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International Education/Modern Languages Week


"Henna on My Hands"
Student Center Atrium
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Experience the beauty of Arabic culture through the art of Henna.
This practice is traditionally used in wedding ceremonies. 

"Interculural Learning Showcase - 
Study Abroad Experiences"
Stapleton Lounge, LeMans Hall
5:30 - 7:00 pm 
Recent study abroad returnees will share their study abroad experiences and interactions with local people in different cultural contexts. We will announce the 2014 Study Abroad Photo/Video/Essay Contests winners and recognize the 2014-15 study abroad peer advisors. Information about the 2015 CWIL student travel grants will be offered.

Italian Movie - "Ciao, Professore!"
Hello Professor
Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and his is sent to work in
Corzano, a town near Naples. A life in which only power and violence are 
worth respecting, Sperelli tries to teach something different but he gets 
their respect only by slapping a student



"Writing Across the World - ELS Program"
Student Center Atrium
12:00 - 1:00 pm 
The English Language School students invite you to visit the Student Center atrium to learn more about their native languages. Students from Japan, Korea, India, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia will share their language by writing your name or favorite saying on a card you can take with you.
Please join us and learn more about languages from across the world! 

"Global Women's Leadership (SUSI) Summer Seminar"
Conference Room, A,B,C, Student Center
4:00 - 5:00 pm 
Come hear about an exciting summer class at Saint Mary’s College in Gender and Women's Studies (GWS 275). The six-credit class will be taught in conjunction with a Study of the US Institute (SUSI), funded by a grant from the Department of State. Through this program, twenty young women from North Africa and the Middle East will join Saint Mary's students in the class. In this session, we will share highlights of the previous classes and discuss opportunities for
Saint Mary’s students to participate in the 2015 SUSI on “Educating Tomorrow’s Global Women Leaders.” 

"The Impact of Study Abroad: Alumnae Panel"
Conference Room D,E,F, Student Center
6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Three study abroad alumnae speakers from Indiana who will talk about how the impact of studying abroad has resonated throughout their lives and current careers. The three speakers are Jillian Boerstler’01 ( Administrative Director of Imaging for Franciscan Alliance’s Central Indiana Region), Cara Grabowski’ 08 (Event and Communication Manager at St. Joe County Chamber of Commerce), and Karolyn Wojtowicz’ 11 (Coordinator for Off-Campus Learning at DePauw University). The event is co-sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership Program and the Cross Currents Collegiate Speaker Series/Indiana Belle Bridges Programs, which is funded by the Lilly Endowment’s Initiative to Promote Educational Collaborations. 

French/Spanish Movie - "L'Auberge Espagnola (2002)"
Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
7:30 - 9:00 pm
As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, an economics student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish language. Promising that they'll remain close, he says farewell to his loving girlfriend, then heads to Barcelona. Following his arrival, Xavier is soon thrust into a cultural melting pot when he moves into an apartment full of international students. An Italian, an English girl, a boy from Denmark, a young girl from Belgium, a German and a girl from Tarragona all join him in a series of adventures that serve as an initiation to life. 



"Korean Pop Music"
Noble Family Dining Hall
12:00 - 1:00 pm

"India 2014: Assessing the Elections and Beyond"
Panel Discussion
Warner Conference Room, Student Center
6:00 - 7:00 pm
The 2014 Indian election, which was held in mid-April was heralded as the biggest voting event in the world, with more than 800 million registered voters going to the polls. This panel seeks to address the implications of India’s 2014 general election which ushered in an unprecedented victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party and their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. 

Arabic Moive  - "Turtles Can Fly (2005)"
Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. 



"International Cultural Festival"
Showcase of World Traditions & Cultures
Student Center Lounge, Rice Commons
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Students will be presenting their home country along with sharing music, dance and cultural talents from around the world. Come watch a few performances or stay for the whole event! Wonderful refreshments will be available. 

Chinese Movie - " People's Park (2012)"
Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
7:30 - 9:00 pm
The film is a 78-minute single shot documentary that immerses viewers in an unbroken journey through a famous urban park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The film explores the dozens of moods, rhythms, and pockets of performance coexisting in tight proximity within the park’s prismatic social space, capturing waltzing couples, mighty sycamores, karaoke singers, and buzzing cicadas in lush 5.1 surround sound. A sensory meditation on cinematic time and space, PEOPLE’S PARK offers a fresh gaze at public interaction, leisure and self-expression in China.


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