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International Education Week 2015

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International Education Week 2015 
November 9th ‐ 20th

IEW Poster 2015

Initiated in 2000 by the US Department of State and the Department of Education, International Education Week emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages, and affirms the critical role the international education plays at Boston College.

Celebrated at Boston College from November 9th to 20th, IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The week is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across BC's campus as well as to reinforcing the importance of the exchange of students and scholars across borders.

The theme for Boston College’s 2015 IEW is: "A world on the move: Who are we and where are we going?" This theme is designed to not only thread together IEW activities, yet also set the stage for a broader conversation on campus, allowing faculty, students, and staff to explore an array of interrelated topics including displacement, immigration, migration, and refugees, among others. Not all events will necessarily address one of these topics, and will instead showcase some aspect of BC’s international programs and activities.

Check out the great events below and join in the internationalization of Boston College! Maps and directions to the locations listed below can be found on the Boston College website.


International Education Week (IEW) is a collaborative effort organized by a wide array of departments and offices at Boston College, under the direction of the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Office of International Programs.

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 9th                                                         Sunday, November 15th 

Tuesday, November 10th                                                      Monday, November 16th

Wednesday, November 11th                                                 Tuesday, November 17th

Thursday, November 12th                                                    Wednesday, November 18th

Friday, November 13th                                                        Thursday, November 19th

Saturday, November 14th                                                    Friday, November 20th        


 

Monday, November 9th


Bowman House

Office of International Students and Scholars Open House 

12:00pm ‐ 2:00pm, 72 College Rd.

The OISS will be hosting an open house for BC FACULTY AND STAFF (not students) to come see the new location of our office. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars

Opportunities Teaching Abroad - A Panel Discussion

3:30pm ‐ 4:30pm, Gasson 301

Teaching opportunities abound throughout the world, whether you have teacher certification or not! This panel of placement agency representatives and BC alumni who've been there will explain the variety of options and how to track down and land the best opportunities. RSVP here.

Sponsored by Boston College Career Center

Voices Across the Divide Poster

"Voices Across the Divide" Documentary 

4:00pm ‐ 6:00pm, Devlin Admissions Auditorium

The 2013 documentary "Voices Across the Divide" is playing at the Devlin Admissions Auditorium. The documentary and an oral history project focus on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Dr. Alice Rothchild will be the guest presenter. Learn more at voicesacrossthedivide.com or contact Prof. John J. Michalczyk.

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program

Michael Omi Lecture on Racial Formation and the Future of Racial Theory

5:00pm ‐ 6:30pm, McGuinn 121

Michael Omi, a sociologist and associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak in McGuinn 121 at 5:00 pm about the third edition of his book which has been substantially revised and recently released this year.

The book is transformative with a cogent discussion and elaboration on the social construction and politics of race. A major part of the racial formation theory is that the complex meanings of race are constantly shaped and reshaped by political struggles at the micro and macro levels. The book helped change the scholarship about race in a number of fields including sociology, education, health, and the behavioral sciences. Michael’s will discuss what’s “new” in the new edition, consider contemporary events through the lens of racial formation theory, and reflect on future trends in racial theory.

Sponsored by the Boston College School of Social Work, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Asian and Asian American Studies, Asian Pacific Islander Employees, Lynch School of Education, Department of Sociology and the BCSSW Center for Social Innovations as part of the City Awake Boston

 

Tuesday, November 10th


BC documentary poster

Immigrant Reflections - Film Screening and Q&A

3:30pm ‐ 5:00pm, Devlin 218

Screening of the documentary film “Immigrant Reflections: Three BC Service Workers Share Their Stories” followed by a Q & A session with filmmaker Susan Legere, Ph.D. Boston College, joined by one of the film’s cast members.

Sponsored by Boston College Language Laboratory. 
  

 

Wednesday, November 11th


IS Lunchtime Lecture: Laura Kuhl 

12:00pm ‐ 1:30pm, McGuinn 223

Lecture from Laura Kuhl.

Sponsored by the International Studies Department

Career Chat Flyer

Career Chat: How to Search for Jobs Internationally

4:00pm - 5:00 pm, O'Neill Library 1st Floor Gallery

Do you have questions about searching for a job internationally? In this chat, we'll discuss several job search strategies and resources to utilize. RSVP here. Contact Nicholas Paschvoss, Career Center for more information. 

