International Education Week


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November 16-20, 2020

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 [the effort] 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 through the Department of State's website (link)

International Education week will be celebrated November 16-20 at Augusta University.  The Study Abroad Office will host virtual events throughout the week to encourage students to learn more about study abroad.  Also, the Study Abroad Office will be featuring a photo raffle and sharing fun facts on social media throughout the week. 

We encourage all to participate in our social media initiatives and attend a virtual event!


Week-Long Events

November 16-20: Social Media Photo Raffle

The IEW Photo Raffle will take place on AU’s Study Abroad Instagram. To qualify, participants must post a photo with their original international travel photo and tag the Study Abroad Office using the hashtags below. The daily winner will receive $25. Photos must be posted by 4:00 PM to qualify and winners will be announced daily. 

Instagram: @aug_studyabroad  #jagsontheprowl  #iew2020

Disclaimer: By posting and tagging the SAO you are granting permission to use your photo and display them on the SAO website.

Wear your Study Abroad T-Shirt & be rewarded!

Wear your current (or past study abroad t-shirt) and come by the Study Abroad Office to receive a small giveaway.  Let your shirt be seen and tell people about what Study Abroad means to you.  Bring a friend with you to our office and they will get something too! 

Please note: our office capacity is currently 5 people. If more than 4 students are present, please wait outside.


Monday, NOVEMBER 16

Multicultural Monday - Croissants & CANNOLI

10:30 am; JSAC Breezeway
Hosted by the Multicultural Student Engagement and Study Abroad Offices

The Study Abroad Office will join Multicultural Student Engagement for their Multicultural Monday. Students are encouraged to grab a cannoli or croissant to-go and discover how to get involved in AU’s multicultural initiatives. The Study Abroad Office will be available to answer questions about study abroad/away programs. 


Tuesday, November 17

How to Finance Your Study Abroad Experience

1:00 - 1:30 PM, WebEx please register on WebEx here
Hosted by the Study Abroad Office

Want to make the $$$ (dollars) make ¢¢¢ (cents) to Study Abroad? Join study abroad advisor Judy for creative fundraising and scholarship ideas! Don’t let money be the main thing holding you back from a life changing experience.

Link to WebEx registration: https://rb.gy/ahuuvg

Peace Corps Information Session

3:00 - 4:00 PM, Zoom, please register through Handshake here!
Hosted by Peace Corps Recruiter, Jackie Valadez

Join the Peace Corps to celebrate International Education Week! This session will be focused on education initiatives featuring returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served as Education Volunteers who will share insight into the role.

Education and English-teaching specialists are needed to address global education and training needs at grassroots levels. Help improve a community's education levels, teaching methods, and language competencies, while gaining global skills for your career.

Note: Please register to ensure that you receive access to join the event: https://augusta.joinhandshake.com/events/605464/share_preview

Direct any questions to the Augusta University Peace Corps Recruiter, Jackie Valadez (jvaladez@peacecorps.gov


Wednesday, November 18

International Candy and Information Table

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM; JSAC Breezeway

Already depleted your Halloween treats? Fly by the Study Abroad table in the JSAC Breezeway to grab a famous international treat! While you’re there, be sure to speak with Study Abroad staff about your options to study abroad or away at Augusta University.


Faculty Workshop- International Virtual Exchange

3:00 - 4:00 PM; Virtual (register in advance to get workshop details)
Hosted by the Global Learning Collective

The Virtual Exchange workshop is designed to introduce university faculty members to the concept of virtual international programming, providing an overview of the types and structures that exist to support virtual internationalization of university coursework as well as the benefits and advantages of the virtual format.  During the session, a variety of real virtual exchange session examples will be presented to illustrate possibilities, with ample time left for discussion, Q&A, and brainstorming.

The session will be hosted by the Global Learning Collective, a small consortium of regionally-based and specialized international program partner organizations.

Please register in advance for the session.  We look forward to the conversation!

 


Thursday, November 19

Study Abroad 201: How to Unpack Your Study Abroad Experience for Future Employers (Resume Workshop)

2:00 - 2:30 PM; Virtual (please register through Handshake here)
Hosted by the AU Career Services & Study Abroad Offices

How is my study abroad/away experience relevant to my future career? How can I talk about it in a job or graduate school interview? How can I add it to my resume? Attend this workshop to have these questions answered and more! We will “unpack” your amazing experiences and teach you how to translate them into meaningful conversations with future employers/graduate school representatives. Relevant for both study abroad alumni, students signed up for a program this year, or students planning for the future. Questions? Email studyabroad@augusta.edu.

Link to register: https://augusta.joinhandshake.com/events/608154/share_preview