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International Education Week at Laurier: Nov. 13-18, 2017

Every year, Laurier International hosts International Education Week (IEW), which showcases the programs available to you to add international experience to your education. This year, IEW will take place from Nov. 13 to 18, with events happening on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

In Waterloo, IEW kicks off with the International Opportunities Fair, on Monday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Concourse. At the fair, you can learn more about Laurier’s exchange partners and where and when you can study abroad on exchange. There are exchange opportunities at more than 60 institutions in 25 countries, providing you with a variety of options for studying abroad.

In Brantford, you are invited to start IEW with the International Students’ Association of Brantford Culture Event, on Monday, Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Research and Academic Centre West (RCW) lobby, to learn about and celebrate different cultures.

For those interested in going on exchange to the United Kingdom, Laurier has recently developed an exchange agreement with the University of Lincoln, for students in the Faculty of Arts. If you’re interested in learning more about the University of Lincoln, you can attend an information session on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., in Arts C Wing, Room 2C2.

For those interested in going abroad to Australia or France, there will be information sessions to help you find the opportunity that’s best for you. And if you’re still wondering if going on exchange is right for you, check out the Go Abroad panel in Brantford, from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the SC Johnson Building, room SCJ127, to hear the experiences and advice from students who have gone on exchange.

If you have already gone abroad or gained other international experience, join career consultant Jessie Eulenberg for a session on Marketing Your International Experience, on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Career Centre, room CC101, in Waterloo. Jessie can help you identify your important international skills and show you how to market these skills in your resumés, cover letters and interviews.

To help keep you well fed, Laurier International has partnered with the Indigenous Student Centre to provide soup and frybread on Nov. 14 in Waterloo and on Nov. 16 in Brantford. As well, the dining hall in Waterloo will be serving International Eats all week, featuring cuisine from a different country each day. Portuguese, Brazilian and Thai foods are just some of the offerings that will be available.

IEW will wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 18 with the day-long UN Sustainable Development Goals conference, held at Bricker Academic in Waterloo. Transportation will be provided for Brantford students who wish to attend.

Be sure to check out the full schedule for the most up-to-date information on International Education Week. We hope to see you there!