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International Education Week 2020 Schedule

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual nation-wide celebration of international education and exchange. It is an opportunity to "celebrate the benefits of education and exchange worldwide," as defined by the US Department of State (https://iew.state.gov/) . In order to further Webster University's global mission, and celebrate its international community, a number of events will take place at Webster during IEW 2020. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in the programming.

Click here to register. After submitting your registration you will receive an email with Zoom details for each individual event.

Monday, November 16

Self-Care Workshop
4pm-5:30pm (CET, Leiden Time)
Discuss self-care myths and experience a self-care meditation. Led by Kate Avs, Webster Leiden Counselor.
Hosted by Webster Leiden, Student Activities

Tai Chi Lesson
12pm-12:40pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Learn basic movements, breathing practices, and philosophy of the ancient art of Tai Chi. Participants will broaden their intercultural awareness and capture the spirit of International Education Week. The session will be led by Master Violet Li, a 12th Generation Chen Style Tai Chi Inheritor and award-winning Tai Chi and Qigong journalist with a global readership in over 40 countries. She has taught thousands of people both locally and nationwide and trained over several dozen instructors.
Hosted by the Confucius Institute and Office of Study Abroad

Ghana Information Session
2pm-2:30pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Come and learn more about study abroad opportunities at Webster Ghana. This session will provide an overview of the program and will have time for questions.
Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad and WINS

Tuesday, November 17

International Trivia
12pm-12:30pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Take a break from your busy day and test your trivia knowledge. This short, interactive session will be fun and informative. Led by recent study abroad alums.
Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad and Multi-Cultural and International Student Affairs

Culture Chat - Topic: Moving the Needle Forward/Fixing Racism
3pm-4pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Cultural Chat is a space for international and U.S. students to come together, share each other's cultures, and connect with each other outside the classroom.
Hosted collaboratively by the Reeg Academic Resource Center, English as a Second Language, Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies and Multi-Cultural and International Student Affairs

French Language Conversation Table
4pm-5pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Come and practice your French at this language conversation table event. Continue your participation if interested with the group- they meet every week on Tuesday and Thursday.
Hosted by the Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies

Wednesday, November 18

Summer Study Abroad Preview
9am-9:30am (CST, St. Louis Time)
This half an hour session will provide an overview of upcoming Summer 2021 study abroad opportunities. There will be a short presentation with plenty of time for questions.
Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad

Spanish Language Conversation Table
1pm-2pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Come and practice your Spanish at this language conversation table event. Continue your participation if interested with the group- they meet every week at this time.
Hosted by the Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies

General Study Abroad Information Session
2pm-3pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
This session will provide an overview of study abroad opportunities at Webster. Students from WINS partner schools and Webster campuses are welcome to attend.
Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad and WINS

Summer Study Abroad Preview
4pm-4:30pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
This half an hour session will provide an overview of upcoming Summer 2021 study abroad opportunities. There will be a short presentation with plenty of time for questions.
Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad

Thursday, November 19

Cooking Lesson
3pm-4:30pm (CET, Leiden Time)
3-course meal live cooking demonstration. Learn how to make an appetizer (deviled eggs), main course (curry and rice) and dessert (mug cake).
Hosted by Webster Leiden, Student Activities

Awesome Athens Street Art Virtual Walk (Airbnb Online Experience)
10am-11am (CST, St. Louis Time)
Join us for an interactive virtual walk around six alternative Athenian neighborhoods, where you will learn about the history and evolution of Athen's street art and culture. You'll hear the inside stories of some of the most iconic masterpieces, both large and small, and learn about real Athens, beyond the tourist spots and famous antiquities. **limited space available - those who register will receive an email before Thursday if they have secured a spot**
Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad, Led by Airbnb Online Experiences Tour Guide

Tai Chi Lesson
12pm-12:40pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Learn basic movements, breathing practices, and philosophy of the ancient art of Tai Chi. Participants will broaden their intercultural awareness and capture the spirit of International Education Week. The session will be led by Master Violet Li, a 12th Generation Chen Style Tai Chi Inheritor and award-winning Tai Chi and Qigong journalist with a global readership in over 40 countries. She has taught thousands of people both locally and nationwide and trained over several dozen instructors.
Hosted by the Confucius Institute and Office of Study Abroad

French Language Conversation Table
2pm-3pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Come and practice your French at this language conversation table event. Continue your participation if interested with the group- they meet every week on Tuesday and Thursday.
Hosted by the Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies

Friday, November 20

80's Music Night
7pm-8pm (CET, Leiden Time)
Tune in to listen to music with the Webster community. Songs can be requested.
Hosted by Webster Leiden, Student Activities

Japanese Language Conversation Table
1pm-2pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Come and practice your Japanese at this language conversation table event. Continue your participation if interested with the group- they meet every week at this time.
Hosted by the Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies

German Language Conversation Table
2:00pm-3:00pm (CST, St. Louis Time)
Come and practice your German at this language conversation table event. Continue your participation if interested with the group- they meet every week at this time.
Hosted by the Department of Global Languages, Cultures and Societies