IEW 2016: Global Citizenship

Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18

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Thursday, November 10th

  • Japan Day: 6pm, Swann 115. Join us to enjoy Japanese food while learning about the LBAT Japan study abroad program, other study and internship abroad opportunities in Japan, majors in Japanese, and the Japanese minor!

Friday, November 11th

  • China Care Cure Your Cravings: 6pm, Klaus Atrium. Celebrate Chinese culture and "cure your cravings" with delicious, restaurant-catered CHINESE CUISINE. Our captivating ENTERTAINMENT will include live instrumental and singing performances and more and we will also be holding raffles. Bring your friends and experience this exciting event together! Tickets are $5 for a full course dinner when you preorder tickets at chinacare.gatech.edu and will be $7 at the door.

Saturday, November 12th

  • Global Community Engagement & Service- a Service Project with Global Growers and a trip to DeKalb Farmer's Market: 9am, depart at Savant Building. Join OIE staff for a day trip to learn about the global communities in the Atlanta area and engage in a service project! The trip includes: 1) Visit the DeKalb Farmer's Market, a market with products from around the world and a rich cultural representation of people from more than 40 countries, speaking in 50 different languages and dialects. 2) Engage in a service project at Global Growers, a non-profit that creates opportunities in sustainable agriculture, by growing good food, training farmers, and providing economic opportunity for international farmers. Global Growers supports a global community of farmers, many of who came to Atlanta as refugees of war and are working to reconnect to their agricultural heritage in their new home in Georgia.


Monday, November 14th

  • Free Hot Chocolate: 9 - 11am, Tech Walkway. Find out more about International Education Week by picking up your 'passport' to the week of event! Grab a cup of hot chocolate with Buzz!

  • IEW Kick Off - Put Yourself on the MAP: 11am, Clough Atrium, Come "put yourself on the map" with Buzz and show the GT community where you’ve been, where you’re from and where you would like to go!


  • Yoga for EveryBody: 12:00pm, Student Center Peachtree Room. Sustain your well being! Also, enhance body positivity and self-acceptance in a FREE one hour beginner's yoga class open to students, staff, and faculty. It is sponsored by the Body Image Committee, a collaboration led by the Women's Resource Center and Health Promotion. Mats will be provided.

  • Live From Georgia Tech Lorraine: The Meaning of Global Citizenship: 12:30pm, Savant 308. Students from Vicki Birchfield's INTA 3050 class, "The Meaning of Global Citizenship", will livestream to showcase their learning and research on global citizenship.


  • ACIREMA: 3pm-4:30pm, Student Center Peachtree Room. GT staff and faculty are invited to join us for a fun, interactive simulation game designed to give participants a glimpse into the journey that international students undertake in coming to study in the United States. You will play the part of an International student from the country of Acirema, and your goal is to make it to Georgia Tech. The simulation will last approximately 45 minutes with discussion immediately following. Registration required. Sign up here.

  • OIE Campus Partners Updates: 4pm, Success Center Room 292. Join OIE Leadership team to find out more about how your office or department can work more closely with OIE. 

  • GlobalNet Social: 5pm, Bill Moore Student Success Center President Suites A-D, Invitation only social for faculty and scholars. Will also feature an update on GT’s Global Internship Program. Hosted by the Vice Provost for International Initiatives.


  • International Academic Projects @ GT- A Path to Global Citizenship: 6pm, Savant 308. Students will share their IAP experiences and OIE staff will give an overview of the new IAP Travel Registry and the support we provide IAPs.


Tuesday, November 15th

  • Flu Shot Clinic: 9am, Health Promotion Classroom, Second Floor, Stamps Health Services. Stamps Health Services will offer flu shots for all Georgia Tech students who have paid their health fee. No appointment necessary to get a flu shot at the Flu Clinic, but come early to beat the line. Your BuzzCard is required when checking in for the flu shots. 
  • Why Minority Students Should Go Abroad: 10am, Student Center Juniper Room. Come learn about diversity abroad. Refreshments will be served.
  • How to Afford Study Abroad: 11:00am, Student Center #301. Please join the Office of International Education for an information session that will discuss how to afford studying abroad. The session will cover things students should know when looking at study abroad, scholarship opportunities (both local and national), how to craft a competitive application, and non-traditional ways of raising money for an experience abroad.

