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International Education Week

November 15-19, 2021 is International Education Week (IEW), a celebration that colleges/universities across the country take part in. The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) and the Office of International Academic Initiatives (IAI) have collaborated to develop and promote a week of international activities and events for the Montclair State University community.  The schedule is as follows:

Dining On Campus

Monday, November 15th – Puerto Rican menu 


Student Center Dining Room


Tuesday, November 16th – Punjabi Indian menu

Dinner meal period

Sam’s Place at the Innovation Station


Friday, November 19th – Polish menu (pierogies, kielbasa, and two sauerkraut – vegetarian and a bacon spiked)

Lunch meal period

Freeman Dining Hall


Saturday, November 6th – Monday, November 15

View an Online Screening of The Macaluso Sisters, a film by Emma Dante (in Italian with English subtitles). Emma Dante’s moving, decades-traversing drama THE MACALUSO SISTERS (2020) follows a family of five orphaned sisters living on the top floor of a distressed building in Palermo, who rent pastel-painted doves to weddings and birthdays to earn a living. When a sudden catastrophic seaside event alters the family dynamic, they are left grappling with the outcome (NYT review, Critic’s pick). This event is sponsored by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies. View the trailer here.


Monday, November 15th – Friday, November 19th

In order to promote diversity and inclusion and to celebrate the establishment of the Asian Languages and Cultures major, the Asian Languages Programs at the department of World Languages and Cultures are pleased to announce the “Love, Asia” Poster Design Contest! Submissions will open on Monday, November 15th and are due on Friday, November 19th at 4:30pm.

Sunday, November 14th

The Macaluso Sisters from the Stage to the Screen: A Conversation with Emma Dante and Marica Stocchi

The Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies will be hosting The Macaluso Sisters from the Stage to the Screen: A Conversation with Emma Dante and Marica Stocchi on Sunday 11/14.  Focused on the adaptation of The Macaluso Sisters from a play which premiered in the U.S. as part of Peaks Performances at Montclair State University in 2017, to a feature film, the conversation with acclaimed director Emma Dante will address issues of creativity across media and the role of women in Italy’s art scene and film industry, also according to the perspective of innovative producers such as Marica Stocchi.


Virtually via Zoom

Monday, November 15th

Office of Global Engagement Open House

The Office of Global Engagement will be hosting an Open House. Stop by their new office space for some light breakfast treats and to meet the staff/other students!  F-1 and J-1 students can get a travel signature issued on the spot; just bring your I-20 or DS-2019. Register here!


Cole Hall, 148


World Cup Indoor Soccer Tournament

Join Campus Recreation to play a few games of soccer at the World Cup Indoor Soccer Tournament.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners!  This event is limited to the first 24 students registered.  Register here!


Student Recreation Center

Tuesday, November 16th

Information Session: Graz Sister City Scholarship

The Office of International Academic Initiatives will be holding an Information Session for the Graz Sister City Scholarship, a Full Scholarship to study abroad in Graz, Austria.


Virtually via Zoom


Let’s Visit Siberia!

Let’s visit Siberia and learn about studying in Russia! A Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia will discuss the city of Tyumen, which is called the Gate of Siberia. The city is located in one of the most attractive regions with a rich historical heritage.


Feliciano School of Business, 214


Study Abroad on a Budget!

Students from all colleges/schools are invited to learn about how to study abroad on a budget! You will learn about the real cost of study abroad (spoiler: it’s totally affordable!), financial aid, scholarships and creative fundraising ideas. Sponsored by the Feliciano School of Business. Registration is required!


Virtually via Zoom

Wednesday, November 17th

Montclair State Bordeaux Montaigne Virtual Translation Project: Reflecting on the Legacy of Slavery and Racism Today in the U.S. and in France

Join World Languages & Cultures to learn about the Montclair State Bordeaux Montaigne Virtual Translation Project: Reflecting on the Legacy of Slavery and Racism Today in the U.S. and in France through a video screening and panel discussion. Guests may attend the screening and/or the panel discussion either in-person or via streaming.

1:30pm-1:55pm – Pre-screening social

2:00pm-2:45pm – Film screening

2:45pm-3:00pm – Break

3:00pm-4:00pm – Panel discussion

The location will be made available to those who register.


Mini-Japanese Autumn Festival

Join the Japanese Language Circle and the Department of World Languages & Cultures for the Mini-Japanese Autumn Festival!  Come enjoy homemade Japanese yakisoba noodles, salmon & vegetarian onigiri rice balls, and Japanese sweets; have fun with traditional Japanese games like kendama (Japanese cup-and-ball) and karuta (playing cards), learning origami, calligraphy, and Japanese songs!


Schmitt Hall, 125


Feliciano Global: International Coffee Hour

Feliciano School of Business international students, faculty and staff are invited to join an International Coffee Hour in celebration of International Education Week! Stop by for a coffee/tea and sweet treat. Meet other international students, faculty and staff in an informal setting. Registration by 11/10 is required.


Feliciano School of Business, 255

Thursday, November 18th

Guest Lecture: “Global Healing: Korea, China, and the Medical Humanities”

Join World Languages and Cultures (Korean Program/Chinese Program) as they invite Dr. Karen L. Thornber, Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, to give a guest lecture on “Global Healing: Korea, China, and the Medical Humanities”, addressing the issues of health and healing. 


Virtually via Zoom


French Book Bonanza

Read French? Have family or friends who love reading in French? Stock up for the holidays with a huge offering of free books in French, some new, some used, some literature and some contemporary fiction, sponsored by World Languages and Cultures. Bring bags or boxes to take home your treasures at the French Book Bonanza!


Schmitt Hall, 2nd Floor Atrium (facing the NYC skyline)

Friday, November 19th

Global Photo Scavenger Hunt

Join the Office of Global Engagement for a Global Photo Scavenger Hunt! Search for a list of 10-15 items; finish by the time limit and win a prize! Register here!


Meet at Cole Hall, 148


Kimbap Story: The Five Colors, Health, and Harmony

Join World Languages and Cultures (Korean Program) for Kimbap Story: The Five Colors, Health, and Harmony.  Participants will learn about kimbap (Korean rice rolls), the five colors in Korean cuisine, and the harmony between human and nature, followed by a “make your own kimbap” workshop. Limited seats only; registration is required!


Schmitt Hall, 104


Global Trivia

Test your knowledge of international trivia, hosted by the Office of Global Engagement and the Center for Student Involvement!  Topics will include international food, flags, geography, languages, animals, sports, and more!  There will be three rounds of trivia and prizes will be awarded to the winners.  Register here!


University Hall, 1030


Virtual Meet-Up: Story Circles

This is your chance to make lasting connections with other students, share your story, and learn about other cultures! At this event, each participant will take turns sharing responses to pre-determined prompts and reacting to what other students share. The prompts will be provided in advance to give you time to gather your thoughts. Each prompt will revolve around your own unique cultural experiences and won’t require any additional research or preparation. Dr. Frank Dolce, designer of these virtual story-sharing events, will facilitate the story-sharing session.  This event is hosted by One to World and registration is required (click login and then register to make an account).


Virtually via Zoom