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International Education Week 2022

NOVEMBER 14-18 IS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW)!

What is IEW?

IEW 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, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!

Keep an eye out in the daily A-mail for events, as well as ISO’s Instagram account: @iso_auggie and the Study Abroad office Instagram account: @global_auggies

2022 Events and Activities

Monday, November 14:

  • Coffee and Donuts with the International Student Organization

  • 11am to 2pm, Christensen Center lobby

  • Mix and Mingle with the international students of Augsburg, who represent 44 countries in total!

 

Tuesday, November 15:

  • Study Abroad Information Table, Christensen Lobby, 11:30 -1:30pm

  • Stop by the information table to learn about off-campus, global study opportunities for Augsburg students. Whether a program is 1 week long, or 1 year long, there is something for every Augsburg student!

  • “Passport 101” (on zoom) With the Minneapolis Passport Agency  – at 12:00 PM CST: how to apply for a passport and some tips and tricks (and things to avoid)
 

Wednesday, November 16:

  • WorldQuest International Trivia Night

  • 6-8pm, Hagfors 150 B

  • Bring your friends and come show off your knowledge with topics including international culture and cuisine, flags, geography, international pop culture, and current events. Grab your globally-minded friends to form a team! Four-person teams are recommended. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry. We’ll pair you up with teammates right before the game!

  • Snacks provided, awesome prizes for top teams!

Thursday, November 17:

  • “Passport 201” (on zoom) With the Minneapolis Passport Agency  – at 1:00 PM CST: safe travel/enrolling in STEP
  • International Cultural Night from 7:30 to 10:30

  • Christensen Center East Commons

  • Celebrate with the International Student Organization – dance, food, fashion show, and talent! An exciting night for the whole student body, as we celebrate the global community. Want to share your talent, cultural fashion, or request a song for the playlist?

Friday, November 18:

  • International Student Org (ISO). Gear Day, Christensen Lobby, 11am -1pm – sign up for the ISO student group and get your gear! Stop by the table in Christensen Center today!

International Education Week 2021

NOVEMBER 15-19 IS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW)!

What is IEW?

IEW 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, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!

Keep an eye out in the daily A-mail for events, as well as ISO’s Instagram account: @iso_auggie and the study abroad office Instagram account: @global_auggies

2021 Events and Activities

Tuesday, November 16:

  • Power of Language, Christensen Center Lobby, 9am-noon

    • Auggies come from around the world and speak many languages. Stop by the Power of Language table in Christensen to learn more about study abroad programs that focus on studying language abroad!

Wednesday, November 17:

  • Study Abroad Tabling, Christensen Lobby, 11:30 -1pm

    • Come to get inspired and get more information about global opportunities available to Auggies!

Thursday, November 18:

Friday November 19:

  • Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, On Zoom, 10-11am
    • Explore courses for pre-med, pharmacy, physical therapy and more – next summer in Cyprus! Register in advance for the Summer Health Sciences in Cyprus webinar. 

New Program Brings Together CGEE Southern Africa & the Pan-Afrikan Center

The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is excited to introduce a brand-new two-week summer program for Augsburg students, created in collaboration with Augsburg’s Pan-Afrikan Center. The pilot program, Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice, will run May 17 – 28, 2021.

Global Movements for Racial Justice was created in response to the racially motivated murder of George Floyd in our home city of Minneapolis. With much of CGEE’s work typically focusing on global settings, it became clear in the summer of 2020 that we should use our pedagogy and unique programming style to shed light on the inequities and injustices within our own backyard and in communities across the United States. Continue reading “New Program Brings Together CGEE Southern Africa & the Pan-Afrikan Center”

International Education Week 2020

November 16-20 is International Education Week (IEW)!

What is IEW?

IEW 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, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events! 

Keep an eye out in the daily A-mail for events, as well as ISO’s Instagram account: @iso_auggie and the study abroad office Instagram account: @global_auggies Continue reading “International Education Week 2020”

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!  Continue reading “International Education Week 2019”

CGEE Guest Speaker on Central America

Join CGEE in welcoming our newest instructor, Fernanda Soto Joya, PhD, to the Augsburg campus during International Education Week 2018! Fernanda will be discussing the current political situation in Guatemala & Nicaragua – two of Augsburg’s global study center locations.

The presentation “Social Change and Politics in Nicaragua and Guatemala” is an excellent opportunity for the Augsburg community to be updated on the current events in locations where Augsburg has a global presence, as well as meet CGEE’s newest instructor! Please join us from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the East Commons on Thursday, November 15th, and enjoy Central American coffee and thoughtful discussion. There will be time for socializing before and after the presentation. Continue reading “CGEE Guest Speaker on Central America”

Retirement Celebration for Kathy McBride

Please join the campus community in congratulating Kathy McBride on her 30  years of service to Augsburg University! Kathy is the Regional Co-Director of the Central America program for the Center for Global Education and Experience. In her time with Augsburg, Kathy has taught countless students from Augsburg and around the country on the Central America semester program as well as individuals learning about the region via short-term educational seminars. In addition to her service to Augsburg, all four of her children attended Augsburg, and two of them married fellow Auggies!

In all her work at Augsburg, Kathy has lead with a critical eye and a generous  heart, always holding her students and Augsburg to the highest standard. Kathy is a caring colleague whose impact on Augsburg and its’ legacy is far reaching.

Kathy will be on campus next week, so we will celebrate her in person! Students, staff, faculty and administrators are welcome.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 3-4:30 pm

Location: Christensen Center, East Commons. 

cake and coffee will be served. 

#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign

 

Augsburg College is encouraging students to submit videos to the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign.

What is it?

From www.youarewelcomehereusa.org:

“The #YouAreWelcomeHere is a welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. It is a campaign designed to affirm that our institutions are diverse, friendly, safe and committed to student development. Participating institutions and organizations are communicating the message in statements, photos, videos, events and other creative expressions that feature students, faculty, and staff. The repetition of the statement, “You are welcome here,” by a broad array of people from different backgrounds–from college presidents to football players–is powerful and demonstrates that we support internationalization across our campus communities and across the country.”

Continue reading “#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign”

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire

 

The Center for Teaching and Learning has partnered with the Center for Global Education and Experience to bring to Augsburg faculty and staff, “Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire”. Her topic will be “Immigration, Migration and More:  A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

You can find out more, and RSVP to the luncheon on CTL’s website. Friday, March 24th, 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room (spots limited; RSVP required).

CGEE study center in Mexico
Our campus in Mexico!