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International Education Week

at Nova Southeastern University

November 16-23, 2019

 International Education Week is an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international opportunities for the entire NSU community.  The 2019 schedule is still being finalized - take a look at the exciting events that are planned below!

Sharks Abroad Info Sessions

Want to study abroad but don't know where to start? Drop by an info session! We host info sessions about the education abroad process at NSU every Monday and Tuesday at 9:00am and 4:00pm. No need to make an appointment - just come to the Office of International Affairs. For even more information, follow us on instagram at @sharksabroad.

  • TIME: 9:00 a.m. -or- 4:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Horvitz 253
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of International Affairs - Sharks Abroad 
  • CONTACT: Sharks Abroad Team

International Coffee Hour 


Are you… Someone who likes good conversations with interesting people? Please join the Office of Residential Life and Housing for International Coffee Hour, Monday, November 18th for a cup of free coffee and great conversations.

  • TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Commons Pagoda
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of Residence Life and Housing
  • CONTACT: Krystal Nicholson

Opening Ceremony - Parade of Flags - Featured Event!


 March around campus with students from all over the world in our Parade of Flags, IEW's Opening Ceremony! At least one flag per country will be provided through the Office of International Affairs for everyone who registers! Meet other international students and share the pride of your culture as you walk across campus together! Organizations with 2 attendees can earn 2 FIN points.

Asian Cultural Awareness and Business Etiquette


Come hear from John Diep, the Director of International Trade Development for Enterprise about his role as an Asia/Pacific Specialist. This interactive workshop, hosted by the Huizenga Innovation Academy and the International Business Student Association, will give you insight into what it is like to work in International Business.

  • TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building
  • SPONSORED BY: Huizenga Innovation Academy, International Business Student Association, and the Office of International Affairs
  • CONTACT: Sarah Brandt

What are we GHANA Eat? 


Learn about income inequity in Ghana while enjoying delicious local and global food during the inaugural Razor’s Edge Global fundraising event, created and hosted by the Carter Class (Class of 2022). 


Food will be provided by Razor’s Edge Global Scholars as well as other NSU faculty and staff and will feature cuisine from around the world.  If you are interested in donating food, please sign up at


Proceeds for the event will benefit the following causes:

  • The Talented Women’s Club (50%): An NGO organization providing microloans to Ghanaian women who use the funds to create business that support their families. Learn more at
  • NSU Travel Exploration Grant Fund (25%): To provide a source of NSU funding for students to engage in international curricular and co-curricular experiences which have been approved for ExEL Travel Exploration units. Examples include study abroad, faculty-led travel study, and international internships and medical fellowships.
  • NSU International Student Grant Fund (25%) To provide a source of NSU funding for F-1 international students who are experiencing an economic hardship. Requests can include academic, non-academic, and immigration-related costs.


In alignment with the Razor’s Edge Global commitment to environmental sustainability, our goal for this event is to be plastic-free.  Attendees should be aware that no plastic cutlery will be available at the event.  Please bring your own utensils to reduce waste.  Alternatively, you may purchase disposable bamboo cutlery for an extra $1.00 or purchase an entire set of reusable metal cutlery for $5.00.  The reusable cutlery includes a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, two metal straws and a cleaning brush, all in a compact and durable carrying case.  All proceeds go to the fundraising initiatives listed above.

Mini-Language Labs 


Join multilingual student staff from the TTC and Shark Teach scholars for mini-language lessons to learn useful and easy phrases to help you connect with your international peers!

  • TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Student Affairs Building 104
  • SPONSORED BY: Tutoring & Testing Center & Razor's Edge Shark Teach
  • CONTACT: Cortney Stein

NSU University School International Parent Coffee 


 Please join us at the NSU University School International Parent Coffee! Parents and guardians of Lower, Middle, and Upper School students are invited to learn about resources for students and parents, unique experiential learning opportunities, and methods of parent engagement with NSU University School. Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese translators will be available. Please contact to request any other language. 

  • TIME: 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • LOCATION: Sonken Upper School Media Center
  • SPONSORED BY: NSU University School
  • CONTACT: Jamie Crawford

Sharks Abroad Info Sessions

Want to study abroad but don't know where to start? Drop by an info session! We host info sessions about the education abroad process at NSU every Monday and Tuesday at 9:00am and 4:00pm. No need to make an appointment - just come to the Office of International Affairs. For even more information, follow us on instagram at @sharksabroad.

  • TIME: 9:00 a.m. -or- 4:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Horvitz 253
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of International Affairs - Sharks Abroad 
  • CONTACT: Sharks Abroad Team

Hunger Banquet


Join SLCE for International Education Week and National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! 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. 

  • TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Black Box Theatre, PVA
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • CONTACT: Concetta D'Alessio

H1-B & Other Employment Options After Graduation


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. 

