Travel the World in Six Days with UNCW’s Annual Intercultural Week, Feb. 13-18

Japanese students talk to visitors at UNCW's annual iFest.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Travel the world - in Wilmington - at the 19th Annual Intercultural Week (iWeek), Monday, Feb. 13 - Saturday, Feb. 18, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Nearly thirty events will celebrate the diversity of the world during iWeek, including films, lectures and performances.

iWeek allows the Wilmington community to engage with international students and learn about other cultures. The week will culminate with the 19th Annual Intercultural Festival (iFest) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Burney Center. The festival will bring food, dance, music and more from around the world to Wilmington. Hundreds attend the free event each year.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For the full schedule of events, visit http://uncw.edu/iweek/. Highlighted activities:

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., FUU Azalea Coast Room
A Sweet Trip Around the World - international culture will be celebrated with sweet treats from eight different countries.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
Acclaimed British-American touring company Aquila Theatre will perform The Importance of Being Earnest

Wednesday, Feb 15, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Cameron Hall 132
Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Professionalism Around the World - interactive workshop where attendees will learn professional etiquette from around the world

Thursday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. - noon, 25 South 3rd St.
Go Global - volunteers are invited to help the Interfaith Refugee Ministry with efforts to aid refugees from around the world resettle in North Carolina. Meet at the Friday Annex parking lot to carpool at 8:45 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m., Wagoner Dining Hall
Lunar New Year Festival: The Year of the Dragon - Campus Dining will host Asian-themed cuisine, chopsticks race, fan-painting, origami and more

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-8 p.m., Randall Library Auditorium
UNCW's Spanish Theater Group will perform Mario Bencastro's Los castigados

Media Contact:
Joy Davis, Marketing and Communications, 910.632.3903 or davisjc@uncw.edu