News and Announcements
International Education Week 2016
International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide with the goal of preparing American students for a global environment and attracting future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
The Office of International Programs has a full slate of activities both educational AND fun planned for IEW, including:
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Student Center Building
Room: Hillberry D
The hashtag #refugeeswelcome originated in Europe in 2015 to promote a climate of acceptance and support for refugees. Since then, however, the refugee crisis has become a polarizing topic around the world, with people on both sides of the debate demonstrating and emotions running high. During this open discussion, the university community is invited to speak openly about discrimination, stereotyping, violence and anxiety about terrorism. This conversation will feature faculty experts from Wayne State University and Michigan State University, refugees and artists, and include discussion about the influence of media coverage and major political parties. This is a time to ask questions and share personal experiences.
This unique event is co-sponsored by the Global Studies Program and the Office of International Programs at Wayne State University.
Food and drinks will be provided.
International research and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Student Center Building
Room: Ballroom A
Join the Office of International Programs and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for an information session on opportunities for undergraduate student research. You will hear from a WSU student and her experience who received a UROP grant to conduct international undergraduate research. Food and drinks will be provided.
Learn to play cricket!
6 – 8 p.m.
Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center
Have you ever wanted to play a new sport? With the help of the Office of International Programs and the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, now you can! Attend this cricket clinic to learn the basics and play an actual game. Don’t miss out on this exciting cross-cultural athletics event!
Lunch with the Peace Corps
Noon - 2 p.m.
Student Center Building, Room 289
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, make a difference for a community in need and have the experience of a lifetime. The Office of International Programs at WSU and the Peace Corps invite you to an informational luncheon to help you learn about the benefits of international exchange, ask questions about service and gain tips to help you through the application process. We will be hearing from returned Peace Corps volunteer Michael Gall. Food and drinks will be provided!
World Languages Expo 2016
1 - 3 p.m.
Explore the world of languages and cultures taught at WSU during this special event hosted by Study Abroad and Global Programs. Visit information stations and learn basic greetings and salutations in a variety of languages. Each participant will receive a passport to collect stickers from each one of the stations – visitors who fill their passports will receive a special gift!
Ethnic Heritage Rooms tour
1st Floor Lobby
Learn about Wayne State's rich ethnic history during this special, free tour. Visits include the Arabic, Armenian, French, Greek, Polish, Romanian and Ukrainian rooms.
English Language Institute World Fair
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Meet international students from all over the world who are learning English and preparing for academic studies at WSU. During this special event hosted by the English Language Institute, visitors can stop by info tables to learn more about the world cultures that help to make Wayne State a truly global learning environment. Each visitor will receive a passport to collect stickers from each one of the stations – visitors who fill their passports will receive a special gift!
Fall 2016 Ontario Open House
3 - 6 p.m.
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
Wayne State University is going to Windsor!
The Office of International Programs is hosting an Open House where Canadian students can learn about undergraduate degree programs, the application process, tuition benefits, and on-campus housing options. This event will give Canadian students the opportunity to meet with WSU representatives from key departments and the chance to discover that Wayne State is a tremendous – and affordable – higher education option for Canadian students.
Film: “Girl Rising”
5:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Student Center Building
Room: Hillberry C
Join us for a screening of the documentary film “Girl Rising,” which focuses on the way girls are viewed and valued around the world. The film features compelling stories demonstrating that educating girls can transform societies, and brings visibility to the issues girls face worldwide. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, the film features nine girls living in the developing world who must overcome great odds to achieve their dreams. It is a feature of Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment. Cosponsored by OIP, Amnesty International WSU and The Peace Corps.
Snacks will be served, or bring your own!
Go Global photo exhibition
Nov. 14 - 18
Undergraduate Library Atrium
Wayne State students and staff have traveled the world this year! Stop by this special exhibit to see how they captured their adventures on film.