IEW 2017

Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17

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Events All Week Long

  • IEW Map: 2nd Floor Clough AtriumCome put yourself on the map! Tell us where you're from, where you've been, and where you want to go.
  • Photo Contest Winners: 3rd Floor Clough Gallery. Check out the photos that won this year's photo contest.
  • Service Learning in Study Abroad Poster Fair: 1st Floor Clough Slat Wall. Co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain. The Service Learning in Study Abroad Poster Fair is a week-long exhibition highlighting service learning initiatives in which GT students have participated during various study abroad programs. These posters will demonstrate projects completed alongside various international communities as well as interactive research findings on environmental and sustainability issues across a variety of academic disciplines. The student-designed posters will be displayed on the slat wall beside the two large lecture halls on the first floor of the CULC.


Monday, November 13th

  • Hot Chocolate with Buzz: 9:00am-11:00am, 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!
  • Graduate Studies at Georgia Tech- Lorraine: 11:00am-12:00pm, Student Success Center President's Suite C. Masters students, did you know you can spend a semester at Georgia Tech-Lorraine? Learn about graduate studies at Georgia Tech’s European campus from a panel of GT-Lorraine dual degree students. Offering masters courses in AE, CS, ECE, and ME, GT-Lorraine provides a unique opportunity to add a global dimension to your engineering degree at a reasonable cost. 
  • Tea Time with the School of Building Construction: 1:00pm-2:00pm, Caddel Building Flex Space. Tea Time! Join the School of Building Construction and learn more about studying abroad in London. Open house, tea, snacks, and all your questions answered about studying abroad in London. 


Tuesday, November 14th

  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy Info Table: 10am-1pm, Tech Walkway. Dreaming of living in Venice and learning about sustainable development and climate change? Come learn more about the new GT Study Abroad Program in Italy! The program offers a total of 6 credits and is open to all majors and is based in Venice, Italy, from May 27 to June 30, 2018. Dr. Emanuele Massetti and Dr. Alice Favero of the School of Public Policy, program co-directors, will teach PUBP 3600 (Sustainable Development) and PUBP 3320 (Climate Policy). 

  • GELM Pizza and Soda Informational: 10:55am- 11:55am, Student Success Center, Press Room A. Sponsored by the School of Civil Engineering. A panel of students describing speaking about their experiences in the Global Engineering Leadership Minor program. An overview of the program and Q & A from the students present. 

  • How to Afford Study Abroad Information Session11:00am-12:00pm, Student Center 301. Please join OIE for an info. session that will discuss how to afford studying abroad. The session will cover things student should know when looking at study abroad, scholarships opportunities (both local and national), how to craft a competitive application, and non-traditional ways of raising money for an experience abroad.

  • How to Find a Global Internship Info Session: 11:00am-12:00pm, Savant 308. Come learn about all the ways that you can intern abroad!

  • Paris-Nice Informational Meeting: 11:00am-12:00pm, Swann 206. Come learn about the French LBAT and enjoy free pizza!

  • Peace Corps Information Session: 11:00am-12:00pm, Student Success Center 292. 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 brance new recycling program? Or dancing around in a giant penguin costume during a town festival/parade devoted to celebration 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 Flor Tano, regional recruiter, 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.  

  • Why Focus on Diversity? Because Diversity Matters: 11:00am-12:00pm, Scheller College of Business Room 312. Archie Ervin, Vice President and Chief Diversity Office for Georgia Tech's office of Institute Diversity will host a session titled, "Why Focus on Diversity? Because Diversity Matters." His discussion will center around the demographic, social, moral and pedagogical imperatives of diversity in a democratic society. Lunch will be provided so please register here! Registration for the event is required. 

  • International Writing Activity at West Village: 11:00am-1:00pm, West Village. Sponsored by the Student Center. Come out to the Open House for West Village to take part in an art installation. Write the words "quiet" and “read" in whatever languages you know. Your writing will be included in a large wall graphic going into the 2nd floor of the building.  

  • Journey to Georgia Tech- Lorraine: 2:00pm-3:00pm, Student Success Center President's Suite C. Meet a panel of undergraduates who spent a semester discovering Europe while taking classes toward their major at GT-Lorraine. Gain confidence as you study, travel, and make new friends, adding an international dimension to your Georgia Tech degree. Academics, independent study, and cultural exchange: make Georgia Tech-Lorraine a part of your undergraduate experience!  

