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Nov. 16, 2015

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International Education Week (IEW) is an annual celebration that occurs on the third week of November and is celebrated by over 100 countries around the world.

At Laurier, IEW provides various departments, faculties and student organizations an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the diversity of programs, events and activities on campus and in the community that expose students to an international dimension; enriching their learning and preparing them for global citizenship.

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Brantford Campus Activities

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Mock Refugee Camp

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • RCW lobby.
  • Learn about life in a refugee camp. Hosted by the World University Service of Canada.

International Soup and Frybread

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Aboriginal Student Centre.
  • Free lunch of an internationally themed soup. Hosted by the Intercultural Students Association of Brantford.

Battlefield Tour Field Course Info Session

  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • DC 136.
  • Learn about HI346V: The Two World Wards: History, Memory, Experience. Hosted by Peter Darrugia and David Olivier.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Global Mobility Drop In

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • RCW lobby.
  • Ask questions about seeing the world through Laurier. Hosted by Madeline Bury.

Internship in Ghana (Summer 2016) Info Session

  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • DC114.
  • Intern with Ghanaian human rights organizations for 90 days. $6,000 grant available. Hosted by Andrew Robinson.

Nigerian Culture Night

  • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Student Centre.
  • Learn about Nigerian food, film and fun. Hosted by Laurier International.

Thursday, Nov 19

International Opportunities Fair

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • RCW lobby.
  • Learn about our exchange partners and numerous other ways to travel abroad at Laurier.

Go Abroad Panel Discussion

  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Piston Broke.
  • Panelists will talk about their experiences as alumni of international opportunities. Free food will be provided. Hosted by Student Affairs.

Waterloo Campus Activities

Wednesday, Nov. 18

International Opportunities Fair

  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Concourse.
  • Learn about the student exchange program and our 60 partners universities in 24 countries around the world, as well as international field courses offered in spring/summer 2016.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Student Exchange Program Information Session

  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Bricker Academic Building 112.

About Change: Social Movements and Us: A Teach-In

  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Bricker Academic Building 101.
  • Want to see a better world for all? Active in a community group working for social change? Interested in gender justice, mining justice, justice for Indigenous peoples, Black people and migrants? Come join us! Hosted by GS405: Social Movements and the Media.

Friday, Nov. 20

Student Exchange Program Information Session

  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Arts 1C16
  • Come out to join this first step in the application process for studying abroad.

QEII: Internships in Ghana Information Session

  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Arts 2A01.

QEII Scholars: Ghanaian Food and Music

  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Global Kitchen.

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