“Big Orange World, Big Orange Impact”- International Education Week 2012
Monday, November 12
>Benefits of “Internationalizing” Your Education (I-House Great Room, 4:00pm – 5:00pm)
International Research? Study Abroad? International Programs? Does it really make a difference at all if you add an international component to your education? Come to this session about the importance of including an international focus as part of your education! Presented by: Shawna Hembree, Career Services
>Living and Working “Around the World” Kick Off Event (Campus Residence Halls, 5:00 PM)
All week long, campus residence halls will highlight opportunities and information about living and working abroad in 16 different countries. Make sure you see them all!
>Study Abroad Information Sessions (South Carrick, Hess, & Clement Halls 7:00 PM)
These sessions will provide you with opportunities to learn how to fit study abroad into your UT career.
Tuesday, November 13
>Italian Program/UT Italian Club Programs (Mary Greer Room, Hodges Library 10:30 AM- 3:30 PM)
The Italian Program and UT Italian Club host a stand with photos, music, videos, info about Italy.
10:30am -11:30am Tombola
11:30am -12:30pm Briscola
1:00pm – 2:00pm The Importance of Learning a Foreign Language
2:30pm – 3:30pm The Study Abroad Experience
>Returned Study Abroad Students Interest Meeting (I-House Great Room, 5:15pm)
This informal meeting is for UT students who have previously studied abroad and are interested in forming a campus organization to share experiences and suggest ways to utilize the experience to advance your personal and professional life.
>Service Learning and International Internships (I-House Great Room, 6:00 PM)
Learn about the many volunteer opportunities with International Studies Abroad (ISA) to enhance your educational experience and give back to the international community. Presented by Caroline Ickes, ISA
>“Lessons from a Life in Foreign Service” (I-House Great Room 7:30pm)
Ambassador Staples will share his experiences serving, working, and living abroad with the Foreign Service. He served 27 years as a Foreign Service Officer, including an Ambassador to the Republics of Rwanda, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. He worked as the Diplomatic Advisor and senior U.S. civilian aide in NATO, and his final State Department position was the Director General of the Foreign Services.
Wednesday, November 14
>French Programs and Language & World Business Information (Mary Greer Room, Hodges Library 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
9:00am Olive Oil Tasting and French Immersion Weekend Presentation
12:10pm French Pastry Tastings
12:20pm Presentation on Francophone culture
2:00pm French Pastry Tastings
2:00pm The Study Abroad Experience
>Peace Corps Information Session (Mary Greer Room, Hodges Library 6:00 PM)
Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime and offers two years of international experience after graduation. Learn more about this opportunity to become a Volunteer. Presented by Amanda McRoy, UTK Peace Corps Rep
Thursday, November 15
>McClure Scholarship International Projects Gallery (I-House Great Room, 1:00 – 3:00 PM)
Recipients of the McClure Scholarship will display their international research projects! Come by and see their work and get information about how you can apply for the McClure Scholarship yourself.
>Study Abroad from the Student Perspective (I-House Great Room, 7:00PM)
Thinking about studying abroad? Wondering what it’s like to live and study in another country? Listen to the experts – your peers! They’ll tell you what you really want to know. Several returning students will talk about their personal experiences and you’ll learn how you can take advantage of the opportunity yourself!