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International Education Week

The week of November 13 - 17, 2017 marks the 17th 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 2017 online via Facebook.

November 14

Caffé Forte: Italian 101
Beginning Italian Conversation Table for Italian 101
10:30 a.m., Ohio Union 1st Floor (Tables near the coffee shop)

La Tavola Italiana: Italian 102, 103, 104, or above
Intermediate Italian Conversation Table, Italian 102, 103, 104, and above
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Ohio Union 1st Floor (Tables near the coffee shop)

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
12 – 1 p.m., 100 Oxley Hall

Peace Corps Information Session
Come to a Peace Corps information session to learn more about volunteering abroad. All majors are welcome. For more information, please contact Jack Campbell.
12 – 1 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Fellowships for Graduate and Professional Students Information Session
These fellowships are available to all full-time graduate and professional students at all levels and in any department who are pursuing a course of study which requires advanced foreign language and area studies training. The fellowships are expected to carry a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year and $2,500 for the summer semester. Academic year awards also carry an authorization for tuition and partial OSU fees for students in programs within the OSU Graduate School or up to $18,000 in tuition and fee support for professional school students. Summer awards carry an authorization for tuition and partial OSU fees (up to $5,000). Subject to approval, FLAS fellowships may also be used for foreign language and area studies at other U.S. or foreign institutions.
12 - 1 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Study Abroad Information Session
French Language Programs
The French Language Immersion in Montpelier, France is a four week intensive French language program at the Université Paul Laval Centre. Students can begin their French major or minor by completing 6 semester credits during four weeks of study in France. Instruction ranging from beginning to advanced French is available. The CIC Summer Study Program in Québec, administered through the University of Iowa, offers qualified students the chance to increase their command of French in a French-speaking environment and introduces them to the heritage and cultural traditions of a unique and vital segment of North American culture. The CIC program is affiliated with Laval University's “Cours d'été pour non-francophones”. Laval University will evaluate the students' level of French when they arrive in Québec. At levels six and seven (equivalent to upper level courses offered for the French major), students choose from courses in language, literature, and culture. The CIC Resident Director provides assistance throughout the program. The information session will give a course presentation, overview and Q and A session of both programs. For more information, please contact Louise Yahiaoui.
1 – 2 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue

Study Abroad Information Session
Oxford University Pre-Law Program

This four week summer program at the University of Oxford in the UK is open to all majors and allows participants to study a variety of subjects in the British tradition of lectures and tutorials. Courses are taught by members of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and a senior professor of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Integrated into the program are numerous special field visits to places of legal, historical and cultural interest, such as London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Sites of particular interest include the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey, local courts, Royal Albert Hall, Blenheim Palace and Warwick Castle. Come learn more about this fascinating program! For more information, please contact Savannah Heilman.
3 – 4 p.m., Moritz College of Law, Room 252, 55 W. 12th Ave.

Café +
Café + is an informational conversation table that meets once a week to enhance French conversation skills. Café + is open to students of ALL levels of French. Students in 100-level classes can earn 2 points of extra-credit by attending.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m., Crane Cafe in Hagerty Hall

Melton Center for Jewish Studies
"Coexistence and Strife in Context: Iranian Jewry in Late Antiquity"
The Melton Center for Jewish Studies presents "Coexistence and Strife in Context: Iranian Jewry in Late Antiquity" a lecture by Yaakov Elman, Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Literature, Yeshiva University and Parvaneh Pourshariati, Associate Professor of Islamic and Iranian Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University. Why did Iranian governments look favorably on the Jews for a thousand years, and why did that positive relationship begin to break down around 500 c.e.? Hear two great scholars of ancient Iranian Jewry explain this shift in comparative perspective. The program is free and open to the public. Contact Paige Bailey for more information.
4 p.m., Ohio Union, Barbara Tootle Room. 1739 N. High St.

