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

 

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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. – 11:00 a.m.

via, Microsoft Teams

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. – 1:30 p.m.

Cartwright Hall

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. – 1:30 p.m.

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. – 4:00 p.m.

White Hall, Room 200

 

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. – 6:00 p.m.

via, Microsoft Teams

     

 

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

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

 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Stark Campus Center Front Lobby

 

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. – 5:00 p.m.

Kent Student Center in Room 310

 

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. – 8:30 p.m.

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

 

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

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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. – 1:30 p.m.

Stark Campus Center Fireplace Lounge

 

   

 

 

 
     

 

     

 

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

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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

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

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 (streaming details pending)

 

 

Schedule of Live and Pre-recorded Events

 

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Office of Global Education - The Adventure Centers 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