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International Education Week


The International Education Program (IEP) would like to invite you to participate in this year’s International Education Week events at COD.  International Education Week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education to recognize the benefits of international cultural exchange and education in the United States. To celebrate COD’s vibrant international student community and our opportunities for COD students to study abroad, the IEP has planned the following events. Please visit our International Education Week webpage or contact me for more information. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating COD’s global connections! 

Monday, 11/13 - Roadrunners Abroad
3:30 p.m. at the Indio Campus, Room 105
Learn about the fieldwork adventures of Early Childhood Education students in Costa Rica last summer, as well as opportunities to follow in their footsteps!   

Tuesday, 11/14 – Situation Room: North Korea
12:30 p.m. in the Palm Desert CSSC Multipurpose Room
Join a diverse panel of COD professors for a lively discussion on this dangerous global dilemma.  


Wednesday, 11/15 – International Transfer Success
11 a.m. Outside of the Palm Desert CSSC East Entrance
The IEP will host a variety of universities for a mini international student transfer fair followed by a university transfer application workshop.


Thursday, 11/16 – International Trivia Competition
12 p.m. in the Palm Desert CSSC Multipurpose Room
Back by popular demand!  The IEP invites faculty and staff to form teams of students for an exciting test of global knowledge.     


Thursday, 11/16 – International Club Social Gathering
4 p.m. in the Palm Desert Campus Amphitheater (between the CSSC and Communication Building)
Join the International Club for an evening of cultural music and dance as they celebrate COD’s global diversity.  


International Art Competition
In addition to these events, the IEP invites all currently enrolled COD students to enter our 2017 International Education Week Art Competition!  In recognition of the international perspectives, aspirations, and talents represented among our students, we are request artistic submissions of any type that represent the theme “Perspectives on Global Diversity.”  Deadline to submit your art entry is Thursday, November 9 by 6 p.m. in the International Education Program Office, second floor of the Cravens Student Services Center. We also invite the campus community to vote on the artwork they think best captures this theme. Voting will take place in the IEP conference room (CSSC 248) on Monday, November 13 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Art supply gift cards of $200, $150, and $100 will be awarded to the contest winners!