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International Education Week 2016 at LSU Global

LSU Global student Jade Martindale represents Panama to celebrate International Education Week.

LSU Global is thrilled to be celebrating International Education Week 2016 with a series of fun and information daily activities.

Program students and staff wore clothes Monday that represented their home countries and posted pictures on social media to help further spread awareness of the week-long national event.

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Tuesday featured a pair of well-received activities.

LSU Global welcomed not only its staff and students to designate on a map any countries they had visited, leaving all hemispheres and time zones feathered with purple and gold markers, as shown below.

The Fall 2016 and Spring 2016 cohorts then enjoyed a pot-luck style dinner in their afternoon “Live Learn Grow” class in which students prepared and brought food from their home countries to share.

The remainder of the week’s events continue the theme of celebrating international students’ home cultures while also educating American-born students in the process.

LSU Global has teamed with the Olinde Career Center to host a table Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Free Speech Alley where the departments are providing information on the on-campus resources available to apply for and secure a passport.

On Thursday, LSU Dining is scheduled to prepare meals from LSU Global students’ home countries and serve the dishes in The 5 and 459 dining halls for the entire LSU community to have the opportunity to enjoy.

And finally, on Friday, several LSU Global students will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Free Speech Alley to provide mini-language lessons of their native tongues to fellow students interested in learning key words and phrases.

In addition to LSU Global’s schedule, International Programs is also sponsoring a pair of events.

A panel of LSU experts and visiting scholars held Wednesday “an intercultural discussion” entitled “Weather, Water and Climate.”

Students can also visit the 2016 International Research Fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday morning in the Student Union’s Atchafalaya Room.

The event will provide an opportunity to observe 10 presentations by visiting scholars from various countries and a keynote address from Dr. Claudia Escobar, the former magistrate of the Court of Guatemala and Reagan-Fascell Fellow of the National Endowment for Democracy, at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, at Harvard.

Check out the Halloween fun LSU Global had this year!

Halloween has been a clear favorite of LSU Global students through the program’s four semesters thus far.

For all the football tailgating, crawfish, shopping trips and other events, the group appears to have as much fun visiting The 13th Gate haunted house, painting pumpkins and enjoying seasonal treats as arguably any other activity.

Check out some photographs from this year’s celebration.




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