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The SIUC Center for International Education (CIE) is proud to announce Southern Illinois University’s inaugural participation in International Education Week (November 12 -17, 2017) sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. We invite faculty, staff and the entire campus community to join us in supporting the critical role that international education and cross-cultural competencies play in SIU’s research innovation and student success.  This year’s events and workshops will focus on campus internationalization and the tools and resources available to faculty, staff and students through the SIUC Center for International Education. Please encourage faculty and staff participation.  And don’t forget the cultural extravaganza of International Festival which will be held during its regularly scheduled week in early February. Click here to download #SIUIEW2017 schedule

International Education Week 

 Welcome Faculty and Staff

(All events meet in the Center for International Education, Woody Hall unless noted otherwise)

Sunday November 12, 2017 
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Campfire S’mores & Hot Cocoa at Giant City State Park 

The Center for International Education welcomes faculty and staff to join international students, scholars and families in an afternoon of campfire fun and hiking at one of the region’s most beloved natural treasures. Meet at Shelter #2 in Giant City State Park. Students may depart by bus from CIE at 1:15 pm.

Monday November 13, 2017
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Tour of the Center for International Education

Have you visited the new Center for International Education since we relocated to Woody Hall? Tour the facilities and learn about the resources provided by the four divisions of the Center – International Students and Scholars, International Undergraduate Admissions, Study Abroad Programs and International Partnerships and Development. Led by Dr. Andrew Carver, Executive Director of International Affairs.

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm 

Workshop: Developing Global Partnerships at SIU

Do you have ideas to increase SIU’s global footprint? This workshop gives guidance for establishing formal research, teaching and recruiting linkages with universities and institutions around the world. The development of Memoranda of Understanding, Action Plans, Letters of Intent and hosting visiting delegations will be discussed. Presenter: Yi Lee, J.D., International Partnerships and Development Coordinator.

Tuesday November 14, 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am 

Workshop: Hosting International Exchange Scholars at SIU

How-to session for faculty and administrative staff on inviting international visiting professors, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, specialists and trainees through the U.S. Department of State’s J visa program at SIU. Presenter: Tina Sickinger, Responsible Officer (RO) and Immigration Specialist.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

International Student IN GEAR Panel: Living and Learning at SIU

A panel of current international students give their perspectives on living and learning at SIU Carbondale. Event will be broadcast globally by the Center for International Education and the Graduate School through the CollegeWeekLive recruiting platform.

Wednesday November 15, 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Workshop: Developing a Faculty-Led Global Seminar at SIU

Are you a faculty member interested in leading a short-term study abroad program in the summer session or between semesters? This workshop is a how-to session on proposing and leading a study abroad course at SIU. Presenter: Thomas Saville, Director Emeritus of Study Abroad Programs.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Brown Bag Webinar “Global Learning in a Time of Increased Xenophobia and Extreme Nationalism”

Bring your lunch and listen to the perspectives of leading international education scholars and practitioners on the state of global learning as we enter a period of increased populist rhetoric. (Produced by NAFSA Association of International Educators)

Thursday November 16, 2017
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Incorporating Cross Cultural Learning in the SIU Experience

Join Mary Black, a faculty member of CESL, as she explores the importance of cross-cultural communication strategies in the classroom and the campus workspaces.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Brown Bag Webinar “Global Learning Across Disciplines: STEAM'D”

Bring your lunch and explore models of integrating global learning into the curriculum and co-curricular activities of the sciences, technology, math, art, and design disciplines to address world problems. (Produced by NAFSA Association of International Educators)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Study Abroad Global Ambassador Panel

Interested in Studying Abroad? Global Ambassadors share their experiences as participants in an SIU study abroad program. All domestic and international students welcome!

Friday November 17, 2017
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm International Coffee Hour Enjoy food and refreshments with SIU international students. The Center for International Education hosts International Coffee Hour nearly every Friday of the school year.