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The State Department announces the 13th annual International Education Week starting on November 12. This year’s theme is Global Education and Peacebuilding. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of Education and State. It celebrates the benefits of understanding the world around us so we can better communicate and collaborate with others from different cultures. It is an ideal opportunity to inspire students to broaden their horizons through global learning, foreign languages and international exchange.

Click here to see a video about International Education Week from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan!





IEW Calendar 2012

Every night of this week, a different dish from around the world will be available for lunch or dinner in Baker Refectory!

FRIDAY, November 9

Dragon FruitShort-Term Study Abroad Festival

Come see all the options available to study abroad summer 2013! Friday, November 9 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. in BAC 1st Floor Lobby (by the Technology Solutions Center aka TLT).



SATURDAY, November 10

Chinese FoodAsian Food Expo

Burmese, Chinese and Japanese clubs present ASIAN FOOD EXPO on November 10, 2012 in Ellis Ballroom starting at 6pm.There are 8 Asian countries serving more than 15 dishes. It is a free event but due to limited space, you must get a ticket from the Info Desk in Ellis Hall.

SO What are you waiting for? COME AND ENJOY FREE ASIAN FOOD....


MONDAY, November 12

Today's Baker Option: Indian

Men playing accordions in ViennaGerman Table

Monday, November 12 at 6:00pm in the Humanities Lounge.






TUESDAY, November 13

Today's Baker Option: Latin American

Description: HomeIREX UGRAD Pakistan Cultural Presentations

The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program aims to advance youth leadership and promote mutual understanding by providing one academic term of non-degree undergraduate US study on a highly competitive basis to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors of Pakistan.

In addition to their academic studies, Global UGRAD-Pakistan fellows perform community service and explore American traditions through the unique Cultural Passport to America program. While interacting with Americans in the community and on campus, Global UGRAD-Pakistan fellows develop a more well-rounded perception of American culture. They go on to share this understanding of the U.S. with friends, family, and others in their communities back home.

Juniata College is pleased to welcome two new international students on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan). Joining the Juniata family are Mahaveer Lohana and Jasmeen Fatima.

Presentations will be in the Seminar Room on the 2nd floor of the Oller Center for Peace and International Programs 12:00pm-1:00pm. Lunch will be provided!

Space is extremely limited so you must RSVP in order to attend.

Notre Dame Studying Abroad for Real: Earning a PhD in Europe

Derik Frantz (a Juniata alumnus) will be giving a talk about studying abroad and earning your PhD abroad on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the vonLiebig Sill Board Room.



WEDNESDAY, November 14

Today's Baker Option: British & German

IndiaIndia Fundraiser and Presentation

On Wedneday, November 14 at 7:00 P.M. a returned study abroad students will talk about her experiences working at an organization entitled Women in Need (WIN). During this session the organization, her interactions with women who suffered from domestic violence and alcoholism, and the roles she had at WIN will be discussed. Although she is not an expert on the experiences of Indian women she can provide her viewpoint gained from working at WIN. Donations for WIN in the form of money and school supplies are welcomed.


various types of breadBreaking Bread: An Evening of Baking Bread and Interfaith Dialogue

Bread of some sort is probably the one food eaten by people of every race, culture and religion. The Interfaith group is planning for bread baking on the evening of November 14 and have students discuss bread in a specific cultural/faith context and to share a bit about the importance of bread in religious and/or cultural practice.  Wednesday, November 14 7:30pm-9:00pm at the Stone Church of the Brethren.



THURSDAY, November 15

Today's Baker Option: Asian

Spanish dancersWorld Music and Dance

An event for you to relax and know more about  music from different cultures. International foods and hot apple cider will be served. Hope to see you there! Thursday, November 15 9:00pm in Ellis Ballroom.





FRIDAY, November 16

Today's Baker Option: Mediterranean

Table full of delicious foodInternational Potluck

Join us for a delicious Intercultural Potluck dinner.  Come try food from around the world! This event is free but we ask that you please bring something to feed approximately 10 people.  Store bought or home cooked! Friday, November 16 6:00pm-8:00pm in TNT Lounge.



SATURDAY, November 17

Kwanzaa Dinner

The African American Student Alliance will host its annual Kwanzaa Dinner on November 17th in the Sill Boardroom of the Von Liebig Center for Science from 6 PM-8 PM. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and Canada honoring African Canadian and African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. Kwanzaa means “first fruits” in Swahili and signifies the coming harvest. The event will compromise of a presentation detailing the history of Kwanzaa and performances. This is considered a CWS Cultural Event!

Here is a menu of the food that will be provided:
• Water, Iced Tea, and Lemonade
• Corn Bread
• Banana Fritters
• Collard Greens
• Peanut Soup (Chicken and Veggie)
• Candied Yams
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Fried Plantains
• Mashed Potatoes
• Fried Chicken
• Fried Catfish
• Potato Salad
• Black Eyed Peas and Rice
• Kwanzaa slaw
• Turnips
• Sweet Potato Pie and Whipped Cream
• Pumpkin Pie

Tickets for students are $6. Tickets for professors, faculty, and members of the community are $8 and children are $4. You can pick up the tickets from Ellis at the Info Desk or contact Meagan Floyd, Corey Lacey, Elyse Williams, or Bessie Weisman!