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Nov. 6, 2014

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Nov. 6, 2014
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University invites both the Waterloo and Brantford communities to participate in International Education Week. The Office of Laurier International will be celebrating Laurier’s engagement with the world through studying abroad, internationalized curricula, international service, international students, and promoting international exchanges through a variety of contests, seminars, panel discussions and more. The weeklong event takes place from Nov. 10 to 14 on both campuses.

A glimpse of what is taking place on the Waterloo campus:

Photo Competition

Submit your story Humans of New York style (see for ideas).

Who is your Laurier Global Citizen in Action? Do you know students, faculty and staff doing amazing things every day to make a difference in the lives of people at home and abroad? This is your chance to tell their story and acknowledge their efforts in changing the world.

What was your first impression of Canada? International Students: You got off the plane, got to Laurier, met some people, had some food. Tell us about your first experience.

Post your photos and captions to Twitter or Instagram and tag your entries @laurierglobal and/or #LaurierIEW2014. Winning entries will be celebrated during Laurier’s Global Engagement Week from Feb. 2-6, 2015. The deadline to submit your photos is Jan. 23, 2015.

Going Abroad 101: All You Need to Know About Going Abroad to Study, Volunteer, Intern, Teach, Travel or Work

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 10.
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Location: Senate and Board Chamber.
  • Target audience: Open to all students and alumni.

Learn from Jean-Marc Hachey, North America’s leading expert on cross-cultural skill building and international career development. This comprehensive introduction to all things “go abroad” will teach you skills for finding an international experience and for succeeding overseas, as well as long-term international career strategies. You will also learn what an “international IQ” is – and how to build yours. From go abroad basics to high-level global career skills, this seminar is brimming with practical tips, expert advice and humorous stories to help students go abroad and prepare for work in the new global economy. Registration is required.

Study Aboard Information Session and Social

  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 12.
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Paul Martin Centre.
  • Target audience: General student population.

Find out what it takes to study abroad and meet current Laurier students with insightful stories about their study abroad experience. 

A glimpse of what is taking place on the Brantford campus:

Image Gallery

  • Date: Nov. 10-14 (all week).
  • Location: RCE Entry Hall.

Global Engagement Campus and Community Outreach (GECCO) asks: “Did you know this happened?” Come see various photos of global and local events and challenge yourself: What do you know? What more should you know?

Volunteering as Education – Habitat for Humanity Local and Global

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 14.
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Piston Broke Gastro Pub, 93 Dalhousie St. (Harmony Square).

Come hear Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers share about the learning that comes from community service. Also hear about Community Service-Learning opportunities for Laurier students. 

Refreshments will be generously provided by Student Affairs.

More Information:

For a full listing of all events, visit the International Education Week website.

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Ben Yang, Director, Global Engagement
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x6842


Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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