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International Education Week


International Education Week (IEW) is an annual event that is sponsored by the Center for Global Education. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that started in 2000.  IEW celebrates the importance and benefits of international education in the U.S. and around the world.

Since its inception, IEW has helped showcase international education and foster inter-cultural understanding at the University of Lynchburg and beyond.  IEW's focus has always been to promote awareness and understanding of our world’s diverse cultures both abroad and within our campus community. IEW's mission is particularly relevant in 2020, which has been rocked by global health concerns and travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we should come together and celebrate the importance of international education and inter-cultural understanding.

We hope that this year’s events will provide you with a wealth of fun and interesting opportunities to experience the many cultures that are part of the University of Lynchburg. 

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 9th

Peace Corps Virtual Information Session
Join Grace Ball, Peace Corps Ambassador, for this information session to learn more about the Peace Corps program, benefits, and how to apply! Attendees will receive a CGE t-shirt! 

Date: Monday, November 9th at 4:30-5:00 p.m.

RSVP here!

Cultural Cuisine: Italy
Enjoy a taste of Italy in Burton Dining Hall during lunch time. These food options will be located at the MYO and Classic stations. You can use your university meal plan, Lynchburg express account, cash, check, or credit/debit to enter the dining hall and enjoy these options!

Date: Monday, November 9th at 11:15- 2:00 p.m.

Location: Burton Dining Hall

Global Hornets Photo Contest Facebook Voting
Cast your votes for the Global Hornets Photo Contest 2020 category winners by liking your favorite photos on the @LynchburgCGE Facebook page! More information can be found here.

Date: Monday, November 9th- 13th @ 11:59 p.m.


Tuesday, November 10th

Study Abroad & Domestic Study Away Virtual Information Session
The first step to studying abroad and/or away is to learn more about your options by attending an information session and/or meeting with CGE staff. Join us for this virtual info session to learn about your options, about the process, costs, scholarships & financial aid, how to apply, and ask questions. Attendees will receive a CGE t-shirt!

Date: Tuesday, November 10th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

RSVP here!

The #EndSARS Protests: Its impact, origin, & what it means for Nigeria
Join Teni Emmanuel, student from Nigeria, for a presentation and discussion on the End SARS movement in Nigeria. During the event, you will learn more about the movement, its impact and what it means for Nigeria. There will be a $10 gift card drawing for attendees.

Date: Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

RSVP here! 

Cultural Cuisine: India
Enjoy a taste of India in Burton Dining Hall during dinner hours. These food options will be located at the MYO station. You can use your university meal plan, Lynchburg express account, cash, check, or credit/debit to enter the dining hall and enjoy these options!

Date: Tuesday, November 10th from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Burton Dining Hall


Wednesday, November 11th 

Lessons from Abroad: Study Abroad Alumni Panel Discussion
This session is an open zoom talk between CGE staff and study abroad alumni about their experience of study abroad. Alumni will talk about their experience abroad in an open format. CGE staff will ask them some specific questions to help highlight different parts of their experience. Attendees will be able to ask questions to the panel. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak directly with study abroad alumni and get their perspective. A raffle for two $10 Amazon gift cards will be done at the end of the session for attendees! 

Date: Wednesday, November 11th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

RSVP here!

Cultural Cuisine: China
Enjoy a taste of China in Burton Dining Hall during dinner hours. These food options will be located at the MYO, Classic, and Grill stations. You can use your university meal plan, Lynchburg express account, cash, check, or credit/debit to enter the dining hall and enjoy these options!

Date: Wednesday, November 11th at 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Burton Dining Hall 

Thursday, November 12th 

Garam Masala Bollywood Movie Night: Thugs of Hindostan
Join Garam Masala, Hindu Student Organization, for a showing of the Bollywood movie Thugs of Hindostan! Watch the film trailer here. Pizza and Indian snacks will be provided. A raffle for two $10 Amazon gift cards will be done at the end of the movie!

Date: Thursday, November 12th @ 7:00 p.m.

Location: Schewel 232  RSVP here!

Cultural Cuisine: Nigeria
Enjoy a taste of Nigeria in Burton Dining Hall during dinner hours. These food options will be located at the MYO station. You can use your university meal plan, Lynchburg express account, cash, check, or credit/debit to enter the dining hall and enjoy these options!

Date: Thursday, November 12th at 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Burton Dining Hall 

Friday, November 13th

Budgeting & Fundraising for your Study Abroad or Domestic Study Away Experience

Considering study abroad or away, but you don’t know if it is financially possible for you? Join CGE for this virtual information session for information on scholarship opportunity as well as tips, tricks, and best practices to help you budget and fundraise for your experience. Attendees will be given a free t-shirt!

Date: Friday, November 13th from 2:00-2:30 p.m.

RSVP here!

Cultural Cuisine: Jamaica
Enjoy Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Coconut Rice at Burton Dining Hall during lunch time. These food options will be located Classics station. You can use your university meal plan, Lynchburg express account, cash, check, or credit/debit to enter the dining hall and enjoy these options!

Date: Monday, November 9th at 11:15- 2:00 p.m.

Location: Burton Dining Hall



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