Monday, November 13 – Friday, November 17

International Education Week (IEW), 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 our efforts to promote programs that prepare students for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Each semester, GGC presents a campus-wide dedication to global awareness with a full week of informational and educational events, hosted, in part, by the Office of Internationalization and the Office of Student Involvement. Additional international learning opportunities are available throughout the year that build intercultural competence and skills, adopting a solid multicultural and global mindset that's crucial to a holistic college experience.

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Monday, November 13

Enhance Your Career with a Certificate in Latin American Studies

10 – 11 a.m. | Cisco Auditorium, Building C

Faculty with Latin American experience will explain, from their own perspectives, how the Certificate in Latin America Studies can help a GGC graduate find a job here in Georgia, Washington, or even a Latin American country.

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International Language Tables

10:30 – 12 p.m.  | Student Center, Second Floor Lounge

Faculty, staff and students host tables for all members of the campus community to practice using world languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin, Chinese, French, Turkish, Portuguese, and more.

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Tuesday, November 14

Keynote Address: "Japan-US Relations: Toward a Stronger Partnerships" 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | CISCO Auditorium, Building C

Learn more about the political and cultural complexities influencing US-Japan relations during the 2017 International Education Week keynote address given by Hon. Takashi Shinozuka, Consul-General of Japan.

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International Thanksgiving Feast 

12 – 2 p.m. | Student Center, LVIS

Enjoy food from across the globe during the 2017 International Education Week Thanksgiving feast. 

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International Bazaar 

– 3 p.m. | Student Center, LVIS

Explore arts and crafts, music and more from global cultures during the International Bazaar. 

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Escaping Grizzly World 

– 10 p.m. | Residence Life Building 1000

Escape from one of several continent-themed rooms by finding clues and solving puzzles.

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Wednesday, November 15

International Language Tables

10:30 – 12 p.m.  | Student Center, Second Floor Lounge

Faculty, staff and students host tables for all members of the campus community to practice using world languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin, Chinese, French, Turkish, Portuguese, and more.

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Thursday, November 16

Human Rights in Myanmar & Beyond

11 a.m. – Noon | Kaufman Library, Heritage Room

Focusing on the current Rohingya human rights crisis, this student-faculty panel will survey issues related to minority rights abuses worldwide including human rights, genocide, and US foreign policy.

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International Culture and Art Workshop

– 3 p.m. | Building C, 1347

Students will have the opportunity to watch an experimental art film and then will be prompted to create a piece of experimental art using principles of this art medium. Student presentations will be featured, along with discussion regarding the art form, diversity and expressivity.

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Friday, November 17

The Story of Your Name

10 – 11 a.m. | Building A, 1650

In this interactive session, Dr. Kinga Varga-Dobai and Early Childhood Education majors will share their research on the origin of their names and what they learned about themselves as part of that research. Beyond a creative and powerful form of storytelling, the Name Story, is also a conversation-starter about such topics as culture, identity, heritage and family values. Please join us for a 50-minute discussion to learn about our name stories, and share you own. 

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Explore More International Learning

GGC offers a host of international learning opportunities – some abroad and some right here on campus.