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All events are LBC approved.


November 11-15

All week

Halle Library promotes International Week

Halle Library, first floor lobby

2013 International Week Research Guide


Come and learn Chinese!

The Chinese program invites anyone to drop in on their Beginning Chinese class to have fun while learning some useful Chinese words!

M-F 12:30-1:20 in Room 306, Porter


Monday, November 11

10:00 - 1:00 International Fair

Experience the rich variety of EMU's international student organizations and international opportunities. EMU international student organizations will be on hand to talk about their cultures and other groups will be present to talk about international opportunities, such as the Peace Corps and Study Abroad. Prizes, food, and fun will abound!

11:30 Hansori Drumming

12:00 Traditional Saudi "Arda" dance by the Saudi Student Association

12:00 - 1:00 Poster Session: Cultures in Contrast. International students will present posters contrasting some aspect of their culture and American culture.

Student Center 310A. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of World Languages.


Tuesday, November 12

11:30-1:00  International Scholars Panel: International perspectives in education

Visiting Scholars Neil Macknish and Ruozi Li are joined by returning Fulbright student Daniel Hayes to discuss their experiences in international education in China, Singapore, and South Korea, followed by a question and answer session. Facilitator: Zuzana Tomas.

Student Center 300. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

7:00 Film Screening: "The Dialogue".

A 70-minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese students as they travel together through southwest China and Hong Kong. Together the students explore each others' backgrounds and learn skills of cross-cultural communication. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves and of styles of communication that are able to bridge cultural differences. Find out more by watching the trailer.

Halle Auditorium (G03). Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the International Students Association. Facilitator: Betsy Morgan.


Wednesday, November 13

7:00 Bonus Screening: "The Dialogue".

Join the EMU Chinese language classes in a bonus screening of "The Dialogue". 

Halle Auditorium (G03). Sponsored by the Chinese Program and the College of Arts and Sciences. Facilitators: Jing Wei and Yujin Kung.


Thursday, November 14

11:30 - 12:30 International Experience Forum

Learn about opportunities to gain professional experience along and hear about some study abroad experiences.

"Get out of your comfort zone!" Hiroki Tanabe, Chiri Davis, and Yukiko Roy (Japanese Student Association)

Fulbright Program: Carla Damiano and Daniel Hayes

Peace Corps MA: Betsy Morgan

DAAD (German Academic Exchange) and CBYX (Congress Bundestag Exchange for Young Professionals): Kimberly Specht

Student Center 320.


12:00 - 2:00 ESL Open House

Come visit the new location of the ESL Program's Administrative Offices and the International Student Resource Center (ISRC) in King Hall, rooms 315-321. The ESL Program assists international students seeking to improve their English language proficiency in preparation for degree study at EMU. For more information, call 734-487-0338. The ISRC offers free English tutoring and workshops for all international students enrolled in any course at EMU. For more information, call 734-487-0370.

King 315-321


3:00 - 5:00 

Faculty Speaker Series: Aspects of Diversity

Come join some of our very own faculty to discuss race and ethnicity as it applies to different fields.

Strong Auditorium. Sponsored by the Diversity Council and the International Students Association.


Friday, November 15

7:00 - 10:00 Bollywood Dance Night

Come and dance! Have fun while experiencing Indian culture. Refreshments will be provided.

McKenny Ballroom. Sponsored by the Indian Students Association and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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