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International Education Week

The week of November 17 - 21, 2014 marks the14th annual celebration of International Education Week. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to promote a broader understanding of world cultures. Ohio State joins thousands of other institutions worldwide participating in events that bring an international perspective to college campuses. Connect with IEW 2014 online via Facebook.

 Monday, November 17

Teaching Internship in France Study Abroad Information Session
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

The Teaching Internship in France study abroad program will place students in public schools in Montpelier, France during May 2015. This program is open to students seeking BSEd, Med, or a French major or minor. The three week program will pair each student with a licensed teacher of English as a Foreign Language and students will stay with host families in the local Montpellier community. Additionally, students will attend a seminar addressing some of the key issues that the French educational system is facing, along with foreign languages and plurilingualism in Europe. In conclusion, students will do a Capstone project centered on their predetermined learning targets. For more information, please contact Leslie Callihan.

SPPO Club Weekly Conversation Table
2 – 4 p.m.
Crane Café in Hagerty Hall

The SPPO club will hold its weekly conversation tables, led by Oihane Muxika-Loitzate and Teddy Palomino in the Crane Café. This is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish and Portuguese speaking skills and have fun.

The Global Citizen: Study Abroad as a Career Catalyst
4 p.m.
Hale Hall, MLK Lounge

The Office of International Affairs and Office of Diversity and Inclusion are teaming up with IES Abroad to host a panel titled, “The Global Citizen: Study Abroad as a Career Catalyst” on Monday, November 17 at 4 p.m. in Hale Hall’s MLK Lounge. This panel discussion is a part of International Education Week and will feature Ohio State alumni who attribute much of their career success to their study abroad experience. Dinner will be provided following the panel discussion. Please RSVP by Friday, November 14.

RSVP: http://go.osu.edu/globalcitizenpanel

Phi Sigma Iota's 2014 Foreign Language Film Fest Film:
The Victors and the Vanquished (The Battle of Stalingrad, Part II) (Сталинградская битва) (1949) Soviet film and Russian language
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
180 Hagerty Hall

Ohio State’s Phi Sigma Iota and the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures will host their annual Foreign Language Film Fest titled "The Other Side of the Battlefield." Experience well documented war battles from a different perspective and in a different language. All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles. This event is free and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, November 18

Israel History and Culture Study Abroad Information Session
12 – 1 p.m.
206 Pomerene Hall

Learn more about the new May session Israel History and Culture study abroad program that is open to all majors and ranks. Students will spend the first portion of the session in Columbus preparing for their overseas experience through lectures and discussions. The second portion of the experience will take place in Israel where students will have the opportunity to learn about Israel’s history and contemporary culture by visiting key sites and meeting local experts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, the Dead Sea—and more. The application deadline is January 1, 2015. Please note that students enrolled full time in spring semester may take up to three credits during the May session with no tuition costs. For more information, please contact Jeannie Simmons.

Honduras: Community Development and Delivery Study Abroad Information Session
7 – 8 p.m.
205 Agricultural Administration Building

Attend this study abroad information session to learn about the Honduras: Community Development and Delivery 2015 May session study abroad program (May 23 - June 7, 2015) which takes place in Choluteca. Students will be given an opportunity to learn about Honduran issues related to agriculture, education and international development through community outreach and education about agricultural needs and practices. A major project will be to create learning modules and work with local Spanish-speaking instructors to teach local residents how to create a community garden. There will also be building projects that take place at the local school and in the community. For more information please contact Tim Hornsby.

China Global May Study Abroad Information Session
4 – 5 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Learn more about the China Global May study abroad program, which will introduce you to the laid-back city of Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province. Group projects and independent study will enable you to immerse yourself in the strong traditions, culture, historical significance and culinary delights of this region. This four-week program is open to all majors, taught in English and the three hours of credit earned on this program can be used to satisfy the Education Abroad open option GE. For more information, please contact Tiffany Pierskalla.

