Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Graham Center 355
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: (305) 348-2421
Fax: (305) 348-1521

Biscayne Bay Campus
Wolfe University Center 363
3000 N. E. 151st Street
North Miami, FL 33181
Ph: (305) 919-5813
Fax: (305) 919-4824

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday
8:00am to 5:00 pm
Closed Weekends & Holidays

International Education Week: November 13 - 16

 

Each year in November, FIU participates in the national effort to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). International Education Week has been designated by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as a time to highlight the benefits of international education and cultural exchange worldwide and to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment.

Check out what FIU has to offer and learn more about all the ways we keep our students, faculty and staff globally engaged. Join us as we celebrate and learn from the cultural diversity present here on our own campuses as well as our connections to the world beyond FIU.

 

Schedule of Events: Modesto Maidique Campus

Wednesday, November 14

Thursday, November 15

Friday, November 16

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Schedule of Events: Biscayne Bay Campus

Thursday, November 15

 

 

Schedule of Events at Modesto Maidique Campus

 

Tuesday, November 13

China Roundtable Videoconference with FIU Students in Tianjin, China
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Housing: Lakeview South Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Sponsored by the Office of Global Learning Initiatives, Housing & Residential Life and CSHTM

During this discussion, moderated by an FIU faculty member in Tianjin, China, students at MMC, BBC and FIU's campus in China will be virtually connected. The topic will be the benefits of having a global perspective when working in the field of Human Resources Management. Among other things, participants will be examining the impact of cultural differences on interpersonal relationships and workplace culture.     

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Study Abroad Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
GC Hall & GC Pit

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

Each year, hundreds of FIU students embark on a myriad of study abroad programs in more than 30 countries around the world.  Our Study Abroad Fair showcases the diverse number of FIU sponsored international academic opportunities that are made available to FIU panthers every year.  Stop by and learn about the exciting opportunities that are available for you to study abroad.

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Tuesday Times Roundtable: Friendless in Miami? The International Student Experience
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Housing: Everglades Lounge

Sponsored by SGA and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives

Dr. Larry Lunsford, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, will lead this interactive student-centered discussion about the challenges of integrating into U.S. campus communities that many international students face. The discussion will center on a recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Education as well as articles from other sources that examine this topic. Free lunch will be served.

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Reel Review: International Films & Discussion
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Panther Suite (GC 325)

Part I: Saving Face (USA/Pakistan, 2012)
Film: 12:00 pm
Discussion: 1:00 pm
Part II: A Separation (Iran, 2011)
Film: 1:30 pm
Discussion: 3:45 pm

Sponsored by the CAPS Victim Empowerment Program and Active Minds

Join facilitators from the Counseling Services for an afternoon of foreign films and discussions on the provocative yet timeless themes of domestic and community violence against women and the tough choices women face as they struggle to care for their families.  Free popcorn and beverages will be served.  

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French Play: Art
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
GC Faculty Club

Sponsored by Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi and the Department of Modern Languages

How would you feel about your best friend if they suddenly did something so colossally stupid, it made you doubt the very basis of the friendship? It happens in Yasmina Reza’s monster international hit, Art. When an art lover buys what is in essence a pure white painting for a horse-choking sum, his best friend goes ballistic. Yet a third friend gets squeezed in the middle. Questions about the meaning of strange modern art and strange modern friendships–and how they’re sometimes not all that different–fly thick in the limelight.

 

Wednesday, November 14

National Issues Forum: America's Role in the World
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
PCA 341

Sponsored by the Office of Global Learning Initiatives and the Department of Communication Arts

The National Issues Forums (NIF) is a network of public forums organized around the country to discuss pressing public policy issues (American foreign policy). Participants at this event will receive light refreshments and a copy of a Kettering Foundation issue book.

Funding Your Experience Abroad
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
GC 316

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

Are you convinced that you can't study abroad because you think you can't afford it? Think again! This workshop will give you an overview of various opportunities and scholarships that can help to fund your experience overseas. Please RSVP to edabroad@fiu.edu to confirm your attendance.

Film: Rives (France, 2011)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
GC 140

Sponsored by Le Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi and the Department of Modern Languages

This film shows how the lives of three Parisians, who do not know one another, are all affected by the same external event and how they come to experience their surroundings differently because of it.

Study Abroad Information Session
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PC 113

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

This workshop will give you information about the various options available to students wishing to study abroad and about how the application process works. Come learn how to take advantage of these opportunities!

International Sports Expo
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recreation Center

Sponsored by Recreation Services

Learn more about internationally popular sports as well as some games not so well known in the U.S.  Information tables, displays, demonstrations and interactive activities will help you increase your knowledge of recreation worldwide.

FIU Global Engagement Fair
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
GC Pit

Sponsored by the Office of Global Learning Initiatives

This event will showcase the various ways that our university is engaged across regions, cultures, and disciplines. The fair will feature displays about FIU's globally-focused achievements as well as the various programs and international research in which our faculty, staff and students are currently participating (and how you may be able to get involved too)!

