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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 2021

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

In 2021, International Education Week occur from Nov. 15-19. However, the Quainton Center for Global Engagement expanded the celebration by hosting a range of programs and activities throughout the month of November.

See below for a description of the various events and activities that took place. If you have any questions about the activities that occurred or would like to access any recordings, please email

International Education Month 2021 List of Activities

Make your Mark: Post-Graduation Opportunities that Impact the World!
Mondays: Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22, & Nov. 29 | Zoom and in-person

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 8, the Quainton Center will host a weekly series that focuses on post-graduation global experiences that can be a stepping stone to a career or the study of advanced degrees and certifications. Featured events will explore opportunities with the Peace Corps, Foreign Service, teaching English abroad, and applying for a Fulbright award in a different country. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Dive Deep: Global Discussions

Throughout November, current La Roche University students majoring in international studies will lead discussions on global topics that are of importance to them. Join us as we “dive deep” into the headlines of today, and important global topics that impact individuals around the world.

Featured topics include:

  • International Aid and Debt Relief with Leticia Alcaraz
  • Global Impact of Covid-19 with Alexis O’Donnell
  • Climate Change with Marcos Kampanda

Check your email for time, location and more specific information.

Foreign Language Challenge
All Month Long

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 seven straight days to be entered to win a prize. The deadline to submit your progress is Monday, Nov. 29.

Monday, Nov. 1
International Education Month Launch
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CC Hallway

Emily Markham from the Quainton Center for Global Engagement, will be in the first floor hallway of Zappala Campus Center to share information about International Education Month. Stop by and grab a calendar of events, and learn more about exciting challenges, prizes, and ways to get involved!

Thursday, Nov. 11
Global Hour with the Quainton Center for Global Engagement
3 – 4 p.m. | Bold Union Room

Each month, the Quainton Center for Global Engagement organizes a Global Hour where students can sample teas from around the world, meet others from the La Roche Community and learn about the world in the process. Stop by for a minute, or stay for the whole hour!

Tuesday, Nov. 16
Beijing & the Olympics: 2008 vs. 2022
3 – 4 p.m. | Zoom
*A watch party will be held in the Fisher Room, Wright Library

Beijing, China is the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. As the city of Beijing prepares to take center stage in February 2022, the Quainton Center for Global Engagement invites you to a discussion that explores the evolution of China politically, economically and globally since it last hosted in 2008.

Email to register.

Thursday, Nov. 18
Desserts from around the World
11 a.m. – 1p.m. | CC Square

Stop by to sample delectable desserts from around the world. Prepared by La Roche students, faculty and staff, these dishes are a representation of the many diverse cultures on campus. This event is held in partnership with the Office of International Student Services and is open to students, faculty, and staff at La Roche.

Tuesday, Nov. 30
Cafecito Hour
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Bold Union Room

Join us for coffee and conversation in Spanish. Whether you are beginner, advanced, or a native Spanish speaker, this is a great way to practice your skill and meet new people.