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International Education Week

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The week of November 12th – 16th, 2018, the NSU Office of International Affairs will again be hosting the annual International Education Week (IEW)! In order to make this year's IEW a more student-led initiative, Razor's Edge Global will be coordinating the schedule of events. 

 

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. You can learn more about International Education Week here.
 
Here at NSU, IEW is a week of campus-wide events and programs highlighting NSU’s international initiatives. IEW is a great way to support our international communities here on campus! It also can serve as an introduction to globalization for students, and/or a platform for expression and celebration for others.
 
If you are a part of a club or organization that promotes globalization, cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion, human rights, interfaith understanding, etc., we would love for you to join us in hosting an event or tabling at our “Global Village” session. IEW is a great way to promote your values and find others who share the same interests! You may learn about some suggested events here.
 
If you are interested in hosting or promoting an event during IEW, please contact us at iew@nova.edu or reach out to Sarah Brandt, Graduate Assistant for the Office of International Affairs at sb3002@nova.edu.

 


International Education Week Schedule 2018


WEEKLONG EVENTS

DAILY

globe plateInternational Food Offered By Chartwells
Razor's Reef, Don Taft University Center

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

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Shark Cage Businesses - International Offerings

Come out and support Razor's Edge Shark Cage undergraduate students who have launched their own businesses on the NSU campus.  Each Shark Cage business will feature international offerings during IEW.

  • Shark Teath: Serving International Teas
    • Outside Bar at the Flight Deck
    • 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Simply Servings: Gyros & Greek Sides
    • Outside Bar at the Flight Deck
    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Mako Me Fit: International Protein Flavors
    • 2nd Floor Concession Stand, Near the Gym
    • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Monday, Wednesday & Friday 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Meditation Monday

  • Sponsored By: SKY Meditation and Yoga
  • Location: Flight Deck Backyard
  • Contact: sp1743@mynsu.nova.edu 

SKY Meditation and Yoga will be hosting a peaceful guided meditation at the Flight Deck Backyard.  Come join us for a great way to start off your week with an energizing and refreshing practice!

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Sharks Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253
  • Contact: sharksabroad@nova.edu 

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! 

 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop for International Students

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.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m

 NSU's International Education Week Opening Ceremony 

  • Sponsored By: Razor's Edge Global
  • Location: Library Quad
  • Contact: iew@nova.edu 

Starting at the Horvitz Administration Building, near Gold Circle Lake, we will have a parade of students holding the flags of their countries.  We are going to have a flag for every country that is represented in NSU’s student population.  The parade will walk around the lake and end at the Alvin Sherman Library Quad.  This event is to bring awareness to how culturally diverse NSU is, while giving students an opportunity to represent their country.  Students are invited to represent their flag and walk in a group while carrying it. This is our IEW kickoff event - we hope to see you all there!

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Sharks Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253
  • Contact: sharksabroad@nova.edu 

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! 

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Nature Club Movie Night: Chasing Coral 

  • Sponsored By: Nature Club
  • Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Room 2097
  • Contact: as3404@mynsu.nova.edu 

Nature Club will hosting the documentary Chasing Coral, which investigates why coral reefs are vanishing across the world. A Razor’s Edge Global student, who is also a regional ambassador for the organization that made the film, will be there to discuss the documentary and answer questions.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Sharks Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253
  • Contact: sharksabroad@nova.edu 

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! 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop for International Students

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: DeSantis 1054 
  • Contact: intl@nova.edu 

This workshop provides international students on active F1 visas with tips and guidelines for applying for Curricular Practical Training.  

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

OXFAM Hunger Banquet [Pre-Registration Required]

  • Sponsored By: Student Leadership & Civic Engagement (SLCE) & Office of ExEL and FYE
  • Location: Cortilla Gallery, Alvin Sherman Library
  • Contact: cdalessio@nova.edu 
  • Registrer Here

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.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sharks Teaching Abroad Info Session  

Have you ever thought about living overseas and teaching after graduation? The opportunities are endless and the process can feel overwhelming. Join students from Razor’s Edge Shark Teach for an informational session on tips for things to do while at NSU to prepare and ideas on applying and finding placement once you are ready. Free food and no registration required.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sharks Abroad Info Session

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Office of International Affairs, Horvitz 253
  • Contact: sharksabroad@nova.edu 

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.

Career Advice and Pizza Slice: International Jobs and Student Panel

  • Sponsored By: Office of Career Development
  • Location: Alvin Sherman Library MR4009
  • Contact: career@nova.edu 

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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

11:30 a.m. -
1:00 p.m.

Multicultural Fair 

  • Sponsored By: Health Professions Division Multicultural Affairs & College of Health Care Sciences
  • Location: Terry Building Clock Tower Courtyard
  • Contact: jm2501@nova.edu 

The College of Health Care Sciences and the HPD Multicultural Committee are hosting the 6th Annual "Multicultural Fair".  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!

