The Center for Global Engagement at JMU presents a diverse buffet of events during International Week 2022: Expand Your Global Palate! 

We invite you to participate in the I-Week 2022 programming to develop more awareness of your own identity as well as how you connect with the broader world. We hope you will join us “at the table” to expand your palate and challenge yourself with new experiences during I-Week.

I-Week Photo Contest

Voting period: 9/19 - 9/25

Globe trotters and cultural connoisseurs worldwide entered their best travel photos into the I-Week photo contest! It is time to VOTE for your favorite photo in each category.  

A) Landscape B) Portrait C) Food

International Bazaar
  • Date: Monday, September 19 
  • Time: 11 AM - 2 PM
  • Location: 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!

Global Culinary Series
  • Date: Monday, September 19 
  • Location: HART School Kitchen (Godwin)
  • Event capped at 30 - first come, first served!

Session 1: 11 AM - 12 PM with Mashita

Session 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM with Mashita

Come activate your palate with an "out of this world" experience! Mashita specializes in creating finely crafted cuisine featuring fresh, wholesome ingredients. Chef Mikey combines bold flavors and draws inspiration from many French influences blended with Korean flavors to create an explosion of umami on your tongue.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 20 
  • Location: HART School Kitchen (Godwin)
  • Event capped at 30 - first come, first served!

Session 1: 11 AM - 12 PM with Tassie Pippert

Session 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM with Tassie Pippert

Come expand your global palate with CGE! Join JMU's very own Certified Chef & Sommelier, Tassie Pippert, as she prepares a global lunch series with her students. You're in for a treat and you won't leave hungry.


Expanding Your World: Experiences from the U.S. Department of State
  • Date: Tuesday, September 20 
  • Time: 7 - 8:30 PM 
  • Location: Hall of Presidents 

Join us for a panel discussion featuring representatives from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. Their mission is to deliver programs and services aimed at reducing the harmful effects of at-risk, illicitly proliferated, and indiscriminately used conventional weapons of war. Since 1993, this office has supported programs in more than 100 countries working with national governments, international NGOs and local partners. JMU students will also learn about a unique opportunity to work as a full-time fellow in the office. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and catered reception.

Study Abroad Fair
  • Date: Wednesday, September 21 
  • Time:10am - 12pm; 12:30 - 4pm
  • Location: Festival Grand 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!

Peace Corps Application Workshop
  • Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • Time: 4:30-6:00pm
  • Location: CGE Classroom - Holland Yates Hall (formerly Madison Hall), second floor

Do you want to apply to serve in the Peace Corps? Join CGE staff and a Peace Corp recruiter as they discuss and provide tips for completing the Peace Corps application.

D.E.E.P Impact Dialogue
  • Wednesday, September 21 
  • Time: 7 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Union Ballroom

Wherever you are around the world, the definition of 'empathy' remains the same. But the way it is expressed can vary dramatically from one culture to another. Look around you and notice what separates and bonds us. What are the tools or languages can one employ to be a more empathetic global citizen? Facilitators will lead participants in a dialogue of looking inward to bring forth an intercultural perspective.

Global Careers Panel

This facilitated discussion with public and private sector leaders will shed light on the value of global competencies in the workforce and the opportunities JMU offers to build a resume that reflects these highly sought-after skills.


Global Crafternoon
  • Thursday, September 22 
  • Time: 1:30 PM - 3 PM
  • Location: The Union Patio

Join Student Activities & Involvement 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 23 
  • Time: 11 AM - 2 PM
  • Location: Hillside Field

Come to Hillside Field to participate in the 2022 Global Games! Globally-inspired activities and games from around the world will be available for teams and individuals to play. Light refreshments will be served. 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!

Harrisonburg International Festival
  • Saturday September 24
  • Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Location: Downtown Harrisonburg 

The Harrisonburg International Festival is returning to downtown Harrisonburg on September 24, 2022 with an exciting new format! Start at Court Square for a casual community gathering where you can visit international food trucks and artisan booths, catch up with friends and neighbors at the Global Village, then circulate to participating downtown businesses that will be hosting more international food, entertainment, educational, and interactive “pop-ups” of all kinds. Choose your own path or follow a self-guided itinerary available through the festival app. Either way, get out and experience Harrisonburg’s diverse culture and the festival’s longstanding ethos: “Educate, Entertain, and Eat!”. Learn more!



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