Trine celebrates International Education Week

IEWTrine University is celebrating International Education Week this week, Nov. 13-17.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.

The week features activities each day. Today, Nov. 13, is Intercultural Friendship Day, with students encouraged to snap a picture with a new friend using a T-Gear filter available in the University Center, residence halls and Hershey Hall from 5-8 p.m.

Tuesday will be an Interfaith Dialogue from 4-5 p.m. in Best Hall 213/215. Participants are welcome to ask questions and hear from peers about their faith in order to break barriers of inherited stereotypes and innocent misunderstandings regarding religion. Students receive CHAT credit for attending this event.

The regular Christian Campus House Tuesday night worship service at 7 p.m. in Fabiani Theatre will welcome all cultures as the service features music sung in different languages.

Wednesday the Study Abroad Club will hold a “Par-tea” in the University Center student lounge from 4-5 p.m. as students can drink tea, hear about members’ study abroad experiences and find out how they can get involved.

Thursday, the Overlooked Film Festival will show “A United Kingdom,” based on the true story of a cross-cultural romance, from 7-8 p.m. in Fabiani Theatre.

On Friday, the Office of Student Engagement will present “Zootopia” at 8 p.m. in Fabiani Theatre. This Disney film metaphorically explores issues and conflict.