International Education Week

International Education Week 2021

The Foremost opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange.

“This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the nation’s 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.”

United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The week was created in 2000 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. The objective is to promote educational programs that prepare Americans, as well as international students, to succeed in a world that is becoming increasingly globalized. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs describes International Education Week as “an opportunity to celebrate diversity and the many opportunities and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” It also encourages the active participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange programs.

“In today’s world what happens in Rio de Janeiro, Jeddah, and Jakarta impacts our lives as much as events and trends in Cleveland, Toledo, and Cincinnati,” says Kent State University President, Todd Diacon. “International Education Week reminds us of our global mission at Kent State, and facilitates our learning about other people, places and political systems.”


 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

SPONSOR

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

TIME & LOCATION

Education Abroad - Office of Global Education Education Abroad 101 Join us to learn about study abroad opportunities and how to get started!

 

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

via, Microsoft Teams

Central State University Boren Scholarship Information Session Boren Information Session. Learn more about this study abroad scholarship for language programs!

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

via, Join this Zoom meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone

Graduate Student Senate, Division of Graduate Studies, and Office of International Student Affairs Cross-cultural Coffee Talk: American DEI Initiatives and the International Student Experience This program will be an informal, coffee talk style discussion with facilitators. It will be about the acclimation process for international graduate students regarding the American diversity, equity and inclusion culture they experience when coming to Kent State. This will be a time for students to ask questions, learn and further understand the mission of DEI work, the language commonly used, and the expectations of all Kent State students regarding DEI initiatives. A link to the importance of global awareness and cultural understanding will be provided to emphasize the importance of international education at Kent State.

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cartwright Hall, Room 122

Education Abroad - Office of Global Education Summer 2022 programs Join us for this virtual event to learn more about the different summer programs available for studying abroad for this Summer 2022.

 

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

via, Microsoft Teams

The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education Education Abroad in Ireland Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer in EHHS will discuss Human Development and Family Studies Study Abroad Experience in Ireland available to all majors. Join her to learn more!

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200

 

College of Nursing Study Abroad Open House College of Nursing faculty leading separate trips to Florence Italy, Northern Ireland, Germany & Prague, and Nepal are holding an open house for students interested in exploring the world with us.

 

2:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Henderson Hall, Room 201

via, Microsoft Teams

 

Philip Wang, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management Korea study abroad and tourism marketing research Dankook University International Summer School, 4 weeks in July and August, courses in humanities, management, Korean language and culture, field trips, and an opportunity to conduct a tourism marketing research.

 

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200

 

Department of Political Science Politics of London Law and Courts Spring Break 2022 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Trip This course explores one of the most influential legal systems in the world and its relationship to the global legal order within the context of American and European politics. It focuses on London and the United Kingdom’s relationship to the common law system, including an examination of its relatively new UK Supreme Court and its legal interpretations in the context of the English and U.S. court systems. 

 

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bowman Hall, Room 204

via, Microsoft Teams

 

Italian Government/ Agency/ Corporation 4IR & Digital Transformation In Europe: A Project Based Study-Abroad Trip  MGT 44187/ BAD 60095

Travel with Dr. Pratim Milton Datta to Italy (Rome or Milan) as. apart of a weeklong project to look at Europe’s digital transformation from a human, cultural, and technological point of view.

We will use the Italian government and/or relevant companies/institutions as cases to analyze Italy’s 4IR efforts.
The project trip will include one full-day excursion in addition to daily free-time to explore the city and the culture.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

via, Microsoft Teams

Gerald Read Center & Office of Diversity Outreach and Development Breaking Barriers & Crossing Borders: Student Study Abroad Workshop In this session, Daniel and Amanda from EHHS will discuss how to engage in education abroad and challenge three barriers most students encounter when considering to study abroad: Fear, finances, and family. Details on scholarships, how to approach your family, and facing your fears will be discussed! Please join us for dinner. Free to attend!

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200

Academic Learning Common - Geauga Campus International Education Week book display Visit the Academic Learning Commons International Education Week book display located in the library of Kent State University Geauga Campus.

 

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kent Geauga Campus Library

 

Community Engaged Learning Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Food Drive

This food drive begins on Monday and concludes on Friday. All donation items will be part of the Wagon Wheel Food Drive against the University of Akron, which will occur throughout the month of November. All items will benefit Flashes Fighting Hunger (formerly Campus Kitchen).