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dating Across Cultures

  • Sponsored By: NSU's Title IX Team
  • Location: Horvitz 114B
  • Contact: titleix@nova.edu 

Living in South Florida means you are likely to encounter persons from cultures very different than your own.  You might even date or initiate a romantic relationship with someone whose background and life experiences are far different than your own.  Join us for a lunchtime discussion about the nuances associated with cross-cultural dating and for some tips on how to engage earnestly in such relationships with respect in openness.

This event will have free food!

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Tips for Writing an Application Essay Workshop

  • Sponsored By: Writing & Communication Center
  • Location: Writing & Communication Center (Library 430)
  • Contact: wcc@nova.edu 
Students will elarn tips for completing application essays for study abroad programs and relevant scholarships.  Topics covered will include reading and responding to prompts, generating ideas, and editing and proofreading final products.

 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Breaking Stereotypes: A Discussion & Celebration

  • Sponsored By: The Office of Residential Life and Housing and the Office of International Affairs
  • Location: To Be Confirmed
  • Contact: mv828@mynsu.nova.edu 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

USCIS Updates for the NSU Community with Aaron Blumberg, Attorney-at-Law, Fragomen Worldwide

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building & via Facebook Live
  • Contact: intl@nova.edu 

USCIS has released several major policy updates in the past year and the regulations are being more strictly enforced than ever.  This session will include information on policy changes, application trends, recommendations for maintaining status and a Q&A session.  The session will be led by Aaron Blumberg, Fragomen Worldwide Associate and Jeannie Jaworski, Director of NSU's Office of International Affairs.  Information will be useful for NSU F-1 students and J-1 scholars as well as faculty and staff supporting F-1 students and J-1 scholars.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

H-1B & Beyond with Aaron Blumberg, Attorney-at-Law, Fragomen Worldwide

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs
  • Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building & via Facebook Live
  • Contact: intl@nova.edu 

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.

 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Interning for the United Nation

  • Sponsored By: Office of International Affairs & Model UN
  • Location: Mailman Auditorium
  • Contact: ma2215@mynsu.nova.edu 

Featuring NSU MBA international student Mugahed Al-Ameri, this presentation provides information about one student’s experience interning with the United Nations for six months. The presentation will provide a background on the UN, specifics about the student’s role as an intern with the Yemen Mission as well as provide attendees with advice to help them get an internship with United Nations.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Preparation for Getting a Passport

  • Sponsored By: Office of Student Affairs at the Regional Campuses
  • Location: Palm Beach Campus
  • Contact: st857@nova.edu 

 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mini-Language Lessons with the Tutoring & Testing Center

  • Sponsored By: Tutoring & Testing Center
  • Location: Commons 123B
  • Contact: palmacci@nova.edu 

Bonjour! Hola! Ciao! Konnichiwa! The NSU community is culturally rich and diverse. Tutors and Supplemental Instruction leaders will host mini-language lessons in a variety of languages, giving students the chance to learn to communicate with their multicultural peers. Light snakcs provided. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018

 

 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Global Village

Every year the Global Village gathers students from the many countries represented at NSU to share their culture and country pride with the entire NSU community!  This year we have over 100 countries represented on campus!

 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Research Around the World

  • Sponsored By: Razor's Edge Research
  • Location: Don Taft University Center, First Floor
  • Contact: ko401@mynsu.nova.edu 

 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

International Student Constituent Meeting

 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Making Study Abroad Affordable

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.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

NSU's Amazing Race: The 7 Modern Wonders of the World [Pre-Registration Required]

NSU’s Amazing Race: The 7 Modern Wonders of the World 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 Modern Wonders of the World. Spots are limited!  

 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Breaking Down Racial Barriers

  • Sponsored By: IMAN
  • Location: Interfaith Room (3rd Floor, Student Affairs Building)
  • Contact: uj11@mynsu.nova.edu 

This event focuses on facilitating conversations about race and the need for unity in the current political climate.

 

Tie Dye Your World

  • Sponsored By: NISA - Nova International Student Association
  • Location: TBD
  • Contact: nl574@mynsu.nova.edu 

Join NISA for Tie Dying! 

Thank You To Our Partners

NSU's International Education Week is a collaborative endeavor bringing together student leaders, departments, programs and campuses.  Thank you to the 2018 partners who have worked to contribute to our event schedule.

Razor's Edge Global Razor's Edge Research Razor's Edge Shark Cage
Razor's Edge Shark Teach Student Affairs at the Regional Campuses - Tampa Student Affairs at the Regional Campuses - Palm Beach
SKY Meditation & Yoga Student Organization Nature Club Student Organization Tutoring & Testing Center
Career Development Student Leadership & Civic Engagement Office of Experiential Learning & Education and the First Year Experience
HPD Multicultural Affairs Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences - Student Affairs Student Government Association
Office of Residential Life & Housing Writing & Communication Center Title IX
Model UN Office of Special Events and Projects IMAN Student Organization
Chartwells DOSACOUS Central Administration - Administration & Marketing Office of International Affairs
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