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Food & Food for Thought:  Feed Your Global I.Q.
September 21 - 25, 2015

The Office of International Programs is happy to announce the 2015 International 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 also stimulate your mind, adding to your global I.Q.  Join us for this engaging International Week as we explore the many facets of food!

The opening festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 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 to 1 p.m.  The international events throughout the week will include …. a debate, a 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.

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 our 2015 International Week.