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International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Dept. of State and the U.S. Dept. of Education is part of their 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.

The purpose of this event is to promote the concept of global citizenship and cross-cultural awareness. This is the perfect opportunity to continue to learn about the world around you! Valencia College faculty, staff, and students will work together to host a variety of activities on various campuses and online. All activities will be developed around the following learning outcomes:

  • Promote the concept of global citizenship and cross-cultural awareness
  • Gain a greater level of understanding and appreciation for different world cultures
  • Promote study abroad opportunities to students
  • Create cultural opportunities for international and domestic students to interact
  • Allow international students and study abroad students to share experiences of their home/host country
Events as part of International Education Week (IEW) count towards the 15 co-curricular hours required for VGD. Please contact the SAGE Office for more information.

International Education Week 2022

International Education Week (IEW), November 14-18, 2022 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.  This year events and celebrations will be a mix of in-person and virtual!

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IEW 2022 Event Calendar

Join the SAGE Office in celebration of international education from Nov 14-18, 2022. Please note the schedule below is tentative and sessions are subject to change.  All events are FREE!  Please join us!  You can download IEW Zoom backgrounds here.

Italy Live Walking Tour: Rome and the Vatican

Join Study Abroad Association as they take participants around Rome - from the Castle of the Pope to the heart of Christianity, the history of the Catholic Church and its symbols.  Ask our guide questions live!

Mon, 11/14 
10am-11am 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/IEWRome2022

Study Abroad (Italy and Belgium) with SIS 

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, SIS Intercultural Study Abroad offers unique study abroad programs designed for students to live their experience abroad to the fullest in Italy and Europe. Come hear about SIS courses, service learning and internship opportunities. Become an active global citizen and develop your intercultural competence. Start your adventure now!

Mon 11/14

11am-12pm

Virtual

https://tinyurl.com/SISIEW

Celebrate IEW with Downtown!

Join International Student Services (ISS), Student Engagement, and Downtown Student Life as they celebrate international education at Downtown.  Stop by the ground floor of the Union West Building to meet the team and learn more about IEW.

Mon 11/14

11am-1pm

In-Person Event

Downtown Union West Building - Ground Floor

Nebrija University, Center of Hispanic Studies

Nebrija University offers study abroad programs in Spanish and English during the Fall, Spring and the Summer. Located in the heart of Madrid you shouldn’t miss out the opportunity to live an experience abroad in one of the most prestigious universities in Spain.

Mon, 11/14

12pm-1pm 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/NebrijaIEW

International Career Trivia

Join the collegewide Career Center and play International Career Trivia with the chance to win prizes!

Mon, 11/14

1pm-2pm 

Virtual

bit.ly/ExploreCareersAbroad

Spain: Sea Turtle Conservation

Join Study Abroad Association's virtual session on measures for the conservation of native turtle species in Valencia given by Jorge Bonet, biologist, environmental engineer, and specialist in the protection, conservation and management of protected natural areas.

Mon, 11/14

1pm-2pm 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/IEWTurtles

Introduction to the SAGE Office

Meet the SAGE Office team and learn more about the initiatives the office supports.  Presentation will include information on study abroad, virtual events, and Global Distinction.

Mon, 11/14

3pm-4pm 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/SAGEIEW

Hungary Live Walking Tour: Buda Castle Walk

Join Study Abroad Association as they walk around the Buda Castle area.  Tour highlights include Parade Square, the office of the prime minister, the old Jewish Quarter, and Holy Trinity Square.  Included will be a historical overview of Buda for better understanding of timeline and culture.

Tues, 11/15

10am-11am 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/HungaryIEW

International Art & Music Festival

Stop at East Campus to celebrate what brings all cultures together, food, dance, and fun. Watch student cultural performances and don't forget to leave your mark at the art mural.  International tapas will be served.  This event is organized and hosted by International Student Services (ISS) and VIC Club.

Tues, 11/15

11am-2:30pm 

In-Person Event

East Campus Mall Area

Refreshments Available

Study Abroad for a Semester with WorldStrides

Join partners from WorldStrides as they showcase semester abroad and internship opportunities around the world!  You can find WorldStrides at their designated table during the International Art and Music Festival on East Campus.

Tues, 11/15

11am-2:30pm 

In-Person Event

East Campus Mall Area

Costa Rica: Life Zones and Ecosystems Based on the Holdridge System

During this session you will understand how a country smaller than West Virginia has more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, has 12 ‘life zones’ of the 38 that exist in the world, based on the Holdridge metric System. Holdridge’s work aimed to correlate world plant formations with simple climatic data. The system embraces all major environmental factors in three hierarchical tiers. 

Tues, 11/15

3pm-4pm 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/CostaIEW

Peace Breakfast: An Interfaith Gathering

The Peace Breakfast provides us an opportunity to slow down and pause for fellowship and prayer, while celebrating and promoting religious and cultural diversity.

Wed, 11/16

8:30am-10am 

In-Person Event

East Campus 8-101

Spain Live Walking Tour: Old Town Madrid

Join Study Abroad Association as they take participants around the sites of Madrid.  This route covers: Plaza Mayor, Botín (oldest restaurant in the world), the caves of Luis Candelas, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza de la Villa, Cathedral of Almudena, Royal Palace, Plaza de Orienta and the Opera House.

