Western joins institutions across the country in celebrating International Education Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW was established to “promote programs to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.” Campus events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the Bellingham community.

Monday, November 10

“Are You a Global Citizen?”

3:30-5:00 p.m. | Miller Hall 152 | Free

Join a panel of Western students, staff and faculty to discuss the idea of global citizenship, its implications, its challenges and its goals.

Wednesday, November 12

World Issues Forum: “Gaza: Then and Now”

Noon - 1:20 p.m. | Fairhaven Auditorium | Free

Craig and Cindy Corrie advocates for human rights and peace with justice in Palestine & the Middle East; parents of Rachel Corrie, killed by an Israeli Bulldozer in Gaza in 2003. [more]

Radio Bikini

5:30 p.m. | Viking Union 552 | Free

Reel World Film Series presents the film Radio Bikini, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning documentary film about the greatest operations to test nuclear weapons ever conducted by the United States. Using rare and mostly never-before-seen archival footage, the film unfolds through the eyes of the elderly chief of the Bikinians, Kilon Bauno, and a former American serviceman, John Smitherman, who was there. Radio Bikini combines “live” radio broadcasts from Bikini in 1946 with footage of the entire operation, recreating a feeling of the event as it happened in a way that is both haunting and surreal. (56 minutes).

Thursday, November 13

Academic Advisors Workshop

8:30-9:30 a.m. | Miller Hall 154

International Programs and Exchanges is hosting the first Academic Advisors Workshop for departmental academic advisors. Collaborate on plans to better support education-abroad students, get information about education-abroad options, share ideas and get questions answered. Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact International Programs and Exchanges at ipe@wwu.edu for more information.

Global Eats!

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Campus Dining Halls

Special menus from around the world will be featured in all the dining halls.

Study Abroad with Faculty

Noon - 3 p.m. | Miller Hall Collaborative Space | Free

Students will share their special projects, field study, service learning and other experiences. Come find out about these unique Global Learning Programs that will be offered next year.

Blessing Ngobeni

5:30-7 p.m. | Miller Hall 152 | Free

Blessing Ngobeni, a Johannesburg-based painter and printmaker, will speak about his personal journey from runaway to jailtime to redemption through art.

Friday, November 14

Speed Travel!

3:30-4:30 p.m. | Miller Hall Collaborative Space | Free

Take a trip around the globe with WWU international students! You’ll be issued a passport and itinerary before you embark on your travels. At each station, WWU international students will share a game, craft, language lesson, dance move, or other activity from their country. For each activity you complete, you’ll get a stamp in your passport. Those who fill up their passports will be entered in a drawing for a fun travel-related prize. Explore the World at Western!

World Knowledge Quizzes

November 12-14 | Surprise locations around campus

Test your knowlege; learn something new. You may win a prize!


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