International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It was first held in 2000 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world. Read more »

NMC’s 2019 commemoration of International Education Week is Nov. 18-21 and includes three days of global food and music, a guided museum tour, talks from former Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and more!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Global Flavors Days and Tunes

International Club members and Sodexo have developed a special menu. Let your senses experience tastes, smells, and sounds from afar.

    • Monday: Morocco
    • Tuesday: Italy
    • Wednesday: India

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hawk Owl Café, Oleson Center

Tuesday:  Dennos Museum Tour

Come enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s unique Inuit art collection featuring key pieces and bringing a spotlight onto the Canadian Arctic region and way of life as well as Carole Harris’s current exhibition Art Quilts.  Throughout Art Quilts, you will see how Harris extends the boundaries of traditional quilting by exploring other forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textures, materials, and objects.  While there, view the artistic impact of  natural  and constructed environments from her personal travels to Europe, China, Japan, and the Caribbean. Free to students, faculty and staff.

12:15-12:50 p.m., Tour will meet at the front desk of the Dennos Museum

Wednesday: Study Abroad Photo Contest Reveal

Winner’s photos will be on display in the front lobby of the library.  Stop by the NMC Study Abroad table to hear about the benefits and impact of abroad experiences and learn about the opportunities for the Spring of 2020. Each year NMC sends approximately 60 students abroad.  Find out the next steps to take to be one of them!

12:30-2 p.m., Osterlin Library, main lobby

Wednesday: What’s Up World?! Civil Disobedience

International Club will facilitate this month’s featured discussion topic of civil disobedience– what it is, it’s impact and looking at examples in our current world.  Meet the active members of International Club. Learn how you can be a part of this student organization whose mission is to build bridges and friendships among different cultures.  What’s Up World?!  is a monthly student-led talk series that investigates current global topics.  Join us for complimentary snacks in a living room setting and enjoy enlightening conversation.  No prior knowledge on the topics is required.

8:30-9:45 p.m., East Hall Lower Study Lounge

Thursday: Global Literature Group: Blue Label by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles (Venezuela)

The NMC Global Literature Reading Group meets twice a year to discuss a book about the life in another culture. The group aims to bring together NMC faculty and staff from all departments and disciplines to stimulate critical thinking, literary pleasure, awareness of global diversity, and cultural interconnections. You can get this semester’s featured book for $5 in the Osterlin Library.

Noon-1 p.m., Scholars Hall 103

Thursday:  Passport to the Peace Corps with former Director of the Peace Corp, Carrie Hessler-Radelet

If you’ve ever been just a little bit curious about the Peace Corps then join Carrie as she speaks specifically to students about the continued relevancy and impact of the Peace Corps and humanitarian work on individuals and the world.   She will share pivotal stories and provide takeaways for those curious in this commitment through service. 

12:15-1 p.m., Scholars Hall 109, Auditorium

Thursday: International Affairs Forum:  Engaging For Good:  Can One Individual Volunteer Change the World? with Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Former Director of the Peace Corps

In the face of significant political, humanitarian and developmental challenges around the world, how can a single volunteer or humanitarian hope to make a difference?  Carrie Hessler-Radelet, returns to her native northern Michigan to tell stories from her four decades of humanitarian service.  Join us for a very inspiring evening of possibilities.  This is a community-wide event.  Tickets are free to students and educators with a school ID. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the door for community members.

6-7:15 p.m., Hagerty Center