Celebrating Global Diversity

On November 15-19, more than 100 countries celebrate International Education Week, and Pace is bringing you a week’s worth of events from chalk and movie festivals to open mic nights and pick-up soccer matches.

The International Office of Students and Services is proud to bring you more than a dozen events during International Education Week.*

On November 15, the sidewalk is your canvas at the International Chalk Festival. Share your story, your culture, and yourself from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Also on November 15, the Confucius Institute presents Nanjing University Professor Fan Yuzhou discussing “The Origin of Chinese Characters and Their Spread in Ancient Central America,” focusing on her discovery of ancient writings in Mexico that are similar to the calligraphy from the ancient Shang dynasty in China.

November 16 is Passport & Pizza Day! Global adventures await, so enjoy some free pies as you apply for your passport!  Also on November 16, Sigma Lambda Gamma celebrates the unique and dynamic cultures that comprise our great city at Origins of the Melting Pot.

On November 17, kick back and play some pick-up soccer games in the Gym. And show us your best song, dance, monologue, spoken word, and other talents at Open Mic Night.

On November 18, come chat with Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Sheying Chen, who offers personal and scholarly insights into paths toward success.

On November 19, stop by the all-day International Movie Festival, featuring some of  your faves: Amelie, Elling, Tsotsi, and Slumdog Millionaire. Free popcorn and soda!

And don’t forget to stop by the Cultural Corner on the NYC Campus from November 15-17, where you can learn about the customs, culture, and languages of students.

*A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education and now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.