Barbara K. Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture Series
"Half the Sky: A National Perspective"
Join us for an enlightening conversation on why the education and empowerment of women around the globe has a profound impact on our own nation. Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a best-selling author, business executive, and lecturer. Currently, she is a senior managing director at Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking boutique serving growth companies in the middle market, including companies founded and run by women. She is also president of TripleEdge, a social investing consultancy, and – as of Fall 2011 – will be a Senior Fellow at Yale University, co-teaching a course on global affairs with a specific focus on China's economic development and its global role. Registration is necessary for this free lecture. To register for this event, please visit here, or call (614) 688-3206, ext. 2 by Thursday, November 10.
4 p.m., Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom, 1739 N. High St.

Study Abroad Information Session
London Psychology

The London Psychology short-term program offers an opportunity for psychology majors to gain a unique perspective on the city of London. During Spring Quarter students will study London's role in important contributions made to the field of Psychology. The class will be followed by 9 days in London where students will visit places such as Bethlem Royal Hospital and the homes and museums of Freud and Darwin. The Resident Director, Dr. Alisa Paulsen, and past participants will be present to answer questions about the class, activities and sites in London and funding the study abroad experience. For more information contact Leslie Anderson.
5 – 6 p.m., Psychology, Room 35

Melton Center for Jewish Studies
"Outside of Babylon: The Ancient Community of Iranian Jews"
Yaakov Elman, Talmud and Rabbinic Literature, Yeshiva University
Parvaneh Pourshariati, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University
The Jewish community of Iran is one of the oldest in the world. In this path-breaking program, we have the opportunity to hear two of the world's leading scholars of ancient Iranian Jewry discuss it from external and internal perspectives.
7 p.m., Columbus JCC, 1125 College Avenue 

November 15

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
12 – 1 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

FLAS Information Session (Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students)
Students are invited to attend information sessions on the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for Summer 2012 and Academic Year 2012-13. The FLAS allows students to focus on intensive language study and covers much of your tuition and some fees plus a living stipend. Eligibility and requirements have recently changed, so we highly encourage you to attend one of the information sessions for further details. Undergraduates in STEM and Professional School graduate students are encouraged to apply! For more information, please contact csees@osu.edu .
12 p.m., 040 Page Hall

Financial Aid Advising for Admitted Study Abroad Students
If you have been admitted to a study abroad program, please stop by to meet one-on-one with a Financial Aid Counselor. No appointment necessary.
1 – 4 p.m., Oxley Hall, Room 100, 1712 Neil Avenue

Café +
Café + is an informational conversation table that meets once a week to enhance French conversation skills. Café + is open to students of ALL levels of French. Students in 100-level classes can earn 2 points of extra-credit by attending.
2 – 3 p.m., Crane Cafe in Hagerty Hall

Study Abroad Information Session
Australia - Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment
Visit tropical rainforests, explore a new culture, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, and earn 10 ENR credit hours. For more information, please contact Kelly Koren.
5:30 p.m., 129 Mendenhall Lab

November 16

La Tavola Italiana: Italian 102, 103, 104, or above
Intermediate Italian Conversation Table, Italian 102, 103, 104, and above
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Ohio Union 1st Floor (Tables near the coffee shop)

Caffé Forte: Italian 101
Beginning Italian Conversation Table for Italian 101
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Ohio Union 1st Floor (Tables near the coffee shop)

Fellowships for Undergraduate STEM Students Information Session
These fellowships are available to undergraduate students of junior or senior standing in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field who have successfully completed two years of East Asian language study at the college level. Summer 2012 fellowships are expected to cover $5,000 in tuition and also provide a $2,500 stipend. Academic Year 2012-2013 fellowships are expected to contribute $10,000 towards tuition and also provide a $5,000 stipend. Subject to approval, FLAS fellowships may also be used for foreign language and area studies at other U.S. or foreign institutions.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Financial Aid Advising for Admitted Study Abroad Students
If you have been admitted to a study abroad program, please stop by to meet one-on-one with a Financial Aid Counselor. No appointment necessary.
1 – 4 p.m., Oxley Hall, Room 100, 1712 Neil Avenue