Spain Global May Study Abroad Information Session
4 – 5 p.m.
0045 Hagerty Hall

This Global May program will allow you to gain an understanding of the multicultural and global history of the city of Madrid. Shaped by immigration, migration and international commerce, Madrid is a great location for you to think critically about your surroundings and compare Spain’s melting pot and diversity to the United States. This four-week program is open to all majors, is taught in English and the three hours of credit earned on this program can be used to satisfy the Education Abroad open option GE. Come to an information session to learn more about Spain Global May and think about where next May will take you. For more information, please contact Jeannie Simmons.

History Study Abroad Information Session
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
0016 Dulles Hall

Attend this information session to learn about study abroad programs offered by the Department of History during the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information, please contact Tiffany Pierskalla.

Global Engagement Night
Office of International Affairs
Discussion Topic: Wellness Department of History
6 – 7 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Global Engagement Night invites international and domestic students to interact and have cross-cultural discussions about topics affecting all college students. All are welcome to join the discussion every Tuesday from 6 – 7 p.m. in 122 Oxley.

Asian/Pacific Islander First-Year/Transfer Cohort
6 – 7 p.m.
Multicultural Center, Ohio Union Suite 1000

This program exists to build community and engage Asian/Pacific Islander/Arab/Middle Eastern students in social, support and educational experiences. Student mentors help to facilitate each session, plan social outings, coordinate small group discussions and serve as mentors to group participants. Open to all Asian/Pacific Islander first-year and transfer students.

Evening with Minas Music
7 p.m.
Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater

The Center for Latin American Studies presents an Evening with Minas Music on November 18. Minas blends north and south creating original music that is evocative and imaginative. Their music, which features Brazilian guitar and jazz piano, makes use of Portuguese poetry and a Bossa Nova sound to create music that is fresh and innovative. Minas creates uplifting, subtle and complex beauty that transports listeners to another place and time. This concert is free and open to all and will be an unforgettable evening.

Wednesday, November 19

Zoe Pearson-Drug Wars in Bolivia – Lecture
12 – 2 p.m.
Knight House
104 E. 15th Ave.

"Challenging Drug War Orthodoxy in Bolivia: An Investigation of Coca-Based Livelihoods, the Legacy of International Drug Control Policy, and the Promises and Pitfalls of Social Contract" by Zoe Pearson, Geography, for the Change and Continuity in the Andes and Amazonia Working Group of the Humanities Institute and the Center for Latin American Studies

Andeanist and Amazonianist Faculty Syllabus Exchange
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Knight House

An opportunity for faculty to find out what courses other Andeanist and Amazonianist faculty are offering on campus and to share ideas about resources, publications, films, methods, guest lectures and events related to the courses we teach. This exchange will hopefully inspire dialogue and faculty initiatives conducive to interdisciplinary collaborations.

Public Health Perspectives: Japan Study Abroad Information Session
3 – 4 p.m.
160 Cunz Hall

The Public Health Perspectives: Japan study abroad program will focus on a variety of public health, sociological and cultural issues with an emphasis on Japanese perspectives. Through dynamic academic instruction and unique cultural immersion, students compare and contrast major regional, domestic and international public health issues and how they interact with and influence one another. Students will gain an understanding of how public health in Japan is affected by culture, economy and environmental factors. For more information, please contact Jennifer Bickley.

Public Health Perspectives: China Study Abroad Information Session
4 – 5 p.m.
160 Cunz Hall

Join us to learn about the Public Health Perspectives: China study abroad program, a three-week program based at Dalian Medical Univeristy in Dalian, China. Through field trips and instruction, students will look at public health issues within China and how they interact and influence one another. For more information, please contact Jenny Bickley. 

Shanghai, 1750-2050 Study Abroad Information Session
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Attend this information session to learn more about the Shanghai, 1750-2050: Chinese Hub Port, Treaty Port and Global Mega-City study abroad program. This history course will be unlike any others you have taken at Ohio State. Rather than sit in a classroom, study the history, culture and language of Shanghai, the world's largest and one of its most cosmopolitan cities, firsthand by taking classes at East China Normal University and visiting major historical sites in and around Shanghai. For more information, please contact Tiffany Pierskalla.

