International Education Week

Welcome to International Education Week at Nova Southeastern University! November 17-21, 2014

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is a commitment 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.

International Education Week began in 2000 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. This important week is observed all across the United States and in more than 100 countries overseas. IEW is celebrated in November each year during the week before the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

IEW is an opportunity for exchange students worldwide to share with their host communities their cultures and highlight the benefits of international educational exchange programs.

The worldwide celebration of IEW offers a unique opportunity to reach out to people in every nation, to develop a broader understanding of world cultures and languages, and to reiterate the conviction that enduring friendships and partnerships created through international education and exchange are important for a secure future for all countries. You can make a difference by sharing with others your culture your history, government, language, food, holidays, school system and traditions.

Please join us for a week of campus-wide events highlighting NSU’s international initiatives that support our mission and core values!  All events are open to the entire NSU Community unless otherwise specified.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2014 Diversity Summit “Still I Rise”
South Florida Diversity Alliance

Interactive workshops on current issues, including police abuse in Ferguson, Missouri, the NFL’s response to crime by players, Emma Watson’s feminist advocacy and more!

NSU Alvin Sherman Library, check in from 8:30-9:00 am at The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Free to students from sponsoring groups: NSU, Lynn, Barry University, and Broward County Schools.

Register today at: http://www.southfloridadiversityalliance.org/diversity-summit-registration


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014

2:00 P.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Today's Women in Islam. A Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Program
Alvin Sherman Library
2nd floor, Conference Room 2046

Ghazala Salam, Community & Government Relations Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida Inc., (CAIR-FL) will talk about the importance of the hijab for Muslim women. Wardrobe styles will be demonstrated.
Refreshments will be served.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014

9:30 to 11:00  a.m.

Opening Session 2014
Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building

“Global Competency: Why International Studies and Study Abroad Matter.”

David Kilroy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Humanities
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

NSU Global Village 2014
Don Taft University Center, Main Campus

A colorful exhibit by international students highlighting NSU’s diversity on campus through its student organizations.

3:00 4:30 p.m.

Discussion: Author Edwin Black on International Law and the Middle East
Alvin Sherman Library, Room 3018

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host a lecture, question and answer session, and book signing by human rights advocate and award-winning author Edwin Black. The talk is based on Black’s book Financing the Flames (2013) and will include discussion of the post-war creation of Israel and its role in today’s international law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, international criminal court, and the peace process, among other related subjects.

Black has written 11 award-winning, bestselling books including Internal Combustion, which won four major editorial awards. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and publications in the U.S., Europe, and Israel.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) 2014
A Workshop for International Students
Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1052

This workshop will provide international students on active F1 visas with tips and guidelines for applying for the Optional Practical Training benefit and with information about employment while on OPT.  This workshop also covers what the F-1 student must do to maintain valid non-immigrant status while on OPT including reporting, unemployment, changing employers, changing physical addresses, the 60-day grace period, and applying for a change of status.

Mr. Jim Vatral, Senior International Student Advisor

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Alvin Sherman Library: Muslim Journeys - American Stories
The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson

Alvin Sherman Library
2nd floor, Conference Room 2046 

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hunger Banquet 2014

Don Taft University Center, 2nd floor lounge

Life isn’t fair, and neither is this. At an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, the place where you sit, and the meal you eat are determined by the luck of the draw, just as in real life. Some of us are born into prosperity and others into poverty. Participants draw a card with a character’s name and learn more about hunger through facilitated discussion and an interactive standpoint.

To register to take part in the event, please click here to register.

This event has an international as well as local focus, and it is a good venue to show what hunger looks like abroad and what is done there to raise awareness.

Learn more here: Oxfam America Hunger Banquet

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014

11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

The Big Cultural Marketplace Event 2014
HPD/Terry Administration Building, Steele and Hull Foyer, first floor, Main Campus, Davie

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 mac@nova.edu.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

noon to 1:00 p.m.

Preparing Yourself Professionally for Today’s Global Environment
Carl DeSantis Building-Room 3049, Main Campus, Davie

The workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of how to prepare for a job search, how to network effectively to succeed in your professional search in this era of globalization.

A Career Development Office Workshop.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Education Abroad Forum and Expo
Carl DeSantis Building-Room 3032, Main Campus, Davie

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 their lives and future career goals.  The program will also feature a mini expo of program offerings as well as library related services 

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014

11:00 a.m. to noon

H-1B: A Workshop for International Students
Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1047, Main Campus, Davie

This workshop explains the particulars of obtaining an H1-B work visa including the process of H1-B 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

noon to 1:00 p.m.

Huizenga Business School International Students Thanksgiving Luncheon.
Carl DeSantis Building, 3rd Floor

Come experience the Thanksgiving tradition with your Huizenga Business School family. The Dean’s Office is looking forward to seeing you there.
Respond to karen@nova.edu by Friday, November 14, 2014 to confirm your attendance

*For Huizenga Business Undergrad and Grad International Students Only.

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International Education Week at NSU is a collaborative effort among the schools, colleges, and centers on campus. The Office of International Affairs wishes to thank the executive administration and all the members of the IEW Committee for their continued commitment to international education, and their assistance with the organization, preparation, and implementation of this year’s program
A World of Thanks to Everyone!

For questions contact the Office of International Students at 954-262-7240 or intl@nova.edu