Donate any of the items listed below:

  • Toiletry items (razors, tissues, soaps, etc.)
  • Cooking oils and sprays (canola, olive, vegetable)
  • Condiments and sauces
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Pasta, rice, macaroni and cheese, ramen, etc.
  • Nuts and dried fruits
  • School Supplies

 

Monday 11/15 - Friday 11/19

Locations:

  • Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Lobby
  • Academic, Community, and Career Engagement Center (ACCE) Lobby in the Schwartz Center
  • Graduate Student Senate Office
  • Graduate Studies Office

 

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

SPONSOR

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

TIME & LOCATION

Stark Campus - Office of Global Initiatives Study Abroad Fair Stop by to learn more about study abroad locations and programs!

 

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Stark Campus Center Front Lobby

 

Office of Diversity Outreach and Development and the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education Breaking Barriers and Crossing Borders: Education Abroad Student Session In this session, Daniel and Amanda from EHHS will discuss how to engage in education abroad and challenge three barriers most students encounter when considering to study abroad: Fear, finances, and family. Details on scholarships, how to approach your family, and facing your fears will be discussed! Please join us for lunch. Free to attend!

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200

 

International Student and Scholar Services - Office of Global Education Cultural Café KSU International Students from Bangladesh and Pakistan will offer an inside look at their home cultures. During Cultural Café, presenters from different cultures give a short presentation. The presentations can include photographs and feature information about traditions and culture, government, history, geography, and as always attendees lineup for the delicious food samplings. In addition, the presenting students often include demonstrations of traditional songs or dances, while actively encouraging audience participation.

 

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kent Student Center in Room 310

 

Cleveland Council on World Affairs The United States and an Evolving Europe: Transatlantic Ties 2021-2022 Rachel Ellehuus, Deputy Director for the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will offer her insights into the current state of the transatlantic alliance.

 

5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Information Link

 

Community Engaged Learning Documentary & Discussion Join us for a viewing of "Under The Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness" and a discussion on the impact of homelessness in the Kent community. Pizza will be provided!

 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

CUE KeyBank Lounge

Register here

 

Office of International Student Affairs Residence Airways Nigeria Join us as we experience the culture and country of Nigeria presented by students themselves! It is sure to be a night of fun and good food for guests!

 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Lake Hall, First Floor Lounge

 

Wick Poetry Center World Poetry Reading Kent State international students, staff and faculty members from different countries will share poems they love from their own cultures facilitating a global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry.

 

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

CAED (College of Architecture & Environmental Design), Room 120

 

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

SPONSOR

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

TIME & LOCATION

Stark Campus - Office of Global Initiatives Cultural Cafe Cultural Cafe featuring Haiti join us for food and entertainment to learn about the Haitian Culture

 

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Stark Campus Center Fireplace Lounge

 

The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education Cultural Dialog: Japan Please join Ai Matsunaga, LEAP and Aggarwal-Blackburn Visiting Scholar in EHHS, to learn more about Japanese pop culture, customs, and traditions. Lunch will be provided!

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200

 

International Admissions - Office of Global Education Cupcakes with a Counselor Stop by to mingle with our International Admissions team and learn more about the admissions process, or simply catch up over sweets and hot cocoa!

 

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Terrace Hall, Room 105

 

International Programs Office Spring Break 2022 and Summer 2022 short-term Study Abroad opportunities with the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship Want to study abroad but can't go away for a semester? Come to an information session to learn about the Spring Break course/trips to the Cayman Islands or Rome and summer course/trips to Ireland, Greece, or Italy, plus information on internships abroad in Australia, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Business and Non-business students are welcome to attend.

 

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Business Administration Building (BSA), Room 483

 

Community Engaged Learning Oxfam Hunger Banquet CEL will be hosting an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, an interactive experience that teaches guests about hunger and food distribution throughout the world. Guests will randomly be assigned an income profile. A discussion reflecting on the experience will follow.

 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Kent Student Center, Room 318

Register here

 

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

SPONSOR

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

TIME & LOCATION

Stark Campus - Office of Global Initiatives Passports and Pastries Stop by to get your passport picture and forms needed to take to get your passport. Staff will be on hand to help you fill out the paperwork.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Stark Campus Center

Community Engaged Learning Service in a Flash: Plarn Mats Learn how to make yarn out of plastic bags (plarn) which will be upcycled into sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness! No experience is necessary. These mats will be donated to The Homeless Charity in Akron, Ohio.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

CUE KeyBank Lounge

Register here

Education Abroad - Office of Global Education Florence Summer Institute 2022 Information Session Dreaming of studying in Florence, Italy? Join the Florence Summer Institute information session to learn more about this amazing opportunity!

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Business Administration Building (BSA), Room 100

ESL Center/ English Department
Tea and Coffee Traditions How do coffee traditions and habits vary around the globe? Come talk to some current ESL students who will share how coffee is consumed in their culture and also their favorite spots locally!