  • Study Abroad 101: 11am, Savant #308. With over 120 different programs, Georgia Tech Study Abroad opportunities span every continent and discipline. Study abroad is open to all undergraduate students with the opportunity to study abroad for fall, spring, summer, or for the full academic year. Students have the choice to study with a group or at a partner university. Students earn academic credit towards their degree while on a Tech program. If a student plans ahead, study abroad won't delay graduation. However, we know that there is a lot to consider when planning to study abroad and these Study Abroad 101 sessions are intended to give students general information about study abroad to help them get started. 
  • Going Global with SAA: 11am, Tech Walkway. Learn more about Tech alumni overseas and their effort in helping students at Tech. Get your free SAA Goes Global sticker and connect with international alumni.
  • Faculty Talk: "What Does Environmental Justice Have to Do With Me? A Student's Guide to the Responsibilities of Engineers"- Bob Kirkman (Public Policy/Ethics) and Chloe Arson (Civil & Environmental Engineering): 11am, Clough 469. All this talk about environmental justices sounds okay and interesting, and all, but how does it connect with the work students and young professionals are actually doing, day to day?  Taking hydraulic fracturing as an example, we'll look at different kinds of work engineers have to do at different stages of their development as professionals, drawing connections between the tasks they have at hand - in the lab and in the field - and broader social and ethical concerns about equity, consent, and acceptable risk. 
  • Study Abroad Speed Dating: 12:00pm, Clough 123. Current GT Students who have participated in a variety of faculty-led study abroad programs will be available to answer questions in a fun and informal speed-dating format. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here.

  • HR Manager Training- Hiring and Hosting Foreign Nationals: 1:00pm, Engineered Biosystems - EBB, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Seminar Room. The Office of Global Human Resources and Office of International Education will facilitate a 1/2 day (1-5pm) basic training for Human Resources Administrators housed in academic and administrative units who support foreign nationals. The training will provide an overview of:
    1) the primary visa types available to employees, affiliates, or invited visitors to Tech (B, F, J, H, TN and O) as well as context about the U.S. government agencies involved, 2) the information HR administrators must have prior to beginning any visa request, 3) the basic steps involved to invite a visitor, host an affiliate or hire an employee who is a foreign national, 4) the responsibilities supervisors and HR administrators have to assist GHR and OIE with
    ensuring compliance. We hope to demystify often complex processes in an effort to help HR administrators feel more confident in assisting foreign nationals with immigration and visa related needs and more aware of compliance considerations and expectations. We encourage both seasoned HR administrators and those new to their role to attend. Participants will be provided handouts and resource materials. We will also review case studies and leave time for questions.
  • A World of Difference: Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication in a Global Economy: 3:00pm, Student Center Peachtree Room, All GA Tech students, international and non-international, are invited to attend a viewing of "A World of Difference." This DVD is used by many large corporate organizations that are looking for a way to bring cultural factors to life and explore the challenges that international teams face due to cultural misunderstandings. Students will leave with skills and knowledge required in today's competitive global economy. During this session, students will learn best practices to succeed in diverse international teams as well as how to improve their own intercultural communication skills. Students will learn about the subtleties, nuances, and hazards involved whenever individuals from different cultures meet and work together, and how a lack of understanding of these differences in communication styles can lead to business failures.

  • GT-Shenzhen Information Session: 5:00pm, Clough Room 131. Georgia Tech's newest instructional site is in Shenzhen, China, serving graduate students and senior undergraduate students. Our GT-Shenzhen location is 4 miles from the border crossing with Hong Kong and we are in the high tech center of Shenzhen and China! Courses at GT-Shenzhen are taught by GT faculty and the course credits appear on your GT transcript as usual. Students studying at GT-Shenzhen pay GT-Shenzhen tuition & fees which are comparable to the in-state tuition & fees at GT-Atlanta. Scholarships are available. Contact: gtshenzhen@ece.gatech.edu

