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W&J to host annual International Week

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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