The intent of International Week (I-Week) is to be a truly campus-wide event and one that reflects James Madison University's spirit: "All Together One." For this reason, but also to draw from the many great experiences, ideas, and expertise that the many individuals from this community can contribute, we are looking for your ideas for programs and/or events that we could feature during International Week.
I-Week 2015 will take place during the last full week of September (from Monday, September 21, until Friday, September 25). We welcome ideas for programs and/or events that will reflect our 2015 I-Week theme: Food & Food for Thought: Feed Your Global I.Q. This year’s theme begins with a common thread shared by all cultures and people, food. Food is an essential aspect of our human existence, yet each culture follows unique customs in types and meanings of its food. Whether it’s gazpacho from Spain or polow from Iran, the use of chopsticks or injera, how hospitality is connected to food or how fasting (and feasting) is a traditional expression of faith, we hope the events during I-Week will not only entice your taste buds but will stimulate your mind, adding to your global I.Q.
We look forward to proposals that explore your discipline, expertise and/or related interest of yours and/or your organization through the filter/lenses of the I-Week theme: Food & Food for Thought: Feed Your Global I.Q. Also, we will consider other internationally-focused events, which we will add to the program as time and space permit.
While we do not have a budget sufficient to fund all of the proposals, we will support ideas as resources allow based on their relevancy, financial feasibility, and creativity. We will also consider how other proposed programs and events can be combined and how different departments and organizations can collaborate with one another.