International Education Week: Nov. 12 - 16

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Learn more about International Education Week.


Monday, November 12

Study Abroad Faculty Panel
2:30-3:45 pm in Milne 208
Co-sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center

This session is intended for faculty to hear from one another. How does teaching a course abroad differ from teaching it here on campus? What are the unique challenges and triumphs that come from teaching courses abroad? How are we inspiring our students be more globally conscious by offering faculty-led programs abroad?
Panelists: Dr. Tom Greenfield (English), Dr. Rob Doggett (English), Dr. Susan Bandoni-Muench (Biology), Dr. Cynthia Klima (Languages and Literature), Dr. Anne Eisenberg (Sociology)

French Film: Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis/Welcome to the Sticks
7:00 - 9:00pm in Newton 203
Part of National French Week, sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures and Geneseo French Club (Le Cercle Français)
Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed people, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell... (Based on description by Guy Bellinger on

Tuesday, November 13
Starting (or Jumping Into) a Study Abroad Course
Co-sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center

2:30-3:45 pm in Milne 208
This session is intended for faculty members and staff who are interested in getting involved in either existing study abroad programs or who are interested in starting new programs abroad. This "how-to" session will explain the necessary aspects of a proposal and ways to get involved with Study Abroad right away!

GOLD Program: "Unpacking Global Citizenship"
4:00-5:30 pm in Milne 105
This program, sponsored by the Office of International Programs and endorsed by SUNY Geneseo GOLD, is meant to challenges students to explore their own understanding of global citizenship by way of discussion with faculty and staff. Students, faculty, and staff alike are all encouraged to attend this exciting discussion about one of the most frequently used new buzzwords of the day "Global Citizenship." This program satisifies a Diamond Certificate requirement for the GOLD Program.
***To receive GOLD credit, please log into your GOLD Account and register for this session.

French and Francophone Cultural Evening
7:00 - 8:30pm in Welles 111
Part of National French Week, sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures and Geneseo French Club (Le Cercle Français)
Presentations on on various regions of the French-speaking world.

Wednesday, November 14

Abroad 101
5:00-6:00 in Newton 201
Thinking about studying abroad? Have questions like, "How does it all work?" "Will my financial aid apply?" "Will my credit transfer?" "Where do I even start?" Then this session is for you. Come hear from Study Abroad Advisors, Emily Froome and Sam Cardamone, as they walk you through the basics of studying abroad at Geneseo and throughout the SUNY system. Time at the end of the session will be reserved for questions and both advisors will be available after the session for individual questions. Join us and get your questions answered!

French Game Night
7:00 - 9:00pm in Milne 104
Part of National French Week, sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literatures and Geneseo French Club (Le Cercle Français)
Various games/board games, all played in French!
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, November 15

BSU Goes Around the World
5:00-6:00 pm in the Fireside Lounge
Geneseo's Black Student Union will be hosting a study abroad program in their general interest meeting, Thursday, November15 at 5:00 pm in the Fireside Lounge. BSU members will have a presentation on the benefits of studying abroad and the requirements needed in order to apply. BSU members who have previously studied abroad will bring in pictures and share their experiences to any people who attend.

International Trivia Knight
7:00-8:30 pm in the Knight Spot
Think you know about the rest of the world? Come show off your knowledge of this great big world as we explore the globe like Magellan through this interactive "pub-style" international trivia contest. Food will be available and prizes awarded to the top three teams. Pre-register your team of 4 members by emailing

Friday, November 16

Lunch with an Advisor
12:00-1:30 pm in the Mary Jemison (MJ) Dining Hall - Lower Level
Study Abroad Advisors, Emily Froome (Geneseo graduate) and Sam Cardamone, have traveled abroad, worked abroad, and are now sending SUNY students abroad. Please join them in MJ and pick up information about study abroad programs available at SUNY Geneseo or just sit down and talk about your interest in international study, travel, volunteering, or work. Stop by and see us!

Center for Academic Excellence (CAE): CAE Support Services for International Students
2:30 - 3:45pm in Milne 208
Co-Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center
Irene Belyakov-Goodman will describe the support services available for International Students in the CAE.