International Education Week, November 12-16, 2018

Sponsored by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, campuses around the country will spend the week celebrating the value of international education and cultural exchange. Here at Wheaton, we are planning a busy week of events, including info sessions, student-run events in the evenings, guest speakers and more.Throughout the week, over a dozen events across campus are organized to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Click the events below to see descriptions on this page:

Saturday, November 10

7:00—10:00pm: Diwali Celebration

Monday, November 12

Around the World with Chase Dining: The Americas

11:00am—1:00pm: Balfour Info Table: International Education Week Kick-Off

3:00—4:00pm: Faculty Panel: Research Abroad (Holman Room)

7:30pm Film Screening: Dive (Meneely 105)

Tuesday, November 13

Around the World with Chase Dining: Europe

11:00am—1:00pm: Balfour Info Table: Study Abroad

5:00—6:30pm: Funding Your International Experience! (in Mars Science 1313)

7:30—9:30pm: TeaGether (Balfour 1960 Room)

7:00pm: Film Screening: Mary Kom (Meneely 105)

7:30pm: Film Screening: La Haine (Meneely 102)

Wednesday, November 14

Around the World with Chase Dining: Africa

11:00am—1:00pm: Balfour Info Table: Wheaton in Bhutan

4:30—6:00pm: Viewing & Discussion: PBS’ Native America (Marshall Center)

5:00—6:00pm: STEM & Study Abroad (Mars Science 1313)

7:00pm: Film Screening: Tiempo de morir (Meneely Language Lab)

8:00—9:00pm Kaos Dance Workshop – K-pop (Watson 127)

8:00—9:30pm International Bingo (Lyon’s Den)

8:00pm: Film Screening: Amélie (Hindle)

Thursday, November 15

Around the World with Chase Dining: Middle East, Asia, Oceania

6:00—8:00pm: Chai Lounge (Balfour Atrium)

7:00pm: Film Screening: Mamma Mia 2 (Room change: Meneely 102)

Friday, November 16

11:00am—1:00pm: Balfour Info Table: Wheaton faculty-led to Ecuador

11:00am—12:00pm Write Your Name In… (Balfour 1960 Room)

12:30—1:30pm: International Café in Emerson

12:30 – 1:30pm: Marshall Center Lunch & Learn: Studying Abroad!

2:00—5:00pm: International Snack Reception (Balfour Atrium)

3:00—4:30pm: Maram Moushmoush (Emerson Dining Hall)

6:00pm: Film Screening: Ratatouille (and dessert) (Balfour Hood Media Center)

6:00—8:00pm: Bollywood Dance Workshop (Balfour Dance Studio)

Saturday, November 17

8:00—10:00pm: Sushi Extravaganza (Balfour Hood)

Events throughout the week may be added, cancelled and/or subject to change. Thank you for your understanding!

Saturday, November 10th

Event: Diwali (Festival of Lights)

Come celebrate Diwali (the festival of lights) with the Wheaton Community. Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”. Come join us to learn about the history of Diwali and enjoy Henna, Rangoli making, Paper lantern making, Diya painting, music and food. Open to the whole campus!

A group photo of students posing with the description of Diwali in the background

When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Emerson Dining Hall

Monday, November 12th

Event: Study Abroad Info Table 

Come stop by Balfour Hood to learn more about study abroad opportunities.

When: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Student Center

Event: Faculty Panel – Research Abroad


When: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Holman Room

Event: The French Club presents – Dive

When: 7:30pm

Where: Meneely 105

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Tuesday, November 13th

Event: Study Abroad Info Table 

Come stop by Balfour Hood to learn more about study abroad opportunities.

When: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Student Center

Event: Funding your International Experience

Come to learn about Study Abroad Scholarships & International Fellowships. Sponsored by the May Fellows and presented by the Filene Center and the Center for Global Education.

When: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Where: Mars Science 1313

Event: TeaGether

Come listen to a panel of international students share about their summer overseas internships. Come and learn about the application process, their experiences and their self-reflections. Free drinks by the Tea Club!

There are leaves surrounded by the countries being represented on the left. On the right, it lists the students, where they went and their major. It includes the time and location of the event.

When: 7:30pm  – 9:30pm

Where: Media Center in Balfour Hood

Event: SASI presents – Mary Kom (screening)

Come join SASI and watch the biography “Mary Kom” starring Priyanka Chopra. Mary Kom or Magnificent Mary is an Indian Olympic boxer hailing from Manipur, India. She is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.

