Thursday, October 25, 2007

International Education Week at USC Nov. 12-16

International Education Week is being observed around the United States Nov. 12-16. International Student Services will be providing students, faculty, and staff members the opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange through a variety of events.

On November 12th, Ten Thousand Villages will be on the second floor of the Russell House from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages works with more than 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, which represent many of the same countries of origin as international students at Carolina. They will be selling items from around the world for fair trade. Ten percent of the profits from sales will go to the International Student Scholarship Fund. International student organizations on campus will provide arts, crafts, and cultural experiences for entertainment.

On Tuesday the first Around the World Trivia Night will take place in the Russell House ballroom. This event is open to all students. Team members must arrive at 7:00pm to register their teams and the games will begin at 7:20. Teams must be not less than 4, but no more than 7. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, 1st runner-up, and 2nd runner-up.

On Thursday at 7:00pm, The International Student Association will be showing the movie “Water” in the South Quad lounge. Refreshments will be provided and a discussion will follow the movie. This event will give students the opportunity to watch a cultural movie and socialize with both International students and American students. This is event is open to all students.

Carolina Global Community, a living learning community in South Quad, will be hosting an International potluck dinner and picture show on Wednesday evening. They will also be serving McMeals at the Ronald McDonald House on the 11th and 16th.

Cuisine Days will be all week long at The Grand Market Place, where students can try a different international dish each day.

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