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Events and Programs: International Week 2013

TC International Week Celebrating TC 125

April 8-12, 2013


All events are free and open to the community.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at ,  (212) 678-3689 ,  (212) 678-3853  TTY,  (212) 678-3854  video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features.


Monday, April 8th

Opening Reception Honoring International Delegates, 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Grace Dodge Hall 179

Co-sponsored by:  Office of International Affairs and Office of Admissions.

Please join the Office of International Services, the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Admission for an evening with the diplomatic representatives of the international student body at Teachers College and TC community to celebrate the diversity that our international students bring to TC. President Fuhrman will welcome our guests. Performances by current TC students and scholars from Brazil, China, Colombia, and Ireland.


Tuesday, April 9th

Lessons from Abroad Panel, 6:00- 7:30pm

Location: Grace Dodge Hall 179

Co-sponsored by: Alumni International Outreach Committee and TC Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media   

Panelists will discuss their project, "Lessons from Abroad,'' a series of stories about how U.S. higher education compares with other countries. The journalists have traveled all over the world to investigate this question. The journalists will report on China, India, and Canada.  TC students from these countries will also share their perspective on the topic. Reception to follow.


You can read the series here:

Wednesday, April 10th

Fulbright Brown Bag Lunch, 12:00-1:30PM


Location: Grace Dodge Hall 179

Co-Sponsored by: TC Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Ms. Linda Tobash, Director of the University Placement Services at Institute of International Education (IIE) will share with us the vision, history, and the impact this program had on international education.  


Mindfulness Workshop, 3:00-5:00PM


Location: Grace Dodge Hall Private Dining Room

Come learn and experience a workshop leading you through mindfulness practices designed to challenge and stimulate the mind.


Cultural Extravaganza, 5:00-7:00PM

Location: Grace Dodge Hall Cafeteria

Sample an abundant variety of foods from around the world at TC’s annual International Cultural Extravaganza!Delicious foods will be served at 5:00PM and 6:15PM.  Please also join us for performances by TC/CU students and guests. Performances include dances and music from around the globe!


Teaching around the World: Cultural Enrichment, 7:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Whittier Café

Co-sponsored by: Residential Life


The Teaching around the World event features the stories of current TC students who have left their home countries to teach abroad.  This year's panel will focus their experiences around the challenges surrounding identity and diversity negotiation.  If you're looking to share your own experience, interested in teaching abroad after graduation, or are simply curious about this opportunity, you wouldn’t want to miss this event!



Thursday, April 11th


Career Services Power Session for International Students, 2-3pm

Location: Horace Mann 150

Co-sponsored by: TC Career Services


This interactive workshop is designed for international students who need assistance showcasing their expertise and achievements on their resume. It will focus not only on the main types, formats, and components of a resume, but additional challenges faced by international students including communication and culture gaps and developing relevant accomplishment statements. 


Game Night, 8:30-11:00pm

Location: Whittier Café

Co-sponsored by: Student Senate


Join us for a night of games and find out how much you know about international issues, pop culture, history, capitals and many more topics. Teams will compete for prizes!

Friday, April 12th


3MinuteMedia, 4-7:30PM

Location: Russell Hall 305 and 306  

Short films featuring international topics.




Academic Festival 2013 - Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow

April 12-13, 2013

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