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International Education Week

Welcome to International Education Week at Nova Southeastern University!
November 13-17, 2017

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.

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NOVEMBER 13 THROUGH 17, 2017

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

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!

Various

Free Global Competence Webinars for Educators

AFS Intercultural Programs will be offering five free webinars to help faculty and staff improve their global competency.  Join renowned interculturalists Dr. Darla Deardorff and Dr. Mick Vande Berg and other AFS experts on the following topics:

  • Intercultural Competence in the Classroom
  • Deepre Insights to Better Understand the Arab, Muslim World
  • The Missing Piece - Supporting Host Families of Study Abroad Participants
  • Global Skills Development for the Workforce: Interventions for Mobility Programs
  • Assessing Intercultural Competence

Full webinar descriptions, dates, times and registration information available on the AFS website.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Study Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253

Learn how to make your dream to study abroad a reality.  This info sesion will cover the basics of finding a study abroad program, financing your program, ensuring your credits transfer, and completing all the proper pre-departure requirements so that you can make the most of your time abroad! 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NSU Global Village 2017

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Don Taft University Center, Spine

A wonderful opening to International Education Week, Global Village is a colorful exhibit by the international students highlighting NSU's diversity on campus.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Conflict Resolution Global Courses: Ecuador

  • Presentation By: Elena Bastidas, Ph.D. and Graduate Students
  • Sponsored By: College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Location: Maltz 2052
  • Lunch will be served so please RSVP today!

Learn about the international experience and global courses in conflict resolution studies.

3:30 p.m.

CIACentral Intelligence Agency (CIA) Interactive Scenario (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: Office of Career Development
  • Location: Cortex Lab, 3rd Floor, Mailman-Hollywood Building
  • Register at nova.joinhandshake.com

Thinking Like a DA Officer - This is an audience participation exercise lead by representatives from the CIA. They will walk you through a scenario that a DA officer could experience. DA Officer- Directorate of Analysis: Pulls together relevant information from all available sources related to global events and foreign policy matters, analyzes it and provides timely and objective assessments.

4:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253

Learn how to make your dream to study abroad a reality.  This info sesion will cover the basics of finding a study abroad program, financing your program, ensuring your credits transfer, and completing all the proper pre-departure requirements so that you can make the most of your time abroad! 

5:00 p.m.

CIACIA Information Panel (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: Office of Career Development
  • Location: Cortex Lab, 3rd Floor, Mailman-Hollywood Building
  • Register at nova.joinhandshake.com

Join us for a presentation with representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Learn about the various divisions within the organizations and the skills they look for in top candidates. They will also discuss the application process for full-time and internship opportunities.

6:30 p.m.

Getting and Succeeding at an International Career

  • Guest Speaker: Mary Hope Schwoebel, PhD
  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Rosenthal 200

Mary Hope Schwoebel, PhD, brings 30 yearse of experience in the fields of peacebuilding, governance, humanitarian assistance and development, and she has worked for UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral and non-governmental organizations.  Having spent significant time working in Paraguay and the horn of Africa, her talk will discuss her experiences navigating the world of international careers.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Study Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253

Learn how to make your dream to study abroad a reality.  This info sesion will cover the basics of finding a study abroad program, financing your program, ensuring your credits transfer, and completing all the proper pre-departure requirements so that you can make the most of your time abroad! 

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

hennaHenna and Hijab Making

  • Sponsored By: SEA Board
  • Location:  Don Taft University Center, Spine

The Student Events and Activities Board will be hosting their 3rd 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!

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Career Chats FlyerOptional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop for International Students (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Horvitz 114B 

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.

4:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253

Learn how to make your dream to study abroad a reality.  This info sesion will cover the basics of finding a study abroad program, financing your program, ensuring your credits transfer, and completing all the proper pre-departure requirements so that you can make the most of your time abroad! 

 

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Career Chats FlyerCareer Advice and Pizza Slice: International Jobs and Student Panel (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: Office of Career Development
  • Location: NSU Library Gallery

International students and alumni from NSU who have successfully landed an internship/full-time job in the United States will discuss their experiences and offer feedback and advice about transitioning to the workplace following graduation.  The panel will also host a panelist who has interned or volunteered abroad to share their experience and how you too can intern or volunteer in another country.

