I-Week 2021: Building Global Community at Home and Abroad

Browse through our events on offer as part of CGE's International Week 2021. This list will continue to be updated, so please continue to check back ! Click on the link or scroll to the bottom of the page to read more about each event, get full program details and registration information. Questions? Email cge@jmu.edu.

International Bazaar
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Monday, September 20
Study Abroad Fair
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Wednesday, September 22 
CGE's Arcade
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TBD
Feedback Opportunities
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TBD 
Virtual Exchange
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TBD
Photo Contest Reception
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TBD
Harrisonburg's International Festival
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Saturday, September 25
International Education Week
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November 15 - 19
Event Descriptions
Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 22

Interested in going abroad?  Come and learn about different study abroad programs that await – India, Ireland, Japan, Spain, and South Africa… the JMU list of programs goes on to include 90+ different programs in 50+ countries around the world.  JMU semester, short-term, and graduate program directors and representatives will be available to share their experience and to answer your questions.  You will also have the opportunity to speak and learn about programs from other universities and providers. Transportation available from the Miller Hall bus stop to Festival and back throughout the event.

International Bazaar

Monday, September 20 | 11AM - 2PM

Warner Commons

The International Bazaar is a free event that will feature vendors, food, music, displays, and entertainment in the heart of campus. Vendors and student groups, bringing merchandise from around the world, will be there.  Don’t forget to bring cash – this will be a great place to pick up gifts for your friends and family or splurge on something for yourself!

CGE's Arcade: World Fun Facts

TBD

How well do you know your world? Let's find out during this fun and relaxed trivia Kahoot game!

Zoom Meeting ID: 843 1424 5718 - join us here!

CGE Feedback Opportunities

Throughout the Fall Semester

At the Center for Global Engagement, we want to make sure we're representing our international students, Study Abroad students, and Peace Corps Prep students well. Come share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns and have your voice heard so we can better advocate for your needs.

Learn more and register here!

Virtual Exchange

Thursday, November 12th | 7:30-9:30 am EST

JMU’s Center for Global Engagement invites you on a journey of meaning-making as you engage in dialogue with student peers from around the world through a facilitated virtual exchange session. Practice the rules of dialogue and explore questions such as:

  • How do gender and gender norms impact everyday life during a crisis?
  • How has advocacy for gender equality and inclusion been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you have any questions, please reach out to ic@jmu.edu.

Register Here

Photo Contest

September TBD

The CGE is excited to host our 21st annual International Week Photo Contest. Since 2000, JMU students, faculty, and staff have submitted awe-inspring images and videos from their journeys abroad. This year, we encourage you to submit photographs portraying poignant moments or experiences that show your visual slant on what it means to build a global community in 2021.

 

Online gallary coming soon, where you will be able to upload and vote on your favorite images of 2021!

Winners will be announced in September and will receive their photo frame.

Harrisonburg's International Festival

Saturday, September 25

The International Festival is a free day of family fun that celebrates the many cultures that make up our community. We feature international foods, music, dance, activities for all ages, and a multi-language area, featuring traditional folk art. 

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International Education Week

November 15 - 19

Join the NAFSA: The Association of International Educators as they host the annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide. Institutions across the United States and around the world are hosting events throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and internationalization.

Topics include campus internationalization, conflict resolution and social justice, research, and the economic impact of international students in your local area.

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