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

Browse through the events offered 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

X-Labs Global Open Lab
Monday - Friday, September 20-24
International Bazaar
Monday, September 20
Embedded Global Learning
Monday, September 20
CISR's 25th Anniversary
Tuesday, September 21
Global Community Building and the Role of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Tuesday, September 21
Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 22 
I-Week Reception
Wednesday, September 22
Photo Contest
Wednesday, September 22
Global Virtual Exchange with Student Peers
Thursday, September 23
A Global Thursday Crafternoon with UPB
Thursday, September 23
Peace Corps Prep Info Session
Friday, September 24
Global Games
Friday, September 24
International Education Week
November 15 - 19
Event Descriptions
X-Labs Global Open Lab

Monday - Friday, September 20-24 from 9AM - 2PM | Lakeview Hall, Room 1150

Come enjoy International Week with JMU X-Labs Open Lab (by appointment only)! During the week, Monday through Friday from 9 am - 2 pm, come to the lab to make an international/travel - inspired project of your choice! Some possible ideas include laser cut acrylic or wood luggage tag, laser cut wood world map, wood photo board, travel journal, personalized country cut outs, travel stickers, the possibilities are endless! Make your open lab appointment at picktime.com/jmuxlabs and put "I-Week project" followed by your idea in the booking notes. Check out JMU X-Labs on Pinterest for an I-Week Inspired project board!

International Bazaar

Monday, September 20 from 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!

Embedded Global Learning in the Classroom: Research to Practice Workshop

Monday, September 20 from 5 - 6:30PM | CGE Classroom, Madison Hall 2nd Floor

This hands-on workshop will empower faculty members to begin designing and assessing global learning experiences in their own courses. Participants will encounter research summaries that inform teaching practices and enhance student access to skills and dispositions that are highly valued in the workplace. Participants will learn firsthand about global learning activities, as well as assessment methods, that they can embed in their own in person or online courses. The workshop is appropriate for US and international faculty of any discipline and global learning leaders at all experience levels.

Global Community Building and the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tuesday, September 21 at 12PM | Zoom

Global Community Building and the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with featured speaker Andrew Gordon, CEO of Diversity Abroad. Join the Center for Global Engagement for a conversation with the CEO of Diversity Abroad, Andrew Gordon. Mr. Gordon will discuss the challenges and opportunities of global community building through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion – and especially what that means for higher education. Join us to learn more!

Register on Zoom.

CISR Celebrates 25 Years of Bringing the Global Community to JMU

Tuesday, September 21 from 7 - 8:30PM | Hall of Presidents (in-person) -or- watch the live stream!

Over the past 25 years, the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) and its partners at JMU (faculty, staff and students!) have engaged in humanitarian mine action and post-conflict work abroad. This work changes the community abroad, but also impacts the JMU community through their experiences. Join us for an expert panel discussion moderated by CISR’s Interim Director as we share stories and reflect on 25 years of progress and building our global community. Enjoy a light reception on the patio following the event.

Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 22 from 9:30AM - 4:30PM | Festival Ballroom

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. See the full schedule for the day!

International Week Reception

Wednesday, September 22 | by Invite Only

Interim Executive Director and staff from Center for Global Engagement will provide updates on the current state of international education, adjustments to current operations, and future plans for programs and enrollment.

Photo Contest

The CGE hosts the 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  photographs portraying poignant moments or experiences that show a visual slant on what it means to build a global community in 2021.

Visit the online gallery to upload and vote on your favorite images of 2021:

-Nature: https://pollunit.com/polls/aas4m1ppoyqdrybpzeklwq
-Architecture: https://pollunit.com/polls/mxc-db1tuv_m5srayltmka
-Human Spirit: https://pollunit.com/polls/ezu3q7zbw2nfjb1jgzmwdg
-Community: https://pollunit.com/polls/ja7xsl3c8uxyiwwzoyjlha

Winners will be invited to and recognized during the CGE's invite-only I-Week Reception!

Global Virtual Exchange Session

Thursday, September 23 from 8-10AM (EST) | Online via Zoom

JMU’s Center for Global Engagement invites students for a time of peer-to-peer engagement with university students from around the world through a facilitated virtual exchange session.

Practice the rules of dialogue and explore questions surrounding the topic of: "Who am I now? Engaging Locally and Globally Today"

  • How has your life changed over the past 18 months?
  • How have life priorities changed for you?
  • How do you keep being engaged locally and globally?

Register on Zoom

A Global Thursday Crafternoon with UPB

Thursday, September 23 from 12 - 3PM  |  Union Patio

Join UPB and CGE on the Union Patio for this week’s globally-inspired Thursday Crafternoon in honor of International Week and create a fun and free GLOBAL craft!

Global Games

Friday, September 24th from 10AM - 1PM  |  Hillside Field

Come to Hillside Field to participate in the 2021 Global Games! Globally-inspired games and games from around the world will be available for teams and individuals to play. Light refreshments will be available. So whether you are an active participant or just want to watch some friendly competition, come join in the fun as we wrap up our final day of I-Week!

Peace Corps Prep Virtual Info Session (Live!)

Friday, September 24 from 2 - 3PM | Zoom 

The JMU PC Prep Coordinators will host a live, drop-in virtual information session. Please join anytime during the hour to learn more about the Peace Corps and about JMU's PC Prep Certificate Program preparing students for all types of international work and service. This program is offered as part of JMU's International Week (I-Week) hosted by the Center for Global Engagement.

Time: Sep 24, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register on Zoom

International Education Week

November 15 - 19, 2021

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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