International Education Week


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November 1 - 9, 2017

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.” Learn more.


Week-Long Events

Study Abroad Photo Contest
Voting on Facebook: October 23 - November 7

Photos will be displayed on AU Study Abroad Office Facebook webpage. Voting on Facebook will begin on October 23, 2017 and will end on November 7, 2017 at noon. The Photo Contest winners will be announced on November 8th at the International Festival.


Wednesday, November 1

International Festival: A Global Perspective
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Douglas Barnard Amphitheatre, Summerville campus (Rain location: JSAC Breezeway & Ballroom)
Hosted by The Jaguar Production CREW
Come out and experience a day of diversity at this year’s International Festival: A Global Perspective. There will be free food, games, prizes, arts and crafts, activities and performances while learning about the different countries. Join The CREW for International Festival, AU’s version of Arts in the Heart. Come out and join us for an exciting festival you don’t want to miss!
For questions, please contact Cultural Events Director at jpcculturalDir@gmail.com.

Global Health Interest Group Meeting: Weird and Wonderful Cases
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: GB 1238, Harrison Education Commons, Health Sciences campus
Several Global Health faculty members will be presenting interesting clinical cases in the care of patients in resource limited settings.  Cases will focus on both tropical diseases as well as logistical challenges of caring for critically ill patients in resource limited settings. This event is open to all faculty and students who are interested.

Peace Corps Information Session
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: University Hall Rm. 223, Summerville campus
Grant Matthews, senior recruiter for the Peace Corps, will host an information session on Peace Corps service following the International Festival. Join us to hear about more about this life-changing opportunity. 


Thursday, November 2

Language Hacking—Your Journey to Foreign Language Fluency
Speaker:  Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot
7:00 PM
Location: JSAC Ballroom, Summerville campus
Hosted by International Initiatives
Let Benny Lewis inspire you to start speaking another language! By the time he was in his 20s, Benny only spoke English, despite studying other languages for years in school. When he moved to Spain, he was sure he would start learning Spanish, but after six months he was still struggling – until something changed. Now, Benny is fluent in seven languages, earning him the title of “the Irish Polyglot.” Come hear about his language-learning techniques and his experiences living all over the world.


Friday, November 3

The Cinema Series: Shin Godzilla (2016)
8:00 PM

Location: Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Summerville campus
Hosted by The Cinema Series
In conjunction with International Education Week and the Department of Communication's upcoming Study Abroad trip to Japan, The Cinema Series will host a screening of the award-winning Japanese film Shin Godzilla. The Japan Academy Prize is often compared to the Academy Awards. At the 2016 edition of the Japan Academy Prize,  Shin Godzilla (translated as True Godzilla) amassed seven awards including Picture of the Year. The film is powerful and darkly humorous indictment of protracted bureaucratic response to disaster. 

Shin Godzilla has a running time of 119 minutes, is rated PG-13, and will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles.


Monday, November 6

Workshop: Travel Resources Found Through Our Libraries
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: Reese Library, Room 141, Summerville campus
Hosted by: Augusta University Libraries
Travel to the AU Libraries to learn about the resources for study abroad and international travel available through the University Libraries and the University System of Georgia. 

Oxfam Hunger Banquet
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: JSAC Ballroom, Summerville campus
Hosted by International Initiatives
The Oxfam Hunger Banquet is an interactive event that brings world hunger and poverty issues to life. Participants will be divided into three groups based on global percentages of hunger and plenty. We will be accepting canned goods donations, which will be donated to the Augusta University Open Paws Food Pantry.


Tuesday, November 7

The Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: GB 1120, Harrison Education Commons, Health Sciences campus
Hosted by International Initiatives: Confucius Institute
Hailei Zhao, Adjunct Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Associate Director of the Confucius Institute, will give a presentation on the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its perspectives on education, research, and clinical service. He will also discuss TCM’s relationship to western medicine and the future practice of medicine in the U.S.  Lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.

Study Abroad 201: How to Unpack Your Study Abroad Experience for Employers (Resume Workshop)
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: University Hall 248, Summerville campus
Hosted by Career Services & Study Abroad Office
Join us as we dig through your past (or future) study abroad experience to help you decipher what a future employer would like to know. We will discuss what you learned from your experience abroad, how to present your trip on a resume, and how to translate those experiences into meaningful conversations that you can use in a future job or graduate school interview. This is event is open to students who have been on a study abroad/away program as well as those that plan to go on one in the future. Please email Hannah Carley (hcarley@augusta.edu) if you are interested, so we can know how many people to prepare for!


Wednesday, November 8

International Festival: A Global Perspective
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Educational Commons Lobby, Health Sciences campus
Hosted by The Jaguar Production CREW
Come out and experience a day of diversity at this year’s International Festival: A Global Perspective. There will be free food, Games, prizes, arts and crafts, activities and performances while learning about the different countries. Join The CREW for International Festival, AU’s version of Arts in the Heart. Come out and join us for an exciting festival you don’t want to miss! For questions, please contact Cultural Events Director at jpcculturalDir@gmail.com.


Thursday, November 9

Integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Healthcare Education: Chinese Medicine in the Physical Therapy Curriculum 
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: EC 1204, Health Sciences campus
Hosted by CAHS: Physical Therapy Department & International Initiatives: Confucius Institute
Dr. Debra Beazley, Assistant Professor, Dr. Jonathan Eidman, Physical Therapist and Hayden Liggett, Student Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy, will present current research on the growing trend toward participation in Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM) and the emerging movement of CAM inclusion in healthcare education.  The presentation includes current survey and qualitative research conducted in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Curriculum.  Insights will be shared regarding student perceptions and beliefs regarding CAM education in a healthcare curriculum and the student-practitioner benefits of TCM certificate completion. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.

Study Abroad Alumni Panel
 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall, Health Sciences campus
Hosted by: Study Abroad Office & Residence Life
Join us for an informal Q & A session with some of our study abroad alumni and some sweet treats! These Study Abroad Mentors are ready to answer questions you have about their study abroad experiences, what they learned, what their favorite memory was, and more!

Updated: 10/30/17