IEW2019 Events

International Education Week 2019

Calendar of Events
Monday, Nov. 18 to Friday, Nov. 22
More about International Education Week 2019

Day Activity Title Sponsoring Organization Time Location Description
Monday, November 18
Scholarship Workshop
IPEA 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Bowman Hall 115
In need of scholarships to assist in your financial planning for your education abroad program but not sure where to start? Join us in this scholarship workshop and learn where to find scholarship opportunities, how to articulate your financial need, and how to write a personal statement that defines your "why." Education Abroad Alumni will also share unique fundraising ideas and tips to help in your search! *RSVP REQUIRED; Spots limited to the first 15 people who register! Register to reserve your spot today here!
Monday, November 18 Dr. Phil Wang Tour Design Poster Presentations Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm White Hall 200  
Monday, November 18 South Korea Study Abroad Information Session Kent State Stark Office of Global Initiatives 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Kent State Stark Campus Center Fireplace Lounge Interested in South Korean culture? Join the Office of Global Initiatives for a 30 minute presentation on study abroad options in South Korea. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and snack on Korean foods.
Monday, November 18 Dating In America: An International Comparison Office of Global Education 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Kent Student Center 319 Attendees will have the opportunity to explore dating through a cultural lens. We will explore how two people from different cultures approach dating each other in the U.S. Pre-registration is not required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.
Monday, November 18 Florence Summer Institute Information Night IPEA 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 207 Bowman Hall Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences Florence Summer programs! FSI is open to all students.  Learn about program costs, living arrangements, application deadlines and payment due dates! Feel free to invite your parents and loved ones!
Tuesday, November 19 Faculty-LED Group Application Session IPEA 10:00 am to 11:00 am 313 Kent Student Center If you are hoping to participate in a faculty-led program in the College of Arts and Sciences, please join us to complete your official Program Application as a group (application deadline December 1st). *Includes paying your $60 application fee.  
Tuesday, November 19 Beyond May 4th Office of Global Education 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Kent Student Center, Ballroom Balcony On Thursday, April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon announced before a live television audience his controversial decision to attack enemy bases in neutral Cambodia. "We take this action,"Nixon explained, "not for the purpose of expanding the war into Cambodia but for the purpose of ending the war in Vietnam and winning the just peace we all desire." Throughout the following weekend, protests of the so-called Cambodia Incursion erupted on more than 100 college and university campuses across the United States. At Kent State University, on Monday, May 4, 13 seconds of rifle fire by a contingent of 28 Ohio National Guardsmen left four students dead, one permanently paralyzed, and eight others wounded.
Now, fifty years after the tragic events that unfolded that spring day, the causes of the protests have dimmed. The community is vaguely aware that the shootings happened within an era of protest at Kent and more broadly, of Nixon's decision to enlarge the scope and violence of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. Few realize the real, global impact of US involvement in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indochina, or Southeast Asia. As we celebrate International Education Week 2019, this talk highlights the relevance of May 4th protests to our contemporary political condition.
Tuesday, November 19 CPT/OPT Workshop College of Business Career Services Office 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm BSA 207 Learn about the application process for CPT and OPT. This event is presented by the Office of Global Education.
Tuesday, November 19 Salamanca, Spain Education Abroad Informational Session IPEA/MCLS 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Satterfield Hall 119 Learn more about the four week Spanish-language immersive program in Salamanca, Spain during Summer 2020. Salamanca is a city rich in history, famous for its 800 year old university and the famous people who have studied there. This intensive Spanish language program takes students to la Ciudad del Español, Salamanca, Spain. Students enroll in a Spanish language class based on their level of proficiency. Beginner to intermediate-advanced levels are offered.
Tuesday, November 19 Global Peace Poem Workshop & Open Mic Wick Poetry Center 6:00 pm to ? pm 2nd Floor Library, Wick Poetry Corner As part of International Education Week, this year when Kent State University commemorates the 50th anniversary of the tragic May 4, 1970 shootings, the Wick Poetry Center invites community members to contribute their voices to a Global Peace Poem. The Global Peace Poem builds meaningful opportunities for connection and reflections across divisions. Wick Teaching Artists will guide writers in a conversation and writing activity. The resulting lines will be a way to honor and respond to the events of May 4. Following the workshop, there will be an Open Mic. All are welcome to read or listen.
Wednesday, November 20 International Student Career Boot Camp Career Exploration and Development 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Moulton Hall - Ballroom The International Student Career Boot Camp is an event designed to help international students elevate their professional presence on paper, in-person and online. International students are encouraged to attend this event to prepare for seeking full-time, part-time and on-campus student employment, to understand cultural expectations and legal requirements for working in the United States. The sessions will include topics such as finding on and off-campus employment, writing a resume, interviewing, crafting elevator pitches and learning from a panel of international faculty, staff, and alumni about their journey in the United States and experience with immigration. Breakfast will be provided. Students will have the opportunity to win awards up to $200 and earn the Career Ready Certificate. Only students who pre-register for the event through Handshake will be eligible to win the awards. Below is the Registration Link, it will lead you to the preview page once you click on it. You will need to click on the 'full event page' on the top of the preview page to RSVP for the event. Please know that there is a $10 refundable registration fee, and it will be refunded to you ONLY if you attend the event. (even for one session)  You don't have to register to attend but you need to register to be eligible for prizes and lunch! Register here.
Wednesday, November 20 Study Abroad Office of International Student Affairs and Center for Adult and Veteran Services 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Kent Student Center 303 Join OISA and CAVS for an informational session to learn more about study abroad opportunities for services members, veterans and adult learners.  There are study abroad trips as short as one week! Let us help you work it into your schedule. It's never too early to start thinking about Spring and Fall of 2020. Study Abroad experts and Financial Aid will be on hand to help answer your questions.
Wednesday, November 20 International Student Tea with LDES / Alexa Sandmann Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm White Hall 200 Join us for tea and light refreshments with Alexa Sandmann (School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences)
Wednesday, November 20 Cultural Café: Japan & Syria Office of Global Education 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Kent Student Center 310A/B Join the Office of Global Education in learning about the history, traditions, and beauty of Japan and Syria. Our student presenters have chosen traditional foods from both countries between presentations -- come and learn with all of your senses. 
Wednesday, November 20 Read Distinguished Lecture Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm White Hall 215 Join us for presentations from Windy Thi Ngoc Minh Phan(evaluation and measurement with Dr. Steven Brown) and Jinhua Bie (hospitality management Dr. Philip Wang).
Wednesday, November 20 Discovering China: The Secrets of the Terra Cotta Army College of Arts and Sciences Office of International Programs and Education Abroad 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Bowman Hall 201 Discover China through learning about the Terra Cotta Army with Dr. Hye-shim Yi (Art History) and Dr. Linda Spurlock (Anthropology). 
Thursday, November 21 Stark Education Abroad Fair Kent State Stark Office of Global Initiatives 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Kent State Stark Campus Center Want to learn more about the study abroad options available to Kent students? We will have tables featuring Stark-campus programs, open to all Kent students. These programs will be taught by Stark faculty and priced at Stark campus tuition rate. Stop by and learn more from faculty, students, and alumni.
Thursday, November 21 Gobble, Gobble, GLOBAL IPEA 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Bowman Cafe Are you interested in learning how other cultures and communities give thanks and show gratitude? Come give thanks for global education and try tasty food, participate in gracious activities, and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win a scholarship!
Thursday, November 21 Career Passport Workshop College of Business Career Services Office 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Business Administration A123 Conference Room Learn how your study abroad experience can:
1. Give you leverage in your job search
2. Allow you to stand out to employers
3. Enhance your elevator pitch and resume
Thursday, November 21 International Cook-Off Office of Global Education 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Kent Student Center Ballroom Sample international dishes from around the world prepared by cooking teams competing for the coveted First Place award as selected by a panel of KSU judges. Attendees can also vote for their Fan Favorite. Enjoy the food, fun and festivities. Free and open to all. Learn more.
Thursday, November 21 FAB Thursday Flash Activities Board 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony Crafts, games, and henna will be available--not to mention prizes!
Friday, November 22 Faculty-led Friday IPEA 11:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