  • IAESTE WEBINAR (PAID global internships for STEM students): 5:00pm-6:30pm, Savant 308. Come learn how to apply for paid summer internships for STEM and Architecture students in 25+ countries. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students are all eligible. No foreign language knowledge required. International and domestic students are eligible. Learn more here: http://www.iaesteunitedstates.org/ 
  • Communicating the Value of the IP: 5:30pm, Student Center Room 319. We invite International Plan students to join us to learn about how best to communicate the knowledge and skills they have gained from the International Plan on their resumes and in interviews. It is a particularly relevant workshop for juniors and seniors, but all IP students are invited to join.

  • VOICE Sexual Violence Prevention & Survivor Support Training: 6:00pm, Klaus 2443. Do you want to learn what you can do to create a safe environment for all members of the Georgia Tech community? Sexual violence is everyone's responsibility. Students will learn tools to recognize potentially sexually violent situations and safely intervene, as well as resources to support survivors of sexual violence in our community. This training is facilitated by VOICE Peer Educators and is open to all Georgia Tech students. Event details may change; please visit www.voice.gatech.edu for updated information. For more information please visit: http://healthpromotion.gatech.edu/voice/involvement 
  • Global Connect with GT Athletics: 7:00pm, Bobby Dodd Stadium: Letterwinner's Lounge. Come out to meet your international student athletes. There will be free pizza! RSVP to wburton@gtaa.gatech.edu.

  • The Cherokee Word for Water: 7:00pm, IC 109 (IC Theater). Come out to a kickoff event hosted by the GT Residence Life Diversity Committee. There will be a screening of The Cherokee Word for Water, free Moe's, free shirts, and a chance to hear about other initiatives taking place over the course of the year. Please RSVP here.


Wednesday, November 16th

  • Tabling for Peace Corps: 11:00am, Skiles Walkway. Make a difference in the lives of others (and your own) as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Serving in the Peace Corps is a way to collaborate with a community in need, to immerse yourself in a new culture while sharing your own, to develop hands-on development experience, and to have the experience as a lifetime. Stop by the Peace Corps table to learn more and speak with Regional Recruiter and Returned Volunteer, Todd Harwell.
  • Fulbright Awards for Staff: 11:30am, Student Center, Room 321. Take your professional development abroad! Learn about applying for a Fulbright award. For more information please visit this website.  

  • Fulbright Awards for Faculty: 12:30pm, Student Center, Room 321. Take your professional development abroad! Learn about applying for a Fulbright award.

  • Serve the World as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Info Session): 4:00pm, Student Center Cypress Room. Have you ever imagined yourself sitting in a dusty, cement office located in a small desert town in rural Peru, finalizing the detailed timeline of a brand new recycling program? Or dancing around in a giant penguin costume during a town festival/parade devoted to celebrating the conservation of the environment? If you haven't, then maybe you should. There is no typical day in the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer. Please join Todd Harwell, Regional Recruiter and Returned Volunteer, to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of others (and your own) through 27 months of service in a developing country.
  • A Global Lens: Summer Immersion Programs at the School for Modern Languages: 5:00pm, Swann Building Room 115. Find out more about the exciting summer Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) programs taking place on location in Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. LBATs enable students to earn advanced credits in foreign languages while exploring other countries and cultures. 

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Sponsorship in the U.S.: Informational Presentation with Immigration Lawyer: 6:00pm, Student Center Theater. The Office of International Education will be hosting an informational presentation covering employment and family-based pathways for temporary and permanent visas in the U.S. including H-1B work visas and avenues for legal permanent residency in the U.S. This session will be led by an immigration lawyer.

  • GT International Night with the Hawks: 7:30pm, Phillips Arena. The International House is going to a Hawks game! Any student can purchase tickets in the same section using the link and code below.
    Access Code: INTERNATIONAL

Thursday, November 17th

  • Passport Fair: 9am-3pm, Student Center Piedmont Room. Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to either apply for your first passport or renew. US Citizens only.
  • ECE Global Internship Opportunities: 11am, Van Leer Room 240. This event is designed to help ECE undergraduate and graduate students learn more about the Global Internship Program and how they can find and apply for global internships.
  • Georgia Tech Lorraine-- Not Just for Engineers...: 11:00am, Clough 127. Did you know that some of Georgia Tech Lorraine's most interesting course offerings are from Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts? Professors and students at GTL will livestream to discuss non-engineering courses and opportunities at Georgia Tech Lorraine.

