International Education Week

Welcome to International Education Week at Nova Southeastern University! November November 16-20, 2015

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is a commitment 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.

International Education Week began in 2000 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. This important week is observed all across the United States and in more than 100 countries overseas. IEW is celebrated in November each year during the week before the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

IEW is an opportunity for exchange students worldwide to share with their host communities their cultures and highlight the benefits of international educational exchange programs.

The worldwide celebration of IEW offers a unique opportunity to reach out to people in every nation, to develop a broader understanding of world cultures and languages, and to reiterate the conviction that enduring friendships and partnerships created through international education and exchange are important for a secure future for all countries. You can make a difference by sharing with others your culture your history, government, language, food, holidays, school system and traditions.

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.

NOVEMBER 9, 11 and 15, 2015


Sponsored by the Alvin Sherman Library, the South Florida Irish Studies Consortium,
Irish Film Institute, and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Learn More about this festival here



2:00 p.m.

NSU Series: Stephen Ross Levitt, LL.M.
Horvitz Auditorium at NSU Art Museum 

Stephen Ross Levitt, LL.M. is an associate professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Arts. Humanities and Social Sciences, whose scholarly work has focused on 20th century German political and legal developments. In conjunction with the exhibition War Horses: Helhesten and the Danish Avant- Garde during World War II, which highlights the courageous avant-garde artists and writers who created abstract art and exhibited together during German occupation of Denmark, Levitt will examine Denmark’s position during World War II and the resistance movement. Free with Museum admission. Free for NSU students, faculty and staff.


9:30-11:00 a.m.

Opening Session 2015
Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building

“Appreciating our Diverse Community: Passport to NSU”
Roselyn Onyegbula
Doctoral Candidate-Conflict Analysis and Resolution
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Noon-1:00 p.m.

NSU Global Village 2015
Don Taft University Center, Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus
A colorful exhibit by international students highlighting NSU’s diversity on campus.


1:00 to 2:00 pm

Education Abroad Forum
Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1054, Main Campus

This session highlights the international study abroad and faculty-led travel-study programs that NSU students and faculty have conducted and participated in over the past few years. Students will share and reflect upon their individual experiences and the benefits they have had on their lives and future career goals.   


11:30 am-1:00 pm

Multicultural Fair
HPD/Terry Building Clock Tower Courtyard-Main Campus

 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

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Optional Practical Training (OPT) 2015
A Workshop for International Students
Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1052, Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

This workshop will provide 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.

Mr. Jim Vatral, Senior International Student Advisor



2:00-4:00 p.m.

H-1B: A Workshop for International Students
Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1049, Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

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.

Mr. Aaron Blumberg, Attorney-at-law

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Brazilian Voices
"From Brazil to the World"
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.



12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Don Taft University Center Spine, Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus 

An event that has the objective of gathering all the organizations, initiatives, and groups that are working towards promoting international education, campus internationalization, and a GLOBAL NSU!


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