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Fri, Oct 30, 2020 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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West Chester University (WCU) joins various colleges, universities, embassies, and community organizations around the world to celebrate International Educational Week (IEW). This year, International Education Week at WCU will be commemorated from October 26th-30th, 2020.
International education advances cultural understanding and the protection of cultural heritage while also preparing individuals to work in a global society. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.



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Fri, Oct 30, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Global Virtual Activity Hour

To celebrate International Education Week 2020, join current international students for a virtual activity hour!
Will it be a movie, games, or something else? Come find out!

8 Spots Left
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Financial Aid & Education Abroad

Did you know that you may be able to use your financial aid package along with other scholarships and grants that you already receive to pay for your education abroad program? Join Lisa Drusedum from the Center for International Programs (CIP) and Kristy Slusser from Financial Aid to learn how this could be possible!

14 Spots Left
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Online Escape: Demystifying Ancient Egypt with an Egyptologist

Take a journey through ancient Egypt with an Egyptologist.
A conversation with Samia, a Tour Director and Egyptologist, is about as close as it gets to time travel. Her country’s fascinating history dates back thousands of years, and she’ll break down ancient Egypt for you during this Online Escape.

Ever wonder how a huge slab of stone held the key to deciphering hieroglyphics? Samia will show you how the writing on the Rosetta Stone helped to translate and unravel the meaning of the writing system used in ancient Egypt.

Then, get a closer look at the other aspects of this civilization. Learn about the unique geography of ancient Egypt and how it helped shape its culture and day-to-day life. Meet the gods that were worshipped by ancient Egyptians. And hear from Samia about everything the ancient Egyptians built, from the step pyramids of Saqqara to elaborate tombs to the Great Pyramids of Giza.

It’s not every day that you can ask an expert in Egyptology anything! You’ll have an opportunity to participate and ask questions as you spend an hour in Egypt.

Please read these terms and conditions before registering for the event:
"By registering to attend this event, I acknowledge that I understand that the content of this Online Escape event is being presented by an organization outside of WCU and is being offered to students solely for the educational benefit of this session. WCU does not endorse/recommend this organization for any additional services beyond this virtual educational workshop."

4 Spots Left
Wed, Oct 28, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WCU Next Steps Study Abroad Information Session

This event is intended to be a wrap-up session to the Rams Go Global Series for students to learn what the next steps are for them in the WCU application process.

16 Spots Left
Tue, Oct 27, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
National Student Exchange Information Session

Join the WCU National Student Exchange (NSE) program coordinator to learn how you could participate in a domestic exchange to institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands and Canada.

10 Spots Left
Tue, Oct 27, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
CIP Virtual Open House

Pop into the CIP Virtual Open House to say hello to members of the CIP staff and connect in celebration of International Education Week (IEW). Feel free to bring your lunch for an informal hour to connect and celebrate IEW 2020!

12 Spots Left
Tue, Oct 27, 2020
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Online Escape: Become a Spanish Art History Aficionado

Experience a Spanish art history lesson with a local expert in Madrid.
Art history lovers, this one's for you. The Prado and the Reina Sofia are two of the most impressive museums in Europe, and it’s hard to find anyone more inspired by them than art expert and local guide Federico.

Join him in his hometown of Madrid, where he’ll share the highlights of both museums while giving you an overview of Spanish art history. You’ll learn about the different periods and styles of Spanish art, from the Renaissance and Baroque to Surrealism and Expressionism.

Expect to meet the masters along the way—you’ll get to know famous Spanish painters like Velázquez, Goya, Miro, Dalí, and Picasso. He'll also reveal the inspiration and meaning behind some of their most compelling masterpieces, like Las Meninas.

With Federico’s signature flair for storytelling, you’ll be whisked away to the art galleries of Madrid during this Online Escape.

Please read these terms and conditions before registering for the event:
"By registering to attend this event, I acknowledge that I understand that the content of this Online Escape event is being presented by an organization outside of WCU and is being offered to students solely for the educational benefit of this session. WCU does not endorse/recommend this organization for any additional services beyond this virtual educational workshop."

10 Spots Left
Mon, Oct 26, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

This session will be an introduction to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the different grant opportunities they offer. Including but not limited to, Study/Research awards, English Teaching Assistantships, and other special award opportunities.

8 Spots Left
Mon, Oct 26, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Online Escape: A Coffee-making Masterclass from Costa Rica

Visit a Costa Rican coffee plantation for a coffee-making lesson

Ever wonder how coffee is made? Join naturalist and expert Guillermo for a virtual visit to go behind the scenes of a Costa Rican coffee farm. You’ll go beyond brewing and see how your favorite cup of coffee goes from bean to your mug at breakfast.

To show you how coffee is made, Guillermo will invite you to a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. He’ll show you how the coffee plant grows, how coffee beans are picked, how the beans are dried, and more. You’ll also learn how coffee export is an essential part of Costa Rica’s economy, and get a look into the lives of the workers who live on the plantation.

Of course, once you learn how coffee is made, you’ll want to brew your own perfect cup. Guillermo will show you how to do that, too! Get his tips for making a café Americano at home—plus see a special surprise lesson on a favorite coffee drink. You’ll have to tune in to find out what it is!

Please read these terms and conditions before registering for the event:
"By registering to attend this event, I acknowledge that I understand that the content of this Online Escape event is being presented by an organization outside of WCU and is being offered to students solely for the educational benefit of this session. WCU does not endorse/recommend this organization for any additional services beyond this virtual educational workshop."

17 Spots Left

Hosted By

Center for International Programs | Website | View More Events

Charity Alinda
Co-hosted with: International Student Association, Student Activities Council, International Graduate Student Association, Education Abroad at WCU, International Student Services at WCU

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