Russian film series: Elki [Six degrees of celebration]
6 p.m.
250 Hopkins Hall

In autumn 2014, the Russian film series (held in conjunction with Russian 3460) is featuring Russia's newest award-winning films. All films are free and open to the public. All films are in Russian with English subtitles. On Wednesday, November 19, the series will be screening Elki [Six degrees of celebration]. This new year's comedy unfolds in cities across Russia, revealing surprising connections between the characters. https://slavic.osu.edu/events/russian-film-series-elki-six-degrees-celebration

College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Fair
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Thompson Library / 11th Floor

Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences May Session Study Abroad opportunities. Some of these programs include topics on The U.S., Europe and the WWII- Intersections in 20th Century History, Japanese Language and Culture, Arts and Community Development (Ohio State ATI) – Ghana, Psychology and Culture in Europe, International Affairs Scholars Program – India, etc. Find out about the more than 180 study abroad programs offered at Ohio State. Meet faculty resident directors and past Study Abroad participants. Refreshments will be served.

Documentary Screening at Hillel – Sugihara: The Japanese Oscar Schindler 6 – 8 p.m. Hillel Wexner Jewish Student Center 46 E. 16th Ave. A screening of the documentary, A Conspiracy of Kindness, about Sugihara, known as the Japanese Oscar Schindler.

J. Albert Harrill, "Jesus Stills the Storm, from Different Perspectives" – Lecture
7 p.m.
010 Page Hall

J. Albert Harrill, Department of Classics, presents "Jesus Stills the Storm, from Different Perspectives," as part of the 2014-2015 "Religions of the World: Past and Present" community lecture series. 

Center for Latin American Studies Film Series
Juan de los Muertos/Juan of the Dead
7:30 p.m.
180 Hagerty Hall

A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. (Cuba, Alejandro Brujues, 2011, 96”) Free and open to the public. All films are subtitled in English. 

Thursday, November 20

Child Welfare and Children's Mental Health Australia Study Abroad Information Session
12 – 1 p.m.
115 Stillman Hall

During this information session you will learn more about the Child Welfare and Children's Mental Health three-week study abroad program, based in Melbourne, Australia. During this program, students will be introduced to Australia’s history, policies, practices and research in the context of child welfare and children’s mental health. This program will provide students with the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture and how history has impacted their interaction with social services. For more information, please contact Jenny Bickley.

Global May Morocco Study Abroad Information Session
1 – 2 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Learn more about the popular Global May Morocco study abroad experience to one of Africa’s most dynamic and diverse nations. This four-week program will introduce students to the modern history, politics and culture of Morocco during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will have hands-on experience by conversing with major political, civil, intellectual figures and by visiting the Royal Library, the Royal Academy for Amazhighi Studies, the Parliament, NGO's and the major imperial cities of Morocco. Open to students of any major. For more information, please contact Louise Yahiaoui.

Francophone Africa Study Abroad Information Session
3 – 4 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

What are the differences between private and public life in Senegal? How is this reflected in literature and the arts, history, philosophy and popular cultures? The Francophone Africa: Between Tradition and Modernity study abroad program will focus on helping French majors gain a better understanding of the continuities and discontinuities of African cultures, their differences and similarities with Western cultures and their future prospects. For more information, please contact Louise Yahiaoui.

Ana Lopez: Latinas Made to Serve? Feeling Brown, Glam …and a Maid
4:30 p.m.
Ohio Union Multicultural Center

Ana Lopez, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University gives a talk titled “Latinas Made to Serve? Feeling Brown, Glam …and a Maid.” This talk will explore how recent films and television series have glamourized and simultaneously complicated the representation of Latina domestic service. Arguing that we need to unpack and trouble the complex relationships among agency, representation and melodrama condensed in the figure of the contemporary Latina maid, my talk will focus primarily on the Lifetime series Devious Maids (Seasons 1 & 2, 2013 - 2014) but will also reference the earlier films Spanglish (James L. Brooks, 2004) and Maid in Manhattan (Wayne Wang, 2002) and other recent TV series.