  • Ivan Allen College Distinguished Lectures: The Mahbooheh and Parviz Izadi Lecture on Intercultural Peace: 3:30pm-5:00pm, The Historic Academy of Medicine. The Ivan Allen College will host: The Mahboobeh and Parviz Izadi Lecture on Intercultural Peace By: Hrair Balian. Hrair Balian is the Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center. He oversees the program's efforts to monitor conflicts around the world and coordinates the Center's cross-program efforts in the Middle East. Mr. Balian will give a talk on The Carter Center's work in Syria, the principles that guide the Center's work, and the broader challenges of peace-building in Syria. 

  • Communicating the Value of the IP: 6:00pm-7:00pm, Student Success Center President's Suite A. This workshop is designed with juniors and seniors in mind to help you think through how to put the IP on your resume and speak about it in interviews for jobs and graduate school. Dinner will be provided! 

  • International Food Tasting and Film Discussion: The Last Colony: We Need to Talk About Puerto Rico: 6:00pm-8:00pm, Hall Building 103. Sponsored by the History and Sociology Club. We will have food and soft drinks with a Puerto Rico theme; then we will show the documentary film "The Last Colony". The evening will conclude with a half hour panel discussion and questions. The panelists will include students with a faculty moderator from History and Sociology.


Wednesday, November 15th

  • Travel Registry & Engineers Without Borders Info Table: 10am-1pm, Tech Walkway. Come learn more about the Office of International Education (OIE) Travel Registry and Engineers Without Borders! The Travel Registry supports GT students traveling abroad for academic and/or service-related purposes; providing international health insurance and general support and resources. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a student-led organization, open to all majors, that supports sustainable, community-driven development projects both internationally and locally. Come learn how you can get involved in EWB and utilize the resources of the OIE Travel Registry! 
  • French Day: 12:00pm-7:00pm, Swann Building. The French Club at GT and the School of Modern Languages will host a French Day! Throughout the day GT students will be able to attend informational sessions to learn on how to get grants and scholarships to study, travel, and/or work in France, Quebec, or Africa. GT students will also meet formers study abroad students (from LBAT France 2017 and GT Lorraine) to talk about international education, they will also have opportunities to learn about French cuisine, and watch a French movie (TBA) from 5pm to 7pm, and more...
    • Info Session- International Francophone Opportunities: 12:00pm-1:30pm, Swann Building Room 123. 
    • Crepes and Coffee Mingle: 3:00pm-4:00pm, Swann Atrium.
    • French Film Screening: 5:00pm-7:00pm, Swann Building Room 206.

  • Language Passport World Tour: 2:30pm-4:30pm, Student Center Piedmont Room. Language Institute students and GT students and/or scholars will teach visitors a small number of words or phrases in their language. Each language will have its own table(s); visitors will receive a small "passport" handout and get a stamp for each language table they visit, with the goal of learning words/phrases in as many new languages as possible! 
  • A Taste of the World: 4:00pm-8:00pm, Ferst Center for the Arts (West Lobby).The International Spouse Group is hosting an event to showcase many different cultures. There will be samples of food, textiles, and activities from their respective countries. There will also be henna drawing, nake writing in different languages, and music being played. Click here for a schedule of events.
  • International Alumni Panel: Career Discussion: 6:30pm-8:00pm, Student Center Theater. Co-hosted by SAA and OIE. Meet a panel of Georgia Tech alumni who are former international students. Informal discussion and Q&A session of how these alumni navigated U.S. hiring cycles, workplace culture, and their career after GT. *RSVP Required* Please refer to https://oie.gatech.edu/isss/professional_development  for details.
  • International Student Night @ Women's Basketball: 7:00pm, McCamish Pavillion. Come support the international students on the Georgia Tech Women's Basketball Team! Watch the game with food and a raffle at the Calloway Club. We will provide markers and posters to make signs to support the team.


