USD to Host International Education Week Nov. 17-22

International Education Week logo USD celebrates International Education Week Nov. 17-22 to increase awareness of the benefits of international education and educational exchange.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will celebrate the benefits of international education and educational exchange, as well as the diversity of cultures in the world, during International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 17-22.

The International Office, the Gallagher Center and several faculty members and students collaborated to create the schedule of events for USD.

“The goal of International Education Week is to draw attention to all things international on campus, especially the Gallagher Center’s opportunities for study abroad, faculty led programs and international service-learning trips,” said Susan Hackemer, director of the International Office. “But we are also promoting the value of learning with and from USD’s international students and USD’s courses and majors that emphasize international topics and cultural skills.”

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education as 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.

Schedule of Events

Call 605-658-3599 or email theworld@usd.edu for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 17

International Night Gala
6-8 p.m. (MUC Ballroom)
Tickets free for students, $5 for non-students
Performance, fashion and dinner presented by USD’s International Club

Monday, Nov. 18

National Music Museum Special Exhibit and Faculty Quintet Performances
2-3 p.m. (MUC Pit)
The National Music Museum will bring a treasure to explore during performances by the Faculty Brass Quintet and the South Dakota Chamber Winds.

International Film Series: Bollywood! Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You Don’t Live Twice)
7 p.m. at the Coyote Twin Theatre (free)
6:45 p.m. Learn a little more about the genre and actors during a pre-screening info session hosted by international students

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Virtual Reality Tours of Far Away Places
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (MUC Pit)
Experience the world through a virtual reality headset and learn more about USD’s faculty-led programs

International Internship Opportunities at Internship Day
3:30-5 p.m. (MUC Ballroom)
Visit with the Gallagher Center staff about credit-bearing internship abroad experiences

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Live Study Abroad Q&A with current study abroad participants
10-11 a.m. (MUC Pit)
Live Q&A session with our current study abroad students

Virtual Reality Tours of Far Away Places
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (MUC Pit)
Experience the world through a virtual reality headset and learn more about USD’s faculty-led programs

Thursday, Nov. 21

International Education Week Photo & Video Exhibits and International Tea Time
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (MUC Pit)
Free tea and the visual perspective of new places through a camera lens

Global Politics Discussion with Eric Jepsen, Ph.D., David Earnest, Ph.D. and Tim Schorn, Ph.D.
Noon-1 p.m. (MUC 212)
Participate in a discussion hosted by three experts from the Department of Political Science

Global Showcase
1-2:30 p.m. (MUC Pit)
International students, study abroad alumni, and service-learning participants host displays showcasing their experiences, countries, and cultures

Friday, Nov. 22

Berlin Wall Bean Bag Knockdown
1-2 p.m. (MUC 225C)
German language and culture game with Nathan Bates to honor the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

DJ at the Pit
11 a.m.-2 p.m. (MUC Pit)
Student-selected hits from around the globe

Also in honor of IEW, Aramark is preparing international dishes for $7.90, which includes the international special and anything else in the residential dining area.

  • Monday: Canadian Poutine
  • Tuesday: Moroccan Harira
  • Wednesday: German Sauerbraten and Spätzle
  • Thursday: Korean Kimchi Fried Rice and Asian Chicken
  • Friday: Indian Chicken Biryani

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