International Week

International Education Week 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 has been celebrated for almost 20 years at institutions across the United States. International Week at Rutgers-Camden is a week-long celebration of international education, diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness. It is intended to recognize international students, education abroad, and to promote Rutgers-Camden programs that prepare students for global citizenship. This year, we will celebrate our 10th annual International Week, and we invite you to join us!

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International Week Flags
Each year during International Week, world flags are hung in the Scarlet Lounge of the Campus Center. The flags represent the countries of students and alumni who have come to Rutgers-Camden from other nations.
 
International Week Photo Contest
The Campus Center will display photos submitted by current students who have participated in a study abroad experience and by international students from their time here in the U.S.
 
International Student Spotlight
Rutgers-Camden international students come from 6 continents and more than 25 different countries. They bring diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences that enhance the Rutgers-Camden community. Check out their profiles across campus!
 
Paul Robeson Library
Stop by the Paul Robeson Library during International Week to learn more about this year’s Learning Abroad destinations. On display are books about the various countries students will visit in Spring 2020.
 
Monday, November 18th
 
International Festival
Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Kick off International Week with a culinary tour around the world! Stop by one of the student cultural organization tables and learn more about how holidays are celebrated around the world while sampling special treats. Also, enjoy special dance and musical performances by our talented Rutgers-Camden students.
Sponsored by the Office of International Students & Global Programs
 
Flavors of South Asia
Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Flavors of South Asia will expose the Rutgers Camden community to the various cultures and countries that make up South Asia. Attendees will participate in different activities and sample food from south Asia.
Sponsored by South Asian Appreciation for Tradition & Heritage
 
Tuesday, November 19th 
 
International Opportunities Fair
Campus Center Raptor Roost, 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
Interested in studying, traveling, volunteering abroad, but do not know where to begin? Want to intern with an international organization? Visit the International Opportunities fair to learn more about the various ways you can go global.
Sponsored by the Office of International Students & Global Programs
 
What’s with the Turban?
Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join the Sikh Students Association to learn more about the Sikh faith and the struggles one faces when wearing a Turban. SSA will also hold a Turban Tying showcase and provide traditional food.
Sponsored by the Sikh Students Association
 
World Cup Soccer Tournament
Athletic & Fitness Center, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Celebrate International Week with one of the world’s most popular sports. Create your soccer (football) team and represent your favorite country. Sign-up at: https://recreation.camden.rutgers.edu/international-students-world-cup-t... by Monday, November 18th.  The winning team will receive t-shirts and a pizza party!
Sponsored by Rutgers-Camden Athletics & Office of International Students & Global Programs.
 
Wednesday, November 20th  
 
International Quizzo
Armitage Hall, Room 124, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Test your world knowledge! Join us for our annual International Week Quizzo for a chance to win a $200 gift card. Lunch will be served.
Sponsored by Global Studies & the Office of International Students and Global Programs
 
Mallery Concert Series: The Carlock–Combet Duo
Fine Arts, Mallery Room, 11:20am – 12:20pm
Join the Mallery Concert series for a recital by French violinist and pianist Guillaume Combet and Sandra Carlock.
Sponsored by the Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts and Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
Filipino Dance Workshop
Campus Center, South ABC, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn about traditional Filipino dances! Enjoy a live performance of Tinkling followed by individual dance workshop stations where attendees can learn different types of Filipino line dancing.
Sponsored by the RUC Filipino League of Innovative Pinoy Students
 
Being a Person of Color Abroad
Campus Center, Viewing Room, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Join us for a discussion with alumni and current students, who identify as persons of color, and learn more about their journeys participating in travel abroad programs. Hear more about how their experiences have shaped their studies and careers.
Sponsored by Rutgers Study Abroad & the Office of International Students and Global Programs

 
Thursday, November 21st   
World Café
215 North 3rd Street, Suite 112 Lounge, 12:30pm -1:30pm
World Cafe is an opportunity for international and American students interested in culture exchange to meet and discuss ideas, improve English/foreign language skills, or just to make new friends! Light refreshments served.
Sponsored Office of International Students and Global Programs
 
Cooking Demo: Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Campus Center, AYCTE DINING Hall, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Chef in the All You Care to Eat Dining Hall for a cooking demostration on Vietnamese Spring Rolls. Open to all students. Please register at the link below, as spaces are limited. https://international.camden.rutgers.edu/cooking-demo

Sponsored by Gourmet Dining

 

Living Undocumented
215 North 3rd Street, Towers Lounge, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
This Netflix documentary follows the lives and fates of eight families living undocumented in the U.S. Discussion to follow after film screening. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life & Define America

Friday, November 22nd    
Haiti: The Forgotten Pearl
Armitage 123, 11:30am - 12:30pm 
Haiti was once the richest colony of the Caribbean; it used to be called La Perle des Antilles” — the Pearl of the Caribbean. Today, Haiti is among the poorest nations in the world and is the single poorest country in the western hemisphere. How did this happen? Join us for a Caribbean style lunch and a lecture by Dr. Eliezer Marcellus.
Sponsored by the Office of International Students & Global Programs 
 
Yoga
Athletic & Fitness Center, 11:20am – 12:20pm
Want to connect with your inner self? Yoga is a great system that focuses on harmony between your mind and body. This class is crafted to create a balanced and invigorating practice for all participants.
Sponsored by Athletics & Recreation

Universal Children’s Day
Zane Elementary School, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Universal Children’s Day is celebrated around the world in November of each year. Rutgers-Camden international students will help create a fun, exciting, engaging, and intellectually rich Universal Children’s Day at Zane School.