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I chose Central College Abroad because I had heard such great things about the program, the students, the courses as well as the resident director, Shelley – who has been amazing. There is just something about this city that I love so much: the history, food, culture, architecture, shopping are all things that continue to get me out of bed in the morning and out exploring.
– Meghan McKeever
University of Michigan

international education week


Calender of events

Monday, November 12, 2012

Central Market Cuisine of the Day: French
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Weller 101

The Value of International Experience from a Business Perspective”. Speaker: Harley Janssen, Vermeer Manager of Sourcing and Engineering for Latin America.” Mr. Janssen will speak about the effects of international and language experience on the job market today.  Any students interested in improving their knowledge of employment opportunities are welcome.  The information session will last around 30-45 minutes with time for Q+A afterward.

5:00 pm
Mills Gallery

Korean-trained artists Dukno Yoon and Heather Bayless will be holding a talk and reception as their new exhibit opens.

7:30 pm
Graham Banquet Center

Guest Speaker, Dr. Stephen Prothero.  Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, most recently The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know.”

8:00 - 9:00 pm

There will be a French cooking demonstration in the French Language House. Sign up in the Central College Abroad office to attend! Your student ID number will be required. This event is for STUDENTS only.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Central Market Cuisines of the Day: British and German

3:00 - 4:00 pm
President’s Dining Room

English Tea Time - Join Professor Walt Cannon and others for a fun, relaxing afternoon filled with delicious English treats and tea! Sign up in the Central College Abroad office to attend. Spots will fill up quickly! Any member of campus can register for this event.

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Weller 225

International Postgraduate Opportunities: Scholarships, Grants, Work and More”. Professor Maria Snyder and Central College guest Bernadette Allen will speak with students about the chance to further develop their international expertise and experience by applying for opportunities such as the Fulbright and Gilman Scholarships, Peace Corps, Foreign Service and more. The talk is open to all students.

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Van Emmerick

Panel Discussion: Reflections on My International Education. Three panelists educated outside the United States will discuss their experiences. Coordinated by Samantha Hebel, Community-Based Learning, and Dr. Katie Gaebel, Education Department.

8:00 - 9:00 pm

British and German cooking demonstrations in the Language houses. Sign up in the Central College Abroad office! Your student ID number will be required. This event is for students only.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Central Market Cuisine of the Day: Dutch

7:30-9:30 pm
Maytag - van Emmerick studio

International Film Series Presents: Las Voces Inocentes. Las Voces Inocentes (“Innocent Voices”) is an award-winning Salvadoran film about Chava, an 11-year-old who fights to maintain a normal childhood in the midst of the Salvadoran civil war surrounding him and his family on all sides.  Directed by Luis Mandoki, winner of several “Best Film” and “Best Foreign Language Film” awards, come and check out this fantastic movie! There will be an opportunity for discussion/Q+A afterward. This event is open to all the Central campus.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Central Market Cuisines of the Day: Mexican and Spanish

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Maytag Atrium

Look out for Central College Abroad alums showing off the programs on which they studied abroad in their own creative ways! Come by to reminisce, hear stories, and find out more information if you’re interested!

6:00 pm
Graham Annex

International Dinner: “My Adventures in Tuscany.” Have a real Italian evening and follow the dinner with the Italian farce, A Servant of Two Masters, at the Pella Opera House! Reservations needed by November 12th; contact Treva Reimer.

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Separate Spanish and Mexican food cooking lessons in Spanish Language Houses 1 and 2. Sign up in the Central College Abroad Office! Your student ID number will be required. This event is for STUDENTS only.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Central Market Cuisine of the Day: Chinese
4:00 - 5:00 pm Chinese Tea – Join our visiting Chinese scholar and Professor for a great afternoon of eggrolls, dumplings, and Chinese Tea! Sign up in the Central College Abroad Office, limited space available, so sign up soon! Anyone on campus can register for this event.