International Education Week at NSU

Students at international event

The Office of International Programs is proud to announce it will host International Education Week with a variety of cultural events. This week is in celebration of the benefits of global diversity and academic exchange programs around the world. Come join us at Lincoln Gallery in Lincoln Hall and beyond for fun and educational events and snacks.

International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 16-20, 2020, 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 collaborative effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. We are excited to see you there!


Schedule of Events


Monday, Nov. 16

Tea Time - British tea and British cookies

1 - 3 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery (ongoing)

International Greetings Class

1 - 1:30 p.m. - International Greetings Class, Lincoln Hall Gallery

2 - 2:30 p.m. - International Greetings Class, Lincoln Hall Gallery

Learn how to say greetings in many languages from international students and the staff of OIP.

Study Abroad Workshop for Faculty planning on leading a FLP

4 - 5 p.m. - Zoom Session:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Meet Julie from ISA, one of NSU’s Study Abroad Program providers, and learn how to plan and execute a successful Faculty Led Study Abroad Program.

Meditation and Healing Event

6:30 - 8 p.m. - Wolves Den

With finals around the corner “Healing” is a trending buzz word in South Korea. Music is a wonderful method to bring everyone together, provide healing, and calm nerves. Join us in the Den where there will be music and meditation session in preparation for upcoming exams.


Tuesday, Nov. 17

Tea Time - Japanese tea and snacks

1 - 3 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery (ongoing)

Japanese Language Class

1 - 1:30 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery

Join Kirika Shimmei, in an engaging Japanese class and learn about Japanese culture and customs.

Japanese Bookmark Making Class

2 - 2:30 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery

Kirika Shimmei, will teach us to write our names in Japanese and create a traditional Japanese bookmark.

Kirika Shimmei, Japan native, is NSU’s coordinator for Japan Outreach Initiative. This is her second year at NSU teaching Northern, the Aberdeen community and beyond about Japanese culture, customs and language.

Award Winning Chinese Film Night

6:30 - 9 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery

Watch “To Live" film with us. It is a Grand Prize winner at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and recipient of the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 1995 BAFTA Awards, It is a film that is fascinating testament about ordinary human lives conducted under terrifying conditions, when one's fate could hinge on a chance remark or an instant political edict from a zealous teenager.


Wednesday, Nov. 18

Tea Time - Chinese Tea and Chinese Almond cookies

1 - 3 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery (ongoing)

Intro Chinese Language Class

1 - 1:45 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery

Come join us and learn about the Chinese language, culture and customs with Becky Nelson.

Chinese Character Craft

2 - 2:45 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery                                                                                                                                

Becky Nelson will teach us how to make a Chinese paper craft.

Becky Nelson, a South Dakota native, spend almost 9 years in China before joining OIP in May of this year. Becky’s experience and passion for international education is second to none.

Study Abroad 101

4 - 5 p.m. - Zoom Session:

Join NSU’s graduate student, Michael Abu-Sirriya in his study abroad talk. Michael spent almost 6 years in the Middle East before coming back to Northern to pursue his master’s degree. Experience his excitement for international education and learn about Study Abroad opportunities available through Northern.


Thursday, Nov. 19

Tea Time - Russian Black Tea and Sushki Russian snack                                                                      

1 - 3 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery (ongoing)

Ornaments Around the World and Traditional Polish Christmas Celebration

1 - 1:45 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery

Make ornaments with Dominika Blum and learn about Polish Christmas

Cultural Differences and Observations

2 - 2:45 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery                                                                                                                       

Join international students and OIP staff for a fun conversation about the cultural differences, customs, do’s and don’ts around the world.

Japanese Cooking Class

6 - 7 p.m. - Virtual Session with Kirika

Join Kirika for a fun Japanese cooking class. She will be demonstrating how to make Omuraisu, which is a one plate main dish. Please register for the class here so you can get the invite to join the class and get the ingredients you will need to make the dish.


Friday, Nov. 20

Tea Time - Chinese Black Tea with Baklava                                                                                                                  

1 - 3 p.m. - Lincoln Hall (ongoing)

Korean Language Class

1 - 1:30 p.m. - Lincoln Hall Gallery

Join Doyeon, our exchange student from South Korea, in engaging Korean class and learn about Korean culture and customs.

Experiences Living and Working Abroad

2 - 3 p.m. - Zoom Session:

Michael Abu-Sirriya and Stephen Deduck will share their experiences working and living abroad in the Middle East and Russia. Stephen Deduck studied abroad in Russia and also got his master’s degree there before joining NSU last month.