Picture Yourself Abroad: Virtual Reality Experience

Come join us in the Fischler Academy's Active Learning Center for an event designed to connect students through shared experiences and cutting edge technology. During this event, students will engage with multiple virtual reality platforms, which will allow them to explore familiar and unfamiliar places and cultures.

  • TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Alvin Sherman Library 2063, Lab B
  • SPONSORED BY: Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice
  • CONTACT: Jacquelyn Trott

The Stolzenberg-Doan Annual International Studies Lecture


 The Department of History and Political Science Presents The Stozenberg-Doan Annual Lecture "Samai Baseball in the City: East Asian Baseball Culture in Historical Context." Presented by Dr. John Harney, Center College, Kentucky Associate Professor of History, Chair of the Asian Studies Program.  

  • TIME: 7:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Mailman Hollywood Auditorium
  • SPONSORED BY: Department of History and Political Science
  • CONTACT: David Kilroy

Girl Rising Moving Night


Join SLCE as we journey to different countries to follow the story of nine girls as they overcome obstacles to obtain an education.

  • TIME: 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Student Affairs Building, Patio
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • CONTACT: Thalia Charles, Alisha Nelson

Honors College International Opportunities Presentation

Open to Honors Students only. Join us for a panel discussion led by Honors students who have participated in Sharks Abroad Programs including study abroad and travel study. Learn about where to go and how the process works!

  • TIME: 12:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Library Gallery
  • SPONSORED BY: Farquar Honors College & Office of International Affairs - Sharks Abroad 
  • CONTACT: Robin St. George

Tips for Writing an Application Essay Workshop


Need help with your application essay for a study abroad program or scholarship opportunity? Get tips and tricks from the pros at the Writing & Communication Center.

  • TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Writing & Communication Center
  • SPONSORED BY: NSU Writing & Communication Center
  • CONTACT: Janine Morris

SAS and the Exploration of Guatemala


Build relationships through fascinating and enlightening conversations with people who have personal stories of the history of Guatemala and Latin America.

  • TIME: 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Student Affairs Building, Room 104
  • SPONSORED BY: Student Engagement & Civic Leadership
  • CONTACT: Concetta D'Alessio

Florida International Leadership Conference Info Session


One of a kind FULLY FUNDED student leadership conference for undergraduate and graduate international students, study abroad students, and all other students interested in global engagement. Includes sessions on career preparation and leadership, transportation, all food, and two nights in rustic cabins for this U.S. American camp-style retreat. This is the last info session of the year - application deadline: November 24, 2019.  Conference Dates: Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020.

  • TIME: 5:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Horvitz 114B
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of International Affairs
  • CONTACT: Jeannie Jaworski

Multicultural Shark Celebration Day - Featured Event!

Calling all multicultural student organizations! Come out and share your culture with others while celebrating those around you at NSU's only collaborative event between these organizations. Interested in joining a multicultural student organization? This is a great way to connect. Expect food, music, dance performances, and more! The event is made possible by SEAboard and IOC.

Career Advice & Pizza Slice for International Students


 International students who attend Career Advice and Pizza Slice will have an opportunity to hear from their peers on ways to take advantage of the CPT/OPT opportunities. Encourage your students to come grab a slice of pizza and hear more about the internship/ job search from international students at NSU who have successfully found opportunities in the US. 

OPT F-1 Employment Workshop

This workshop is for F-1 International Students looking to learn more about the OPT Employment process.

  • TIME: 10:00 a.m.
  • LOCATION: DeSantis 2067
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of International Affairs
  • CONTACT: Jim Vatral

Dating Across Cultures: Strategies for Healthy Intercultural Relationships


Come join us for an engaging and insightful discussion about dating within the context of intercultural relationships. Learn valuable tips and thoughtful strategies for contributing to a healthy, honest, and equitable partnership.

  • TIME: 12:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: DeSantis 2067
  • SPONSORED BY: NSU Title IX Staff & NSU Peer Educators
  • CONTACT: Desmond Daniels

CPT F-1 Employment Workshop

This workshop is for F-1 International Students looking to learn more about the CPT Employment process.

  • TIME: 4:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Horvitz 114B
  • SPONSORED BY: Office of International Affairs
  • CONTACT: Deborah Pabon

Service in the City

Join us for our Service in the City volunteer nights in the City of Ft. Lauderdale. Volunteers will be serving with HOPE South Florida. Volunteers will be assisting meal service to homeless individuals in Broward County.  

  • TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Off-Campus
  • SPONSORED BY: Student Engagement & Civic Leadership
  • CONTACT: Concetta D'Alessio

Just Dance Around the World 


 Take a trip around the world with Infinite Motion "Just Dance " style! You don't want to miss this worldwide tour. Hope to see you there!

  • TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: UC 2nd Floor
  • SPONSORED BY: Infinite Motion (RSO)
  • CONTACT: Chante' Lively

Global Village - Featured Event!