Sponsored by Boston College Career Center

Jean Kilbourne

The Naked Truth: Advertising's Image of Women

6:00pm, McGuinn 121 Auditorium 

Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising. An author and filmmaker, she is the creator of the award-winning “Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women” film series. Named by the New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses, she was recently inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Email gender@bc.edu for more information. 

Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies Program

Documentary poster

Documentary Night & Tea Talk Salon: How China Works - From the Sky to the Deep Mountains Part I

6:00pm - 7:00pm, Higgins 300

This event provides students with a very entertaining documentary, called How China Works, made by the Discovery Channel, about contemporary China. It was documented by an American journalist who has had many years of experience in studying different cultures around the world. Thus the documentary provides a closer and more objective view of what China is like today: from the construction of skyscrapers in Shanghai to the astronomical telescope in the rural area. It brings many sites that are unseen to the face of the audience. This would be very educational to students who come from China, who have East Asian ethnic backgrounds, and who are currently studying East Asia (students in the primary, intermediate, and advanced East Asian language classes). Short discussions following the showing will allow students to communicate with each other, promoting a better cultural literacy environment and cultural diversity on BC campus. The film will be shown for two nights, with the first episode on Night 1 and the second episode on Night 2, each followed by a 10 minutes short discussion. Interested students can attend either or both of them. All rights of the documentary reserved to the Discovery Channel

Sponsored by BC Chinese Studies Department, Duihua Club

 

 

Thursday, November 12th


 
Career Chat Flyer

CAREER CHAT: CONCERNS GOING ABROAD AND GETTING AN INTERNSHIP?

11:00am - 12:00pm, Stokes Hall S363

Are you concerned about going abroad and securing an internship? Come learn how to maximize your abroad experience and work towards securing an internship through various long-distance search strategies. RSVP here. Contact Nicholas Paschvoss, Career Center for more information. 

Sponsored by Boston College Career Center

Student Panel on Social Innovation in Chile

1:00pm - 2:00pm, Stokes S361

Student panel: Elyse Casey, Katherine Germak, Julia MacMahon, and Alissa Marchant 

How can sustainable change be implemented in an environment, such as a prison, entrenched with rigid procedures and hierarchical barriers? Four BC SSW students aimed to combat that challenge this summer as they worked at the largest women’s prison in Chile, with the goal of improving mother-child attachment. This workshop will include a presentation of the student’s experiences and discussions about the impact of maternal incarceration; the integration of clinical & macro social work methods and cross-cultural fieldwork; and the implementation of ideas that challenge the status quo. 

Sponsored by the School of Social Work

IEW Scholarship Panel

1:30pm - 2:30pm, Hovey House Library

An opportunity for students to learn about scholarships and grant opportunities for study abroad. A panel of returned students, recipients of the McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, Mizna Fellowships and other prestigious awards will speak about their experience abroad and highlight strategies and tips in the application process.

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs

"Like Soldiers Going to War": The West Indian Builders of the Panama Canal

4:30pm - 6:00pm, McGuinn 121

This event fits is offered as part of the 2015-16 New Directions in African Diaspora Studies lecture series, entitled "Geographies of the African Diaspora," which addresses the African Diaspora through the lens of space, place, and movement. Olive Senior, a creative writer from Canada, will present. This talk explores how poverty-stricken workers from the West Indies transformed the fetid Panama jungles, built the Panama Railroad and the Panama Canal, refashioned themselves and moved their colonial islands into the twentieth century.

Sponsored by African and African Dispora Studies

Philosophers Abroad Poster

Philosophers Abroad: BC Philosophy Professors and Students Learning and Teaching Outside the U.S.

4:30pm - 6:00pm, Stokes Hall N325

Join a conversation with Professors Jeffrey Bloechl, Brian Braman, David Rasmussen and Eileen Sweeney. The 45-minute panel discussion will be followed by refreshments and further conversation. 

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department

IS Alumni Panel: What I Did with my IS Major

5:15pm - 6:45pm, Corcoran Commons (Heights, Boston, and Newton Rooms)

Sponsored by the International Studies Program

 

Friday, November 13th


Panel and discussion on student mobility across the globe

2:00pm - 3:30pm, Fulton Honors Library

Hans de Wit, Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Nick Gozik, Director of the Office of International Programs, and Adrienne Nussbaum, Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars will discuss student mobility issues across the globe both at the macro level as well as specific trends and issues at BC. 