  • International Coffee Hour: 11:00am, Student Center Peachtree Room. International Coffee Hour is a monthly event sponsored by OIE and a rotating group of student organizations. Coffee Hours have free coffee, tea, food, interesting conversation and fun activities. Student organizations "host" the event by planning what food will be available and what activities to have. More details about the hosting groups and activities will be coming soon. 
  • The Great American SmokeOut: 11:00am, Table in Student Center. Join us in supporting people ready to quit smoking and help us to sustain a healthier environment. Every November, we set aside the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. Tobacco cessation resources will be available. In addition, we will have pledge cards and giveaways to raise awareness of the Atlanta ordinance for smoke free work places, bars, and airport smoking sections.
  • OIE Photo Contest Reception: 2pm, Clough 3rd Floor Gallery. Please join us for the 2016 OIE Photo Contest Reception where we'll announce the 2016 winners, award prizes, and provide refreshments for all involved. We hope to see you there!

  • Exchange Student Meet and Greet: 5:00pm, Cypress Street Pint & Plate. All recently returned exchange students and students currently at Georgia Tech on exchange are invited to meet students planning to leave on exchange next spring to share about their experiences. Invitations will follow.
  • I-House Coffee Hour: 6pm, I-House Hayes/Gray House (733 Techwood Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30332). The International House's IEW coffee hour will combine a tasty American treat (roasting marshmallows and making s'mores) with a discussion of controversial current event issues. Come share your views on major world issues with folks from around the globe and learn from a variety of perspectives. All international students are encouraged to come.
  • History and Sociology Club Film Screening: "Children of Glory" ("Szabadság, Szerelem"): 6pm, Old Civil Engineering Building, Room G10. Come join the History and Sociology Club for a cinematic celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. Guests will screen the movie "Children of Glory," enjoy free Hungarian food, and then enjoy a discussion with Dr. John Krige, an expert on the Cold War. The screening will be from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in room G10 (ground floor) of the Old Civil Engineering Building, located at 221 Bobby Dodd Way, next to the library. All are welcome!

  • Around the World! by International Spouse Group: 6-8pm, Student Center Cypress Room. Members of the International Spouse Group of Georgia Tech will organize an exhibition of cultures from around the world with free food from different cuisines, free henna tattoo, and multicultural music.
  • KUSA Presents: Korean Week Talent Show6:30pm, Architecture 123. KUSA's first talent show hosted by MC Joon Lee. It will consist of several Korean culture specific talents (K-Pop dancing & singing, Beatboxing, Magic performance) as well as many other talents. Everyone is welcome to the event so come and enjoy the Korean culture and FREE Korean food with us! There will be a free Korean buffet. Please view the event page for more information. Don't forget to bring your Buzzcard!


Friday, November 18th

  • Brown Eyes Blue Eyes: Linking Perception and Performance: 8:30am-12:00pm, Student Center Room 319. Explores how bias and perception impact people's thoughts and behaviors- which leads to differences in treatment- resulting in performance and productivity. Utilizing an updated version of the classic Jane Elliot vide, Brown-Eyes, Blue-Eyes, participants are gently encouraged to contemplate whether they may be creating exclusive work environments as well as their responsibility in eliminating "isms" in the workplace. Register here: http://trains.gatech.edu/courses/index#view-14255
  • International House Dance Special: 6pm, I-House. The International House Dance Special will showcase dance performances from all around the world and give you an opportunity to learn these dances. All are welcome to join as a spectator or a participant!


Sunday, November 20th

  • Thanksgiving Dinner with International House: 1:00pm, I-House. Bring a dish and join I-House for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck where we make and share dishes from all our home countries! Please sign-up here by Thursday, November 17th so we know how many people to expect. Questions? Email estherchang5@gatech.edu