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  • Maxcy students take photo booth pictures at the festival.

IEW Calendar of Events

International Education Week (Nov. 16-20, 2020) is a full week of events celebrating all the ways UofSC students, faculty, and staff are involved in international exchange worldwide. You'll find more information about how to get involved and event details below. 

Digital Diwali
Thursday, November 12, 6-9:00 pm
Online - Follow colamuseum on Twitch 
For the Columbia Community
Celebrate Diwali, India’s festival of lights, on Twitch! The one and only DJ Rekha spins throughout the evening live from New York City. Learn some Bollywood moves from UofSC dance groups Moksha and Gamecock Bhangra, make simple and tasty Indian snacks with cooking demos from local home chefs, discover how to make rangoli patterns with colorful powders, and learn more about traditional crafts from vendors Peepal Tree and Shree Roopam at a virtual bazaar. Plus, get up close and personal with the exquisitely detailed art in the exhibition Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection. Free
This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art
Maxcy College/ International Business Virtual Language Tables
Thursday, November 12, 8:00pm
For Students
Practice your language speaking skills with the Carolina community. All are invited.
What languages are available? Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian tables!
Sign-up for language tables to get the online link. Recurring every Thursday throughout the semester at 8:00 PM EDT. 
Hosted by the International House at Maxcy College and International Business
International Festival on Greene
Friday, November 13, 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm
Face to Face Event
Greene Street
For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members
Celebrate cultures from around the world with music, conversation, dancing and creative displays all by walking down Greene Street by the Russell House! International student organizations are welcome to host a table display. Registration for tabling at the festival is available online now! 
Documentary 'I am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts'
Saturday, November 14, 12:30-2p.m.
Russell House Theater
For all Students, UofSC Community
Come view the documentary 'I am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts,' in a physically distanced movie event, free of charge.
Hosted by The International House at Maxcy College and Seeking Refuge Podcast
Passport Playlist on WUSC
Saturday, November 14, 4-6pm
Online - Listen Anywhere!
For All Students
Each week we invite an international guest to create and share a playlist of artists from their home country on WUSC 90.5 FM and HD-1 Columbia. Between sets, we discuss their life and culture in their home country. We've explored music from Scotland, Barbados, Hong Kong, Estonia, Latvia and many other locations. Music is a fantastic way to learn about other cultures and languages. Listen on Spotify or stream on the WUSC website.
Hosted by International House at Maxcy College
The President's Reception (virtual)
Monday, November 16, 1:30-2:30pm
For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members
The President's Reception this year will be an online celebration of international education and UofSC students, staff, and faculty's global connections. We'll celebrate the Fulbright program efforts, announce the International Student Achievement Award, and learn more about Global Carolina.
Join us for the virtual reception using this link. No RSVP is required.
Hosted by Global Carolina, Office of the Provost, Office for International Scholars, National Fellowships and Scholar Programs  
Juniors Abroad in Spring Planning Session
Monday, November 16, 4:00pm
Online in Bb Collaborate
For Students
This session offers a brief introduction to some fellowships for seniors, including NSF GRFP, Fulbright, Rhodes, and Rotary. Specifically for juniors who will be abroad in the spring to encourage you to think ahead.
Hosted by National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Mental Health and International Students: Context Crash Course
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 11:40-12:55pm
For Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students
International students have unique needs and challenges that relate to their mental and emotional well-being. This session will help attendees understand the cultural dimensions that may contribute to mental health challenges in international students, notice warning signs that should be reported and act on that awareness in a culturally sensitive and productive way. This session will be applicable to advisors, health services, counseling services, and anyone who works directly with international student populations on campus. Anna May, IAP Academic Coordinator, will be leading this webinar. Please register in advance.
Hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the International Accelerated Program
Black and Abroad
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00pm
For Students
Students will connect with a panel of Black study abroad returnees to hear about fellowship opportunities, their international experiences, and the importance of engaging in global education.
Free Black & Abroad T-shirts will be available to attendees who RSVP and attend the virtual event. All attendees who have not yet studied abroad will be entered into a drawing and one lucky attendee will win a study abroad application fee sponsorship ($150 value!) from National Fellowships and Scholar Programs.
Register here:
Hosted by Education Abroad Office and by National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
International Trivia Night
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 8-9:30 p.m.
Face to Face and Online
Russell Underground
For Students, Faculty, & Staff
Whose brain will reign?! Come show off your trivia knowledge and see if you have what it takes to win.
RSVP on Garnet Gate
Hosted by Gamecock Entertainment and Global Carolina
Carolina Intercultural Training
Wednesday, November 18, 2-4:00pm
For Graduate Students
This workshop focuses on understanding cross-cultural communication styles and exploring strategies for increasing intercultural competence, including information, activities, and discussion to help navigate cultural miscommunications. Participants will leave the workshop better equipped to provide and promote an inclusive environment on campus for all international Gamecocks. 
RSVP to attend online.
Hosted by International Student Services and Graduate Student Association
Fulbright  Program Workshop
Wednesday, November 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
For U.S. faculty & professionals on all UofSC campuses
Fulbright offers 450+ grants per year for U.S. faculty and university professionals for periods as short as 2 weeks up to an academic year. In anticipation of the 2022-23 Award cycle launching Feb. 2021, Fulbright Program Officer Michelle Bolourchi will host a live discussion of Fulbright award options, the application and selection process, how to craft a successful application, and will answer your questions. 
Coordinated by the Office for International Scholars; Hosted by Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Rotary Global Grant Workshop
Wednesday, November 18, 4:00pm
For Undergraduate Students
Rotary offers $30,000+ for a year of graduate work abroad in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus. Learn about the application timeline and campus process from National Fellowships advisors. This information session is a valuable and informative pre-recorded workshop. Learn more about the Rotary Global Grant.
Hosted by National Fellowships and Scholar Programs 
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m.
Face to Face
Russell House Ballroom 
For Students, Faculty, & Staff
Celebrate and learn about the various religious and cultural traditions that happen during this time. Christmahannakwanizka is OMSA's celebration of winter holidays celebrated around the world. Join the Carolina community as we learn about various international traditions through music, food, and fun! RSVP to come!
Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
International Coffee Hour with Student Body President, Issy Rushton
Friday, November 20, 2-3 pm
Online on Zoom
Join International Student Services on Friday, November 20 from 2-3 pm on Zoom for International Coffee Hour with Student Body President, Issy Rushton. We are excited to learn how she is advocating for international students at the University of South Carolina. Grab and friend and we'll see you there!
Register to get the zoom link 
Hosted by International Student Services
Human Foosball World Cup
Friday, November 20, 2020, 5:00PM
Strom Fields
For Students
Human Foosball is an outdoor game, where the soccer field is divided in 16 boxes. In each box there will be one player, with the goal of the game to pass the ball to your teammates and score without leaving you respective box. Each team will have 8 people and this will be held outdoors at Strom Fields on 20th November.
Sign up on IMLeagues
Hosted by International Student Association
Global Learning Experience (GLE)
Friday, November 20, 2020, 11AM - 12:30 PM
For Faculty, & Staff
With your knowledge from the previous two sessions, you’ll work with facilitators hands-on to create a really rich, engaging virtual Global Learning Experience (GLE). Come prepared with the syllabus of your choosing, and work with EAO staff and UofSC faculty to begin building your GLE proposal. You will leave this session with the basis of a GLE proposal, whether as a contingency plan for a current Global Classroom or a course of its own you’d like to run in the future.
This is a required session for the Online International Programming digital badge.
Hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence


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