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Center for International Higher Education

Fulton Hall

International Scholar Reception

3:30pm - 5:00pm, Fulton Honros Library

Reception for international faculty and scholars at BC and their BC faculty sponsors. 

Sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars

IEW Fiesta Flyer

IEW Fiesta 

6:00pm - 8:00pm, third floor lounge Voute Hall

The IEW Fiesta starts at 6:00 p.m. in the third floor lounge of Voute Hall. Come by for dancing, eating and sharing the hispanic culture. 

Sponsored by Casa Hispanica and International Studies

 

Saturday, November 14th


Conference: Media, Freedom of the Press, and Democracy in the Middle East

9:30am - 6:30pm, Corcoran Commons

The conference is in Corcoran Commons (Heights, Boston, and Newton Rooms). The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30-10:00 Registration and breakfast
  • 10-11:30 Panel 1: Youth and Social Media
  • 11:45-12:45 Keynote speaker, Noam Chomsky
  • 12:45-1:45 Lunch
  • 2-3:30 Panel 2: Freedom of expression vs political and social pressure
  • 3:30-3:45 coffee break
  • 3:45-5:15 Panel 3: Journalism, Ethics and Safety
  • 5:15-6:30 Reception

Contact: Prof. Kathleen Bailey (kathleen.bailey@bc.edu) for more details.

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science

Overseas Vietnamese Post '75 Poster

8th Annual Culture Show: Overseas Vietnamese Post '75 

7:00pm, The Rat

This event has a free admission for all and light refreshments served afterward. Email bostoncollegevsa@gmail.com for any questions. 

Sponsored by the Vietnamese Students Association

 

Sunday, November 15th


 

IEW Film Screening: Albie Sachs Events in the USA for the film Soft Vengeance

12:00pm, West Newton Cinema at 1296 Washington Street, West Newton, MA

SOFT VENGEANCE is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Shining a spotlight on Albie's story provides a prism through which to view the challenges faced by those unable to tolerate a society founded on principles of slavery and disempowerment of South Africa's majority black population. 

As a young man, Albie defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. For his actions as a lawyer, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement in Cape Town, tortured through sleep deprivation and forced into exile. In 1988 he was blown up by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, which cost him his right arm and the sight of one eye, but miraculously he survived and after a long year of rehabilitation in England, he recovered.  

Returning to South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela, Albie helped write the new Constitution and was then appointed as one of the first 11 judges to the new Constitutional Court, which for the past 20 years has been insuring that the rights of all South Africans are afforded protection.

Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Abby Ginzburg (Albie Sachs will not be present). Hosted by: Adam Strom of Facing History; the Honorable Margaret H. Marshall, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; and Temba Maqubela, Headmaster of the Groton School.

For more information contact UCT America: www.uctfund.org | Email: advancement@uctfund.org | Tel: (646) 522-7343

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs

 

Monday, November 16th


 
Poster promoting World Through Our Eyes

"World Through Our Eyes" Photo Exhibit

Starts Nov. 16, O'Neill Library Level One Gallery

The World Through Our Eyes photo exhibit is in the O'Neill Library Level One Gallery. Come enjoy a selection of international photography from across the BC community. It is open all day. 

Sponsored by Boston College Libraries and the Office of International Students and Scholars

Ben Orback Talk on Integrating Service Work in Learning Abroad

12:00pm ‐ 1:30pm, Hovey House Library

A talk on the value of international service opportunities for students that have a community-level impact and can build leadership skills. Hosted by Kathy Bailey, ICS.

Sponsored by the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program

Refugees Without Refuge: Seeking Human Rights Out of the Ashes of Human Decency

1:00pm ‐ 2:00pm, Devlin 026

This panel discussion will focus on the legal, ethical and practical dilemmas facing Syrian refugees on the move. It will identify contentious policy debates at the core of the Syrian refugee crisis while examining relevant national and regional legal frameworks. Panelists will explore questions related to the rights, wellbeing, and legal status of Syrian civilians fleeing from persecution and conflict in their home country. Panelists will also discuss the concerns of Syrian refugees and the responses by governments, UN agencies, relief organizations, NGOs, human rights advocates and individuals.

Sponsored by Boston College Law School

The Rise of China and the US Response: Prospects for US-China Relations

5:00pm ‐ 6:30pm, Gasson Hall 209

Lecture and discussion with professor Robert Ross from the Political Science Department.

