W&J to host annual International Week

Created: April 4, 2019
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As part of International Week, students can learn more about study abroad opportunities through the study abroad showcase, like the one Rob Nelson took to Germany, during which he made a stop in Poland (shown above). 

WASHINGTON, PA (April 4, 2019)—Every April, Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) celebrates global cultures during International Week, highlighting and exploring customs and topics from all over the world through a mix of education and fun.

This year’s program includes an International Festival hosted by W&J’s International Club, the traditional International Dinner and an International dance, and a lecture by Caroline Hughes, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Kroc Insitute of Peace at the University of Notre Dame, among other events. See a full schedule below!

April 8

  • International Fair, Allen Ballroom in Rossin Campus Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • “The Future of the European Union,” W&J Professor of History Robert Dodge, Ph.D., Yost Auditorium, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • “Understanding the Crisis in Catalonia, Spain,” Esther Merlos-Zafra, W&J Spanish Fulbright TA, Yost Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m.

April 9

  • Spanish Program Student Panel: Experiencing Other Countries and the Impact on Our Futures, Spanish Senior Majors, Yost Auditorium, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Speed Faithing: Getting to Know Other Religions, Speed Dating Style, Media Room, 6-7 p.m.
  • “Inequality, Authoritarianism, and Ecocide: Are Contemporary Global Crises Really Local Issues for Conflict Transformations?” Caroline Hughes, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Kroc Institute of Peace, University of Notre Dame, Allen Ballroom in Rossin Campus Center, 7-9 p.m.

April 10

  • International Dinner, Allen Ballroom in Rossin Campus Center, 6-8 p.m.
  • International Dance, Allen Ballroom in Rossin Campus Center, 9-11 p.m.

April 11

  • International Student Panel: Voices from Exchange Students, Media Room, Yost Auditorium, 3-4 p.m.
  • Study Abroad Showcase, Media Room, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • “The Arts and the Wars in the Middle East: Experiences from Iraq and Jordan,” Thar A. Sayegh, Community College of Allegheny County, Media Room, 7-8:30 p.m.

April 12

  • International Faculty Panel: Research and Collaborative Projects, Burnett, 4-5 p.m.

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