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International Education Week sets students’ sights abroad

All are welcome to treat their minds and their taste buds to a buffet of exciting opportunities

by MEGHAN ALESSI
Staff Writer

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The Office of International Programs frequently hosts programs that feature experiences abroad, like the Chilean Independence Day festival

You may have already noticed the change in cuisine in the Caf this week, but do you know why? It just so happens to be International Education Week! To celebrate, each day the Caf will feature foods from a particular country for lunch. Monday featured Latin food and Tuesday featured Italian food. Next up you will have the chance to try African/Middle Eastern food on Wednesday, Indian food on Thursday and Asian food on Friday, so get ready to treat your taste buds with something new.

There are plenty of events to keep you entertained this week, and most of them offer NEXUS credit.  As part of the Foreign Film Series, “The Secret in Their Eyes” by Juan Jose Campanella will be shown on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Asher 112. This is a NEXUS event. Have you always wanted to learn how to salsa? Well, now is your chance to improve your dance moves! Salsa dancing lessons will be provided Wednesday in The Bush Center on Court 1 at 6:30 p.m. They say salsa is the world’s best form of exercise, so come on out to learn a new dance and make room for next week’s Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday is perhaps the most exciting and full day for International Education Week. There are several events going on, so get out your agenda and write these times down!

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International student Melanie Totsikas from Germany poses with International Programs Direct, Emily Brandon, and her assisstant, Jason Snider

The Opportunities Abroad Fair will take place in the Hall of Fame Room from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by to learn about opportunities for studying abroad available to Georgetown students! Students that have studied in different countries may also be present to share their experiences and answer questions.

At 11 a.m. students are welcome and encouraged to attend the “Deborah Lecture: A Student’s Perspective on India“ in the Ward Room of the LRC. The Deborah Lecture Series was created by the Crouch family to honor President Crouch’s sister, Deborah. Each seminar brings a person of courage to campus to speak to students about daily courage and the spark that allows people to move forward in their lives. This seminar will be hosted by Georgetown senior Morgan Floyd. She will be discussing her experience in India this past summer.  Come prepared to be inspired.

Finally, the International Dinner is making its annual appearance that night from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This is a global potluck. Anyone is welcome to join; just make sure you bring an American or international dish to share!

This week is the perfect chance to try new foods, earn some NEXUS and celebrate diversity! Don’t be the one to miss out and as always, if you have any questions about studying abroad you can contact Emily Brandon, Director of International Programs.