International Education Week

 

Barnard Celebrates
International Education Week

November 16th-20th, 2015

 

International Education Week represents a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education intended to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Join the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs (OIIS), in collaboration with other campus offices, departments and centers, to celebrate Barnard's community of global learners!

 

ALL WEEK LONG

Come by our table outside Liz’s Place 11:00am-2:00pm every day to see what is going on at Barnard internationally! 

Check out the action station in Hewitt Dining Hall all week long to experience a new international culinary delight!

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH

SIT Abroad, 11:00am-2:00pm, Diana Lobby

Stop by our table in the Diana to learn more about study abroad opportunities with SIT Abroad.

 

Employment & OPT on an F-1 Visa, 1:00-2:00pm, Diana 502

In this session we will discuss Optional Practical Training, Curricular Practical Training, and general employment rules as they pertain to those international students studying on an F-1 visa.

 

In the Key of Tango & Alma-Piano Music of Argentina, 7:00pm, Flamboyán Theater, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk-Lower Level, Manhattan ($5 with BC ID)

Traditional, contemporary and original tangos performed Grammy nominee and Latin Grammy winner, Carlos Franzetti. Multiple Grammy nominee, Alison Brewster, will also perform.

 

10 Minute Language Lessons, 8:00-9:00pm, Sulzberger Lobby

This is a rotational event where there will be multiple 10-minute language sessions going on concurrently for the hour so that students can learn basic vocabulary and common phrases for multiple languages. Sponsored by Barnard’s Residential Life & Housing Office.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

IES Abroad, 11:00am-2:00pm, Diana Lobby

Stop by our table in the Diana to learn more about study abroad opportunities with IES Abroad.

 

Double-Dipping: The Study Abroad Experience for International Students, 1:00-2:00pm, Mehler Parlor, Elliot Hall

In this session we will discuss the benefits and advantages of studying abroad as an international student. We will also hear from international students who have had "multiple" immersion experiences. 

 

Meet and Greet with the New Dean of International and Intercultural Student Programs, 6:00-7:00pm, 616 Lounge

This is an opportunity ask questions and exchange ideas with the new Associate Dean as well as learn more about programs and services available through the  Office of International & Intercultural Student Programs.  

 

What is International? TCK Conversations, 7:00-8:00pm, 403 Barnard 

Join us for refreshments and hear from self-identified international student panelists about what makes them international. You'll find out that the categories that define international students and the international community itself are bigger than you think!

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

Global Ambassadors Program, 11:00am-2:00pm, Diana Lobby

GAs are Barnard women that help to welcome and integrate Barnard’s international student population. Stop by our table in Diana to learn more about this new student leadership opportunity!

 

Study Abroad General Information Session, 1:00-2:00pm, 318 Milbank

Thinking about studying abroad? Wondering if it's right for you? Come learn about opportunities in over 50 countries and start planning your next adventure! Policies and procedures for studying abroad while at Barnard will also be discussed.

 

Yvette Christiansë, Anya Ulinich, and Kate Zambreno, 7:00pm, Writers at Barnard, Sulzberger Parlor

A reading by Barnard creative writing faculty hailing from Russia, South Africa, and the United States.

 

Study Abroad Student Panel, 8:30-9:30pm, Plimpton TV Lounge

This is an opportunity for students to hear about the study abroad experience from their peers. Sponsored by Barnard’s Residential Life & Housing Office.
 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

Breaking Bread, 11:00am-2:00pm, Diana Lobby

This quickly evolving resource is servicing a growing need: making travel worry-free for the gluten-free! Stop by our table in the Diana to learn more about this website developed by Barnard study abroad alumnae, Jillian Cardona and Farhana Jamal, in collaboration with the Athena Scholars Program for Women’s Leadership.

 

Study Abroad: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How, 12:00-1:00pm, 202 Milbank

The title says it all! Hosted by the Office of Academic Success & Enrichment Programs (ASEP).

