PSU celebrates International Education Week

PSU celebrates International Education Week

November 17 – 21, 2014,
with a week-long series of events that encourage international education, awareness, and exchange.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

To learn more about International Education Week >>

View a complete list of PSU events >>.

See BELOW for a list of events & campus resources related to Asian Studies —

Around the World in One Week!
International Education & Cultural Info table 

Daily, Nov 17 – 21, 2014,  11am-1pm,

between SMSU & Neuberger Hall
Click here for more info about Study Abroad programs available through PSU.


IE3 Global Internships Information Session

Monday, Nov 17 @ 2:00pm

East Hall, Room 109
Gain valuable international professional experience while earning credit toward graduation! Internships are available for just about every major and professional focus in more than 70 countries around the world. Join IE3 Global Internships for information on how to make this unique professional development opportunity a reality!


What Can I do with a Degree in International Studies?
Tuesday, Nov 18 @ 2:00pm

East Hall, Room 331

Choosing your major is just one step in the process of deciding what you’ll do after you graduate. Come to this session to hear how a degree in International Studies could shape your future. This event is sponsored by PSU’s Advising and Career Services.  

Interested in majoring or minoring in International Studies with a focus on East Asia?  Learn more >>

Or consider adding an Asian Studies undergrad certificate to any major.  Just take 2 years (or equivalent) of an Asian language and 28 credits of Asia related  courses.  Read more >>


Public lecture event –

Memory Wars in East Asia I: Pluralistic Memories in Japan
Tuesday, Nov 18 @ 6:00pm

SMSU, Room 327/8

Japan is a liberal democracy with 127 million individuals who maintain a diversity of views about the “past,” and this pluralism is reflected at heritage sites in Japan which address the era when Imperial Japan was expanding its territory. Dr. Ruoff, PSU Professor of Japanese history and internationally recognized historian, will present this first of a two-part lecture series about Memory Wars in East Asia. Read more >>


Intercultural Coffee Hour—Japanese Student Society
Wednesday, Nov 29 @ 3:30-5:30pm

SMSU, Room 228 (The Multicultural Center)

This is a great opportunity to meet international students while enjoying free coffee and snacks. This week, our guest the Japanese Student Society will provide special insight into Japanese culture with snacks, artifacts, and more. This weekly event is co-sponsored by the Organization of International Student (OIS), the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), and the Multicultural Center (MCC).


Dating Across Cultures
Wednesday, Nov 19 @ 5:30pm

SMSU, Room 228

You are invited to come and learn about dating traditions from around the globe. International students will discuss their experiences with dating in their cultures, as well as in the U.S. Food and drinks will be provided. This session is sponsored by the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) and the Organization of International Students (OIS).

Peace Corps Info Session
Thursday, Nov 20 @ 12:00pm

SMSU, Room 228  (Multicultural Center)
Curious about how you could have an international experience with Peace Corps? Bring your questions to this open session and meet with a Peace Corps representative. Email with any questions.

How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience
Thursday, Nov 20, @ 1:00pm
East Hall, room 109

You had a fantastic time studying abroad but aren’t sure how to communicate to an employer the professional skills and experience you gained as well. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to strategically highlight your international experience in your resume and job interview to succeed in your job search. This session is sponsored by PSU Advising and Career Services.  
Drop-In Info Session: Overseas Scholarships and Fellowships
Thursday, Nov 20 @ 3:00-5:00pm
East Hall, room 236

Scholarships and Fellowships are available for undergraduate and graduate study in countries all over the world. Come learn more about how your interests could be funded by a scholarship or fellowship!

View a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grant opportunities related to Asian Studies >>


Public lecture –
Smash and Spit! Cultural Destruction at Urban Sites in Early Modern China
Thursday, Nov 20 @ 4:30pm
PSU Urban Center, Second Floor Gallery

This presentation will explore the smashing of statues at two famous sites in the city of Hangzhou during the Ming period (1368-1644): the Shrine to Yue Fei and the Buddhist sculptures at Lingyin Monastery’s Feilaifeng. Dr. Desmond Cheung, PSU professor of Chinese history, will consider the political and religious motives and meanings behind these acts of cultural violence and how such acts constitute a participation in a kind of public history.  This event is sponsored by the PSU Institute for Asian Studies.  Read more >>



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