University to observe International Education Week

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Office of International Programs, in collaboration with campus partners, will host the UNC Charlotte International Education Week celebration Monday through Friday, Nov. 13-17.

International Education Week is an annual showcase of the role universities hold in shaping global awareness and understanding. There are more than 15 engagement opportunities planned for the University’s celebration.

A signature event for this year’s International Education Week is the screening of the film “Girl Rising” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Popp Martin Student Union Movie Theater.

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard Robbins, “Girl Rising” follows nine girls living in the developing world who confront challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. A panel discussion follows the screening.

The film “500 Years: Life in Resistance” will be shown at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Cato College of Education Building, Room 402. It is the final installment in a trilogy completed during the past 30 years as an investigation into the genocide and other injustices during the Guatemalan Civil War.

On Friday, Nov. 17, the Office of International Programs is offering three constituent-specific workshops about the Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. A workshop for international administrators and career counselors is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Workshops for faculty and students will begin at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., respectively. All workshops will be in the College of Health and Human Services, Room 207.

Click here to download a PDF calendar of events.