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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
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International Education Week

Welcome to International Education Week at Nova Southeastern University!
November 14-18, 2016

Please join us for a week of campus-wide events highlighting NSU’s international initiatives that support our mission and core values!  All events are open to the entire NSU Community unless otherwise specified.


Ongoing during the week and beyond

Muslim WomenMuslim Women in America: The Evolving Scarf
An exhibit featuring the artwork of Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel

Cotilla Gallery
Alvin Sherman Library, NSU Ft. Lauderdale/Davie Campus


On social media

Education Abroad Experiences: NSU Students Share!

See the exciting accounts of NSU students who share transformational study abroad experiences with the whole NSU community.

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7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

OxfamOXFAM Hunger Banquet
Alvin Sherman Library, Room 4009

Come and experience an event that will raise your global awareness!
At this interactive event, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.


4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Career Development Strategies for International Students
Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1048/1049

Are you an international student who wants to learn how to navigate the U.S. internship and job market? This workshop will offer the opportunity to gain insight on the American business culture, learn about the key steps involved in student visa employment authorization options (CPT, OPT, H1B, etc.), how to find internships and full time job opportunities in the United States, and how to thoroughly prepare for interviews.



11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

globe plateInternational Food Offered By Chartwells
Don Taft University Center, Food Court

Experience one of the most important reflections of cultures of the world as you taste foods from different countries during lunch time!

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

World Religions Forum
Carl DeSantis Building, Room 3000

 A round table featuring representatives from different religions in the world. A great opportunity to gain the knowledge needed to understand the different faiths in the world.

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) A Workshop for International Students
Mr. Jim Vatral, Senior International Student Advisor

Carl DeSantis Building, Room 3049, Main Campus
(Via Video Conference at Regional Campuses)

 This workshop provides international students on active F1 visas with tips and guidelines for applying for the Optional Practical Training benefit and with information about employment while on OPT.  This workshop also covers what the F-1 student must do to maintain valid non-immigrant status while on OPT including reporting, unemployment, changing employers, changing physical addresses, the 60-day grace period, and applying for a change of status.

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Edwin BlackPost-Election Analysis: America and the Middle East, the Next 66 Days. The Next 66 Weeks.
Mr. Edwin Black
Performance Theater, PVA Wing
Don Taft University Center

Edwin Black is an award-winning, New York times bestselling international investigative author who has conducted extensive research on this topic and will share his findings with the NSU community. Click here for more information.


11:30 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.

Multicultural Fair
Health Professions Division, Terry Building Clock Tower Courtyard
NSU Davie/Ft. Lauderdale Camous

A Health Professions Division mega-event featuring a taste of the world with free cultural foods, visit and sign up with current NSU cultural clubs and organizations, games and activities, live music, and vendors. Come enjoy samples of cultural foods provided by students, faculty, staff, and local restaurants. There will be music, entertainment and prizes.

For more information contact the NSU Health Professions Division-Multicultural Affairs Committee at

Noon to 2:00 p.m.

hennaFast-a-Thon, Hijab and Henna
Don Taft University Center, Spine

 The Student Events and Activities Board will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fast-a-thon right in the University Center this year. During lunchtime, students will have the opportunity to try on Hijabs and have the chance to get Henna Tattoos. So be sure to come out the UC Spine and check it out!

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Fast-a-Thon Dinner-Guest Speaker
NSU Flight Deck Pub, Multipurpose Room

The evening part of Fast-a-thon is to rejoice and spread awareness of Ramadan, a month during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. There will be a speaker there to talk more about the culture and stereotypes. Dinner will be provided as well!

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Brazilian VoicesBrazilian Voices
Epstein Center for the Arts, University School 

Brazilian Voices' Artistic Directors, Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira,  have chosen songs for this new season to highlight the group's strengths: powerful musical  interpretation, rich harmonies and a  passionate approach to  reinterpreting Brazilian Jazz & Samba. There is a fluidity and warmth to the singing and musicianship throughout the program.  The extraordinary artistry of wonderful musicians from Brazil, Cuba and Puerto Rico accompanying singers from seven nations serves to reinvent and rejuvenate Jazz & Samba classics.

Free Event. Open to NSU students, faculty, staff, and the community.


Noon to 1:00 p.m.

NSU Global Village 2016
Don Taft University Center, Main Campus

A colorful exhibit by international students highlighting NSU’s diversity on campus.

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

H-1B: A Workshop for International Students
Mr. Aaron Blumberg, Attorney-at-law

Carl DeSantis Building, Room 3031, Ft. Lauderdale/Davie Campus
(Via Video Conference at Regional Campuses)

This workshop explains the particulars of obtaining an H1-B work visa including the process of H1-B sponsorship, visa allocation, cap subject vs. cap exempt, government and legal fees, the labor condition application, prevailing wage vs. actual wage, and cap gap automatic extensions.  This workshop also provides information regarding permanent residency based on employment. 

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

WANDERLUST: Education Abroad made easy!
The Commons Residence Hall, Room 123 

Want to study abroad? Need some tips for how to travel.  This workshop is for you!



12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Coffee and Conversations, A Taste of Thanksgiving COFFEE AND CONVERSATIONS, “A Taste of Thanksgiving”
Alvin Sherman Library, Room 4009

Lean about this traditional American celebration and have a taste of a sample spread of Thanksgiving dishes. 

3:30–5:00 p.m.

NISA Tye-Die Your World
NSU Flight Deck Pub, Backyard

Join this fun event where you will be able to show your NSU pride for its diversity using the colors of the flags of the different countries represented on campus!

5:00 to 7:00 pm

Friday Night Lights Olympic Event
Gessner Field

An event that has the objective of gathering all students to play and have fun sharing their culture and competing in different sports!



8:00 a.m.

SLCE Day of Service
Meet at Don Taft University Center

 Join the office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement for a Day of Service focusing on the issue of Hunger and Homelessness.
Space is limited! Sign up on OrgSync, here.

International Education Week at NSU is a collaborative effort among the schools, colleges, and centers on campus. The Office of International Affairs wishes to thank the executive administration and all the members of the IEW Committee for their continued commitment to international education, and their assistance with the organization, preparation, and implementation of this year’s program. A World of Thanks to Everyone!

For questions contact the Office of International Students at 954-262-7240 or