International Education Week 2017 Events

International Education Week Events

November 13 - 17, 2017

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Monday, November 13

ICC Workshop

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Organized by: Internship and Career Center, Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs

Grant Writing Workshop for International Field Work

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Are you interested in conducting research or field work abroad? Join us for a grant writing workshop with the Blum Center and learn how to successfully write a grant that can help you to fund your project and make an impact internationally.

Organized by: Blum Center, Global Affairs

Internships Abroad Tokyo, "Business and Communications"

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Interning in Japan’s capital Tokyo is an ideal setting to gain international, professional experience. Placements are customized according to students’ experience, career goals, interests and skills and are available in a wide variety of fields including accounting, sales, PR, finance, advertising, communication, marketing, web design, hospitality and tourism, and more!

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Global Affairs Kick Off Event

Location: International Center Lobby
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Join us for a special Global Engagement Monday! To kick off International Education Week, the UC Davis Global Ambassadors will provide presentations about 8 countries where our international students and scholars come from. The event will allow the students to engage in educational and intercultural activities to learn about different countries and cultures, identify commonalities, while highlighting the uniqueness of each. This event is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about where our students come from that challenges our own knowledge, assumptions, and biases about those places and people, and to nurture intercultural competence. Enjoy performances by students groups and free appetizers.

Organized by: Global Affairs

The Art of Traditional Chinese Painting

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Chinese traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush with black ink. The depth is expressed by dark and light tones. You will learn such techniques as brush control, and the delicate balance of ink and water. You will learn how to paint bamboo, orchid, panda, insects, landscape, etc.

Organized by: Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Global Affairs

Tuesday, November 14

Grant Writing Workshop for International Field Work

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Are you interested in conducting research or field work abroad? Join us for a grant writing workshop with the Blum Center and learn how to successfully write a grant that can help you to fund your project and make an impact internationally.

Organized by: Blum Center, Global Affairs

International Cafe

Location: Student Community Center, Meeting Room D
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

The November International Cafe is a SISS collaboration with the Student Academic Success center. International Cafes are an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with international and domestic students and scholars! Enjoy light beverages and snacks and participate in a themed craft or activity.

Organized by: Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs

Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando la Deportacion

Location: Manetti Shrem Museum
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Join the binational production team of Humanizing Deportation as they introduce their bilingual digital storytelling project and discuss the methodological, ethical and political issues that they have encountered. Launched in Tijuana, Humanizing Deportation is a collaboration between UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and part of the multi-year Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Together, the team is producing an open access archive of personal stories about deportation with community members, making visible the range of humanitarian issues that mass human displacement has created, providing a human face to the current deportation crisis.

Organized by: Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies

The Art of Calligraphy

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Calligraphy, a 5,000-year-old art form, is a cultural symbol of China and an embodiment of Chinese philosophy. In this class, you will learn basic calligraphy techniques, write simple Chinese characters in standard script with brush, practice patience and find moments of tranquility.

Organized by: Confucius Institute at UC Davis, Global Affairs

International Game Night - International Trivia Night

Location: Memorial Union Games Area
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Join Quiz Bowl at UC Davis, Center for Student Involvement, and Global Affairs to test your knowledge of international trivia! Teams of up to six are invited to compete with a chance to win a grand prize. Start brushing up on your history and geography knowledge now.

Organized by: Global Affairs, Center for Student Involvement, Quiz Bowl Club

Wednesday, November 15

International Partner Reception

Location: International House
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Partners and dependents of international students and scholars are invited to this special edition of the Connections weekly meeting at International House Davis. Based on simple kindness and an interest in making friends from all over the world, members host an open-house with coffee/tea and baked goodies. You are welcome to bring your children. There is also a craft table and a children's play area.

Organized by: International House Davis, Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs

Quarter Abroad UK, "Organic Chemistry in Nottingham"

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Complete a key UC Davis organic chemistry sequence in one quarter while studying in historic England. The 128ABC plus 129A (lab) sequence serves chemistry, chemical engineering and food science majors and satisfies the organic chemistry requirement for professional schools such as UC Davis VetMed. The courses are taught by UC Davis instructors on-site and are accompanied by a course on the local industry, history and culture. The University of Nottingham is a leader in the field of sustainable chemistry and the East Midlands region is rich in history and natural beauty. Nottingham is two hours from London by train and a short flight away from Dublin, Paris, Brussels and beyond.

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

Financial Aid For Study Abroad

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Come learn about how your financial aid will follow you for study abroad! And, find out what scholarships are avaliable to you!

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs, Financial Aid

Quarter Abroad Japan, "Language and Culture in Kyoto"

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

This program takes place in beautiful Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. While attending Kyoto Seika University, students will enroll in the third-quarter sequential course in first-year, second-year, or third-year Japanese, taught by contracted teachers from a professional language school.  You will take part in an intensive culture and field trip course, participate in exciting excursions, and spend spring quarter exploring the cultural riches that Kyoto and the surrounding regions have to offer!

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

International Game Night - Global Games Night
Location: Memorial Union Games Area
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Organized by: Global Affairs, Center for Student Involvement

Thursday, November 16

Scholar Coffee Break

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Held the hour before the start of New J-1 Scholar Orientation, the Scholar Coffee Break is for all scholars, both newly arrived and settled. Coffee and donuts will be served, and scholars can connect with other scholars from all around the campus and the world.

Organized by: Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs

SpokenWorld Workshop

Location: International Center 3119
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

You have traveled and met people. You have stories to tell and an ear for other people’s stories. Come workshop your story with me and hear other peoples’ stories too. With a little preparation you can have a personal story ready to tell. Your story might illustrate how you were changed. It might help friends and family picture the people they have met and places you have gone as real people and places. A little storytelling practice could pay off when regaling friends. Spoken word first person nonfiction is popular now. You may have heard people telling their stories on This American Life or The Moth Radio Hour. I guarantee you will walk away knowing yourself and your story better.

Organized by: Study Abroad, Global Affairs

All Talk and Action

Location: Manetti Shrem Museum
Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Express yourself through words and actions as we dive into the power of stories. Hear spoken word in the Courtyard and step up to add your voice at our open mic. Be part of color abstraction experiments in the Parker Art Studio. Remember story time from when you were a kid? This is not that story time! Come see what it's all about.

Organized by: Third Thursdays: Student Party

International Game Night - International Karaoke

Location: Memorial Union Games Area
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Jhankaar, Center for Student Involvement, and Global Affairs will be hosting an international karaoke night. Now is your chance to sign your favorite international hits! Jhankaar is UC Davis’ premier South-Asian A capella team so you won’t want to miss this fun event.

Organized by: Global Affairs, Center for Student Involvement, Jhankaar Acapella

Friday, November 17

International Fair

Location: International Center
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Organized by: Global Affairs, Center for International Education

Grant Writing Workshop for International Field Work

Location: International Center 2119
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Are you interested in conducting research or field work abroad? Join us for a grant writing workshop with the Blum Center and learn how to successfully write a grant that can help you to fund your project and make an impact internationally.

Organized by: Blum Center, Global Affairs

International Potluck

Location: The Grove Courtyard
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Organized by: Pals in Intercultural Exchange Program