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Join Us for International Education Week Events:

All Week - University Center 1st Floor

UNC Globetrotter Photo Exhibit

Swing by the University Center to check out UNC Bears' photographs from abroad. These highlighted photos are recent winners from CIE's Globetrotter Photo Contest, showing different students' perspectives from their time abroad

Monday, November 17

12:00-1:30pm: Persia, Iran: History, Culture, and Politics
UC Spruce A&B, Dr. Khalil Shafie & Niloofar Ramezani

Panel discussion on Iran history, culture, and politics.

1:00-2:30 pm: Life After Your Bachelor's Degree, Learn About the Helping Professions, UC Columbine B

Faculty and Graduate Students from public health, counseling psychology, the school of psychology, and nursing will share information on their perspective programs, career opportunities and the process of applying to graduate school.

4:30-6:00 pm: Swag Your Ramen, UC Panorama Room

All you can eat ramen! Come and flavor your ramen noodles with a variety of vegetables, sauces, and spices. Come hungry!

Tuesday, November 18

11:00-1:30pm: U.S. Passport Application Outreach
UC 1st Floor

Need your first passport or need to renew a passport? Representatives from the U.S. State Department will be present to answer your passport questions, accept U.S. Passport applications, and hand out forms.

12:00-2:00 pm: Returned Peace Corps Perspectives: Life in the Field, UC Columbine B

Returning Peace Corps volunteers will be talking about their experiences such as the application process, what their experience was like, stories from their time abroad, and how their experience shaped their future life decisions. Volunteers include Margaret Berg (served in Ukraine from 1993-1995), Joyce Jenkins (served in Cambodia as a high school English instructor from 2011-2013. Currently works at UNC), Janelle England, and Melinda Ciricillo (served in Honduras from 1993-1995, and again in 2000 on a training contract for the Health Sector. Currently works as a Bilingual Disaster Case Manager at Weld Recovers, the long term flood recovery group in Weld County).

4:30-6:30 pm: Film Screening: "The Dialogue," McKee L152

"The Dialogue" is a sixty-eight minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Together the students explore each other's backgrounds and learn skills of cross-cultural communication. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves and of styles of communication that are able to bridge cultural differences.

Wednesday, November 19

12:00-1:00pm: International Internships: Make it Work for You, UC Council Room

Want to complete your internship in an international setting? Come to a short information session lead by Zach Herzog. Zach is a UNC Business Major who did an internship in Shanghai, China this past summer. He will discuss the application process, credit options, and placement options. The are internships available for all majors, regions, and interests. Refreshments will be provided. Feel free to walk-in at any time to take the first step to interning abroad!

4:00-5:30 pm: Keynote Speaker Jeff Knezovich: Which Way Forward, Navigating a Globalizing World, Kepner Hall Milne Auditorium

Jeff Knezovich is a research communicator specializing in international development and health systems. On any given day, this can mean anything from flying to Kabul, Afghanistan, for a meeting with the Deputy Minister for Public Health, to filming a documentary on health and climate change in the Indian Sundarbans, to drafting a Buzzfeed post on 10 pictures that explain the challenges of motherhood in Uganda (

Since graduating from college, he's mostly lived outside of the US, working in and traveling to over fifty countries. A proud Fort Collins native, his talk will chronicle his journey from Northern Colorado to Western France, Southern China and Eastern Uganda. North, south, east and west -- as he recounts anecdotes and examines key decision points that set him off on each new cardinal direction, he will draw broader lessons that reflect his own experiences. He will also give more of an insight into the type of work he does. He will conclude with reflections from his current home in London, UK, a location that offers an impressive vista over the globalising world in which we currently live.

Thursday, November 20

12:30-1:45pm: TEFL Foundations for Teaching English Overseas
UC Columbine B

Want to travel and live abroad? Do you plan to study abroad? You might find yourself thrown into a classroom to teach English; after all, you can speak the language, right? Come to our workshop to learn about the foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language where we will provide you with applicable information and tips. The workshop will be presented by Elaine Steneck and Jane Borisova. Elaine is the Director of the Intensive English Program on campus and a JET Program alumna. She has 18 years of teaching experience working with ELLs. Jane Borisova is a faculty member in the Intensive English Program on campus and is herself a non-native speaker of English. She has taught English in Russia and also works with Dr. Milian and her TEA program.

2:00-3:00 pm: Gilman Scholarship: A Non-Traditional Perspective Deborah Hawley, UC Columbine B

Deborah Hawley, a UNC Art student, will be talking about her experience studying abroad in Malaysia. She is an adult, non-traditional student, who can attest that education abroad is possible at anytime in life. Come listen to her adventures and how the Gilman Scholarship helped finance her time abroad. Snacks will be provided.

7:00-9:00 pm: Trivia Night, Cheba Hut

Test your knowledge of international music, geography, and culture! The top team of this internationally themed trivia will win prizes courtesy of Cheba Hut.

Friday, November 21

12:00-1:30pm: Working with International Students: UNC Faculty & Staff Workshop, Butler-Hancock 195&196

Maureen Ulevich, Director of the Center for International Education, Dr. Tamara Yakaboski, Associate Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership, Rick Hoines-Brumback, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, and Elaine Steneck, Director of the Intensive English Program, will answer questions and provide information for faculty and staff about working with international students. Topics may range from cultural differences to immigration issues to language concerns.

4:30-6:00 pm: Sushi 101, Wilson Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

Faculty member, Dr. Keiko Krahnke, will teach the basics of sushi making. All ingredients will be provided. Come ready to experince the art of sushi making.

Contact Vanja at or call 970-351-2384


Friendship Family Program

This is a cultural exchange between International students at the UNC and local families who are interested in developing international friendships and furthering their cross-cultural awareness.

Friendship families do not provide living accommodations. Instead, families get together with student for different activities such as dinners, movies, sporting events, sightseeing etc. Friendship families provide a family environment for students away from home.

Friendship Family Form