Thursday, November 16th

  • Passport Fair9:00am-4:00pm, Student Center Peachtree Room. Sponsered by the Student Center. Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to either apply for your first passport or renew. *US Citizens only*.
  • Art and Architecture in Greece and Italy Summer Study Abroad Program Info Session: 10:45am-11:45am, Clough Room 125. Please join us for an info session for Summer 2018! The Art & Architecture in Greece & Italy study abroad program offers a seven-week, on-site, immersive study of cities, buildings, sculpture, and painting from the Bronze Age to the pre-Industrial city in Greece and Italy. The program is unique in that it is open to all majors at both undergraduate and graduate levels and occurs entirely on archaeological sites and in museums, with no classrooms. The program includes visits to Santorini, Crete, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Athens, Acropolis, Epidauros, Taranto, Paestum, Pompeii, Sorrento, Rome, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Hadrian's Villa, Michelangelo's Campidoglio, St. Peter's Basilica, Florence, Brunelleschi's Dome, Siena, Vicenza, Palladio's Villa Rotunda, Venice, and more. Four courses in the History of Art and Architecture are taught by three faculty from the College of Design, offering nine humanities and three elective credits. The program has been offering Georgia Tech students a chance to explore this world annually since 1993 for more than 24 years. For more information and to apply, please visit the program website at www.italy.gatech.edu
  • Life @ GT Shenzhen: Our Students' Perspective: 11:00am-12:00pm, Clough Room 280. Graduate level exchange students from the GT-Shenzhen campus share their experiences and provide information about the program. Pizza will be served (as supplies lasts). 
  • Photo Contest Reception: 2:00pm-3:00pm, Clough Commons 3rd Floor Gallery. The Office of International Education will be revealing the winners of our annual photo contest, which showcases the best travel photographs from international and study abroad students at our annual Photo Contest reception. We believe in the power of pictures to tell a story and are proud to share these students' intriguing stories, as captured through the lenses of their cameras. We had hundreds of amazing submissions, come see our favorites! Prizes will be given out and light refreshments will be provided.
  •  The Powers That Be: How Decisions From the Executive and Legislative Branches Impact F and J Visa Holders: 4:00pm-5:00pm, Student Center Theater. Join OIE and Attorney Danielle Claffey (Immigration Law), for a presentation to learn up-to-date information on current administration, with guidance to best support foreign national students in the Georgia Tech international community who are impacted by the ongoing Executive Orders and it's relation to the travel bans. General Q &A after the presentation! 
  • Eastern and Central Europe Study Abroad Information Session: 5:00pm-6:00pm, Scheller COB Room 4153 (ILE Office). Come join the faculty and previous students of the Leadership for Social Good Eastern and Central Europe Study Abroad Program for some informal story telling and pizza!
  • Global Internships for International Plan Students: 6:00pm-7:00pm, Student Success Center Clary Theater. If you are an IP student interested in interning abroad, please join the Global Internship Advisor and IP Advisor at this workshop. We will go over ways to find international internships, how they fit into your overall International Plan, upcoming opportunities, and possible funding sources for internships. Open to all IP students from all majors. 
  • Japan Day: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Swann 106 and Swann 115. Sponsered by the School of Modern Languages. A night to learn more about the Japanese language programs at GA Tech as well as study/intern abroad programs in Japan.  
  • India Club Film Screening: "3 Idiots": 6:00pm-9:00pm, Smithgall (Flag Building) Room 117. The India Club will screen the film "3 Idiots", a Bollywood film about 3 students heading to Engineering School in India.

  • I-House Open House and Coffee Hour: 7:00pm-8:00pm, Fourth Street Apartment Hayes House and Gray House. Come join the faculty director and students of the International House Living Learning Community on a coffee hour where we discuss issues facing the world today allowing free flowing ideas. International students and degree seeking students from countries all over the world will discuss a current event that changes from week to week in order to cross share intercultural communication. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Friday, November 17th

  • Fulbright Info Session FOR STAFF: 9:00am-10:00am, Student Center Cypress Room. Take your professional development abroad! Learn about applying for a Fulbright award - open to all GT Staff! Please RSVP here.

  • Fulbright Info Session FOR FACULTY: 11:30am-1:00pm, Student Center Cypress Room. Come meet with a representative to learn about how to put together a competitive application for a Fulbright grant to teach or do research abroad. Please RSVP here.

  • Language Cafe- Take a Global Journey!: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Biltmore Building, Suite E-105 (6th Street behind Atwood's). The Georgia Tech Language Institute is hosting an international language cafe with international dress, customs, and food on hand.