September 12-16, 2016
International Education Week 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 Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Visit the website>
EVENTS FOR 2016
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16
International Photo Exhibit
Go by the Arnold Art Gallery during International Education Week and look at the wonderful pictures taken abroad by fellow students and faculty.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Study Abroad Fair
Location: Austin Moses Room
Time: 10-2 PM
Study overseas and earn course credit at Shorter.
Representatives from Rome With Purpose, VERITAS Christian Study Abroad, Spanish Studies Abroad and many more will be at the fair to answer questions and prepare you for your study abroad adventures!
Dr. Poussin and Dr. Crosby will lead a study abroad program in France next summer. Come to the fair to learn more about it!
The World is your Classroom!
Linda Palumbo Olszanski, Assistant Vice President of International Programs, speaks with students about study abroad opportunities through Shorter University’s study abroad programs.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Chapel featuring Mr. Larry Peck
Location: Chapel- Time: 11 AM
After serving as missionaries in Europe for over 16 years, Mr. Peck and his wife, Debbie, founded “Rome with Purpose” with the mission of providing meaningful education opportunities in Italy in the context of a biblical Christian community.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Global Perspectives Forum – “Vladimir Putin’s Russia: Its Place in International Affairs”
Location: Austin Moses Room- Time: 11 AM
Dr. Charles Carter, Assistant Professor of History, will share his expertise in Russian History. Having conducted research in Russia numerous times, Dr. Carter will explore Putin’s Russia role in global affairs.
Food from Around the Globe
Location: Austin Moses Room-Time: 6-8 PM
Come and enjoy delicious international dishes prepared by our international students and faculty. Great door prizes!
Friday, Sept. 16
International Extravaganza at the Caf
Time: 10:45 AM-245 PM
The caf will offer a variety of international dishes prepared specially for you in order to finish our week of celebrations with a big smile!
Location: Front Circle- Time: 9 PM
Featured Movie: “The Intouchables”
This multiple award winning French film explores the unique friendship between a quadriplegic aristocrat and his newly hired caretaker from the projects.