When: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Meneely 105

Event: The French Club presents – La Haine

When: 7:30pm

Where: Meneely 102

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Wednesday, November 14th

Event: Wheaton in Bhutan Info Table 

Come stop by Balfour Hood to learn more about study abroad opportunities.

When: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Student Center

Event: Viewing & Discussion: PBS’ Native America 

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, we explore the world created by America’s First Peoples.

When: 4:30—6:00pm:

Where: Marshall Center

Event: STEM & Study Abroad

When: 5:00—6:00pm

Where: Mars Science 1313

Event: Tiempo de morir (Time to Die)

Come join the Hispanic Department as they present documentaries and movies as part of the Serie de documentales: Mexicanidades.

When: 7:00pm

Where: Meneely Language Lab

Event: Kaos Dance Workshop

Do you like Korean Pop also known as K-Pop? Do you like to dance? Come join this dance workshop to learn how to dance to K-pop. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, it is fun for everyone! The group will teaching you the song “Shine” by PENTAGON. You can listen to the song here.

When: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Watson, Room 127

Event: BAC and Global Ed present – Amélie

Come join us to watch the critically acclaimed movie Amelie. You can view a trailer here.

Amelie will be playing in Hindle from 8pm - 10pm

When: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Ellison Lecture Hall

Event: International Bingo 

Come play international bingo with the study abroad peer advisors

When: 8:00—9:30pm

Where: Lyon’s Den

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Thursday, November 15th

Event: Middle East Club and Global Ed present – Chai Lounge

Come and enjoy some fresh Chai, music and biscuits with students.

There is a photo of a man playing the Oud with the words "Chai Lounge happening in the Balfour Hood ATrium from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Atrium

Event: Greek Cultural Association (GCA) presents – Mamma Mia 2! Here we go again!

Come and watch Mamma Mia 2! Here we go again! with the GCA. Join them to watch this classic musical! Come sing, come dance, or just enjoy the good spirits of Mamma Mia!

When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Knapton Lecture Hall (Room change: Meneely 102)

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Friday, November 16th

Event: Ecuador Faculty Led Study Abroad Course Info Table 

Come stop by Balfour Hood to learn more about study abroad opportunities.

When: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Student Center

Event: Write your name in….

Come on down to the 1960’s Room to learn how to write your name in different languages such as Greek, Hebrew, Arabic and more.

When: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood 1960 Room

Event: Marshall Center Lunch & Learn – Study Abroad

Attend this Study Abroad Info Session to learn more about searching for study abroad programs and learn about our short-term faculty-led programs.

When: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: Marshall Center

Event: International Board Game Cafe

Come join us to drink coffee, tea, play games and speak different languages with the Wheaton community.

When: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: Emerson Dining Hall

Event: International Snack Reception

Come end International Education Week with snacks from around the world provided by Dining Services. First come, first served. The menu can be found here.

A photo of the world with different grains on each part of the continents.

When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Atrium

Event: Muslim Student Association (MSA) presents – Maram Moushmoush

“All about Design as a Healing Mechanism, Sustainability, and Embracing your values and roots”. Join Maram in a talk about beauty, equity, the environment and the economy of design.

A photo of multi-colored leaves with the title "Maram Moushmoush" happening in Emerson Dining Hall from 3:00pm - 4:30pm

When: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: Emerson Dining Hall

Event: Film Screening – Ratatouille (and dessert)

When: 6:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Media Center

Event: Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SASI) presents – Bollywood Dance Workshop. 

Do you like Bollywood music? Do you like to dance? Come join SASI for their weekly dance workshops. Whether a beginner or an expert, come dance and relax with some Bollywood music!

When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Dance Studio

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Saturday, November 17th

Event: Sushi Extravaganza 

Want to learn and feast on some sushi, or even better yet customize and create your very own type of sushi? Come and learn how to make various types and styles of sushi, lead and taught step by step from a professional sushi maker brought to Wheaton’s very own campus. Bring an appetite yourself and your friends, and get ready to have a sushi blast of a time!

Sushi extravaganza, happening on Saturday, November 17th from 8:00pm - 10:00pm. There is a photo of different types of sushi on a cutting board.

When: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Balfour Hood Atrium

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