International Education Week

Join Central Piedmont's Global Learning office as we celebrate International Education Week.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare students for a global environment.

Schedule of Events

All events are free.

  • Week Long Events

    NC Scholars of Global Distinction and Study Abroad Scholarship Competition

    Central Piedmont’s Global Scholars and Study Abroad students compete for travel scholarships with a global learning poster display on all campuses.

  • Friday, November 10

    International Festival
    Levine Campus, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Join Levine Campus in an international gallery walk, watch a talent show, participate in games, activities, and more.

    This event is sponsored by Levine Middle College and is open to all Central Piedmont students and employees.

  • Monday, November 13

    Represent Your Country Day
    All campuses

    Kickstart International Education Week by wearing clothes that highlight where you are from. 

    Take pictures of your outfit and submit them via this form for a chance to win a prize.

    Merancas Goes Global Information Table
    Merancas Campus, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Medellín: A Journey through Vibrant Art and History
    Central Campus, Parr Center, Room 2160, 12-1 p.m.

    Join the Center for Global Engagement for a live, virtual walking tour of Medellín, Colombia, in partnership with the Study Abroad Association. RSVP for the tour.

    Study Abroad Q&A Session
    Central Campus, Parr Center, Room 2160 or Hybrid, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Are you interested in learning about studying abroad and the opportunities offered by Central Piedmont? Attend this panels of students and faculty who have studied abroad previously and hear about their experiences and upcoming programs. RSVP for the panel.

  • Tuesday, November 14

    Cato Goes Global Information Table
    Cato Campus, 12-1:30 p.m.

    A Multiethnic World: Life in Early Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
    Merancas Campus, Belk Center for Justice, Room 134, 2-3:15 p.m.

    Attend this lecture by Dr. Hugh Dussek, history department chair, about the histories of the many people who lived in early Mecklenburg County, North Carolina: the Native Americans, the people who came from England, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as African Americans and Germans. Sign up to attend virtually or in person.

    "Past Lives" Film Screening
    Levine Campus, Levine I, Room 2150, 3:30-6 p.m.

    Join the Film Club to watch "Past Lives," a moving story about two childhood friends from South Korea reuniting. 

    Harper Goes Global Information Table
    Harper Campus, Harper I, Room TBD, 5-6:30 p.m.

    Visit the Global Learning information table and enjoy international refreshments, games, music and crafts! 

  • Wednesday, November 15

    “Ghana: Global Mamas, a Fair Trade Organization”
    Harris Campus, Harris I, Room 1120, 9-10 a.m., watch party
    Snacks and hot beverages will be provided by Student Engagement.

    In this live session, connect with leaders of Global Mamas, a unique, woman-run Fair Trade Organization. Team members from Ghana and the United States will share the history and practices of their organization, what exactly "fair trade" means, and how you can integrate fair trade choices into your life. This session may be watched individually or shown in class. Learn more and sign up for this virtual event.

    Harris Goes Global Information Table
    Harris Campus, Harris I, Room 1120, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Warm Up Wednesday: International Edition
    Harper Campus, Harper IV, Room 102, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Join Student Engagement for globally-themed get-to-know-you activities, refreshments, and more.

    Mint Museum Randolph Guided Tour: What Art of the Ancient Americas Can Tell Us About the Past and Present
    12:30-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    What can art tell us about places, spaces, and the people that exist within them? How can we employ geographic frameworks to gain a better understanding of our past and present? Join us as we consider the five themes of geography (location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction) through the lens of artworks from the ancient Americas, and reflect upon the importance of primary sources to shaping our perceptions of cultural and physical landscapes.

    Sign up to attend the tour at 12:30 p.m.

    Sign up to attend the tour at 2:30 p.m.

    Harper Goes Global Information Table
    Harris Campus, 5-6:30 p.m.

    People of the World Meet & Greet
    The People's Market Elizabeth, 1609 Elizabeth Avenue, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Join International House of Charlotte, Central Piedmont’s Center for Global Engagement, and other students and employees from the college at The People’s Market Elizabeth. Learn more about Charlotteans from Ghana, Ghanaian culture, and International House of Charlotte and the work they do.

  • Thursday, November 16

    Central Goes Global Information Table
    Central Campus, Parr Center, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    "The Quiet Girl "and "An Irish Goodbye" Irish Film Screening
    Central Campus, Parr Center, Room 2160, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

    Join the Center for Global Engagement to view and discuss "The Quiet Girl" and An Irish Goodbye, two new Irish films. This screening is presented in association with the Irish Film Institute’s IFI International program, supported by Culture Ireland, and distributors Super Ltd and Network Ireland Television. Sign up to attend the film screening.

  • Friday, November 17

    Japanese Tea Ceremony
    Virtual, 9-10 a.m.

    Attend this virtual event to learn more about Japanese Tea Ceremonies.

    One World Different Cultures: International Potluck and Conversation
    Central Campus, Parr Center, Room 2160, 12-2 p.m.

    Do you want to learn more about the cultures of other countries? Would you like to try foods from new cultures? You can read things online or hear things from friends and family, but it’s not the same as hearing from individuals who grew up in those countries. Bring an international or American dish to share for an international potluck and learn about different cultures and practices from our international students. Food may be homemade or purchased. RSVP for the International Potluck.

About the Initiative

International Education Week