Study Abroad Art Exhibition: Opening Reception
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GC Art Gallery

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services, and the Graham Center

Join students from the study abroad programs to China, France, and Japan as they share their artwork and projects. Refreshments and music will be provided. All members of the FIU community are invited to attend.

Perspective on Global Health: From Microbiology to Macro Health Policy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AHC II 160

Sponsored by the Non-Profit and Global Health Interest Group and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Office of International Affairs

Come learn about the various international experiences and careers abroad that several professors in the College of Medicine have had and the wealth of knowledge this brings to our campus. This panel of presenters clearly demonstrates how FIU faculty put the I in FIU! Dinner will be provided.

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Thursday, November 15

Study Abroad Alumni Student Panel
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
GC 316

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

This panel of FIU students will share with you their experiences abroad as well as provide information about how you can seek out opportunities abroad yourself! Come learn from those who have done it themselves and ask any burning questions you may have! 

National Service Roundtable
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GC 140

Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

The honor society Omicron Delta Kappa will be hosting a roundtable with several local service community partners. This roundtable will give students the opportunity to interact with and learn about different service opportunities they can pursue.

Brazil Science Without Borders Program Reception with the Brazilian Consulate
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
GL 220

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

Come learn about how Brazil is expanding educational programs in science and partnering with the U.S. to send its students to us! Meet current students participating in these programs. Representatives of the Brazilian consulate in Miami will be available to answer questions.

Honors Hour: "Leaving Your Comfort Zone: The Joys and Challenges of Global Citizenship"
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
SIPA 125

Sponsored by the Honors College

Guest speaker Jerzy Brodzikowski will discuss his experiences at FIU, in the U.S. and abroad and will give students his personal advice on how to approach being a global citizen. Jerzy is an alumnus of the university and the Honors College and also a native of Poland.

 

Friday, November 16

International Careers & Internships Panel
10:00 am - 11:00 am
GC 316

Sponsored by Career Services

Come hear from a panel of FIU students, FIU alumni and other members of the international business community about their experiences in internships and careers abroad and find out more about how you can pursue these opportunities too!

How to Internationalize Your Resume
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
GC 316

Sponsored by Career Services

Have you gained experience overseas through study abroad, internships or volunteer work or even experience here at home that increased your global perspective, but you are just not sure how to present this information to prospective employers? Come find out how best to incorporate this information into your resume!

International Business Etiquette Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
GC 316

Sponsored by Career Services

Make sure you are familiar with proper dining etiquette in both local and international business settings. A light lunch will be served.

ISC Presents: Soul do Samba (An Evening of Brazilian Food, Music & Culture)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
GC 243

Sponsored by the International Student Club and International Student & Scholar Services

This closing event and dinner in honor of International Education Week will highlight a culture that has a strong presence in South Florida and will give FIU students the opportunity to experience food, music and some cultural traditions of a nation that really knows how to party!

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Schedule of Events at Biscayne Bay Campus

 

Tuesday, November 13

China Roundtable Videoconference with FIU Students in Tianjin, China
8:00 am - 9:00 am
HM 235

Sponsored by the Office of Global Learning Initiatives and CSHTM

During this discussion, moderated by an FIU faculty member in Tianjin, China, students at MMC, BBC and FIU's campus in China will be virtually connected. The topic will be the benefits of having a global perspective when working in the field of Human Resources Management. Among other things, participants will be examining the impact of cultural differences on interpersonal relationships and workplace culture.      

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International Kick-Off Celebration
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Panther Square

Sponsored by ISSS and International Student Club

Take a trip around the world as we Kick-Off International Education Week 2012! Panther Square will be abound with:

  • Japanese Taiko Drum Performance
  • Masks and Faces of the World Exhibit from noted Anthropologist Dr. Donna Goldstein
  • Games to test your Global IQ from the world’s regions to the world’s hats!
  • FREE Taste of French, Japanese, Mexican, Indonesian, Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine!

Tuesday Times Roundtable: "The (Insert Group Here) Vote: Did It Matter?"
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WUC 159

Sponsored by SGA & the Office of Global Learning Initiatives

Neil Reisner, Saltzberg Academy on Media and Global Affairs, will moderate a discussion based on a New York Times article about voting patterns and their impact on this year's presidential election.

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International Cooking Demonstration by Chef Allen Lok
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WUC Flagpole

Sponsored by the Wellness Center

Get a taste and learn how to cook a healthy, well balanced international meal by watching an expert!

Korean Pop Dance Workshop with Eddie Zen
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Panther Square

Sponsored by International Student Club

Come learn a few new moves from Korea Pop! No experience required!

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International Late Day Latte & SOC Club Fair
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WUC Flagpole

Sponsored by Campus Life at Biscayne Bay and SOC

Join Campus Life, students, faculty and staff for a pick-me-up at the end of the day at this social gathering in honor of all countries where coffee is king. You will also have the chance to learn more about the various student organizations and departments at BBC!

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Dancing with the Wolfe Series: Bachata
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Panther Square

Sponsored by Campus Life at Biscayne Bay and SPC

Learn from professional dance instructors and practice this simple and romantic dance from the Dominican Republic.

