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November 17 – 21

Canada joins over 85 countries around the globe to celebrate international education on November 17–21, 2008. In Canada, International Education Week (IEW) showcases the significant contribution that international education makes in preparing Canadians for the global world and supports our efforts to engage effectively on the international stage.

Promoting Global Citizenship is the theme for Canada's IEW 2008. International and intercultural knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes are increasingly important for students to develop in order to live and work in a complex but increasingly integrated world. Camosun College continues to expand its range of opportunities for students to develop these competencies through such programs as study abroad, internationalized curricula, and service learning.

IEW Activities at Camosun

Camosun College International (CCI) has organized IEW 2008 celebrations as follows:

Monday, November 17

  • University Transfer Mini-Fair for International Students (SFU, UBC, ULeth, UVic)
    An opportunity for international students to learn about their university transfer options
    • Time: 1–3 pm, Wilna Thomas Building 234 (Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre)
  • Multicultural Celebration (sponsored by CCSS)
    Join the CCSS for international dancing performances and sample foods from around the world
    • Time: 3–4 pm, Young Building Gymnasium (Dancing)
    • Time: 4–6 pm, Paul Building 107/109 (Foods & Activities)

Tuesday, November 18

  • The Study Abroad Experience
    Students share stories about their experiences studying abroad through Camosun College.
    • Time: 12:30 – 1:20pm, Dawson Building, Room 201 (CCI Department)

Thursday, November 20

  • CCI Open House
    CCI will host an open house to showcase its role in representing international education within Camosun College – Study Abroad, Customized Training, International Development, Peer Connections, Homestay, International Student Services, Counselling and more.
    • Time: noon–3 pm, Dawson Building 201 (CCI Department)
  • International Clothing Day
    Get in the spirit of IEW and wear clothing representing the distant regions of the world
    • Time: 1:30–2:30 pm, Dawson Building 201 (CCI Department)
  • International Spirit Awards Presentations
    • Time: 1:30–2:30 pm, Dawson Building 201 (CCI Department)

Last updated: November 18, 2008 8:25 am

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