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science

The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area since the 1960s and The New Deportations Delirium: Interdisciplinary Responses

7:00pm ‐ 9:00pm, Devlin 101

A Books Launch & Discussion with With Marilynn Johnson, BC Professor of History and author of The New Bostonians, and; Center Associate Directors Brinton Lykes, BC Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology; and Daniel Kanstroom, BC Professor of Law, co-editors of The New Deportations Delirium. 

Sponsored by the History Department, the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and Boston College Law School

 

Tuesday, November 17th


Learn to Pronounce Chinese Names

12:00pm ‐ 1:00pm, Stokes Auditorium S195

Do you interact with Chinese students on campus and wish you could try to pronounce their names properly? Here is your chance to learn! Please join Boston College Professor Xiaoqing Yu as she introduces you to Chinese pronunciation and helps you gain a new appreciation of the Chinese language. 

This event is open to all BC students, faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Susan Shea at sheasc@bc.edu by Friday November 13th.

Sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars

IEW Student Panel Poster

Student Panel: The Global Citizen Experience

6:00pm - 7:30pm, Voute Hall, 3rd floor lounge

Students who identify as a Global Citizen or Third Culture Kid will share their experiences as a Global Citizen at BC. Refreshments will be served.  

Third Culture Kids (a.k.a. TCKs) are individuals who often struggle with answering the questions "Where are you from?" and "Where is home?" TCKs/Global Citizens have spent part of their childhood living in more than one culture or country. These individuals build relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. The "third culture" is defined as a sense of belonging in relationship to others of similar experience.

Please RSVP to Dana Riechman at riechman@bc.edu by Monday, November 16th

Sponsored by the Bowman AHANA Intercultural Center (BAIC) and the Office of International Students and Scholars

Sonal Zaveri Poster

Second Chances: Empowering Children at Risk 

7:00pm, Shea Room and Conte Room at Corcoran Commons

Sonal Zaveri, PhD is an international scholar from India, an Independent Consultant, Secretary of Community of Evaluators South Asia and International Advisor of Child-to-Child Trust, UK. She will be sharing stories about vulnerable youth especially children of sex workers, challenges that they face and interventions that are in place. Email gender@bc.edu for more information. 

Sponsored by Carroll School of Management, Lynch School of Education, Communications Department, Law School, Graduate School of Social Work, History Department, International Studies Department, Women’s Center, & Sociology Department.

 

Wednesday, November 18th


International Careers Networking Event Flyer

BC Abroad: International Careers Networking Event 

9:00am ‐ 11:00am, Online

Through this virtual networking event, you will have the opportunity to connect with alumni in international careers around the world. This event is tailored for students and recent alumni who are interested in 1) exploring the possibility of an international career or 2) actively seeking international internship and job prospects. Keep in mind, however, that this is a networking event, not a recruiting event. Alumni participants may not have specific job leads, but making connections via networking is the most critical job search strategy. 

To register, visit bit.ly/bcintlcareers. For any additional questions or concerns, contact Nicholas Paschvoss, Assistant Director in the Career Center at nicholas.paschvoss@bc.edu.

Sponsored by Boston College Career Center

Cross-cultural Communication Workshop

9:30am ‐ 12:00pm, Walsh Function Room

Adrienne Nussbaum, Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars, will offer a workshop on cross-cultural communication skills. Offered through the  Human Resources professional development program.

FOR BC FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY. RSVP required. 

Sponsored by the Human Resources Department

Global Citizenship Poster

IS Lunchtime Lecture: "Global Citizenship as a National Project: the Evolution of Segye Shimin in South Korean Public Discourse"

12:00 pm ‐ 1:30 pm, McGuinn 223

The idea of global citizenship in contemporary South Korean public discourse has revolved mainly around a national endeavor to boost the county’s stature and competitiveness amid economic globalization. Based on a review of two decades of published media references to segye shimin (‘global citizen’ in the Korean language), this article shows that the specific usages of segye shimin – mainly by elites from government, academia, and journalism – underscore how the ‘developmental citizenship’ that marked South Korea’s past authoritarian military regimes has carried on since the transition to civilian-led democracy. In contrast with the burgeoning academic discourse on cosmopolitanism that focuses heavily on moral responsibilities

to humanity and the planet, South Korea’s discourse of global citizenship has been closely aligned with neoliberalism and filled with exhortations to the domestic population to overcome numerous perceived liabilities seen as impeding the country’s advancement. While global citizenship discourse in South Korea has emphasized topdown national strategic imperatives, a bottom-up approach to cosmopolitanism is also emerging as the country gains confidence and the notion of segye shimin gradually gains traction across the wider society. 

