International Education Week 2019

November 18-22, 2019 is recognized as International Education Week (IEW) across the country, and Concordia University Ann Arbor is joining in the celebration!


A join initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, IEW occurs for one week each November and is an opportunity to lift up and celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

“International Education Week is just one of the many ways to prepare students to become global citizens empowered with international knowledge, skills and experiences,” said International Student Specialist Svetlana Maksimchuk, who joined CUAA’s staff in February 2018. “All events are open to everyone, so spread the word, bring your friends, and we look forward to seeing you!”

Those who participate in the IEW events at CUAA can expect to expand awareness of global issues and global learning, gain new cultural understanding, experience CUAA’s intercultural diversity, and sample a small part of life beyond the shores of the United States.

Monday, November 18 | Around the World Poster Exhibition

11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. outside Cardinal Cafe

Concordia’s international students share pieces of their identity and cultural background.

Tuesday, November 19 | Mini Languages Classes

7:00 p.m. in the Game Room

Learn how to say important phrases in Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Hindi.

Wednesday, November 20 | International Talent Show

7:00 p.m. in the Black Box

Enjoy performances of international dancers and musicians from our Ann Arbor international community.

Get to know some of our CUAA international students:

Junqi Wu
Junqi Wu (’21)

China

Major: English

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Bansal Joshua Bansal (’22)

India

Program: Master’s in Computer Science

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Hauge Alex Hauge (’21)

Norway

Major: Sport and Entertainment Business

 

 

 

 

 

Misa Nakamura  Misa Nakamura (’21)

Japan

Major: Family Life, Child Life Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Diaz Victor Diaz (’20)

Venezuela

Major: Exercise Science

 

 

 

 

 

Juan Zambrano Juan Zambrano (’19)

Ecuador

Major: Business Management

 

 

 

 

 

Questions about International Education Week? Contact Svetlana Maksimchuk at Svetlana.Maksimchuk@cuaa.edu or 734-995-4804. Learn more about Concordia’s international student program here.

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at rachel.thoms@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7403.

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