International Education Week

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International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, IEW is part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and encourage students from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.



8th Annual International Photo Contest Exhibit Opening Reception
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.  |  Olin Library - main floor lounge

Photographs offer an entry to the landscape, people, cultures, customs, and history of places around the world.  Captured by Rollins students, faculty, and staff, the entries allow you to visit the places fellow Tars have traveled.  During the opening, you will have the opportunity to view all entries while enjoying refreshments from the United Kingdom.  The photos will be on display all week in the Olin Library on the main floor lounge area.  Come see if the photo you voted for, won!


IEW CultureFest 2013 & Chef Showdown for the Feed the Need Campaign
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.  |  Skillman Dining Hall & Darden Lounge, Cornell Campus Center

Come celebrate diversity at Rollins during a festival that showcases the fellow classmates’ cultures through dance, music, and interactive activities. As part of the festivities, the Feed the need Campaign will feature a Chef Showdown where you can buy an international dish from your favorite chef and a portion of the meal cost will be donated to Feed the Need.  Also, the Annual Flag Recognition in Skillman Dining Hall will present flags representing Rollins’ international student population and cultural organizations will represent and discuss their cultures at informative and interactive booths.


An Evening of Chinese & Japanese Conversation & Culture
4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.  |  Olin library, Bib Lab

China may get news coverage for having the largest population on the planet and being a major international powerhouse, but it's also a country rich with history and tradition.  Japan too celebrates a long history and traditions that enrich its culture and contribute to the world's understanding of the East.  Join native Chinese and Japanese speakers and our language learners for conversation, activities, and dinner, while engaging in conversation and the chance to learn more about these cultures.

Diwali: A Festival of Lights
8:00 p.m.  |  Skillman Dining Hall, Cornell Campus Center

A Hindu celebration, Diwali means “row of lamps” in Sanscrit. Known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is the most popular of all festivals from South Asia. As part of the festivities, followers light small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Join us in a reaffirmation of hope, a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill, and a religiously sanctioned celebration of the simple—and some not so simple—joys of life. Food, entertainment, and a prayer service will be provided.


Internationalize Your Professional Self!
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  Darden Lounge, Cornell Campus Center

Do you have any international experience?  If so, stop by anytime between 12:30 - 1:30pm for quick tips on how to incorporate your study abroad and international experience into resumes, interviews, and LikedIn profiles.  you can also learn about GoinGlobal - the Career Services resource you can use to prepare for your next international experience.

Rollins World Cup Soccer Tournament
3–6 p.m.  |  The Green

Which country will be this year’s World Cup champion? Find out as students and organizations team up to represent different countries and compete in Rollins’ version of the World Cup. This annual event is co-sponsored with Athletics and Intramurals.


5MD - Make a 5-Minute Difference Today!
12–1:30 p.m.  |  Cornell Campus Center

Rollins faculty, staff, and students have the opportunity to take part in making a difference in Central Florida in only 5 minutes right outside the Cornell Campus Center.  This week's difference will be for the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka.

IEW is made possible thanks to student performers, student volunteers, and the following supporters:


Career Services

Community Engagement

Events Scheduling

Facilities Management

International Programs

International Student & Scholar Services


Marketing & Communications

Multicultural Affairs

Office of the President

Olin Library

Print Services

Sodexo Dining Services

Student Involvement & Leadership


IEW Committee

Zakiya Brown

Luz Cabrera

Gabrielle Feulner

Alaine Jolicoeur

Ashley Kistler

Mayoli Marenco

Anne Meehan

Minh Nguyen

Charles Porter

Jenifer Ruby

Jamie Sanchez

Maria Isabel Sanchez

Brandon Velez

All events are free and open to the Rollins community. Parking is available in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue. For more information please contact: International Student & Scholar Services at 407-691-1158, International Programs at 407-646-2466, or stop by the offices located on the 2nd floor of Carnegie Hall.