Wed, 11/16

10am-11am 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/MadridIEW

Multicultural Day of Thanks

Come join us for our annual Multicultural Day of Thanks: One World, Many Stories, Many Flavors Luncheon. Enjoy delicious homemade foods from different cultures and fellowship with one another. No donation is required to participate.  All funds raised benefit Pooky's Pantry.

Wed, 11/16

11am-2pm 

In-Person Event

Winter Park Campus
Student Lounge and Courtyard

Humanizing the Refugee Crisis

This session is about the International Refugee Crisis with focus on two main countries Syria and Venezuela. Guest Speakers will highlight strategies that we can help locally to humanize the Refugee Crisis globally. MAP will also showcase the cultures, foods, artifacts of the International Muslim Students at Valencia College.

Wed, 11/16

11:30am-12:45pm 

Hybrid Event

Zoom: tinyurl.com/MAPClub2022

In-Person Location:
East Campus 8-151

Caribbean Festival

Come join us at Poinciana Campus as we take a trip to the Caribbean!  Stop by the Plaza, Library, and Student Development to get your passport signed.  Also bring your country's flag and let your roots be known.  Hope to see you there!

Wed, 11/16

11:30am-2:30pm 

In-Person Event

Poinciana Campus Room 125

Valencia College World Cup Soccer Tournament

Students represent a country/region to compete in a one-day double elimination style soccer tournament. Pre-registration is recommended but individuals can join a registered team the day of the event. Bottled water, Gatorade, snacks, and pizza will be offered.

Wed, 11/16

12pm-5:30pm 

In-Person Event

Osceola Campus:
Lawn between Building 2 and clocktower

Colombia: Cycling Tour of Medellin

Explore the transformation of one of South America’s most vibrant and colorful cities: Medellin.  Via high-res video you will be able to follow an expert guide around the city of Eternal Spring, visiting iconic sites of the city like the Memory Museum and the sculptures of Fernando Botero.  You will also discover the importance of safe cycling routes in sustainable urban development.

Wed, 11/16

2pm-3pm 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/MedIEW

North American Language and Culture Assistants Program in Spain

The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain promotes diverse educational outreach programs in the United States. Located in Washington D.C. within the Embassy of Spain, the primary goal of the Education Office of Spain is to foster collaborative educational programs, building long lasting ties among their citizens.  Learn about how to join the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) and begin your journey to Spain!

Wed, 11/16

3pm-4pm 

Virtual

tinyurl.com/NALCAPIEW

Cultural Conversation Hour

Join East Campus Learning Support and the staff at the EAP Lab as they bring together non-native speakers of English to practice English conversation.  Meet the current international students in the program and learn more about their culture.  All levels of English welcome!  No teaching experience is required to join.

Wed, 11/16

6pm-7pm 

Virtual

Click for Zoom Link

UK Live Walking Tour: City of London

Join Study Abroad Association as they take students around London.  Starting on Fleet Street, view the Magna Carta as well as the knights Templar before walking to St Paul’s cathedral to discuss the importance of the city and
its architectural changes.  The tour finishes in the financial sector of the city, looking at the history of the Bank of England and the importance the city played in the development of Britain’s empire.

Thurs, 11/17

9am-10am

Virtual

tinyurl.com/UKIEW

Germany Live Walking Tour: Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz

Berlin is a city where history has a way of following you around. Especially so on this walk from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz. Participants will learn out about the Brandenburg Gate’s history and its significance to German history. Our guide will then take you across the Holocaust Memorial and to hear about the symbolism and history behind it. The tour will finish at the trail of the infamous Berlin Wall.

Thurs, 11/17

10am-11am

Virtual

tinyurl.com/BerlinIEW

Global Immersion Fair

Join International Student Services and V.I.S.A. Club at West Campus as they present an immersive global fair featuring interactive art installations, music, performances and food. 

Thurs, 11/17

11am-2pm

In-Person Event

West Campus SSB Patio

Greece Live Walking Tour

Anafiotika will be our starting point for a walking tour around different neighborhoods of Athens. In Anafiotika, see white houses with blue windows and doors like the houses of the cycladic islands. Through Plaka reach Monastiraki Square, the square of the flea market where different civilizations have met.  In the food market, discover the food habits of the Athenians.

Fri, 11/18

9am-10am

Virtual

tinyurl.com/SAAGreece

Intro to 360™ GLE - Virtual Tours Training Workshop

SAGE has partnered with Study Abroad Association (SAA) to launch a virtual study abroad platform that provides the opportunity to make global education accessible to all of Valencia College.  Come learn about the FREE platform, and how you can tour the world virtually.  Students and faculty are invited! 

Fri, 11/18

10am-11am

Virtual

tinyurl.com/GlobalIEW

Italy Live Walking Tour: Architecture and Sculpture in Florence

Florence is an open air museum: we’ll visit some masterpieces of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance such as the Duomo, the Baptistery, Orsanmichele and Piazza della Signoria. We’ll see statues, fountains, churches and palaces made by great artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Giambologna, Verrocchio, Cellini and more!

Fri, 11/18

11am-12pm

Virtual

tinyurl.com/SAAItaly


Submit a Proposal

Contact The SAGE Office with questions about the form or participating in IEW.  We are accepting proposals through Friday, Oct 21st.