Notre Dame to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 14 to 18

Author: McKenna Pencak

International Education Week

Each year, International Student Services & Activities (ISSA), in conjunction with other campus departments and organizations, hosts International Education Week (IEW) at the University of Notre Dame. IEW is a national event that is coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate and promote global exchange between the United States and other countries. This year, IEW will take place Nov. 14 to 18 (Monday to Friday).

The following IEW events are open to the public:

  • On Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m., ISSA will host the International Taste of South Bend in the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom. Attendees may sample a variety of international cuisines provided by local ethnic restaurants.
  • On Nov. 17, FTT will host “Latina Theatre Today: New Voices,” a one-day conference celebrating contemporary Latina theatre. The conference will begin at 1 p.m. in McKenna Hall Room 210.
  • On Nov.17 at 6:30 p.m., artist Nandita Raman will speak on her award-winning black and white photographs of old Indian cinema halls in the Snite Museum of Art Mestrovic Studio Gallery.
  • The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will present the acclaimed Thai film, “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.
  • On Nov. 18, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will host an encore broadcast of “The Kitchen,” a live theatrical performance from London, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday, ISSA will sponsor a sale of goods and handicrafts from the fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages, which provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. Ten Thousand Villages will sell products in the Hesburgh Library atrium from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
  • ISSA and Notre Dame International will host a supply drive for the American Red Cross, St. Joseph County Chapter’s Refugee Resettlement Program, which became an authorized refugee resettlement agency in 2010. The Refugee Resettlement Program is in need of toys for children aged one through 12, school supplies, and unopened toiletries. Donation collection boxes will be available Nov. 14 to 18 in Notre Dame International, located in 105 Main Building, and at the International Taste of South Bend on Nov. 16.


IEW co-sponsors are the Canadian Association of Notre Dame Youths (CANDY), the Career Center, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, FTT, Hesburgh Library, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Notre Dame International, Snite Museum of Art, and Ten Thousand Villages.

For more information and a complete list of International Education Week events, click here.

Originally published by McKenna Pencak at on November 07, 2011.