 Help NSU's campus learn more about your country by tabling at the Global Village.  This event is an International Education Week tradition.  Each table will represent a different country. Each country can be reimbursed up to $25 for materials purchased.  Host a table by yourself or with your friends!

Cultural Cook-Off


 Students will prepare a dish from their culture and students will be able to try them. There will be a winner for best dish and they will receive a prize. 

  • TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Commons Pagoda
  • SPONSORED BY: Razor's Edge Leadership
  • CONTACT: Haley Tract

Friday Night Flights - International Edition - Featured Event!


Come out to the Flight Deck for international specialty drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), food, games, music. 

  • TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Flight Deck, Don Taft University Center
  • SPONSORED BY: Undergraduate SGA
  • CONTACT: Izabella Bass-Klicsu

Join the Sharks Abroad Team inside the Flight Deck at Friday Night Flights for a game of INTERNATIONAL THEMED JEOPARDY! 


  •  2-4 people per team
  • Maximum of six teams

International Power Hour 


Take a study break and recharge while celebrating the vibrant diversity here at NSU with RA Grace, RA Ben and RA Aisha. There will be international games, music, snacks and a variety of teas to enjoy!

  • TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Mako Hall Multipurpose Room
  • SPONSORED BY: RA Programming
  • CONTACT: Grace Yustin

Campus Cursive International Theme Post-It Notes

International Food in Razor's Reef


  • LOCATION: Razor's Reef, Don Taft University Center
  • MENU:
    • MONDAY - South America
      • Colombia - Bandeja Paisa & Ajiaco Santafereño
      • Ecuador - Ceviche
      • Venezuela - Venezuelan Arepa
    • TUESDAY - Asia
      • Japan - Sushi Maki
      • Vietnam - Authentic Pho
      • Lebanon - Lebanese Cabbage Salad & Mujadra
      • India - Tandoori Chicken 
      • Persia/Iran - Persian Yogurt Dip with Shallots
    • WEDNESDAY - North America
      • Mexico - Tamales
      • Canada - Poutine
    • THURSDAY - Europe & Africa
      • Ethiopia - Tikil Gomen
      • Germany & Poland - Pierogi Polish
    • FRIDAY- Islands of the Caribbean
      • Jamaica- Braised Oxtail & Jamaican Patty Spicy Beef
      • Trinidad and Tobago - Curry Chicken
      • Haiti - Haitian Spicy Pikliz
      • Dominican Republic - Sancocho with White Rice & Moros
      • Additional shared dishes: Tostones Plantains, Yucca Firta with Garlic Sauce, Callaloo

Resident Assistant International Theme Programming

  • LOCATION: NSU Residence Halls
  • Check the RA Programming Schedules for the full list of international-themed events!

Shark Cage Businesses are participating in International Education Week!  

LOCATION:  Mako Hall | CONTACTS: Cheryl BabcockFernanda Almada

Sweet Spot Milkshakes

  • Come try a Netherlands inspired Stroop Waffle Milkshake during International Education Week!
  • CONTACT: Mason Petrosky
  •  TIMES:
    • Monday, November 18: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 22: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, November 23: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

R3 Rentals

  • R3 will be selling XXL Turkish beach towels all International Education Week long!
  • CONTACT: Rachael Nelson
  •  TIMES:
    • Monday, November 18: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 20: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 22: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Natural Bowl Acai


  •  Natural Bowl will be offering 10% off your bowl when presenting the IEW flyer or Instagram post!
  • CONTACT: Anjali Gill
  • TIMES:
    • Monday, November 18: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 20: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 22: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • Comfy-fi will be specializing in cultural dorm decor and various wall flags from different countries during IEW!
  • CONTACT: Krystian Dear
  • TIMES:
    • Monday, November 18: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Friday, November 22: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Shark Bait Candy Shop

  • During IEW Shark Bait Candy Shop will be offering delicious candy from various countries around the world to tantalize your taste buds! 
  • CONTACT: Marcos Leite
  •  TIMES:
    • Monday, November 18: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 20: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 22: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The week of November 18th – 22nd, 2019, the NSU Office of International Affairs will again be hosting the annual International Education Week (IEW)! At NSU, IEW is a student-led initiative, led by the Razor's Edge Global International Education Week Committee.
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.

Thank You To Our Partners

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 2019 partners who have worked to contribute to our event schedule.

Razor's Edge Global Razor's Edge Leadership Razor's Edge Shark Cage Business Owners
Razor's Edge Shark Teach Huizenga Innovation Academy Sharks Abroad Team
Public Safety International Business Student Association Tutoring & Testing Center
Career Development Student Leadership & Civic Engagement NSU University School
Department of History and Political Science Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice Student Government Association
Office of Residential Life & Housing Writing & Communication Center Title IX & NSU Peer Educators
Farquar Honors College Office of Special Events and Projects Infinite Motion
Chartwells DOSACOUS Central Administration - Administration & Marketing Office of International Affairs
SEABoard NSU Facilities Campus Cursive
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