uncw office of
international programs

Our mailing address is:
Office of International Programs
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5965

You may also contact us by:
Phone: 910-962-3685
Fax: 910-962-4053
Email: studyabroad@uncw.edu

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UNCW's 21st Annual Intercultural Week
February 17 - 22, 2014

Celebrate the rich diversity found in Wilmington and the UNCW community. Join us for films, performances, panel discussions and lectures throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Check back often as events are added routinely. Sponsored by the Office of International Programs.

Monday, February 17

Around the World

11 a.m.-1 p.m., FUU Azalea Coast Room

Join us for a sweet trip around the world - sample delicious desserts and appetizers from eight different countries while visiting the various display tables. Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life.

Music from Around the World

4-6 p.m., Fisher Student Center, Lumina Theater

Dr. Habibi demonstrates the superb sound system of the Lumina Theater with a program of recorded musical selections from around the world.

Peace Corps: Still the Toughest Job You'll Ever Love!

5-6 p.m., Education Building, room 162

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will share their experiences and provide information on new Peace Corps incentives.

Tuesday, February 18

Internationalizing Curriculum and Education

8:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m., Education Building, room 266

The Watson College of Education hosts a conference that will highlight faculty and student research and activities that lead to internationalized curriculum and education at UNCW. Information will be shared in an interactive format that includes short presentations and discussions. Participants may join in person or via the web.

Study Abroad in France Info Session

4pm, Morton 100

Imagine yourself spending a semester in France - dining on delicious cuisine, improving your Français, and creating memories of a lifetime. This dream can become a reality! Come to Morton 100 on Tuesday, February 18 at 4pm for all the information on studying abroad in France!

Eyewitness Reflections on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

4-6 p.m., Education Building, room 162

Five members of the UNCW community share their experiences on being involved in different aspects of Nelson Mandela’s influence on South Africa and the U.S. South African desserts will be served following the panel discussion and Q/A session.

Healthy Relationship Panel: How We Make It Work

6-7:30 p.m., Cameron 111

The CARE office provides services to students, staff and faculty that have experienced some form of interpersonal violence. CARE also promotes the health and success of relationships in our community members. We hope that you will join us to talk with students about their intercultural relationships here at UNCW. This panel discussion will be insightful, engaging and will attempt to help all students develop better and healthier relationships for the rest of their college experience and beyond.

Film: El Mar, Mi Alma

7 - 9 p.m., Fisher Student Center, Lumina Theater

‘El Mar, Mi Alma' is a film about the surf blessed land of Chile, its people, and the ocean that defines it. With a long and diverse coastline Chile is a country not only shaped by its geography; the sea occupies a mystical and poetic, conscious and unconscious place within the cultural fabric of the nation. The film is a visual tone poem, a blend of images and music featuring cinematic surfing sequences, coastal landscapes, insightful commentary and the movements of the cast on a unique surfing journey. With environmental themes and political undercurrent, the film paints a picture of Chile's beauty and association with the sea, centered around the intimate act of surfing.

Wednesday, February 19

Diversity & Cultural Competence Workshop

4 - 5 p.m., Fisher Student Center, Topsail Island Room 2019

Understanding diversity and achieving cultural competence is a multifaceted process. This presentation will offer students a comprehensive definition of diversity and assist them in exploring their own experiences with diversity and prejudice and outline necessary action steps to becoming culturally competent. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement.

Study Spanish Abroad Info Session

4pm, Leutze 141

Want to take your Español to the next level? Studying abroad can get you there. Stop by Leutze 141 on Wednesday, February 19 at 4pm for some información about studying Spanish abroad!!

The Id Kid: A Reading and Conversation with Linda Besner

5 p.m., Fisher Student Center, Wrightsville Beach Room 2017

Hear Linda Besner, one of Canada’s acclaimed young poets, read from her first collection of poetry, “The Id Kid,” which has been named one of the National Post’s “Best Poetry Books of the Year.” Afterwards, participate in a Q&A with Dr. Alex Porco and Linda Besner to discuss the philosophy behind Besner’s work, as well as the fascinating field of Canadian poetry and poetics.

