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Global Month will feature 25-plus lectures, films, festivals and events on the University of Delaware campus.
Global Month will feature 25-plus lectures, films, festivals and events on the University of Delaware campus.

UD Global Month

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Explore a world of opportunities on campus throughout November

The University of Delaware’s Institute for Global Studies invites the University community to explore a world of opportunities on campus throughout November.

Global Month, an annual campuswide celebration, will feature more than 25 lectures, films, festivals and events. Programs will highlight a multitude of countries, cultures and the contributions of nearly 5,000 international students, scholars and family members who call UD their “home away from home.” New additions to this year’s calendar include activities sponsored by registered student organizations and a workshop series designed to prepare students for study abroad.

UD Global Month coincides with International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, to celebrate international education and exchange.

Mark Your Calendar

On Friday, Nov. 2, kick off of the weekend and UD Global Month at International Coffee Hour, a weekly Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) tradition. From 4 to 6 p.m., enjoy free coffee, tea and refreshments as you meet and mingle with fellow Blue Hens from around the globe. This event takes place in the Trabant University Center each Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Join DASA on Saturday, Nov. 3 for Ambiance de L’Afrique, a celebration of African culture through music. This special installment of Trabant NOW begins at 10 p.m. in the Trabant multipurpose rooms.

Catch two films on Sunday, Nov. 4. Begin with the Center for Global and Area Studies as they present the pogrom documentary “My Dear Children” at 4 p.m. in the Siegel JCC Auditorium. Then head to campus for the 7 p.m. showing of the Turkish movie “Kedi” in the Trabant University Center. Enjoy two more movies in the International Film Series, sponsored by the Department of English, on Nov. 11 and 18.

On Monday, Nov. 5, the Department of Music will take center stage at 8 p.m. with “Tiger Lily Music,” a faculty-led concert honoring the contributions of women, African American and Latino composers. Tickets are available at Gore Recital Hall and are $15 for adults, $10 for UD faculty/staff and $5 for students.

Students in search of post-graduate opportunities should mark their calendar for a Peace Corps information session on Nov. 8 and a Fulbright U.S. Student Program information session on Nov. 15. Stay on after the Fulbright information session for the 5th annual UD Fulbright Society Reception.

Planning to study abroad in 2019? Apply by Nov. 20 for summer study abroad programs,  attend an interest session for a fall program, and make a Study Abroad Financial Advising appointment with a member of Student Financial Services. And, before you explore, participate in up to four pre-departure workshops on culture learning, digital storytelling, public diplomacy and wellbeing abroad.

The official International Education Week (IEW), held Nov. 12-16, will feature several anchor events including a DIY Vejigante Mask Making, International Bazaar, a Dumpling Cook-Off, International Student Essay Contest Reception and more. The RSO Blue Hen Global Connection invites students to kick off the week with an afternoon potluck on Nov. 11 at White Clay Creek State Park.

After the Thanksgiving break, Global Month resumes on Nov. 27 with “Voices of International Women,” an annual forum sponsored by V-Day at UD, that begins at 8 p.m. in Gore Hall room 306.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, HOLA will sponsor Noche de Misterios beginning at 6 p.m. in the Perkins Gallery Room. Bring a friend and use riddles and clues to solve a crime.

Global Month will come to a close on Friday, Nov. 30 with two lively events -- HOLA’s Show Your Culture Fashion Show and an English Language Institute Dance Party.

For complete details on all events, visit the Institute for Global Studies website and follow along @UDGlobal on Instagram and Twitter. Share your favorite moments using #UDGlobalMonth and #IEW2018.

Global Month is a university-wide initiative coordinated by the Institute for Global Studies and co-sponsored by the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Association, Blue Hen Global Connection, the Center for Global and Area Studies, Delaware African Student Association (DASA), the Departments of English and Music, the English Language Institute, HOLA, Mettā Creative, the Office for International Students & Scholars, Residence Life and  Housing, V-Day at UD and more.

About The Institute for Global Studies

The Institute for Global Studies was created in 2009 to enhance the international dimensions of teaching, research and outreach at the University of Delaware. IGS provides leadership and support for programs and experiences that contribute to the education of informed, skilled, open-minded citizens of the world.

Best known for coordinating the University’s study abroad program, IGS also awards scholarships and grants to faculty and students for a number of global opportunities, and administers internationally-recognized State Department-sponsored programs such as the UD Fulbright Initiative, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Institute, Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders, and most recently the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership (SUSI-WL) program.

IGS sponsors such signature events as Global Month each fall and the Fulbright Lecture Series each spring.

IGS collaborates with other global partners on campus, including the Office for International Students and Scholars, the Confucius Institute and the Center for Global and Area Studies. In addition, IGS partners with Enrollment Management to coordinate the UD World Scholars Program.

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