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International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW)
Week 8 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 12 - Friday, Nov 16, 2018

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Advocacy from Within: An International Student's Experience in America
Monday, Nov 12 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
What does it mean to be an international student? Hear one student's account of navigating academic exchange, U.S. immigration hurdles, and societal microaggressions. Join graduate student Ana Lobo in a conversation about immigration, advocacy, rights, and cultural identity in the U.S. today.

Studying in Denmark: Secrets of the 3rd Happiest Country in the World
Tuesday, Nov 13 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Denmark is a stark contrast to Southern California. The weather is cold, cloudy, and wet. The public transportation system works. The drinking age is 16. You get taxed for the emissions your car produces. Listen to Caltech undergraduate Sophus Shackford share stories of academia and hippie communes from his four-month study abroad near Copenhagen.

Dish and Discuss: A Mathematical Journey through Africa
Wednesday, Nov 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Bechtel Dining Room
Since 2011, Caltech’s Von Karman Postdoctoral Instructor, Dr. Franca Hoffmann, has been involved with Supporting African Mathematics Initiatives (SAMI), a UK-based charity that works to address access to and quality of mathematics education in Africa. SAMI currently works in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda and supports a wide variety of projects crossing education, research and global development. Come hear how Dr. Hoffmann became involved in STEM outreach in Africa.  Hosted by Caltech Center for Diversity.

Empowering Developing Communities with Medical Technology and Training
Thursday, Nov 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Caltech undergraduate students George Daghlian and Michael Yao co-founded AtriaConnect, a nonprofit organization that empowers developing communities with low-cost medical technology and the training to sustain it in practice.  AtriaConnect has launched a project in Haiti and is expanding to Armenia.  Fellow undergraduate, Ramya Deshpande, joined AtriaConnect as a student volunteer to grow the organization’s online platform to connect physicians in low-income communities to specialist expertise across the world. Come hear Ramya, George, and Michael share what inspires them to do this important work.

Chasing Glaciers: An International Quest for Answers
Friday, Nov 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Growing up in the foothills of the French Alps, Caltech postdoctoral scholar Flavien Beaud developed a passion for exploring mountains and a scientific curiosity for the stories mountains can tell us. His career has brought him to Switzerland, Canada, and the U.S. in the study of glaciers and how erosion and climate change are a global concern.

Celebrating and promoting international education and exchange, International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries.