International Education Week


Barnard Celebrates
International Education Week

November 13 -17 , 2017

International Education Week represents a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education intended to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Join International and Intercultural Student Programs (IISP) in collaboration students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Barnard's community of global learners!


Monday, November 13

Global Ambassador Recruitment, 12:00 - 2:00, Diana Lobby

Global Ambassadors help new international students navigate Barnard and NYC. Stop by the table to learn more about this recently redesigned program. 


Study Abroad Scholarship Session, 6:00 - 7:30, Diana LL104 (Sponsored by Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program)

Learn how to search for study abroad scholarships and increase your odds of earning awards. Please note the second half of this program will be devoted to the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program, which provides awards to Pell Grant recipients.


Life After OPT: H-1 B Visa Information Session, 7:30 - 8:30, Diana LL104  (Sponsored by NPZ Law Group, P.C. )

Learn all there is to know about the H-1B visa, which allows international students on F-1 visas to remain in the country with authorization upon completion  of their studies.


Tuesday, November 14

Berlin Consortium for German Studies, 12:00 - 2:00, Diana Lobby

Learn more about this competitive study abroad program, which offers participants an opportunity to fully experience German life, customs, and culture.  All majors are welcome; requires 4-semesters of German language or equivalent.


Optional Practical Training Session, 6:00 - 7:00, Diana LL502

Learn more about Optional Practical Training, which allows international students on F-1 visas to work off-campus in order to gain professional experience in their field of study. This benefit may be applied while students are enrolled at Barnard or following graduation. 


Indian Classical Dance Performance by Lalitha Sindhuri, 7:00 - 8:00, Held Lecture Hall

Attend a dance performance by Laitha Sindhuri, a Fulbright Scholar at Barnard, and be transported to the magic world of India.


Wednesday, November 15

New York Passport Agency, 12:00 - 3:00, Diana Lobby

Stop by and learn more about passport services and international travel requirements. Apply for a new passport  or renew an existing one before the holiday rush!


Marketing your International Experience to Land Your Dream Job, 6:30 - 7:30, Diana LL103 (Sponsored by IES Abroad)

Learn how to leverage your study abroad experience when job hunting.  Prospective and returned study abroad students as well as international students are encouraged to attend.


Origami Class: Study Break, 7:30 - 8:30, Diana LL103  (By Columbia Japan Society)

Take a break from studying and learn the art of origami!


Thursday, November 16

Academic Programs Abroad (APA) in Paris, 12:00 - 2:00, Diana Lobby

Stop by to hear all about APA in Paris study abroad programs. Meet  a representative and ask your questions!


Study Abroad Session for Pre-health Students, 3:00 - 4:00, Altschul 903 (In collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Studies)

Learn all there is to know about studying abroad as a pre-health student. This session will be facilitated by Dean Wendy Garay, International and Intercultural Student Programs, and Dean Melinda Cohen, Health Professions Advising.


A Study Guide to Study Abroad, 7:00 - 8:00, Diana 502

Come learn all about how study abroad works at Barnard! A session with Dean Wendy Garay from International and Intercultural Student Programs (IISP) with time for Q &A .


Friday, November 17

Information Session:Sciences Po, B.A./M.A. Program, 11:00 - 11:45, Diana 203

A skype session with representatives from Sciences Po in France, for students who are interested in having more information about their B.A./M.A. Program.


Friendsgiving MISC Potluck, 6:00 - 8:00, Diana LL103

Potluck multicultural community meal focusing on the idea of "home" and how people define that differently.  Students can RSVP by either bringing a dish from their culture to share or pay to eat.  Considering this is the week before Thanksgiving, this will be an especially timely event for food, friends, and discussing the holiday.  The environment will be casual and comfortable. 


Global Learning Beyond the Gates

Step beyond the gates to participate in the following international themed programs throughout New York City!


White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

November 9 - 15, 2017

See world-class performances, films, and artist talks with a focus on music during White Light Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Tango Festival - Several NYC locations

November 13 - 21, 2017

Tango concerts, performances, and classes for all levels.


Rodin - Met

November 13, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Sixty pieces on display of this iconic sculptor to celebrate the centenary of his death.


Latin- American Cultural Week - Several NYC locations

November 13 - 19, 2017

Theater, art, literature, film, music, and dance events, celebrating the Latin culture.


Arab Cinema Week - Cinema Village

November 17 - 23, 2017

Watch films from different Arab countries.


Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World-  The Guggenheim Museum

October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

This exhibit includes around 150 contemporary Chinese art works by more than 70 artists, from private and public collections around the world.


Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey - Met

November 13, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Baskets, sculptures, hanging scrolls, screen apintings, and decorative arts, to illustrate the beauty of bamboo art.


Mummies - American Museum of Natural History

November 13, 2017 - January 7, 2018 

This exhibition compares and contrasts mummies in Ancient Egypt and in Pre-Columbian Peru.


Henri- Cartier - Bresson: India in Full Frame - Rubin Museum of Art

November 11, 2017 - January 29, 2018 

Photographs of Henri Cartier - Bresson documenting Gandhi's life and everyday life in Delhi.


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