The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business unites with Huskers across campus to celebrate International Education Week, November 18-22. The college events highlight international education, exchange and diversity, all while giving students the opportunity to experience new cultures.
“We have a unique opportunity as the largest higher education institution in the state to be fortunate enough to attract students and faculty from all over the world. Just in our college alone, we represent 59 different countries and territories this year. That is an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience that is unheard of in other parts of our state. Getting to set aside a week to focus on this diversity is really exciting,” said Amy Lester, international business program coordinator.
A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders worldwide to study, learn and share their experiences in the United States.
The college kicks off the week Monday, November 18, with a flag display and photo gallery available to visit all week in the Henrickson Family Atrium. Flags on display represent the countries and territories the College of Business students, staff and faculty call home. The photo gallery showcases glimpses of students in their experiences around the world in an effort to bring international experiences back to Nebraska and foster a more compassionate and interconnected community.
“We have the awesome opportunity of the world coming to us here at Nebraska, and this is a great week to get to celebrate that fully,” said Lester.
Global Café and Connections on Wednesday, November 20, serves as the signature event of the week for the college. Featuring local restaurant entrepreneurs, the event encourages international and domestic business students, staff and faculty to come together and experience a taste of the world while sharing stories of success in a new culture.
“Global Cafe and Connections aims to bring together international and domestic students within the College of Business. At the event, we hope students make meaningful connections with other students while enjoying food from local ethnic restaurants, games and conversation,” said Hayla Doohen, freshman international business major and co-coordinator of the event.
International Education Week also includes activities hosted by the College of Education and Human Sciences, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Department of Modern Languages, the Education Abroad Office, the Fellowships Office, the German Club, the International Student and Scholar Office, the International Quilt Museum, Kawasaki Reading Room, Nebraska Athletics, the Nebraska Passport Office and Student Involvement.
Featured events in the college include:
Suitcase to Briefcase: Selling Your Study Abroad Experience In Your Next Job Interview
Monday, November 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Henzlik Hall Pixel Lab
So you’ve been abroad – but now what? In this come-and-go session, talk with career professionals on how to talk about your experience abroad. Bring a copy of your résumé, your LinkedIn login and your job interview skills and see how you can set yourself apart from the crowd with your international experience.
Chinese Name Pronunciation Workshop
Tuesday, November 19, 12-1 p.m., HLH 032
Join a brown-bag session to learn more about Chinese name pronunciation at this workshop open to all University of Nebraska-Lincoln community. No registration required.
Global Café and Connection
Wednesday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Henrickson Family Atrium
The 2019 signature event of International Education Week in the College of Business, international and domestic students, staff and faculty are invited to experience a taste of the world. Highlighting local restaurant entrepreneurs, we will share stories of success in a new culture. To RSVP, visit go.unl.edu/IEWCafe
International Internship Showcase
Thursday, November 21, 12-1:30 p.m., HLH 111
Students who participated in internships abroad share about the placement process and their experience working in another culture/country.
Lunch and Learn: International Students
Friday, November 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., HLH 231
Open to all faculty, this installment of the Teaching and Learning Center’s Lunch and Learn series focuses on the best practices for encouraging success for the international students in the classroom. Lunch included.
International Business Club Presents: Insight China
Friday, November 22, 6:30-8 p.m., Nebraska Union Platte River Room
Join the International Business Club for a viewing of the documentary, “American Factory,” focusing on the workplace differences between American and Chinese culture. A short discussion panel session precedes the screening.