International Education Week

Welcome to International Education Week at Nova Southeastern University! November 18-22, 2013

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. 

Please join us for a campus-wide week of events highlighting NSU’s mission and core values!

All events are open to the entire NSU Community.

Ongoing throughout the Week
Celebrating Cultures through Visual Arts

Ongoing international art exhibit at the University School.
(Middle School Lobby)

Historical Exhibit: Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life

Exhibit based on the journal written by a young Jewish French woman who suffered the Nazi’s laws and extermination plan.
(Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, Main Campus, Davie)

9:30 to 11:00  a.m.

Opening Session "What the World can do for You: The Benefits of Being Global"

Mr. David Rosenblum

Foreign Affairs Officer and Presidential Management Fellow - U.S. Department of State
(Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium, Main Campus, Davie)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

NSU Global Village

A colorful exhibit of international students highlighting NSU’s diversity on campus.
(Don Taft University Center, Main Campus, Davie)


12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

H-1B: A Workshop for International Students

This workshop explains the particulars of obtaining an H1B work visa including the process of H1B sponsorship, visa allocation, cap subject vs. cap exempt, government and legal fees, the labor condition application, prevailing wage vs. actual wage, and cap gap automatic extensions.  This workshop also provides information regarding permanent residency based on employment.

Mr. Aaron Blumberg, Attorney-at-law
(Carl DeSantis Building, Room 3030, Main Campus, Davie)

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hunger Banquet

An interactive event to learn about world hunger from a local and a global perspective.
Student Leadership and LifeNet4Families
(Don Taft University Center, 2nd Floor Lounge,  Main Campus, Davie)


12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

International Resources at the Alvin Sherman Library

Go Abroad! Whether you are a student about to study abroad, a faculty member traveling to one of NSU's international sites, or simply an armchair global traveler, you can discover an abundance of resources for your journey at the Alvin Sherman Library. This presentation will cover databases with information on education in other countries, cultural background information, as well as trip planning guidebooks.
(Alvin Sherman Library-Conference Room 3018 Main Campus, Davie)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

The Big Cultural Marketplace Event

A Health Professions Division mega-event featuring a taste of the world. Come enjoy samples of cultural foods provided by students, faculty, staff, and local restaurants. There will be music, entertainment and prizes.

For more information contact Andrea Wray or Wendy Burrion at
(HPD/Terry Administration Building, Steele and Hull Foyer, first floor, Main Campus, Davie)


10:00 a.m.

Diversity Experience for Faculty and Students: An Interactive Panel

This workshop is designed for faculty who teach international students, recruiters, domestic and foreign students, and for those who are intellectually curious.  The Experience will be woven with threads that answer the “Did You Know” and “What are best practices for success” questions. 
(Abraham S. Fischler School of Education North Miami Beach with online link to Main Campus, Regional Campuses, and International locations.)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

International Environmental Awareness Event sponsored by Starbucks Coffee

Enjoy coffees of the world and a documentary film that was the result of an interdisciplinary project including NSU faculty and undergraduate students. The film tells the story of a group of rural farmers and fisherman who once hunted manatee in Veracruz, Mexico and their changing ecosystem and culture – in their own voices. A look into the relevance that international environmental challenges, large and small, have to our own lives and to the natural resources on which we depend.

Eileen Smith-Cavros, M.F.A., Ph. D., Associate Professor
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(Carl DeSantis Building- Room 1047, Main Campus, Davie)

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

International Environmental Awareness Event sponsored by Starbucks Coffee

Enjoy coffees of the world and learn more about environmental challenges. Film produced by NSU Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences professors and students featuring environmental issues in Mexico.
(Carl DeSantis Building- Room 1047, Main Campus, Davie)

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

International Education Open Forum

An open discussion about NSU’s international programs and initiatives. Come share your ideas.
Dr. Anthony DeNapoli and Dr. Alejandra Parra

ESS-Office of International Affairs
(Carl DeSantis Building-Room 3050, Main Campus, Davie)


7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

International Songs-A Concert by University School Students

Hear talented USchool students perform their favorite pieces with international flavor.
NSU Lower School Building Lobby

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

International Job and Internship Search and Teaching Opportunities Abroad

The work shop will provide participants with a better understanding of how to prepare for job search, how to network effectively, and how to utilize international opportunities and resources in a strategic manner to put yourself into a position for success.

A Career Development Office Workshop
(Carl DeSantis Building-Room 1052, Main Campus, Davie)

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Education Abroad Forum and Expo

This session highlights several international travel- study and study abroad programs that NSU faculty and students have conducted and participated in over the past few years. Students will share and reflect upon their individual experiences and the impact on lives and future career goals.  A mini expo of new program offerings will also be discussed.

NSU Student Panel
(Carl DeSantis Building-Room 3030, Main Campus, Davie)


6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Nova International Student Association (NISA)

Thanksgiving Dinner
Alvin Sherman Library Gallery (2nd floor)
RSVP required.

For questions contact the Office of International Students at 954-262-7240 or