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International Education Week

La Roche University celebrated International Education Month in November with a variety of fun programs and activities that promote our diverse community!

International Education Week 2020

Recognized jointly by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State, this week places a spotlight on the importance of international education and exchange.

Traditionally International Education Week is held the week prior to Thanksgiving. This year, however, the Quainton Center for Global Engagement recognized the event a week early to accommodate La Roche University's unique fall schedule. See below for a recap of the events that occurred and ways you can still get involved!

Questions? Email global@laroche.edu

International Education Week Activities 2020 Recap
Nov. 9-13


Monday, Nov. 9
Virtual Peace Corps Session

The Quainton Center for Global Engagement, in collaboration with the Office of Career Development, hosted a virtual Peace Corps session. This event featured a former Peace Corps volunteer and local recruiter. If you are interested in accessing the recorded session, please email global@laroche.edu.


Tuesday, Nov. 10
La Roche Cookbook Release

All semester the Quainton Center for Global Engagement has collected recipes from members of the La Roche community. Access the finished product: a La Roche Cookbook of Cultural Cuisines (PDF).

Take the global cooking challenge! Try one of the recipes before the end of the November for the chance to win a prize. Send a photo of the finished dish to global@laroche.edu by November 30, 2020 to qualify.


Wednesday, Nov. 11
Moving Screening: Coco

The Quainton Center for Global Engagement screened Disney Pixar’s Coco. This family friendly movie, inspired by the Day of the Dead holiday, addresses many aspects of the Mexican culture. Watch it for yourself! Coco is available on a variety of streaming platforms, including Disney+, though charges may apply.  Watch the trailer now.

Thursday, Nov. 12
Trivia – Test Your Global Knowledge

A special global trivia night was organized in collaboration with students from INST 3010: Cultural Geography and the Human Mosaic. If you are a fan of trivia, check out the range of trivia quizzes offered by Britannica.

Take the Global Learning Challenge this November!


Where in the World is the La Roche Redhawk?

The La Roche Redhawk is traveling the world, and it is up to you to find him (socially distant from home, of course)! Click here and select “Present” to get started. After you successfully locate the Redhawk at its first location, click the arrow in the bottom left to continue. This unique Google Earth platform was created in collaboration with the Center for Student development.


Museum Scavenger Hunt

Look for interesting global artifacts and artwork from the comfort of your home. Complete a scavenger hunt at the British Museum in London to be eligible to win a prize. Museum Scavenger Hunt Instructions (PDF)


Foreign Language Challenge

Here’s your chance to start learning a new language! Create a Duolingo account, and start studying. Take screen shots to show daily proof of your practice for 7 straight days to be entered to win a prize. The deadline to submit your progress is Friday, Nov. 20. Duolingo Account Set-up (PDF)