International Education Week

International Education Week 2019
November 18-22

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Our hope is for students, faculty, and staff to come together at these events to celebrate, share experiences, and show their appreciation for international education. We hope you can join us!

In honor of International Education Week, International Place will be hosting events and providing interactive ways to celebrate, appreciate, and acknowledge the benefits of international education. In addition to our own events, our office will be highlighting international or intercultural-themed events occurring around The Claremont Colleges during IEW.

IEW Events hosted by International Place

IEW: Kick-Off Celebration

Monday, November 18, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
International Place

International Education Week is a weeklong celebration of the wonderful contributions and experiences of our international student community!

Join us at the Kick-Off Celebration for empanadas, dessert, activities, wellness goodie bags, and more as we celebrate and support our international student community!

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Employment Workshop: OPT and the H-1B Visa

Wednesday, November 16, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College

At this employment workshop, F-1 students will have the chance to learn about post-graduation employment authorization, OPT (Optional Practical Training), as well as to learn about the H-1B visa.

The first half of the workshop will be a presentation by I-Place staff on OPT eligibility requirements, guidelines, and the application process.

The second half will focus on the H-1B visa and will be delivered by special guest, Immigration Attorney Adam Green.

Note: This workshop will be particularly helpful to students graduating in Fall 2019 & Spring 2020.

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IEW Coffee & Company

Friday, November 18, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
International Place

This will be a special International Education Week themed Coffee & Company! The program for this week’s event will include conversations with other students, staff, and NISSO Leaders on experiences in the international community

This IEW Coffee & Company will feature specialty pastries and treats!

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Other International and Intercultural Events in Claremont during IEW


Monday, November 18th

Indigenous Peer Mentor Program at the Claremont Colleges presents:
Speaking Your Native Language Panel

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Vita Nova Hall, Pitzer College

A panel featuring Indigenous students and language activists from the Claremont community to discuss their experiencing with Indigenous languages and revitalization efforts. Panel will feature an hour long question and answer for all of our panelists and remaining time will include question and feedback from the audience members.

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Tuesday, November 19th

QTIPOC Coffeehouse

4:15 – 5:30 PM
CLSA, Tranquada Building

Join the QRC, CLSA, and OBSA for coffee, tea, and pastries with fellow queer, trans, and intersex people of color!

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Wednesday, November 20th

Deconstructing Desi Dining

4:00 – 6:00 PM
Motley Coffeehouse, Scripps College

Please join the Committee for South Asian Voices for a workshop on food politics in the South Asian and diasporic contexts. We will be looking at how South Asian cuisines are influenced by caste, class, and colonialism. Many South Asian snacks will be served!

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Thursday, November 21st

Southeast Asian Food for Thought: Ice Desserts

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Walker Lounge, Pomona College

Join the Southeast Asian Committee (SEACOM) from the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) for tasty and refreshing ice desserts from the Southeast Asian region! Popular ingredients from various Southeast Asian countries will be available to serve these ice desserts and we will be contextualizing the role that these dishes have in specific cuisines across Southeast Asia.

Before bubble tea gained popularity in Southeast Asia, ice desserts were (and still are!) the staple go-to after a hearty meal. It has many different names and variations depending on local and national contexts, but share the same foundations of being a sweet and refreshing dessert commonly eaten after a meal, with common elements of ice, milk, jellies, and fruit. There is also no one way to enjoy these sweet cold desserts. You can either opt to drink it in a glass or eat it in a bowl, you may choose to use a spoon to scoop out large chunks of jelly or ice!

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