This lecture by Hans Schattle, a professor at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, will include lunch and require an RSVP by emailing isp@bc.edu.

Sponsored by the International Studies Department

English Language Learners at BC: Implications and Challenges in the Classroom

12:00pm ‐ 1:00pm, Center for Teaching Excellence, O'Neill Library

Who are BC’s English Language Learners? What challenges do they bring to the classroom? In this informal discussion, we’ll look at the increasing numbers of non-native English speakers at BC (both international students and those who immigrated to the U.S. as children) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We’ll discuss strategies for supporting these students, many of whom are extremely high achievers who face complex linguistic and cultural challenges.  

RSVP is required. This event is only open to FACULTY. Lunch will be provided. 

Presented by: Lynne Anderson, Director, English Language Learning, Department of English

Sponsored by the English Department and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Panel of Research & Study in the Islamic World panel

Panel of Research & Study in the Islamic World 

3:00pm ‐ 4:00pm, Hovey House Library

Join us as we embark on a voyage to the Islamic World. Students will present their academic research conducted in the MENA region. Learn about semester/year and summer programs in the region, as well as matching scholarship and grant opportunities, including the Mizna Fellowships.

Sponsored by the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program and the Office of International Programs

CSON poster

Your Passport to Global Opportunities at the Connell School of Nursing

4:00pm ‐ 5:30pm, Maloney Hall 365 

Join students and faculty for a presentation of all CSON offerings in international education. 

Sponsored by the Connell School of Nursing

Novelists and Politicians in Nineteenth Century Ireland

4:30 pm ‐ 6:00 pm, Thompson Room, John J. Burns Library

Lecture by James H. Murphy, Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies. 

Sponsored by the Irish Studies Program

International Dining Night in Stuart, Carney Dining Hall, and Lower Live

5:00pm ‐ 7:00pm

Sponsored by BC Dining Services

Fashion Show Flyer

International Fashion Show: FaShion Fusion Cultures United

8:00pm ‐ 9:00pm, Lyons Dining Hall

The theme for IEW speaks to the mobility of peoples due to migration, displacement, or refugee status. Models will showcase the traditional clothing of a culture of their choice. The purpose of our show is to portray the unity across borders in a globalized world. For information, contact mamm@bc.edu

Sponsored by the AHANA Leadership Council and the BAIC Student Advisory Board. 

 

Thursday, November 19th


 
LGBTQ&A: Studying Abroad poster

LGBTQ&A: Study Abroad

12:00pm ‐ 1:30pm, Hovey House Library

Identify as LGBTQ? Interested in studying abroad? Want to hear directly from LGBTQ students who have done it? Join us for lunch, a student panel, and Q&A!

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the Office of the Dean of Students

Steve Davis Flyer

Academics Without Borders: The Importance of Univesity Education for Development in Poor Countries 

12:00pm ‐ 1:30pm, Campion 139

Come to Campion 139 at noon for a talk from Executive Director of Academics Without Borders Steven Davis. Pizza will be served for this lunch meeting. RSVP no later than November 16th by emailing highered@bc.edu

Sponsored by the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE).

Economics Program Flyer

"The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Industrialized Countries" 

12:00pm ‐ 1:00pm, Maloney 313

Women in developed economies have made major inroads in labor market throughout the past century, but remaining gender differences in pay and employment seem remarkably persistent. This talk, delivered by Economics Professor Claudia Olivetti, will discuss economic factors that can explain gender convergence, and novel perspectives on remaining gender gaps. 

"The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Industrialized Countries" will start at noon in Maloney 313. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP

Sponsored by the Economics Honors Program

Student Panel Event Poster

Student Panel:  How is the Education System in My Country?

4:00pm—6:00pm, McGuinn Hall 521

International graduate students will discuss the educational system of their native country, as well as how different or similar is it to the US educational system. Please click HERE if you plan to attend. Snacks will be served!

Sponsored by the Graduate International Student Association (GISA) 

Destination Boston Poster

"Destination Boston: New Home, New Hope"

4:30pm ‐ 6:00pm, Devlin 010

A panel presentation highlighting the range and sources of local support services for area refugees and immigrants. 

