Canada and Carleton University will join over 100 countries around the globe in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) this fall term.

The purpose of IEW is to raise awareness and understanding of international education, and its benefit to our academic institutions. The International Student Services Office has joined forces with numerous student groups and campus partners to present a great variety of programs that aim to engage the Carleton University community in what promises to be a fun and educational week. All events will seek to collectively highlight the importance of international education and its positive effects on the Carleton campus.

International Education Week: November 14-18, 2016

Monday November 14

Latin Fest – Join H.O.L.A.S  from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the University Centre atrium for a showcase of different Latin American countries, their culture, food, and much more! It’s a day to come together to watch amazing performances, admire the beautiful folkloric dresses, and eat all sorts of Latin gastronomy. H.O.L.A.S. is a humanitarian organization and this term they will be donating funds to Corazones para Perú, an orphanage in Peru, so you can also come out and support this great cause!

Tuesday November 15

China Day – The Carleton University Confucius Institute invites you to learn about and celebrate Chinese culture. This event will take place from 11am to 2pm in the University Centre atrium. Witness the fantastic display of tea, calligraphy, artwork and music!

Meet AIESEC – Our campus is as diverse as the opportunities AIESEC has to offer.  “We take each step remembering why we are here, to break down barriers between cultures and truly become GLOBAL CITIZENS!” Learn more from 11am-3pm in the University Centre atrium. Find the members representing different destination countries and the AIESEC blueman ready to tell you stories about living the AIESEC experience. You can read more on their Facebook event.

Wednesday November 16

World’s Fair – Did you know that we have over 3,000 international students from all over the world studying at Carleton? The World’s Fair is a showcase of cultural groups and countries represented in our campus. Make sure to stop by the University Centre atrium from 11am-2pm to check in with numerous cultural displays and groups. Be a part of the thriving global community in our campus!

Marketing your International Experience – Attend this Career Services session from 1:30pm to 3:00pm in Room: 1501 CTTC Building and learn strategies to help you market your international experience when looking for a job in Canada. International experience offers you a unique set of skills that many employers in Canada look for in potential employees. Pick up tips and strategies to help you market your international experience when looking for a job in Canada. Register on MySuccess by 8:00am on November 16.

Culture Fest – CUSA and the ISC invite you to attend this cultural show from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the University Centre atrium. This year Culture Fest is coming back with a twist, an all new fashion show! Come around for a fun night as we celebrate different cultures through fashion. Get a chance to connect with creative individuals showcasing their works at this event! There will also be visual artists exhibiting their art. Don’t miss out on the night’s entertainment with their music, dance and a lot more!

Thursday November 17

Warming up for Winter Soup Luncheon –  This event is for international students and new Canadians preparing to experience their first winter in Canada. Join us for a free soup lunch from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the University Centre atrium and connect with peers and professional staff about the seasonal change. Learn more about winter in Ottawa, Canadian cultural and seasonal changes, how to make the most out of the season, and begin your holiday planning – are you going home or staying in Canada during the break, etc. Limited spots are available for this event and therefore you should secure your seat as soon as possible! We’d like to share this opportunity with as many students as we can. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket, you should still come around to the event! We can’t guarantee soup for all the attendees but you can definitely count on interesting conversations and important information for adapting to the winter in Canada.

CISA Potluck Dance Party – The Carleton Indian Student Association invite you to enjoy Indian food provided by their members and learn different styles of Indian dance including Bollywood and Bhangra. This event will take pace from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the University Centre atrium. You can learn some moves too! The CISA members will be there to teach you different styles of Indian dance!

Friday November 18

International Opportunities Day – Learn about the many diverse and unique international opportunities available to Carleton students. Connect with representatives from different offices and off campus organizations looking to share with you information about academic exchanges, internships, summer language programs, and many more programs. This event will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the University Centre atrium.

Dabkeh with the PSA – Join the Palestian Student Association from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for a dance lesson – learn traditional Palestian Dabkeh. Get your rhythm on and learn these gravity-defying dance moves!

Exchange Social – This event is for students considering exchange, returning Carleton exchange students, and students currently studying at Carleton on exchange. Get connected, learn more about the exchange student experience, exchange stories, and make new friends while taking advantage of the great activities and games available in the Raven’s Roost! This event will take place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Raven’s Roost, located within Residence in the tunnel level of the Stormont and Dundas House.