Brandeis goes global during International Education Week

Activities and events representing diverse cultures give students taste of life around the globe. [VIDEO]

Brandeis will highlight its connections to the global community Nov. 9-14 during International Education Week, a U.S. Department of State-sponsored celebration that promotes global awareness and cultural exchange. As part of the festivities, students will be encouraged to connect with people, places and ideas from around the globe through a variety of activities and events.
"International Education Week is such an important celebration of Brandeis being a truly multicultural campus,” says Kim Godsoe, assistant provost for academic affairs. “We all have so much to share with each other, and it is important to celebrate our global community."

From a talk by Lara Baladi, an Egyptian-Lebanese artist who will discuss her work from before and after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution to discussions on terrorism, the fall of the Berlin Wall and issues affecting Asian-Americans, the week’s events will encourage students to think about and explore the world outside their borders.

Brandeis’ celebration of International Education Week also will feature a Global Bazaar on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 4-8 p.m. Hosted by the International Students and Scholars Office and the Wien International Scholars in the Sherman Function Hall, the event will provide students with the opportunity to buy handmade crafts from local artisans, try food from across the world and listen to international music. On Thursday, Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m., Jesse Appell ’12 will turn Mandel G03 into a comedy club for his show “The Great LOL Tour of China,” a stand-up routine and presentation about his experience of learning traditional Xiangsheng comedy as a Fulbright Scholar in Beijing.
A complete list of events is available at the International Education Week’s official page.

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