2017 International Education Week


The Office of International Education is gearing up to celebrate International Education Week – November 13-17!

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. You can learn more about the International Education Week initiative here. Students, faculty, staff and community members are all encouraged to participate in and recognize this important week of programming.

Note: All events and activities will be held on the Brunswick campus unless otherwise noted in the schedule.

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 13

Immigration & Deportation

Title: “The Visitor"
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Locations: Health & Science Building, Room 112 / Camden Center, Room 202

A widower and college economics professor finds his existence shaken up when he befriends two illegal immigrants, one of whom is being threatened with deportation by U.S. immigration authorities. A facilitated conversation will follow the conclusion of the film.
Global Perspectives: Voices from International Students
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Student Activity Center / The Anchor

What is it like to be an international student at CCGA? This student-led panel discussion will reflect on their initial experiences, perceived cultural differences from their home countries, as well as international current events from their point of view as international students. A Q&A will be part of the presentation as well as a visual presentation, capturing images from their CCGA experiences.

Tuesday, November 14

Study Abroad Fair (Camden Center)

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Camden Center Rotunda

Interested in studying abroad? Stop by our Camden Center Study Abroad Fair to talk to study abroad representatives and CCGA students who studied abroad.


Live Webcast

NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel (click to access)
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Online

Join the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award Presidential Panel live webcast from Washington, D.C. Watch this annual gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions as they discuss their successes in campus internationalization. This event is accessible free of charge.


Showcase of Cultures through Holidays & I’m a Global Mariner!
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Student Activity Center / The Anchor

Celebrate the international diversity of CCGA. Students will showcase their cultures through holiday traditions with information tables, music, and food.


Come share your Global Mariner story during an open photo shoot. Are you or your parents from another country? Have you studied or lived abroad? Do you speak another language? At the open photo shoot you can write your story on a white board and have your photo taken with it by a photographer to add to our online Global Mariner Gallery!


International Trivia Night!
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Student Activity Center / The Anchor

Come join us for an internationally themed trivia night!

Wednesday, November 15

Study Abroad Fair (Brunswick)
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Campus Center Patio

Interested in studying abroad? Stop by our Study Abroad Fair to talk to study abroad representatives and CCGA students who studied abroad.


Golden Isles Strummers
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Campus Center Patio

A 40-plus player band, will perform songs and play music focused on global travel and exploration. Band members will wear berets and other international hats to enhance the celebration of international study. A study abroad bake sale will be held at the same time!


Vatican & Rome through the Eyes of an American Visitor
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Health & Sciences Building, Room 101

Fr. Timothy McKeown who serves as pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brunswick will speak on his recent trip to Rome and the Vatican and his impressions as an American visitor.

Thursday, November 16

Promoting Study Abroad Opportunities
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Mariner Village

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Lakeside Village

Dr. Carla Bluhm, Associate Professor of Psychology, will present an informative session on study abroad opportunities for CCGA students with a particular emphasis on summer study abroad through the USG's European Council.


International Field School Program in Indonesia

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Student Activity Center Meeting Room

Dr. Karen Hambright, Professor of Psychology, will present an overview of the IFSP and a description of her experience as an American traveling in Indonesia amidst the demands/rewards of conducting research in tropical field conditions on Tinjil Island. She will also provide information to students interested in participating in this unique study abroad experience.


Studying & Working Abroad Experiences

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Student Activity Center / The Anchor

Returning study abroad students and faculty members who lived and worked abroad will speak about their respective global experience, how it affected them, and what they learned along the way.


CCGA Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Locations: Student Activity Center Meeting Room / Camden Center, Room 202

An interactive panel presentation by faculty who are leading study abroad programs.


International Movie Night
Title: “The Intouchables”
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Stembler Theatre

A French film based on a true story that explores the unique friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his newly-hired, live-in caretaker. A panel discussion will follow the screening of the film.

Friday, November 17

Day of Service
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 307 Newcastle Street, Brunswick

Join us for a Day of Service focusing on the International Seafarers’ Center by helping prepare holiday gift boxes to send overseas and engage in other support projects.


International Fraud Week - Movie Presentation

Title: "Catch Me If You Can"
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Stembler Theater

A film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, a former conman who specialised in impersonation and forgery - mainly check fraud. He successfully performed cons by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor and a Louisiana parish prosecutor.

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