This week, Nov. 16-20, Maryville College is having an International Education Week. The week will contain many ways for students to gain more of an understanding of different cultures.
There is a session on Islam in the West where students who are Muslims will talk about what their personal experiences have been. This session is on Monday at noon in Anderson 140. Also on Monday, there will be a movie, “Sun Come Up”, shown in the CCM at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday students can go to the Library Instruction Room at 5 p.m. to learn about the Peace Corps. This will be held by a recently returned volunteer, a current volunteer and a recently invited volunteer.
In the International House there will be a Travel-Study Programs session at 12:15 p.m. That night, the movie “Documented” will be shown in Lawson Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday there is a session on child abuse in different cultures at 4 p.m. To attend this event you must be invited. Later in the evening, an International Politics and Issues Jeopardy game will take place in Isaac’s Café starting at 8 p.m.
On Friday there is going to be an International Love, Marriage and Sex Panel in Bartlett 102 at 3:30 p.m. The last event will be that night in the Alumni Gym at 8:00 p.m. is an International Dance Party hosted by GCO entitled Bollywood to Dollywood.
There will be events going on all throughout the week in addition to these events. In the Pearsons lobby, there is an international photo competition going on where students can vote to determine the winner. Pearsons will also host international food week, serving food from different cultures all week at lunch.
Attending these events will help give students an insight on what it is like for those who come from different backgrounds.