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International Education Week 2019

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events! 

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Poster Making Session

Date: Friday November 15th

Time: 5-6 pm​

Location: TBD

International students are encouraged to create a poster that represents your home country for a display during our poster day event on Wednesday, November 20th! This is an opportunity to share with the Augsburg community about your home country. 


Experiential Education Workshop: CGEE Edition

Date: Monday November 18th

Time: 2-3 pm

Location: Hagfors 150A

Speaker: Joe Connelly, CGEE Experiential Education Specialist

Description: The Sabo Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) present a learning opportunity on CGEE’s distinct experiential education pedagogy. What are the approaches and values that CGEE uses in its experiential education settings, and how might its elements and values be applicable to on-campus teaching and learning? Learn with Joe Connelly, long-time CGEE Experiential Education Specialist and Trip Leader.

Co-sponsored by Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and Center for Global Education and Experience.


Dialogue & Food

Date: Monday November 18th

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Oyate Commons

Description: ISO will have a brave space to talk about issues that are affecting International Students with a panel of current students and alumni.


Chapel talk: “How study abroad changed my life” 

Date: Tuesday, November 19th

Time: 11:30-11:50 am

Location: Hoversten Chapel

Description: Joe Connelly (CGEE Experiential Education Specialist) will speak in Chapel about how studying abroad in Latin America changed his life, and about the intersection of vocation, place, and social justice.


The Power of Language Tabling

Date: Tuesday, November 19th

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: Christensen Lobby

Description: Power of Language is a tabling event where we will give out shirts while promoting the importance of different languages. It’s a celebration of diversity and respecting our differences. First come first serve! The Study Abroad office will also have a table to answer study abroad questions.


Study Abroad Info Session: Cuba + Costa Rica + Guatemala

Date: Wednesday, November 20th

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

Location: Marshall room, Christensen Center

Description: Are you interested in seeing multiple countries during your study abroad semester? Would you love to learn all about social change and grassroots movements in Central America and Cuba, while also taking Augsburg courses? Come learn about Augsburg’s own semester program “Social Change in Central America & Cuba” on Wednesday, November 20th, from an insider! Drop by the Marshall Room any time between 1 and 2 pm to talk with Joe Connelly, CGEE Experiential Education Specialist, and alumnus of the Central America program who now lives in Managua, Nicaragua. 


Poster Day

Date: Wednesday November 20th

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Christensen Center Lobby  

Description: Poster day will share information about the countries international students come from as well as information about studying abroad in those countries. 


Gear & Donut Day 

Date: Thursday November 21

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Oyate Commons

Description: Wear any ISO gear (Lanyard, T-shirt, Sweatshirt, Etc.) and get a treat in Oyate Commons. First come first serve! 


From Tanzania to Namibia: Stories from a Scholarship Winner

Date: Thursday, November 21st 

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm 

Location: OGC 100 

Speaker: Abdul Sharif

Description: Augsburg student, Abdul Sharif, ’20 (Political Science and International Relations double major) will present about his two study abroad experiences, and the two prestigious national scholarships he won to get him there!

Abdul received a Boren scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania last fall 2018, and then he won a Gilman scholarship to study abroad on Augsburg’s own semester program Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind in Southern Africa last spring 2019. Andrea Dvorak will support his presentation with information about Gilman, Boren and CGEE programs.


Study Abroad/Away Mini Fair

Date: Friday, November 22nd

Time: 11-2pm

Location: Christiansen Lobby

Details: Come learn about the short-term options available for study abroad! 


​Cultural Night​

Date: Friday November 22

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: East Commons, Christensen Center 

Description: Cultural Night is an event hosted by the International Student Organization (ISO) that showcases the cultural diversity at Augsburg University. Cultural Night performances range from musical performances to a fashion show that will showcase the beauty in the diversity of our different cultures. Email if you would like to get involved.