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Thank you for being a part of the International Week!

International Week, taking place from November 18 - 22, 2013, supported by the Center for Global and Multicultural Initiatives, offers an opportunity to reflect on global issues that affect us all. In doing so, we’re celebrating the intercultural facets of campus life. Lunch time presentations by international students and other world travelers, musical events, panel discussions have been planned to celebrate the week.

Presentation - Spain

Monday, November 18

12:15 pm - 12:50 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 219

Presentation on Spain by Marina Rull Valdivieso. TSU tennis player and Theatre major.

She will be presenting on Spain's history, culture, food, music, and folklore.

Bring your lunch. Dessert and drinks provided.

Global Service Learning in the Dominican Republic Reflections

Monday, November 18

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 27


Student reflections on the Dominican Republic Global Service Learning Program during Summer 2013.

Open House

Monday, November 18

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Lower Level

Center for Global and Multicultural Initiatives Open House, presented by International Programs and Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Come by to meet and greet International students and faculty.

Presentation of the International Education Award 2013. Recipient Dr. Janis Petronis.

Global Service Learning & Ecotourism in the Dominican Republic

Monday, November 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nursing, Room 107

Join us in a presentation from Dominican Industrial Engineer, Hector Gonzalez Brioso. During his presentation, Mr. Gonzalez will cover topics of interest including:

  • Conservation of natural resources & environments in the Dominican Republic
  • Management of watersheds, protected areas, and ecotourism activities through involvement of local communities
  • Development of local strategies for adaptation to climate change effects

Co-Sponsored by the College of Liberal and Fine Arts & Student Success and Multicultural Initiatives

Networking Poland

Tuesday, November 19

12:15pm - 12:50 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 219

Meet Dr. Ryszard Zamorski from Bydgoszcz, Poland and learn about opportunities to do study abroad in Poland.

Polish Culture and the European Union Perspective

Tuesday, November 13

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Agriculture, Room 113

Join us in a presentation from Vice President, Dr. Ryszard Zamorski from University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland. During his presentation, he will cover topics of interest including:

  • Current agricultural strategies in Poland
  • Relationship with the European Union
  • Research Collaboration with TSU
  • Academic exchanges between universities

Co-Sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Film Screening - Girl Rising

Tuesday, November 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nursing, Room 107

Join us for the film screening of Girl Rising.

A ground-breaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies.

Refreshments will be provided.

Co-Sponsored by the College of Education

Presentation - South Korea

Wednesday, November 20

12:15pm - 12:50 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room 129

Presentation on South Korea by Hyun-Jun. Business major.

Hyun-Jun will be presenting on Korea's history, culture, food, music, and folklore.

Bring your lunch. Desserts and drinks will be provided.

International Coffee Break - Special Edition

Wednesday, November 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thompson Student Center, Second Floor

Join us in a special edition of our coffee break. Take this opportunity to learn about three different perspectives in the areas of business, arts, and science from our very own international faculty.

Delicious coffees, cookies and treats always provided.

Multinational Business Strategies in Latin America

Wednesday, November 20

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Business, Room 176

Join us in a presentation from Mexican CEO, Aaron Porraz Capetillo from Grupo TECNO, the largest multinational distributor of ORACLE software in Latin America. During his presentation, Mr. Porraz will cover topics of interest including:

  • Structure of Grupo TECNO
  • Strategy and Products
  • Clients and Competitors
  • Company Strengths
  • Vision of future marketplace

Co-Sponsored by the College of Business Administration

Presentation - Thailand

Thursday, November 21

12:15 pm - 12:50 pm

Thompson Student Center, Room219

Presentation on Thailand by Nat Chittamai. TSU photographer and MBA.

Nat will be presenting on Thaildand's history, culture, food, music, and folklore.

Bring your lunch. Desserts and drinks provided.

Interest Meeting- South Korea

Thursday, November 21

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Room 27, Lower-level Thompson Student Center

TaLK Program interest meeting.

Learn about sponsored opportunities to teach and learn in South Korea from representative Ms. Jenny Hwang.

Study Abroad Mingle and Mini Fair

Thursday, November 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dick Smith Library, Circulation Foyer

Interested in hearing about study abroad from previous participants?

The Office of International Programs and Study Abroad invites you to come mingle with study abroad returnees to gain insight and tips about studying abroad.

You will also have an opportunity to chat with Facutly Program Directors who are leading programs all over the world.

Explore your options and engage with your peers to discover where your education abroad can take you.

Presentation - Ethiopia

Thursday, November 21

6:00pm - 7:00 pm

Workshop Theatre, Fine Arts Center

Meet Mr. Hailai Abera Weldelassie, Vice President for Administrative Affairs at Aksum University in Aksum, Ethiopia.

Co-Sponsored by Office of Research and Creative Activities & The College of Science & Technology

Texan Embassy Reception

Thursday, November 21

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gallery Foyer, Fine Arts Center

International Programs invites Texan Embassy members and the Tarleton community for an appreciation reception.

Enjoy coffee, cake and the Tarleton Jazz Ensemble.

International Buffet and Live Band

Friday, November 22

11:30 am

Dining Hall

Join us in an international buffet and live music event.

Use your meal plan or pay $7.35 at the door.

Co-Sponsored by Sodexo

Presentation - Netherlands

Friday, November 22

12:00 - 12:50

Dining Hall, Room 218

Presentation on Netherlands by Ivana Zecevic. TSU tennis player and Criminal Science major.

Ivana will be presenting on Netherland's history, culture, food, music, and folklore.

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