Café +
Café + is an informational conversation table that meets once a week to enhance French conversation skills. Café + is open to students of ALL levels of French. Students in 100-level classes can earn 2 points of extra-credit by attending.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m., Crane Cafe in Hagerty Hall

Institute for Korean Studies Lecture
"Korea and the United States in the 21st Century"
Han Duk-soo, Korean Ambassador to the U.S. and former Minister of Finance and Economy, Republic of Korea
During his distinguished career in government, Ambassador Han has made many contributions to the development and modernization of the Korean economy, serving as Minister of Government Policy Coordination, Minster of Trade and Senior Secretary to the President for Policy and Planning.
This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and the Department of History.
3:30 - 5 p.m., Faculty Club Grand Lounge (a reception will follow)

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
"Town and Gown in Gothic Paris"
Sarah Grace-Heller, Department of French and Italian, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
3:30 p.m., George Wells Knight House, Humanities Institute, 104 E. 15th Ave.

Consul General of Turkey to lecture
Fatih Yildiz, Consul General of Turkey, presents "Guiding Principles of Turkish Foreign Policy in Global Perspective"
3:30 p.m., Smith Seminar Room, Physics Research Building. Social hour scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
RSVP to Kristina Ward, mailto:ward.768@osu.edu or (614) 292-3001

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
4 – 5 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Polish Table
Polish Table meets every week. It is open to speakers of Polish at all levels. Contact Caroline Krakowski for details.
5 p.m., Union Marketplace

Study Abroad Funding Information Session
Learn more about various funding opportunities for studying abroad as well as tips for a strong scholarship application. This session is open to all students who are either considering studying abroad or are already accepted. For more information, please contact Jeannie Simmons
5 - 6 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Mershon Center for International Security Studies
CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving 50 cities throughout the United States. Please register here.
5:30 p.m., Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

6th Annual International Research Scholar Exposition: Opening Reception
The International Scholar Research Exposition showcases some of the world-class research undertaken by the more than 1,600 international visiting scholars at The Ohio State University. This exposition recognizes the scholars presence on campus and the significant contribution they make to the university and the global community.

Russian Film Series: Alternate Russian Realities – Kin-Dza-Dza
Kin-Dza-Dza, 1968. Director Georgii Daneliia. 135 minutes. All films have English subtitles. All films are shown in connection with the film courses Russian 360 and Slavic 360 of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures.
6 p.m., Mendenhall Lab 100

JSO's Annual Okonomiyaki Conversation Table
Come meet new people, practice Japanese, or learn how to speak some Japanese. Free food and drinks are provided! We will be accepting Donations for the Japan Relief fund will be accepted. All contributions are sent directly to Japan Red Cross. Japan is still need and every little bit helps! For questions, contact Erin Hope at hope.42@osu.edu.
Co-sponsors: Institute of Japanese Studies at OSU, Tensuke Market, Yamato Transport U.S.A.
6:30 - 9:30 p.m., 140 Cunz Hall

Columbus Argentine Tango Society La Practica Buckeye
9 p.m., 311 Denney Hall

November 17

Café +
Café + is an informational conversation table that meets once a week to enhance French conversation skills. Café + is open to students of ALL levels of French. Students in 100-level classes can earn 2 points of extra-credit by attending.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Crane Cafe in Hagerty Hall

Education Abroad Discussion Series (for faculty and staff)
"Developing and Implementing a Host Institution-Based Study Abroad Program"
Christopher Highley, Department of English, Program in England
William Liddle, Department of Political Science, Program in Indonesia
Mark Bender, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Program in China
Kelly Koren
, Program Specialist, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Multiple Programs
To create a dialogue among faculty about study abroad at Ohio State, the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Education have launched an Education Abroad Discussion Series. The series will provide information about different types of programming, new initiatives, best practices, and lessons learned from study abroad. For more information, contact Grace Johnson at johnson.136@osu.edu.
12 – 1 p.m., 156 University Hall, 230 N Oval Mall

Institute for Japanese Studies
Emerson World Languages and Cultures Magnet School Outreach Event 
Speakers will be sharing information about Japan with students in grades 1-5.
1 – 2:50 p.m.

