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2020 International Education Week: Engaged, Resilient, Global

International Education Week (IEW) kicks off November 16-20! The week-long celebration is an opportunity to highlight the benefits and contributions of international education and exchange worldwide. All members of the Chapman community are invited to join in the exciting virtual events slated for the week.

Highlights of the week include: a LatinX cooking class and global information session, a discussion on the Israeli – Palestine conflict, around the globe chat with study abroad alumni, a French game night, bachata dance lesson, international trivia night and travel course documentaries. Visit the International Education Week website to sign up for individual events. 

All events are virtual, free, and open to the Chapman community. Click on each event below to register and receive the Zoom link.

Monday, Nov. 16

Sabores Por Todo el Mundo: LatinX Cooking & Global Ed Info Class: Join us for a cooking class and panel discussion. Learn how to make arroz con leche and hear stories from Latinx alumni who have studied abroad. Co-hosted by the LatinX Club. Monday, Nov. 16, 12-1 p.m.

Israeli – Palestine Conflict 101: Interactive teaching about the conflict in Israel with Hillel and J Street U. Monday, Nov. 16, 1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Information Session: F-1 students, are you interested in working at an off-campus job related to your degree before graduation? Attend our virtual CPT session! Learn who qualifies for CPT and how and when to apply. Hosted by International Student Services and Career and Professional Development. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2-3 p.m.

Around the Globe: Meet study abroad alumni to get inspired and learn about different programs and courses you can take abroad from the students who have been there. Student will be representing 14 countries. Pop in anytime! Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4-5 p.m.

Stranger Dreams Film Screening and Panel: Join us with the Department of World Languages for a screening and Q&A panel with the director of the short film, “Stranger Dreams.” The short film as been nominated for the 2020 Taiwanese American Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Awards, and San Diego International Kids Film Festival. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4-5 p.m. 

Chapman in Paris: You are invited to play games about French culture and language! Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the French Club. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7-8 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Bachata de la República DominicanaOften danced alongside Salsa and Cha Cha Cha, Bachata is quickly becoming one of the most popular dances in the world. Characterized by a strong bongo drum beat and slow, suave movements, Bachata is perfect for beginners and can also be a fun challenge for experienced dancers. Bachata is often mixed with modern pop, hip hop, and R&B music which allows dancers from all generations to connect and celebrate on the dance floor. Join Isaiah Meders and Rachel Hayes from Chapman University’s Department of Dance to learn Bachata! Take the class solo or with a partner (from your same household!). No prior experience necessary! Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Immigration Attorney for H1/O Visas: International students are welcome to join this session to hear from an immigration attorney about obtaining an H1 visa. Thursday, Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m. 

Travel Through Trivia: Test your global expertise with this fun, internationally-focused trivia event! Winners will receive a prize and a virtual gold star. Thursday, Nov. 19, 4-5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20

Discover the Magic of Travel Documentary: Professors Sally Rubin and Michael Ross will host this session on the power of travel courses and how to leverage them for career success. We will share our experiences leading travel courses around the world and screen a couple short student documentaries. Friday, Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m.