International Education Week 2017

The Office of Global Education (OGE) and the Office Global Services (OGS) invite you to join us in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) at Georgetown during the week of November 13-17. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education established to promote educational and experiential programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study and grow in the United States. To celebrate the end of IEW on Friday, November 17, OGE and OGS will release “Global Hoya Stories”, a video featuring the global stories of Georgetown faculty, staff, and students. We encourage you to participate and contribute to our vibrant global community at any of the following activities and events happening around campus this week.

Follow us on social media at:

@GTownInternational (Facebook page for International Students and Scholars)

@GlobalServicesGU (OGS Facebook) and

@GUAbroad (OGE Facebook)

for more IEW updates and for the release of Global Hoya Stories!

Monday, November 13th

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Georgetown Univ. International Theory and Research Seminar (GUITARS series) in Mortara Building Conference Room    

10:30am – 12:00pm: Impact on Politics and the Political Geography of the Middle East at SCS

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Resume and Cover Letter Open House for Non-Native English Speakers in Cawley Career Center

6:00 – 7:00pm: Summer Info Session: Villa Le Balze – Machiavelli Seminar in Car Barn 230

7:00pm – 8:30pm: Waseda Global Leadership Fellows Program Information Session in Car Barn 210

Tuesday, November 14th

All Day: #TuesdayTakeover on Snapchat

Follow @GUAbroad on Snapchat to see a day in the life Hoya Aly Panjwani who is studying abroad in Rabat, Morocco.

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Remapping IR: Daniel Mügge & Lukas Linsi in ICC 302P

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Spanish Coffee Hour on ICC 4th floor

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Russian Conversation Hour in ICC Galleria/MUG

4:30pm – 6:00pm: CCAS (Center for Contemporary Arab Studies) Adjunct Faculty & Visiting Scholar Appreciation Reception in CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

5:00pm – 5:45pm: Study Abroad 101 in ICC 204B

Learn more about study abroad, including how to get started, the nuts and bolts of the application process, and financial basics.  Sign up to reserve a spot.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Summer Info Session: London & Stratford – Shakespeare in Text and Performance  in New North 408 (Lannan Conference Room)

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Summer Info Session: Intensive Language and Culture in Beijing, China (ACC Hamilton) in Car Barn 230

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Summer Info Session: Villa Le Balze – Cultures of Italian Migration in ICC 104

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Graduate Student International Travel Authorization in the Car Barn, Conference Room 211

Graduate student? Traveling overseas? If you are participating in university-related travel you must comply with the university’s international travel policy! Drop by Car Barn Conference Room 211 (next to the Sociology Department) to start the travel authorization process for your international travel with the university and enjoy some pizza! Staff from the Office of Global Services will be available to assist you with the travel authorization process.*

*International students seeking travel signatures to re-enter the U.S. after international travel should contact their IS Advisor.

RSVP for the Graduate Student International Authorization Event!

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Summer Info Session: Rome – The Ancient City  in ICC 662

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Bex Kwan Poetry at Davis Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, November 15th

12:00pm – 12:45pm: F-1 Post Completion Employment OPT in Car Barn 230

RSVP for the F-1 Post Completion Employment OPT. RSVP Required

12:00pm – 1:00pm: CFR Conference Call: Revolutionary Movements and International Relations in Ranftle Library (ICC 7th floor)        

12:30pm – 1:45pm: “The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions” with Lena Salaymeh in ICC Auditorium

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Russian Conversation Hour in ICC Galleria/MUG

4:30pm – 6:30pm: Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy at Alumni House

5:00pm – 6:00pm: German Department Kaffeestunde at Konrad’s Corner (outside ICC 467)

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Catalan Coffee Hour on ICC 4th floor    

5:15pm – 6:15pm: Summer Info Session: Buenos Aires – Translational Health Science Internship in STM 414 (St. Mary’s Hall)

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Islamic Studies Lecture Series: Prayers, Commentaries and the Edification of the Ottoman Supplicant (1500-1750) at Mortara Center

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Screening of “Gaza in Context” in CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Thursday, November 16th

12:00pm – 2:00pm: 2017 Davis Chair Lecture: “A World Of Everyone And No One: The Return Of Piracy And The New Global Disorder” in Regents Hall 550

12:00pm – 2:00pm: “Before All Memory is Lost: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust” in CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

12:30pm – 1:45pm: Jerusalem Without God: “Portrait of a Cruel City” with Paola Caridi in ICC 270

12:30pm – 2:00pm: “Fighting Impunity in the Land of Corruption” – The Experience of Guatemalan Judge and Centennial Fellow Dr. Claudia Escobar in ICC 450

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Portuguese Coffee Hour on ICC 4th floor

3:00pm – 3:45pm: F-1 Pre Completion Employment in Car Barn 230

RSVP for the F-1 Pre Completion Employment Event. RSVP Required

4:00pm – 6:00pm: International Graduate Alumni Panel Discussion and Networking Reception in Leavey Program Room

International alumni panelists will offer insight on social adjustment strategies and tools for achieving professional goals in the U.S. Attendees can expect to gain insight into the shared experience of adjusting to academic and professional life as an international student, and learn ways to overcome common communication challenges. The discussion will be followed by a casual wine and cheese reception.

International Alumni Panelists include:

  • Joanne Michelle F Ocampo, BGE ’12
  • Nivedita Kashyap, MSFS ’15
  • Zhuqing Ding, CCT ’16
  • Brendan M. Foo, MSFS ’15

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Enrichment, SFS Dean’s Office, SFS Graduate Career Center and the Office of Global Services.

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Security and Stability in South Asia in Healey Family Student Center

7:00pm – 8:30pm: Global Hoya Conversations: Party Culture in the U.S. in the Kennedy Center Multipurpose Room, McCarthy Hall

Curious about the party culture on campus? This Global Hoya Conversation Series will bring us together over dessert & dialogue on party culture in the U.S. and group social dynamics. This conversation is open to ALL international students! We look forward to getting together again to learn more about each other.

Friday, November 17th

10:00am – 3:00pm: Passport Fair in Car Barn 210

Whether you are applying for your first passport or need to renew, the upcoming Passport Fair hosted by the Office of Global Education is the chance to get it all done without even leaving the Hilltop. You may sign up for an open slot on the booking page for the Passport Fair.

8:00pm – 11:00pm: Rangila in Gaston Hall