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Satterfield Hall, Room 112

International Student and Scholar Services - Office of Global Education Employment for F-1 Visa Holders: On-campus, CPT, & OPT Learn more about how to take advantage of on- or off-campus employment while maintaining your F-1 status.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200 and via Teams' Meeting

Education Abroad - Office of Global Education Japan Information Session Join us to learn about summer, semester, and academic year programs in Japan!

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 via Teams' Meeting

International Programs Office Spring Break 2022 and Summer 2022 short-term Study Abroad opportunities with the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship Want to study abroad but can't go away for a semester? Come to an information session to learn about the Spring Break course/trips to the Cayman Islands or Rome and summer course/trips to Ireland, Greece, or Italy, plus information on internships abroad in Australia, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Business and Non-business students are welcome to attend.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Business Administration Building (BSA), Room 483

College of Arts and Sciences
Salamanca, Spain Education Abroad Informational Session Learn about Salamanca’s rich history including its famous 800-year-old university and the famous people who have studied there. Students enroll in a Spanish language class based on their level of proficiency. Beginner to intermediate-advanced levels are offered. Students will take classes in the morning and then participate in cultural activities in the afternoon, such as museum visits, cooking lessons, and flamenco lessons.

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Satterfield Hall, Room 112

Community Engaged Learning Pop-Up Mobile Pantry Join Flashes Fighting Hunger for the FIRST pop-up mobile food pantry! Volunteers will pass out pre-made bags of food to community members. Transportation is not provided.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Community Estates (6469 S Fairfield Ave., Ravenna, OH 44266)

Register here

Women's Center and Global Ambassadors Dating Across Borders: A conversation on cross cultural relationships

This paneled discussion will allow panelists from various parts of the world to share their experiences, and advise on love, dating and relationships.

We will see how people from 2 different cultures navigate dating each other. This experience will help broaden attendees perspectives while simultaneously aiding to build meaningful relationships.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

KSC, Room 306AB

Department of Africana Studies Study Abroad Program in Ghana Informational Meeting Join Professor and Department Chair Okantah as he shares information about the Summer Intersession 2022 Study Abroad Trip to Ghana.

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Oscar Ritchie Hall, Room 148 and via Live Stream

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

SPONSOR

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

TIME & LOCATION

Office of Global Education & Center for International & Intercultural Education Meet Your International Scholars We would like to celebrate our international scholars and the intercultural education they bring to Kent State and the surrounding community. We will be providing a pancake breakfast, donuts, and apple cider for the event. RSVP is preferred.

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,

The Gerald H. Read Room, White Hall Room 200 – RSVP Here

Department of Political Science Politics of London Law and Courts Spring Break 2022 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Trip This course explores one of the most influential legal systems in the world and its relationship to the global legal order within the context of American and European politics. It focuses on London and the United Kingdom’s relationship to the common law system, including an examination of its relatively new UK Supreme Court and its legal interpretations in the context of the English and U.S. court systems. 

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bowman Hall, Room 204

and via, Microsoft Teams

Community Engaged Learning Can Sculpture Competition Join Flashes Fighting Hunger (formerly Campus Kitchen) for the ribbon cutting of the FIRST pop-up mobile food pantry! Volunteers will pass out pre-made bags of food to community members. Transportation is not provided.

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (judging & winner announcement from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.),

Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE), Keybank Lounge

Department of Anthropology Archaeology of Ireland - Informational Session This event will consist of a presentation discussing the highlights of Archaeology of Ireland Faculty led trip which will take place in May 2022. There will be a Q&A with the professors leading the trip. There will also be a Financial Aid representative to help answer questions regarding payment and support options.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.,

Lowry Hall, Room 143

The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education Fulbright Scholar Reception All campus Fulbright scholars (past, present, and future) are welcome to join the Read Center celebrating Kent State Fulbrights with a reception! Are you interested in becoming a Fulbright? If so, also join us to learn about the process.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200

International Student and Scholar Services - Office of Global Education and The Adventure Center Rock Climbing Come try out rock climbing in a friendly and welcoming environment FOR FREE at the Adventure Center Climbing Wall! The Adventure Center, in
partnership with the Office of Global Education is providing a free climb wall rental for up to 15 participants.
Meet us at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center climbing wall at 3:55 to fill out a waiver and get your fitted for your climbing gear. All gear
and instruction will be provided. Our Adventure Center staff will be there to help you climb as high as you want to go and will bring you down
whenever you are ready. Contact clukas@kent.edu with any questions.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (be there at 3:55 pm)

Student Recreation and Wellness Center