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I-Week 2016: DocUmenting Our Journeys
September 19 - 23, 2016



The Office of International Programs is happy to announce the 2016 International Week theme, “DocUmenting Our Journeys”  This year’s theme takes into account that the important part of the jouney is YOU. Today we have powerful tools for capturing life around us immediately in the moment and sharing it with the world.  

At JMU we are presented with a unique opportunity to learn from one another’s journeys.

Did you know:

- The Harrisonburg community is one of the most diverse areas in this region: one of 33 Church World Service Refugee Resettlement sites (and the site with the highest rate of refugee resettlement per capita) and the most diverse school system in Virginia (more than 50+ languages represented, close to 40% ELL/LEP). 

- More JMU students participate in study abroad than most of our peers (#1 for total number of students studying abroad on short term programs) with 1,200+ students studing in 55+ different countries.

- Our international student body has been increasing steadily over the past 5 years and continues to grow. Right now at JMU we have international students representing 70 countries.  

As we strive for creating a community that values cultural exchange and difference, the oIP is looking for proposals that provide new and innovative opportunities and ideas for documenting our diverse journeys and life stories.

DocUmenting Our Journeys, as a theme, gives you wide latitude in proposing a presentation, a panel, a workshop, a performance, a reading.  Let your memories be your springboard.