The celebration is coordinated nationally by a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education and on the Wright State campus by the Wright State University Center for International Education.
“This is an effort 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,” said UCIE Director Michelle Streeter-Ferrari.
Activities include lectures on ways to welcome and mentor international students, careers in international education and development of education in the Middle Eastern African nation of Kuwait.
Events also include a photo contest and display, a cheese, bread and grape juice tasting hosted by the French Club and discussion of “The Cellist of Sarajevo,” a powerful novel about the war in Bosnia told through the eyes of civilians and soldiers in the besieged city of Sarajevo.
Wright State students, faculty, staff and alumni will also be able to take part in a photo contest in the categories of landscapes, portraits and cultural depictions.
Monday, Nov. 16
Kickoff party with the Zuzu African Acrobats, who were featured on “America’s Got Talent,” 12:30-2 p.m., Student Union Atrium
Common Text: “The Cellist of Sarajevo,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Student Union Apollo Room
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Welcome Dayton: Your Role in Welcoming Immigrants, noon-1 p.m., E190 Student Union
Lecture by Carl Hobert: International Students and Colleagues: Effective Ways to Find, Welcome and Mentor Them in our Schools and Climates, 2-3:30 p.m., Student Union Atrium
Kuwaiti Student Association: Development of Education in Kuwait, 3:30-4:30 p.m., E190 Student Union
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Roxanne DuVivier: Academic Professional Careers in International Education, noon-1 p.m., E190 Student Union
International Women’s Organization: The Development of Education for Women Around the World, 1:30-2:30 p.m., E190 Student Union
French Club: Cheese, Bread and Grape Juice Tasting, 3-4 p.m., E190 Student Union
Thursday, Nov. 19
Teaching Abroad Workshop for Wright State faculty, noon-1:30 p.m., E190 Student Union
Immigration 101 Workshop for Wright State faculty and staff, noon, UCIE office, E190 Student Union (lunch provided)
President’s Reception, 3:30-5 p.m., Student Union Atrium
Global Connections: International Art Gallery, 3-5 p.m., Student Union Pathfinder Lounge