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: Service in the City

  • Sponsored By: Student Leadership & Civic Engagement (SLCE)
  • Location: HOPE South Florida

In honor of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week, join the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement and fellow NSU Sharks for a night of evening Service in the City.  Volunteers will be serving a shared meal at one of the HOPE South Florida meal distribution sites in Fort Lauderdale.  Sign up before the event online on the SLCE OrgSync page under events.  Space is limited and first come first served.

3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dance Around The World

  • Sponsored By: Recreation and Wellness
  • Location: Don Taft University Center - RecPlex
    • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. : Maasti (Multipurpose Room 3)
    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. : NISA (Multipurpose Room 1)
    • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. : Hip Hop (Multipurpose Room 3)

What better way to immerse yourself into foreign cultures than through dance?  Today we offer different dance classes that give you the opportunity to learn more about the cultural diversity in various countries.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

11:30 a.m. -
1:00 p.m.

Multicultural Fair FlyerMulticultural Fair (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: Health Professions Division Multicultural Affairs & College of Health Care Sciences
  • Location: Terry Building Clock Tower Courtyard

The College of Health Care Sciences, the HPD Multicultural Committee, and the Office of International Student Affairs are hosting the 5th Annual "Multicultural Fair".  This year's theme is "We Are All The Same On The Inside."  There will be free food and giveaways from local vendors, music and NSU departments and programs tabling.  Stop by and check out more than 30 culturally diverse student organizations as well.  Please join and bring a food dish to share from your culture for NSU's biggest multiethnic potluck!

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Career Chats FlyerH-1B: A Workshop for International Students (view flyer)

  • Guest Speaker: Mr. Aaron Blumberg, Attorney-at-Law
  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Horvitz 114B

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 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

InNOVAtive Leadership Series: Social Responsibility

  • Facilitated By: Dr. Alexis Martinez
  • Sponsored By: Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • Location: Student Affairs Building 104

The InNOVAtive Leadership Series serves to educate students on various leadership topics and core competencies.  In this interactive workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn about he core competency of Social Responsibility and why it is integral to the success of student organizations and teams.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Global Vogue

  • Sponsored By: Office of Residence Life and Housing
  • Location: Commons Court Yard

The fashion show allows students to represent their different cultures through traditional garbs and music.  To participate as a model please register through the following link: https://global_vogue.eventbrite.com/.  Each model is allowed up to three different garbs and may provide suggested music.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

 

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Career Chats FlyerCareer Strategies for International Students (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: Office of Career Development
  • Location: Horvitz 114A

The Career Strategies for International Students workshop will offer international students the opportunity to gain insight on the American business culture, learn about hte CPT internship process and how to find internship and full time job opportunities in the United States.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Psychological Outreach in Swaziland

  • Sponsored By: College of Psychology
  • Location: Maltz 2058
  • Lunch will be served, so please RSVP today!

Learn about past and upcoming humanitarian trips to Africa.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Making Study Abroad More Affordable

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Rosenthal 200

Interested in studying abroad but worrying about the cost?  This workshop will share information about how to make study abroad more affordable including scholarship information, traveling tips, and working with your financial aid.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

OxfamOXFAM Hunger Banquet (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: Student Leadership & Civic Engagement (SLCE)
  • Location: Commons 123

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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

4:00 p.m.

The Amazing Race: Conquer the Continents

  • Sponsored By: Special Events and Projects
  • Location: Meet at Commons Circle

NSU’s Amazing Race: Conquer the Continents is based on the popular reality series, where participants in teams of two complete challenges around the World. We have partnered with several departments and student organizations to design unique challenges related to the 7 continents of the world. Please use this link to sign up both yourself and partner to compete in this event. https://orgsync.com/39657/forms/291795. Applications will close on Tuesday, November 14th 2017 at 5:00pm and spots are LIMITED. We will be signing up teams during SEA Thursday, November 9th 2017. If you have issues with registering please call 954-262-7193 or email specialprojects@nova.edu.

May the best team WIN!

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tie Dye Your World FlyerNISA Tie-Dye Your World (view flyer)

  • Sponsored By: NSU International Student Association (NISA)
  • Location: NSU Flight Deck Pub, Backyard

Explore your creative side and have fun tie-dying t-shirts provided by NISA, an organization that embraces individuals from all cultures!  You will be able to meet international and domestic students that share similar interests as you and wind down after a long week of classes.

IEWInternational 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 intl@nova.edu

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