Panelists include:

  • Kundar Alemin, Sudanese refugee, BC High Facilities
  • Joan Engler, A.R.R.U.P.E* volunteer, St. Ignatius Church
  • Brian Maher, Vice President for Operations, BC High and A.R.R.U.P.E volunteer, St. Ignatius Church
  • Marjean Perhot, Director, Refugee and Immigration Services, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston
A.R.R.U.P.E* = Assisting Refugee Resettlement Using Parish Energies

Sponsored by the BC Language Laboratory

Documentary poster

Documentary Night & Tea Talk Salon: How China Works - From the Sky to the Deep Mountains Part 2

6:30pm - 7:30pm, Merkert 127

This event provides students with a very entertaining documentary, called How China Works, made by the Discovery Channel, about contemporary China. It was documented by an American journalist who has had many years of experience in studying different cultures around the world. Thus the documentary provides a closer and more objective view of what China is like today: from the construction of skyscrapers in Shanghai to the astronomical telescope in the rural area. It brings many sites that are unseen to the face of the audience. This would be very educational to students who come from China, who have East Asian ethnic backgrounds, and who are currently studying East Asia (students in the primary, intermediate, and advanced East Asian language classes). Short discussions following the showing will allow students to communicate with each other, promoting a better cultural literacy environment and cultural diversity on BC campus. The film will be shown for two nights, with the first episode on Night 1 and the second episode on Night 2, each followed by a 10 minutes short discussion. Interested students can attend either or both of them. All rights of the documentary reserved to the Discovery Channel

Sponsored by BC Chinese Studies Department, Duihua Club

Big Love Play Poster

Big Love 

Starts Nov. 19, 7:30pm

"Big Love is a play by American playwright Charles L. Mee. Based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants, it is about fifty brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. The play takes the plot of the original Greek play into modern times, including such details as having the grooms ambush the brides by helicopter. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence."

There are performances on November 19, 20, 21 and 22. Learn more about the play and purchase tickets at the theatre department's website

Sponsored by the Theater Department

 

Friday, November 20th


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Make the Most of Your Time Abroad: Strategies for Personal and Professional Development

11:00am ‐ 12:00pm, Hovey House Library

Get out of your dorm room and onto the street! This session will discuss strategies for meaningful cultural exchanges in the host country. We'll also look at reflective writing, blogging, and thoughtful use of social media platforms as a way to enhance students' study abroad experiences on short or longer term programs. Participants in this seminar will learn about different tools for narrating their international experience for both personal reflection and professional development. Professors Lynne Anderson and Kevin Newmark and OIP Summer and Internship Program Manager Erin Shevlin will lead this interactive session.

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs

Event poster

Summer Programs and Internships Information Session 

3:00pm ‐ 4:00pm, Hovey House Library

This interactive session is open to all undergraduates interested in studying or interning abroad during the summer. Erin Shevlin, Summer and Internships Program Manager in the Office of International Programs, will discuss summer 2016 offerings, the application process, and address any questions from the audience. 

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs

Nepal Panel Poster

Panel on Study Abroad in Nepal

4:00pm ‐ 5:00pm, Hovey House Library

Join us for an information session and discussion with returning program participants who will talk about BC in Kathmandu: Center for Buddhist Studies, the program, and their experience studying and living in Nepal. 

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs 

La Maison Francaise Flyer

La Maison Francaise 

6:00pm ‐ 8:00pm, Voute Hall R316

Come to the third floor of Voute Hall at 6:00 p.m. for dancing, food and games! Apprende la langue par la culture.

Sponsored by Maison française

International Prom poster

International Prom - Monte Carlo Casino Night

9:00pm ‐ 12:00am, Lyons Dining Hall

Remember high school prom? Probably not! Now is your chance to attend an unforgettable night at the Monte Carlo themed prom organized by the International Club of Boston College. Bring a date, bring two, or just come with a friend, the choice is yours. Either way, you and your friends will have the opportunity to enjoy great food and dance to music put on by ESM! Tickets will be available at Robsham Theatre starting November 16th. Tickets are FREE! One person may pick up two tickets (for themeselves and a friend). Remember to dress nicely, and enjoy the night!

https://www.facebook.com/events/174012269604926/

Sponsored by the International Club of Boston College