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International Education Symposium
November 20th, 2014
This day is intended to be a college-wide symposium celebrating the international achievements of SJU study abroad students, international students studying abroad at SJU, and other SJU students who are committed to or interested in international education and exchange. In celebrating these achievements, the event promotes and encourages international and cross-cultural experiences within the SJU community and worldwide. The event will take place during International Education Week.
International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.
Call for Submissions
All study abroad students, international students, and other students who have done international research, projects or work, or international SJU Immersion Programs are encouraged to participate. They may do so in the form of a poster presentation.
The first annual event will be held on Thursday, November 20th. The event will showcase the research, scholarship, and creative work of SJU’s study abroad and international students. In addition, this symposium provides an overview of the unique study abroad opportunities afforded through SJU’s Center for International Programs and highlights the involvement of SJU faculty in these opportunities.
We will work to accommodate other potential presentations or performances that do not fit within this format. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Research conducted during abroad experience
- Project completed during abroad experience or about abroad experience
- Culture shock
- Reverse culture shock
- Cultural Immersion
- Benefits of study abroad
- Adjusting to life in a new country/culture
- Lessons from abroad
- Diversity abroad
- Volunteering/interning/working abroad or with an international organization in the US
- Career impact of international experiences
- Country specific topic related to abroad experience
- Other topics related to students’ abroad experience
- International research submitted for an SJU course
- Cross-cultural collaboration
These are broad topic suggestions. It is suggested to narrow your topic down to something more specific within a category. For example, “The Role of Women in India”, "Food Culture in Italy", "Culture Shock in the US", “Lessons from Volunteering in a South African NGO”.
Excerpt from the Center for International Programs Mission: Saint Joseph's University's commitment to promoting international knowledge is fundamental to the institution's overarching Jesuit mission of service to all people regardless of nationality or other life circumstance and to advocate for the service of faith and promotion of justice. In so doing, international education at Saint Joseph's University in all of its forms seeks to “raise our Jesuit educational standard to ‘educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world.'”
The Jesuit mission knows no borders, and Saint Joseph's University, as a Jesuit institution, encourages students and faculty to take a truly global view of their opportunities and their responsibilities and be equipped with the knowledge and training that will enable them to effectively engage with and respond to people and cultures from all parts of the world; and to use their talents towards the betterment of others.*
We are looking for submissions that exemplify this mission and “living greater”.
*Read the full mission statement here.
Tentative Event Schedule
10am-2pm: Student Poster Presentations (Campion North Lounge)
11am-12:15pm: Faculty Panel (Forum Theater)