 

Employment & OPT on an F-1 Visa, 2:30-3:30pm, Altschul 303

In this session we will discuss Optional Practical Training, Curricular Practical Training, and general employment rules as they pertain to those international students studying on an F-1 visa.

 

Diplomacy in the Digital Age, 6:00-7:00pm, Auditorium, Earl Hall

This World Leaders Forum program features an address by The Honorable Matthew W. Barzun, Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. All guests are invited to a reception at the conclusion of the program. 

To register, click here.

 

10 Minute Language Lessons, 8:00-9:00pm, Brooks Lobby

This is a rotational event where there will be multiple 10-minute language sessions going on concurrently for the hour so that students can learn basic vocabulary and common phrases for multiple languages. Sponsored by Barnard’s Residential Life & Housing Office.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th

International Education Week Wrap-Up, 11:00am-2:00pm, Diana Lobby

This week was just the beginning! Stop by our table in the Diana to learn about the range of programs and services available through the Office of International & Intercultural Student Programs. Use the suggestion box to comment on this year's International Education Week as well as share ideas for future programming. You will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

 

Global Learning Beyond the Gates

Step beyond the gates to participate in the following international themed programs throughout New York City!

 

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, Asia Society and Museum, 725 Mark Avenue  (Free on Fridays from 6-9pm)

This gorgeous and historically intriguing exhibition presents nearly 120 pieces dating from the 10th through the 13th centuries, including bracelets, necklaces, pendants, collars, finger rings, bowls and a balance scale made entirely of gold. — Ken Johnson

 

Sacred Spaces with Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street (Free on Fridays from 6-9pm)

This exhibition’s premise is a question: What is a sacred space? It could be the museum’s Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive look at a traditional space for prayer and meditation. Or it could be a panoramic vista among the Himalayas. It could even be a video installation about Jain devotional rituals. All are on view in this exploration of veneration and its venues.— Joshua Barone

 

Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933, Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue ($10 with BC ID)

An exhibition devoted to Berlin during the Weimar period. The show explores the city using a multi-media approach, revealing this complex period through painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography, architecture, film, and fashion. Approximately 300 works will be on display, organized into five thematic groupings: The Birth of the Republic; A New Utopia; The "Neue Frau," or New Woman; The Crisis of Modernity; and Into the Abyss.

 

Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease on View, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street (pay what you wish)

Smallpox is the only human disease to have been eradicated, but what about Guinea worm, polio, malaria and others? This exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Carter Center, examines international efforts to control and wipe out infection. — Martin Tsai

 

Global Citizen: Architecture of Moshe Safdie, National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue (pay what you wish)

This touring exhibition, a retrospective of Mr. Safdie’s career of more than 50 years, makes its way to New York with new material based on the architect’s recent work related to dense urbanism in Asia.

 

Kongo: Power and Majesty, Metropolitan Museum of Art,  1000 Fifth Avenue (Free with BC ID)

For centuries the West assumed that African art had no history, because none had been found written down. But this tight, intense show, beautifully designed, with a stirring catalog, demonstrates otherwise. — Holland Cotter

 

Olga Pericet: Sin título/Untitled, Repertorio Español, 138 E. 27th Street ($35 with BC ID)

Award-winning Spanish Flamenco dancer is joined by guitarist Antonia Jiménez and the singers José Ángel Carmona and Ismael Fernández.

 

Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street (Free with BC ID)

A new installation of works in all mediums by 40 artists from around the world. Taken from the permanent collection, the offerings—some never exhibited before— were all made during the past 30 years, and reflect in different ways "the political, social, and cultural flux that have shaped the current global landscape. — Time Out New York

 

Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street (Free with BC ID)

Exhibition parallels and connections among artists active in Latin America and Eastern Europe in the 1960s and 1970s. During these decades, which flanked the widespread student protests of 1968, artists working in distinct political and economic contexts, from Prague to Buenos Aires, developed cross-cultural networks to circulate their artworks and ideas.

 

To add events to this calendar, please e-mail wgaray@barnard.edu.