November 16, 2021

Goucher celebrates International Education Week with Global Coffee Hour and other events

International Education Week, held from Nov. 15-19, recognizes the benefits of a global education and exchange. Goucher is celebrating with a host of events.

It’s International Education Week, and Goucher College is proud to celebrate its students around the globe. With a 100% study abroad requirement, global exchange programs, and student body made up of individuals from 21 countries, Goucher students are given the global advantage they need to be engaged in the world at large.

International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, is celebrated Nov. 15-19 and recognizes the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

During the pandemic, to help connect international students studying from their home countries, the college began hosting a weekly conversation called the Global Coffee Hour.

This fall, the Global Coffee Hour has expanded to include all Goucher students, providing a space for international and American students to engage with each other around topics such as international cuisine, stereotypes, health care in the U.S., and more.

The next Global Coffee Hour will be held during International Education Week, Friday, November 19, at 11 a.m. in Pinkard, Athenaeum, Room 426. The conversation will feature Tien (Vietnam), Tasos (Greece), Nicco (Colombia), Ali (United Arab Emirates), and Nadean (Ghana), who will talk about their experience in the early days of COVID and these various countries approached mitigation strategies. In addition, participants will be encouraged to reflect on the role culture played in these public health decisions.

Other International Education Week events at Goucher still to come include: 

Wednesday, November 17 

Fulbright Information Session: 10:30 a.m., Registration Required 

Please join us for an interactive group presentation session to learn about opportunities for U.S. citizens to pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. During the session, you will learn about the types of Fulbright awards, application components, and tips, and get your questions answered. Following the program overview, attendees will enter a breakout room with their Fulbright Program adviser(s) to learn more about applying through their institution. Students need to register here:  

Russian Food and Culture: 3 p.m., Pinkard, Athenaeum, Room 426 

Stop by to sample Russian tea and snacks and learn more about the significance of tea in Russian society. Hosted by A’Yanna Solomon ’22. 

Thursday, November 18 

International Trivia: 6 p.m., Mary Fisher Dining 

Did you know there are two countries in the world that do not have Coca-Cola? Show off your knowledge of the world through this international trivia competition. Prizes will be awarded. Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Student Affairs. 

Friday, November 19 

Global Coffee Hour: COVID Responses Around the World: 11 a.m., Pinkard, Athenaeum, Room 426 

Join Tien (Vietnam), Tasos (Greece), Daniela (Ecuador), Ali (United Arab Emirates), and Nadean (Ghana) to hear about their experiences in the early days of COVID and consider how culture influenced the approach these various countries used regarding public health.

K-Pop Listening Party: 7 p.m., CREI, Athenaeum, 125 

Whether you have been a K-Pop fan for years or are just learning about this global phenomenon, you are invited to join this K-Pop Listening Party hosted by Aarika Camp, V.P. of Student Affairs.