Study Abroad Information Session
India Global Gateway
Study abroad in India in summer 2012! Learn about contemporary issues, culture and society in Hyderabad, a city with both a rich historical tradition and a modern urban center. This new four-week program is open to students of all majors and will give students a new perspective on the global significance of India, a fascinating country full of ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity. Students will earn International Studies credit for this program. More details will be available soon. Contact Jeannie Simmons, Office of International Affairs or Dr. Pranav Jani (jani.4@osu.edu), Department of English for more information. 
4 – 5 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars House, Room 201, 220 West 12th Ave.

Study Abroad: Getting Started Sessions
All students interested in study abroad must attend a Getting Started session. At these sessions, you will learn more about studying abroad including how to select a program that is the best fit for you, along with other practical information about finances, the application process, and other resources available to you.
4 – 5 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Study Abroad Information Session
Qingdao Intensive Chinese
During Summer Semester 2012, students will be able to earn 10 semester hours of Chinese language credit in Qingdao, China which is located on the eastern coast of the Shandon Peninsula. Students will live in furnished rooms and attend four 1-hour classes per day. The program is open to students at level 1+, level 4 and level 5. Details about academics, program expenses, daily life during the program, application processes and funding will be provided. For more information, please contact Leslie Anderson.
4 p.m., 388 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road

International Photography Exhibition - Opening Reception
Winning photographs will be announced, prizes will be awarded and all the photographers whose photos are chosen for the exhibit will be recognized.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m., East Art Lounge, Ohio Union
Register for event

Middle East Studies Center Film
"Lion Women: The Fight for Freedom in Iran" 
There will be a Q&A session following the film by Dr. Margaret Mills and Dr. Parvaneh Pourshariati from the Department of Near Eastern Language and Culture.
6 p.m., 180 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Rd.

Advanced Russian Language Table
Russian Table meets every week. It is open to all beginning and intermediate speakers of Russian. Students can get help with their homework from advanced speakers, and learn about Russian culture. Contact Lauren Ressue for details.
6 – 8 p.m., Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N High St

November 18

Study Abroad: Program Exploration walk-in hours
If you have attended a Getting Started session and have begun to research your options but are still unsure of which program to select, please meet with a study abroad coordinator during Program Exploration walk-in hours
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 100 Oxley Hall

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics Brown Bag Seminar
Hadia Majid discusses “School Choice in Rural Pakistan”
1 – 2:18 p.m., 246 Ag Admin

Café +
Café + is an informational conversation table that meets once a week to enhance French conversation skills. Café + is open to students of ALL levels of French. Students in 100-level classes can earn 2 points of extra-credit by attending.
2 – 3 p.m., Crane Cafe in Hagerty Hall

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Table
It is open to B/C/S speakers at all levels. Contact Josh Pennington and Vedrana Mihalichek for details.
3 – 5 p.m., Kafe Kerouac at 2250 N High St

Wexner Center for the Arts
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni ba
Malian maestro Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni ba mesmerize audiences with the driving sound of their four ngonis—a small, lute-like stringed instrument that's the forerunner of the banjo. Their music springs from deep roots in griot traditions but also taps into modern themes and shares the bluesy overtones of Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, and other famed musicians from Mali. Kouyate and his crew's pulsing Afro-pop sound also has traces of jazz, bluegrass, and wah-wah-pedal-powered rock that propels its unique melding of the ancient and the future.
8 p.m., Performance Space at Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 North High Street