Cal Poly Pomona’s College of the Extended University and its International Center will host a variety of events designed to expose students to different cultures.
The International Education Week celebration, which runs Nov. 13-21, is in collaboration with various departments and campus organizations.
International Education Week is a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to promote programs for study abroad and cultural exchange experiences.
The kickoff event Thursday, Nov. 13, will feature 190 students and faculty from the Japanese Nihon Kogakuin Music College. There will be Japanese dance, musical performances, cultural and food exchange experiences, and an American-style lunch. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center.
Organizers need student volunteers to help at the event. Those who sign up will get a free lunch and a $10 gift card.
Students must register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (909) 869-6870.
Other events scheduled throughout the week include a Study Abroad Expo, International Food Festival, Faculty Panel on Global Competence, and more.
International Education Week offers students many opportunities to learn more about cultural diversity and the resources available at Cal Poly Pomona for learning and enrichment. The schedule of events are:
Nihon Kogakuin Cultural Exchange
Thursday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bronco Student Center-Ursa Major
International Business Etiquette Lecture by Dr. Ben Dewald
Monday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to noon, University Library Special Events Room
Study Abroad Expo
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., International Center (Bldg 1-104)
Faculty Panel on Global Competence
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., University Library Special Collections
Study Abroad Fair & International Food Festival
Thursday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Park
International Cultural Night
Friday, Nov. 21, 6 to 9 p.m., Bronco Student Center Centaurus
In addition to these scheduled events, international cuisine will be featured on the daily menu at Los Olivos. Throughout the month of November, the University Library will showcase award-winning books by international authors. The Study Abroad Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 18 offers students the opportunity to learn about exciting study abroad opportunities from alumni who went to France, Spain, Italy, China, Tanzania and many other countries.