International Education Week

Join La Roche College as we celebrate International Education Month in November with a variety of fun programs and activities that promote our diverse community!

Questions? Contact Emily Markham, Assistant Director of Global Engagement at emily.markham@laroche.edu or 412-536-1215. 


International Education Month Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 1

Coffee from around the Globe: 9 – 11 a.m.
World Café, Wright Library
Co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry

Come and learn about the world through coffee. Sample different blends and enjoy delicious treats. Coffee served on a first come, first serve basis.

10 Minute Language Lessons: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zappala College Center Square

Interested in learning a new language in 10 minutes or less? Don’t miss your chance to impress your friends and family by learning introductory phrases in multiple languages. Come and stop by the various tables in CC Square on your way to and from the dining hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Tastes of the World (Asia): 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cantellops Dining Hall

Stop in and sample some traditional foods from east and southeast Asia.

International Trivia Competition: 6 – 8 p.m.
Ryan Room

Test your knowledge of the world through a fun and engaging trivia competition. Open to single players and teams (no more than three). Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams. 

Sign up is required in advance.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Coffee from around the Globe: 9 – 11 a.m.
World Café, Wright Library
Co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry

Come and learn about the world through coffee. Sample different blends and enjoy delicious treats. Coffee served on a first come, first serve basis.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: NOV. 12-16

Monday, Nov. 12

Food Truck Fest: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wright Library Turn Around

Visit a few globally-themed food trucks on campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Global Snapshot: A Celebration of La Roche’s Many Cultures: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zappala College Center Square
Sponsored by the Office of International Student Services

Join La Roche students and clubs as they celebrate the global aspects that make our campus unique! Sample tasty sweets from all corners of the world, learn fun and interesting facts, and travel the world through virtual reality.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Tastes of the Globe (Africa): 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cantellops Dining Hall

Stop in and sample some traditional foods from the continent of Africa.

Lunch and Learn: Local and Global Service Opportunities 12 – 1 p.m.
Ryan Room

Are you curious about ways to give back both domestically and abroad? Come and hear the inside scoop from recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Thailand and Ethiopia, as well as representatives of AmeriCorps. 

Thursday, Nov. 15

Coffee from around the Globe: 9 – 11 a.m.
World Café, Wright Library
Co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry

Come and learn about the world through coffee. Sample different blends and enjoy delicious treats. Coffee served on a first come, first serve basis.

Pittsburgh in the World: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zappala College Center Square

Visit with local organizations making a global impact. Learn about their mission and work through fun and interactive activities. Pick up your “passport” when you check in, and visit all the organizations to win a prize.

Friday, Nov. 16

Global Game Day: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zappala College Center Square

Take a break from your studying and enjoy board games from around the world. Bring your own game, or try one of the games provided.

Monday, Nov. 19

“Tell Your Story” Social Media Campaign: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Ryan Room

All students are invited to come and tell their story on why they choose (or want) to study abroad. We welcome both international students studying in the US AND domestic students who have (or plan to) travel abroad. Stories will be recorded and used as part of various social media campaigns.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Tastes of the World (Caribbean): 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cantellops Dining Hall

Stop in and sample some traditional foods from the Caribbean.

Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference Begins

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Tastes from Around the World (Middle East and North Africa): 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cantellops Dining Hall

Stop in and sample some traditional foods from the Middle East and North Africa.

Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference Activities: ALL DAY

Thursday, Nov. 29

Coffee from around the Globe: 9 – 11 a.m.
World Café, Wright Library
Co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry

Come and learn about the world through coffee. Sample different blends and enjoy delicious treats. Coffee served on a first come, first serve basis.

Global Problems, Global Solutions Keynote Address: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Zappala College Center Square

Featured speaker Barry Kerzin, M.D. will present “Finding Peace in Turbulent Times”.
Registration is required for this free event.

Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference Activities: ALL DAY

Friday, Nov. 30

Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference Activities: ALL DAY

ALL MONTH:

  • Coffee from around the Globe – Every Thursday in November from 9 – 11 a.m., the World Café in the Wright Library will feature free global coffee and snacks to sample.
  • Tastes from around the World – Every Wednesday throughout November, the dining hall will highlight a different region of the world through food.
  • Weekly emails with fun facts, trivia, and list of upcoming activities (these will be daily during International Education Week).