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International Education Month

November 1-30, 2023

International Education Month is an extended celebration of International Education Week, held annually in November. To celebrate our Think and Do Global attitude, the Office of Global Engagement is excited to host a full month of events to recognize our university’s global connections.

What is 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 our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

List of Events

Office of Global Engagement

Think & Do, Globally: Interdisciplinarity in Faculty Research & Engagement

Monday, November 6, 2023
11:00AM – 12:15PM, Register here for Zoom link

Join us for our biannual faculty speaker series featuring Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs, Dr. Rob Dunn. Dr. Dunn will present about interdisciplinarity in faculty engagement and research. The presentation will be followed by a short moderated question session.

This talk is part of the Global 3D: Discuss, Discover, Develop series

Dear Sirs Screening

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
6:30 P.M., Witherspoon Cinema

Register for your free tickets here

Dear Sirs follows the journey of American Mark Pedri, as he seeks to chart the route his grandfather took as a prisoner of war in Germany in WWII. The film follows Mark and his wife as they bike across the German countryside, filling in the gaps of his grandfather’s story and reckoning with the impact of WWII.

Preceded by a panel on the history of the US-German relationship as well as the current state of the US-German relationship in today’s changing geopolitical landscape.

Christopher J. Ghiz, Command Historian, U.S. Army Reserve Command

This event is a part of our Germany on Campus event series.

Global Trivia: Geoguessr

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
6:00 P.M., SKEMA Business School, Venture II, Rooms 144-145

Join NC State Global and SKEMA on November 15, 6pm, for International Education Month with our Geoguessr Challenge! 

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Come on your own or bring a team! We will have snacks and prizes. 

Register here

The German-American Business Connection

Thursday, November 16, 2023
4 P.M., Register here for Zoom link

Join NC State Global as we explore German-American economic relations and careers in the southeast.

Christian Loew, KION Group
Harshad Bhide, Siemens Energy, Inc.

This event is a part of our Germany on Campus event series.

Changing Faces of Antarctica: A Work in Progress

Thursday, November 30, 2023
4:00 P.M., Zoom Meeting ID: 935 3862 7678

Antarctica is sometimes referred to as the “White Continent”, a name which still too often accurately describes not only what the environment looks like but the people (particularly men) who work there. Learn how the reality of that nickname is (slowly) changing with new countries and people playing a more active role in the science and the governance of Antarctica.

Mr. William Muntean, Former Senior Advisor for Antarctica, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Office of International Services

Global Tea & Coffee

Thursday, November 9, 2023
2:00 – 4:00 P.M., Fountain Dining Hall

Tea and coffee are important aspects of many global cultures and are consumed daily in much of the world.  Join the Office of Global Engaagement and Campus Enterprises at the Global Tea and Coffee to sample tea, coffee and snacks from around the world while learning about their cultural significance.

This is a free event and does not require a meal plan.

NC State European Center in Prague

NC State Takes Designblok: A conversation with Prof. Matej Chabera

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
4:00 P.M., D.H. Hill Cyma Rubin Visualization Gallery

Join NC State Prague for a presentation on NC State’s involvement this year in Designblok, an international design festival in Prague. Prof. Matej will discuss NC State Prague’s first-ever design exhibit at the festival.

Open to all interested students, faculty, and staff!

Virtual NC State Prague Info Session

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
6:00 – 7:00 P.M., Zoom

Join NC State Prague on the 29th to learn about the programs offered through the European Center in Prague (courses offered, housing, program activities, etc.). Plus, hear from former students about their experiences in the different programs!

Global Training Initiative

Culinary World Cup Finals

Thursday, November 9, 2023
1:00 P.M., Carmichael Gymnasium Teaching Kitchen

The final two teams, the crème de la crème, will compete between 1-5 p.m. in the final head-to-head competition for the title of Culinary World Cup champions. This final competition will also be livestreamed.

UNESCO Story Circles With GTI

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
6:00 P.M., 111 Lampe Drive Building, 243

The Global Training Initiative facilitates the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Story Circles for NC State students. Participants will be guided through the Story Circle protocol to build skills in tolerance, empathy, critical thinking and listening for understanding.

Story Circles is a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competencies in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal, and is presented in the Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies. Piloted in five countries — Thailand, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, Austria and Tunisia — by UNESCO, the methodology has proven to be effective with a variety of issues – from the social inclusion of migrants to the dialogue among indigenous peoples.

NC State Japan Center

Onigiri Workshop

Friday, November 10, 2023
11:30 A.M., NC Japan Center (Spring Hill House)

Enjoy learning the Japanese taste! Please come and join us in making Onigiri for cultural exchange. Learn about Rice by Dr. Shimizu, make your own Onigiri (rice ball), and enjoy eating lunch together.

This workshop will support #Onigiri Action

Registration required

Autumn Fun – Otsukimi

Saturday, November 11, 2023
2:00 P.M., NC Japan Center (Spring Hill House)

Join us for the Japanese tradition celebrating the full moon in autumn. Otsukimi is a traditional event to enjoy looking at the bright and beautiful full moon to appreciate the harvest of crops in Japan. Traditionally, each family serves Tsukimi dango and vegetables for the harvest in autumn. Please come and try some Tsukimi dango and Japanese tea. Enjoy the beautiful music of the Triangle Chorus Club, traditional Japanese workshops, and a flea market.

Registration required