124 Bowman Hall Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. Two Times Indicated - Same Location
Friday, November 22 H-1B Visa Workshop College of Business Career Services Office 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Business Administration 205 Gain valuable information from immigration attorney, Erin Brown, on the H-1B visa process.
Friday, November 22 OGE Workshop: Developing Faculty-led Education Abroad Programs OGE/Education Abroad 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Van Campen Hall, Room 111 Because internationalization is a vital component of higher education today, the Office of Global Education (OGE) would like to invite interested faculty members to attend a workshop designed to assist in the development of faculty-led education abroad programs.  The workshop will provide information concerning the logistics of planning a program, the steps that are necessary to make a program a success, as well as the resources available to faculty members.
Friday, November 22 Fulbright Friday Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm White Hall 200 This annual event brings together those who have earned the prestigious Fulbright status to network and celebrate and also provides an opportunity for those students and faculty interested in applying for the Fulbright programs to come and learn more about what is available and how to apply.
Friday, November 22 Asian Culture Night Multiple Student Organizations 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Kent Student Center Multicultural Room 206 This event is hosted by the following organizations: Chinese Student Association, Korean Culture Club, Japanese Culture Exchange Circle, Asian Studies Club, Chinese Culture Club, Kent Indian Association, Saudi Student Association, and Vietnamese Student Association. There will be panelists to discuss culture, board games, and food.
Friday, November 22 Dance ‘19- Dynamic Fusion School of Theatre and Dance 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Stump Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts Building A truly International collaboration, the concert features choreography from Dance faculty and guest artists from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand. The concert also celebrates the work of Leonard Cohen and his connection to Israel and is in honor of those whose lives have been cut short by senseless acts of violence. With the three choreographic voices and with the three languages of the Jewish people, this new choreographic work involves collaboration with Canadian singer/songwriter Batsheva Capek. This is  ticketed event. Please visit the Performing Arts Box Office or purchase tickets online. Call 330-672-ARTS or visit the Performing Arts Box Office. All full-time undergraduate students registered on the Kent campus are eligible for a free ticket to this production.