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JMU International Week is a celebration of countries and cultures the world over. Participants focus on the commonalities that make all of us human.

Held Sept. 20-24 this year, I-Week serves as a reminder that being a member of the global community means each of us should look at our responsibilities to ourselves and others and to consider how we can ensure cooperation and collaboration in our interconnected world.

 Students at a display at the International Bazaar

The International Bazaar featured displays by JMU student groups from around the world. The event on Monday, Sept. 20, included global merchandise from many of the 75 different countries represented at JMU.

 

Students at a food buffet

Food from a host of different countries was available for sampling during the International Bazaar, an event that also included music and other entertainment on The Commons in the heart of JMU's campus Monday, Sept. 20.

 A room with tables and flags for the study abroad fair

India, Ireland, Japan, Spain and South Africa were among the plethora of programs represented during the Study Abroad Fair that ran throughout the day Wednesday, Sept. 22.

 

Student signing up for study abroad information

The Study Abroad Fair gave students an opportunity to learn about JMU's 90+ different programs in 50+ different countries. Program directors and representatives were on hand during the Wednesday, Sept. 22, event to share their experiences and answer questions from students with interests in studying outside the U.S. 

 

Students doing global crafts

Crafternoon was a globally inspired dose of fun aimed at helping JMU students create a free global craft. The Thursday, Sept. 23, event co-hosted by JMU's University Program Board and Center for Global Engagement, took place on the Union Patio.  

 

Sign on sidewalk for global games event

Hillside Field was the place to be Friday, Sept. 24, for the I-Week 2021 Global Games, a mixture of team and individual games from around the globe.  

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Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2021

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