Global "Hotspots" of the Early Modern World: Buenos Aires Study Abroad Information Session
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Attend this information session to learn more about the exciting new Global "Hotspots" of the Early Modern World: Buenos Aires May session study abroad program. Hotspot cities such as Buenos Aires served as key centers of economic exchange, imperial expansion and culture influence that shaped the emerging modern world we live in today. These "hotspots" attracted diverse populations and connected empires with broad colonial regions and served as hubs of international trading networks. For more information, please contact Tiffany Pierskalla.

Latino Student Association (LSA) meeting
6 – 7 p.m.
Multicultural Center Ohio Union, Suite 1000

The Latino Student Association is dedicated to creating, fostering and bringing awareness about the Latino/a community at Ohio State. By holding meetings, cultural events and community involvement opportunities, LSA strengthens the Latino/a student body at Ohio State. LSA is open to anybody interested in Latino culture, whether you identify as Latino/a or not.

Lecture: Bengt Sandin
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Humanities Institute
104 E. 15th Ave.

Bengt Sandin is professor of Child Studies at the University of Linköping, Sweden. Known widely for his research on the social and cultural history of children and childhood, Sandin’s talk will relate the changing views of influential scholars on reading and writing problems, such as dyslexia, to the general development of educational policies in the 20th c. Swedish welfare state. His historical approach opens the way for an analysis of how specific social and political conditions shaped definitions of deficiencies, and how competing claims exist parallel to national politics and the changing role of children/ children’s rights in national policies. 

Global May Brazil Study Abroad Information Session
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

Attend this information session to learn more about the Global May Brazil study abroad program. This program will introduce students to Brazilian history, culture, society and contemporary issues. Through coursework in the classroom as well as through experiential learning, students will gain a unique perspective of this emerging world power. This program is specifically designed for first and second year students who are interested in learning about the global significance of Brazil. This program takes place in the states of São Paulo and Bahia. Open to all majors and taught in English. For more information, please contact Caitlin King.

Goodbye to Language – Film
7 p.m.
Mershon Auditorium
1871 N High St

Jean-Luc Godard has altered the entire trajectory of cinema countless times and now, in his 43rd feature, he pushes the boundaries of 3D filmmaking. Starring Godard’s own beloved dog, the film tracks a couple in the midst of an affair as they discuss the modern world. A plot summary is impossible for this film, which is more concerned with the immediate moment in front of the camera, swirling ideas about the state of the world, and exploding the possibilities of the cinematic form. 

Friday, November 21

The Art of Paris Study Abroad Information Session
12 – 1 p.m.
122 Oxley Hall

The Art of Paris: Gothic Cathedrals May session study abroad program allows students the unique hands-on opportunity to study the rich art and architecture history of Paris. Students will dive into related reading and research during the first two weeks of May, and then will present and introduce a work of art or architecture to the rest of the group while in Paris. The focus of the program will be the beautiful 13th and 14th century Gothic cathedrals found in Paris and the surrounding region. Students will leave this program with a newfound appreciation and understanding of the art history of Paris as well as having the invaluable international experience living in one of the world’s most vibrant and cultured cities. The deadline for the application is January 1, so don’t hesitate to get started! For more information, please contact Kelsey Poole.

Workshop on Childhood
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Humanities Institute
104 East 15th Ave.

The workshop with Bengt Sandin, a professor of child studies at the University of Linkopinq, Sweden, will focus on the social and cultural history of children and childhood during the 20th century.

Argentine Tango in Columbus
8 p.m. Hayes Hall
108 N Oval Mall

All are welcome. Instruction will be mixed with practice. Visit Argentine Tango to learn more.