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International Education Week: Promoting study abroad & celebrating cross-cultural exchanges

November 16 – 19, 2009, See the schedule of Panels, Foreign Films and Workshops. It's an action-packed week.

Posted: November 10, 2009
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International Education Week    The University of Texas at Austin • November 16 – 19, 2009


Monday, November 16

Around the World Culture and Language Workshops: Brazil, Thailand, New Zealand University Teaching Center, UTC 4.122, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. Country Presentations: Brazil: 6:00 p.m.; Thailand: 6:45 p.m.; New Zealand: 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by BBA International Programs, McCombs School of Business
Ever wonder what it would be like to study abroad and live in any of these exciting international destinations? Learn basic vocabulary, interesting cultural traditions and hear from students/faculty who have experienced life in Brazil, Thailand and New Zealand! Cultural presentations and basic language lessons will be provided for each country.

Confirmed speakers: Brazil: Dr. Orlando Kelm, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Associate Director, Business Language Education, UT CIBER New Zealand: Dr. Jon Johansson, Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington Thailand: Dr. Ward Keeler, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology.


Foreign Film Night: Das Leben der Anderen/The Lives of Others (2006)
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck University Teaching Center, UTC 2.112A, Movie begins at 7 p.m. The first 150 attendees will receive free popcorn!
Hosted by BBA International Programs, McCombs School of Business
“Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's secret police listened to your secrets. In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.” Source: IMDb - Internet Movie Database

Tuesday, November 17

Around the World Culture and Language Workshops: Denmark, Ghana, Russia University Teaching Center, UTC 4.122, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. Country Presentations: Denmark: 6:00 p.m.; Ghana: 6:45 p.m.; Russia: 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by BBA International Programs, McCombs School of Business
Ever wonder what it would be like to study abroad and live in any of these exciting international destinations? Learn basic vocabulary, interesting cultural traditions and hear from students/faculty who have experienced life in Denmark, Ghana, and Russia! Cultural presentations and basic language lessons will be provided for each country.
Confirmed speakers: Denmark: Stine Nielsen, Lecturer, Department of Germanic Studies Russia: Marina Potoplyak, Assistant Instructor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature Ghana: Dr. Dorie Gilbert, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Students for Study Abroad SOCIAL MIXER. Gregory Gym Games Room, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Students for Study Abroad (StüFSA)
Celebrate the cultural diversity that exists on campus! International degree-seeking students, exchange students, returning UT study abroad students and prospective study abroad students are all invited to a student mixer! It’s a great chance to meet people from around the world, share study abroad experiences and compare travel stories!

Foreign Film Night: Mar Adentro/The Sea Inside (2004)
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar University Teaching Center, UTC 2.102A, Movie begins at 7 p.m. The first 150 attendees will receive free popcorn!
Hosted by BBA International Programs, McCombs School of Business
“A life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.”
Source: IMDb - Internet Movie Database

Wednesday, November 18
Unpacking Seminar: “I Studied Abroad. Will It Get Me a Job?” McCombs School of Business, Legacy Events Room CBA 3.202, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Hosted by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), McCombs School of Business


Now that you’re back home, how will that life-changing study abroad experience enhance your resume and job interviews? Campus recruiters may not realize the value of the skills and experience you’ve gained—unless you can tell them in terms they understand. Learn how to position your study abroad experience in business-relevant terms—and make it a differentiator!


Confirmed Panelists: Dr. Katharine Brooks, Director, Liberal Arts Career Services Jennifer Thomas, Career Advisor, BBA Career Services, McCombs School of Business Laurie Young, Program Coordinator, International Engineering Programs, Cockrell School of Engineering


“Funding Study Abroad” Workshop  Pharmacy Building, PHR 2.110, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by The University of Texas Study Abroad Office
Yes, studying abroad can be affordable! Learn more about the numerous funding resources and scholarships available to help students study abroad.


“How To Find an Internship Abroad” Seminar University Teaching Center, UTC 4.124, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by AIESEC
Are you interested in gaining relevant work experience in an international setting? Come find out how easy it is to get an internship abroad! AIESEC is the world's largest student organization, and we match students with internships abroad. Currently operating in over 100 countries with 32,000 members, AIESEC has something for everybody. There are over 4,000 internships abroad in almost any field for students from any major. Positions range from 2-18 months, and are a great option for summers or after graduation. Check out AIESEC for yourself, and we guarantee you'll learn a thing or two!


Foreign Film Night: Persepolis (2007)   Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
University Teaching Center, UTC 4.122, Movie begins at 7 p.m.
The first 150 attendees will receive free popcorn!   Hosted by BBA International Programs, McCombs School of Business
“A poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. This is a heartbreaking true story of a childhood coinciding with regime change and war in Iran. It's a story that everyone who counts themselves as a human being should read or watch.” Source: IMDb - Internet Movie Database


Thursday, November 19

“Do You Speak American?” Student Panel McCombs School of Business, CBA Events Room CBA 3.304, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Hosted by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), McCombs School of Business
What can we learn from the stereotypes and surprises we encounter as we study abroad? Awkward. Shocking. Hilarious. Uncomfortable. Rewarding. This student panel will explore the cultural experience of being an American student abroad or an international student abroad in America. We hope that all well-traveled and less-traveled students will join us as we laugh, share stories, ask questions, and learn from each other.

Foreign Film Night: Doors and Passageways of Return  Directed by Muhsana Ali  University Teaching Center, UTC 4.124, Movie begins at 7 p.m.
Hosted by School of Social Work and the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
A documentary recounting the experience of African-American artist, Muhsana Ali, who journeys “back” to Africa by way of the “Doors of No Return”, encountered during her visits to the Slave Ports located in Senegal and Ghana. Her work is produced with the assistance of over 40 street youths she happens upon living in the abandoned Abidjan hospital ruin in which she chooses to house her exhibition. The documentary reveals how Muhsana is able to come to terms with her personal bitterness concerning the painful history of slavery. The making of the exhibition, 10 powerful sculptures and installations representing “a spiritual meeting place for the African peoples separated through slavery”, take both Muhsana and the youth through a series of meaningful rites of passage that leave them changed forever.

World Trivia Night Competition McCombs School of Business, Legacy Events Room CBA 3.202, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Team check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.   Hosted by BBA International Programs, McCombs School of Business
Do you want to show off your current events, pop culture, geography, and history trivia knowledge and compete for great prizes?! Register for World Trivia Night! The event is free and open to all UT students who register on a first-come, first-serve basis by October 30th. Teams will comprise 5 UT students and may include up to one UT faculty/staff member or one non-UT person.
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