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Moravian College Celebrates International Education Week

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)— To celebrate the Fourth Annual International Education Week, Moravian College is planning a week filled with fun activities. Friday, November 14 will mark the kick off of International Education week with Taste of Culture –Africa, featuring food and activities inspired by the African continent. Sponsored by IMPACT, this event will be held in the Haupert Union Building (HUB).

Monday, November 17, will feature Hounds Around the World: Photography Exhibition which will display pictures of Moravian Students who have studied abroad as well as international students studying at Moravian. First, second, and third prizes will be awarded at the end of the exhibit.

An international career table will be at the career fair on Tuesday, November 18, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the HUB. The Career Development Services Office and the Office of International Studies will host a Career Fair Workshop: How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience will be held from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC) 232.

Sones de Mexico comes to Moravian on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall, South (Hurd) Campus. Sponsored by the Moravian College Music Institute, tickets are just $6 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12 years of age. General admission is just $12. The International Club, the French Club, the Spanish Club, and the German Club are co-sponsoring an International Poetry Coffee House from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on South (Hurd) Campus Coffee House. Poetry will be read in different languages, including English, and international coffees, teas, and snacks will be served.

Thursday, November 20, will feature a Flag Raising Ceremony from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Flag Pole, sponsored by the International Club. Flags representing the countries of Moravian’s international students will be raised. International students will also share their culture with fourth and fifth graders at the William Penn School, Main Street, Bethlehem.

Later that day, the Moravian College Arts and Lectures Committee and the French Club will sponsor an International Dinner and Film at 5:30 p.m. in the Laros Room. French cuisine will be served followed by the film Amelie (2002: Jean-Pierre Jeunet). A German film will also be shown at 8 p.m. in the Doghouse, sponsored by the German Club.

Another international event already concluded was a Spanish Club Fiesta on Friday, November 7 from 8 – 11 p.m. in the Pavilion. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Day of the Dead, the Spanish Club will host a party with prizes, music, dance lessons, dance contest, Hispanic food, and a most creative costume competition. On Monday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, Mr. Suleiman (Sunny) Modjadidi, General Manage of International Customer Relations, FISmidth Company, will share his personal journey from Afghanistan, his “Country of Birth,” to the United States, his “Country of Choice.” His presentation is sponsored by the Moravian College Alumni Association and the Public Relations Office.