International Education Week - Shorter University

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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>


International Education WeekMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Global Perspectives Forum

Location: Austin Moses Room-Time: 11-12 PM

The Immigration Crisis: How Should Christians React

Come and join our Global Perspectives Forum with a panel composed of Shorter faculty from various disciplines discussing Christian responses/perspectives on immigration.

Food from Around the World

Location: Austin Moses Room-Time: 5-7 pm.

Come and enjoy delicious international dishes prepared by our international students and faculty.

Great door prizes!


Study Abroad Fair

Location: Austin Moses Room-Time: 10-2 PM

Study overseas and earn course credit at Shorter.

Representatives from Spanish Studies Abroad, Saints Bible Institute, VERITAS Christian Study Abroad, and many more will be at the fair to answer questions and prepare you for your study abroad adventures!

The World is your Classroom!


International Traveler’s Health

Location: Austin Moses Room-Time: 3-4 PM

Presenter: Melissa A. Hunter, MPH – Rome District Epidemiology/STD Program Director

As an epidemiologist with Northwest Georgia Public Health, Mrs. Hunter will present the most current evidence based public health information on travel related illnesses. She will describe the source and symptoms of common illnesses that may be contracted while traveling abroad. Mrs. Hunter will also provide strategies such as vaccines to protect against and prevent commonly transmitted disease during international travel.


International Students Presentation

Location: Austin Moses Room-Time: 2-3 PM

Our own international students will lead presentations about their home countries and cultures.

Lights refreshments and door prizes will be provided.


International Extravaganza at the Caf

Location: Cafeteria – Time: 10.45-2.45 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!

Coffee Conversation

Location: International Lounge (Minor Fine Arts 200)-Time: 11-12PM

Dr. Gregory Poore-Associate Professor of Liberal Arts

“Work as Calling: Situating Your Work within God’s Work”

At this Coffee Conversation we will discuss why we long for meaningful work, how to discover meaning in work, and practical steps for discerning what work God is calling you to do. 

Great door prizes!