African Film Series, Quiz Bowl, Refugee Discussion Highlight International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

By Christopher Sarachilli | November 11, 2015

Arcadia’s emphasis on education with a global perspective will be at the forefront during International Education Week, an initiative from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education encouraging programs that promote global awareness in education, Nov. 16-20.

Throughout the week, a five-part African Film Series will screen films from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, with a special discussion with Akpor Otebele, founder and director of the Arusha African Film Festival, on Wednesday, Nov. 18. See the events calendar for dates, times, locations, and individual film info.

The Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 16, raises awareness for hunger and homelessness around the world.

New members of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars, will be inducted on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Castle Rose & Mirror Rooms.

Want to continue your international experiences after studying abroad? Learn about enrolling in graduate school abroad, working abroad, and teaching English in another country at Life After Study Abroad on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 12:15 p.m. in the Castle Mirror Room.

Teams of language learning students will search campus for places, people, and objects for the Modern Language Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 18, 3 p.m. in Easton Café.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Roland Adjovi and Jennifer Riggan, professors of Historical and Political Studies, join Arcadia Rome Faculty Angela Condello and Stefania Gialdroni, as well as Arcadia Athens Instructor Katerina Rozakou, for a discussion on “Refugees in Crisis,” noon in Brubaker Hall room 101.

Wrap up International Education Week at the International Quiz Bowl on Friday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms. Put together a team of 4 to 6 people and compete for prizes—students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Arcadia’s participation in International Education Week is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, The College of Global Studies, the Community and Civic Engagement Center, the Department of Historical and Political Studies, the Honors Council, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Office of Career Education, and the Office of Institutional Diversity.