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International Week

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One World, Many Stories
September 22 - 26, 2014

The Office of International Programs is happy to announce the 2014 International Week theme, “One World, Many Stories.”  This year's theme hopes to create space for sharing our many stories and experience.  We hope the theme will be inclusive of cultures, countries and systems that encompass our global community.  Come particpate in the many events during I-Week, as we share our stories.    

The opening festivities will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, September 22, with an international bazaar on The Commons.  We hope you’ll come out to enjoy various street vendors, a sampling of food, and the cultural parade with a “performance” from noon - 1 p.m.  The international events throughout the week will include …. a debate event, a musical concert featuring JMU musicians, a study abroad fair, a photo contest, and a world cup soccer tournament. Be sure to check the calendar of events for times and locations.

Also on tap this week is the Furious Flower Poetry Center's conference, held once a decade and featuring readings that are free and open to the public.  Visit to see how many words your I-Week can hold.

Please join us as we commemorate cultural diversity at JMU. We invite our community of Harrisonburg, also rich in many languages and cultures, to join us and be part of 2014 International Week.