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International Education Week: November 18-22

Emerson College’s Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement is delighted to invite you to participate in International Education Week (IEW)! 

A joint venture by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Education Department, IEW is an opportunity for colleges and universities to celebrate their role in global education.

At Emerson, IEW will feature everything from an internationally themed food festival and guide to hostelling like a pro, to a Global Pathways film exhibition and workshop on translating study abroad into a future career!

We hope to see you there!


Monday, November 18

International Food Festival — 6:00-7:30 pm, Bordy Theater.

This festival gives a taste of cultures from around the globe! Enjoy complimentary bites reflecting the diversity of nationalities and cultures at Emerson and in Boston.

Tuesday, November 19

Go Forth and Be You! A Conversation with Returned Study Abroad Students — 12:00-1:00 pm, 172 Tremont (Owens MPR).

Ever wonder what it’s really like for students to study abroad — not just the glossy images posted on Instagram? Join this panel of returned study abroad students to hear about their personal experiences of going through the process — from applications and financing their journeys to living in another country and culture, as well as their advice to students looking to study abroad at Emerson.

Panelists: Dessaline Etienne (Cape Town); Keenan Wittman (Netherlands); and Marquelle Bell (Patmos). Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 20

Putting Your Study Abroad Experience to Work — 2:00-3:00 pm, 216 Tremont, Career Development Center.

This will be a presentation on how to incorporate your study abroad experience into your career development. We will cover ideas for adding the experience to your resume and how to sell the related and transferable skills gained in a professional interview or networking conversation.

Global Pathways Film Festival — 6:30-9:00 pm, Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center.

See the global journeys of Emerson students come alive! Watch student-made international film projects and learn first hand about the process of bringing a film from concept to screen from thousands of miles away.

Films from the following Global Pathways programs will be screened: Prague Summer Film; Mobility Medellin (Colombia) — Art, Research & Social Change; Art into Film (Kasteel Well); The James Baldwin Writers’ Colony (Kasteel Well); Rosarito (Mexico) Public Diplomacy Workshop; Cape Town International Narrative Co-Production.

Thursday, November 21

Think Summer! Global Pathways Study Abroad Fair — 12:00-3:00 pm, Bordy Theater.

Want to make Summer 2020 the best yet? Come to the Global Pathways Study Abroad Fair, where all of Emerson’s faculty-led Global Pathway programs will be on display! Earn anywhere from four to eight credits across all major disciplines while studying abroad in places such as the Netherlands, Ireland, Ecuador, Sweden, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Australia. Light refreshments will be served.

Conflict to Consciousness: A Conversation with Former Brazilian Congressman Jean Wyllys de Matos Santos — 6:00-7:30 pm, Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre

Jean Wyllys de Matos Santos was Brazil’s second openly gay member of parliament and the first legislator who was a gay rights activist. However, after being the target of a national “fake news” campaign, receiving death threats during the 2018 Brazilian presidential campaign, and in the wake of Jair Bolsonaro’s election as president, Wyllys decided to leave his native country for good to become the Harvard University Afro-Latin American Research Institute Scholar-at-Risk for the Fall 2019 term.

Wyllys and Emerson School of Communication Dean Raul Reis, through translated conversation, will discuss the role of media literacy and the importance of engaging in sometimes difficult conversations across opposing cultural, social, and political viewpoints. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 22

Not All Who Wander Are Lost: The Backpacker’s Guide to Hostelling — 12:00-1:00 pm, 172 Tremont, Owens MPR

Are you an international student spending a semester, year, or more at Emerson? Are you thinking of studying abroad? Do you want to know how to experience another place like a local without a hefty price tag and make friends from around the world along the way?

Join staff of Hostelling International (HI) – Boston for a presentation on best practices in hostelling, both within the United States and abroad. Get insider tips on how to travel like a pro, learn about the HI community, and hear about scholarships and other programs open to young travelers.

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