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Wednesday, November 14

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW)

Say No to Violence Against Women
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Panther Square

Sponsored by the Women’s Center, ISSS, Counseling and Psychological Services and International Student Club

Take a stand against sexual and gender-based violence by taking part in IDEVAW activities. Featuring:

  • The Clothesline Project : Decorate a t-shirt with your experience, emotions or message of support for IDEVAW and hang it to be viewed by others as a testimony to the problem of violence against women.
  • These Hands Don’t Hurt : An act of domestic violence takes place every nine seconds in the United States. Help us increase awareness and understanding of all forms of violence by tracing your hands on a large canvas. Signify your commitment to NEVER participate in violence within your relationship.
  • Walk the Line: Take the time to become aware of what’s going on around you. Walk the line that someone may have walked. Whether you know it or not, you may have more in common with the person next to you then you think. We can all be there to help each other walk the line.
  • Squeezing Balls Not Hitting Walls with CAPS : Learn about alternatives to violence from VAC Peer Educators as you make your own personalized stress balls.
  • FREE FOOD: Taste of Thai!  

IDEVAW Keynote Speaker, Josie Ashton, Creator of the "College Brides Walk" Anti-Violence Campaign
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre

Sponsored by the Women’s Center and International Student Club

On her wedding day Gladys Ricart was murdered by an ex-boyfriend. A year later Josie Ashton walked 3,000 miles in her own wedding dress to commemorate the death of Gladys and bring attention to issues of domestic violence. Come listen to Josie Ashton speak about her own life experiences, what motivated her to take a stand, and the impact her actions have had nationwide. Josie Ashton is a victim advocate and an activist in the South Florida community since 1994. As a survivor of domestic violence, she uses her experience and her education in criminal justice to help victims navigate the system and use it in a positive way to help families restore their lives. Josie is the creator of The Bride's March, a 1300 miles journey in a wedding gown to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Dancing with the Wolfe Series: Salsa

Beginners: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Intermediate: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Panther Square

Sponsored by Campus Life at Biscayne Bay and SPC

Turn up the heat and move those hips! Whether it's to experience a little bit of another culture or to get a good workout, this lesson can't be beat - it's fun, educational and FREE!

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Thursday, November 15

Venture Abroad Fair
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Panther Square

Sponsored by ISSS and International Student Club

Explore your options to travel, study, volunteer and work abroad at this dynamic informational fair featuring:

  • LIVE Caribbean Band and Dancers!
  • Consulates of El Salvador, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, Canada, and Trinidad & Tobago
  • Office of Study Abroad
  • U.S. Peace Corps
  • U.S. State Department
  • National Student Exchange
  • Alternative Break
  • Office of Global Learning Initiatives
  • Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (CSHTM)
  • Saltzberg Academy on Media and Global Affairs (SJMC)
  • School of Environment, Arts, and Society (SEAS)
  • Senegal and the Gambia: Traditions, Globalization, and Tourism in West Africa - School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • Free food and prizes!

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"Don't Stand So Close to Me": Cultural Faux Pas from Around the World
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre

Sponsored by CSHTM, Career Services and International Student Club

Prepare yourself to travel and do business around the world! This workshop will address some common mistakes people make when interacting in a culture other than their own.

Where Stuff Comes From
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre

Sponsored by Multicultural Programs and Services and International Student Club

You'll never believe how your favorite everyday items end up in your hands. Come find out!

Funding Your Experience Abroad
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WUC 363

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

Are you convinced that you can't study abroad because you think you can't afford it? Think again! This workshop will give you an overview of various opportunities and scholarships that can help to fund your experience overseas. Please RSVP to edabroad@fiu.edu to confirm your attendance.

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"Pass Your Plate" International Dinner & Culture Fest
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WUC Ballrooms

Sponsored by Bay Vista Housing Hall Council, ISSS, SOC, Campus Life at Biscayne Bay and SPC

Immerse yourself in cuisine and performances from around the globe! Featuring performances by the MASIS South American Dance Troupe, Aventura Dance, BBC International Japan Association, African Student Association, and more!

 

Friday, November 16

FIU BBC World Cup Futbol Tournament
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Miami Athletic Stadium

Sponsored by BBC Campus Recreation and BBC Futbol Club

Take part in the world’s most popular sport in this mini World Cup Tournament! Students, staff, and community welcome. To play, sign-up at the BBC Recreation Center. Even if you’re not playing, come out and cheer on your favorite futbol country. GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!

Sports from Around the World & Football Pep Rally
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Panther Square

Sponsored by BBC Campus Recreation, Campus Life at Biscayne Bay and Panther Power

Learn more about internationally popular sports while at the same time showing your Panther spirit and support for FIU Football! Information tables, displays, demonstrations and interactive activities will help you increase your knowledge of recreation worldwide.

 

Qualified individuals with a disability requesting an accommodation to attend an event must make the request no less than five working days in advance by calling 305.919.5804 or TTY via FRS 1.800.955.8771. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. For additional event information please call 305.348.2421 at MMC or 305.919.5813 at BBC (or visit GC 355 at MMC or WUC 363 at BBC).