should you say about it in an interview? This interactive workshop is your chance to find out – come ready to participate! Event is free but advance registration is required; email TammiReichel@rmc.edu for more information.

Wednesday, November 16th
Geology of Iceland: Summer School Travel Course Info. Session 
Sponsored by Environmental Studies/Geology
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12:30-1:00 pm and Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:45 am-12:15 pm, Copley 202
Join Dr. Fenster for an overview of the Geology of Iceland 2017 summer session travel course. Come learn about walking on glaciers, hiking up volcanoes, soaking in geothermal energy hot baths, and experiencing Icelandic culture during this 30-minute info session.
Contact: mfenster@rmc.edu

Thursday, November 17th
Monique’s Crêpes Food Truck
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Caroline Street outside Fox Hall
Monique’s Crêpes will serve authentic French crêpes, sweet and savory, including some seasonal flavors. Bon appétit! This event will be held rain or shine.
Contact: mayuminakamura@rmc.edu

Passport Around The World
Sponsored by the International Interest Group (IIG)
Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:00 am-1:00 pm (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME!), Brock Commons
Interested in traveling the world without leaving R-MC? Then Passport Around The World is for you! Members of the IIG will be hosting tables featuring countries and cultures from around the world. There will be samples of food or small games to try so you can experience a little bit of these places. Come out and grab a “passport” to mark each country you visit!
Contact: JenniferJeu@go.rmc.edu

British Debaters
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 pm, Washington-Franklin Hall
The Randolph-Macon College Franklin Debating Society will be hosting the touring British debaters!
Contact: tsheckel@rmc.edu

Saturday, November 19th
Cambodian-American Heritage Dance Troupe  
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:00-8:30 pm, Blackwell Auditorium (205 Henry Street)
The Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose centerpiece is its dance troupe and music ensemble. For almost 20 years, the troupe has performed selections from the repertoire of Cambodian classical and folk dances. This dance and music tradition, passed down from one generation to the next, is an indelible part of Cambodian culture. Free and open to the public. Download the 2016-2017 Cultural Arts Calendar here.

Throughout the Week
AlterNatives Fair Trade Pop-up Shop
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 15-17, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, McGraw-Page Library Lobby
Purchase gifts from around the world including jewelry, ornaments, scarves, and more! Do your holiday shopping with us and know that you’ve contributed to the living wages of the people who produced these handcrafted items.
Contact: mayuminakamura@rmc.edu 

Library Display: The Diversity of World Peace
Sponsored by the Office of International Education
All week, McGraw-Page Library
Be sure to stop by the Library and view the display case featuring symbols of peace from around the world. Some pieces come from distant places, and others from the past. These items have been generously loaned by the faculty, staff and friends of the College.
Contact: JaneNucup@rmc.edu

 

 

Our sincere thanks to our volunteers & sponsors.
Questions? Contact R-MC’s Office of International Education at 804-752-3607 or Mayumi Nakamura at mayuminakamura@rmc.edu.

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