UNCWiinter Olympics

6 - 8 p.m., Fisher Student Center, Sharky’s Game Room

Join the Office of International Programs & Study Abroad Ambassadors for UNCW’s own Winter Olympics – on the Wii! Play in tournaments of virtual curling, snowboarding, and even figure skating to win free prizes. Popcorn and drinks provided for all participants!

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands? Professionalism Around the World

6:30 p.m., Cameron Hall 110

In a growing global economy it is essential to know how to interact with those from another culture. Attend this interactive workshop to learn professional etiquette from around the world! Sponsored by UNCW Career Center and the Office of International Programs.

Thursday, February 20

Affordable Study Abroad Info Session

4pm, Leutze 141

Thinking about studying abroad, but finances are bringing you down? Well, don't let them! Learn about all of our affordable study abroad opportunities, and find out about the tons of financial aid, grants and scholarships available. Just stop by Leutze 141 on Thursday, February 20 at 4pm for all the info!

Live concert. Award-Winning Musical Ambassadors from Russia “Moscow Nights”

5-6pm, Cameron Hall 105 Auditorium

Award-winning musical ambassadors from Russia, “The Moscow Nights”, is an exciting trio of world-recognized, virtuosic musicians, performing Russian folk music featuring balalaikas, vocals, bayan (accordion), rozhok (wind instrument), and percussion. Moscow Night’s lively program presents an authentic picture of Russian folk traditions and culture. This event is free and open to the public.

Healthcare in the World Viewed Through an American Lens

6:00-7:30 pm, McNeill Hall 1051 (Multipurpose Room)

A panel discussing health care in other parts of the world. The panel will provide first-hand knowledge of these systems having experience in the individual countries providing care in local communities.

Dhoom 2

7-9 p.m., Fisher Student Center, Lumina Theater

ACE International Cinema presents this Bollywood action heist film sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Duo Giutano

7:30 - 10 p.m., Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

A dual performance by classical pianist Amanda Virelles and classical guitarist Carlos Castilla. Reception to follow. Admission $5.35 for employees and community, free for students. Sponsored by Centro Hispano and the Department of Music.

Friday, February 21

Tips & Tricks on Making the Most of Your International Adventures & Travel Budget

2 - 3 p.m., Cameron 111

Come learn budget friendly ideas on traveling in regards to airfare, lodging and sightseeing around the world focusing on Europe, Australia, Fiji and South Africa. Your will also learn pro traveler tricks to make sure you see the best sights, dine with the locals and take great photos with tips on staying safe to make the most of your international adventures!

Saturday, February 22

21st Annual Intercultural Festival

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Burney Center

A celebration highlighting cultures and countries represented in Wilmington and at UNCW. Food, dance, music, performances and exhibits showcase the rich cultural diversity of our community and beyond. Don't miss the fun! Free parking in lots M and N. Cash or Food Dollars (no meal swipes/no credit cards) for food items. View images of past festivals here and see this year's lineup of performers. A short video of iFest can be seen here. Sponsored by the Campus Activities & Involvement Center and the Office of International Programs.

On-Going Events

Staff Senate Croquet Tournament

February 17, 18, and 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hoggard and McNeill Lawns

Join UNCW faculty, staff and students in a fun game of croquet for your chance to win prizes! Advanced sign-up is required; click here.

International Cuisine at Wagoner Hall

February 17 - 21

The chefs at Wagoner celebrate diverse cultures by preparing dishes from around the world. Each day a different country or region will be represented beginning at 4 p.m.:

  • Monday - Japan
  • Tuesday - Latin America
  • Wednesday - Italy
  • Thursday - Thailand
  • Friday - United Kingdom



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