Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

University of New Orleans Celebrates International Education Week 2012

Diversity is a key characteristic of the University of New Orleans, where students hail from all 50 U.S. states and 79 countries and state rankings have classified the urban research institution as the most ethnically and economically diverse university in Louisiana.

This week UNO celebrates its cultural diversity and heritage by celebrating International Week 2012, with a plethora of events sponsored by the University's Division of International Education, Diversity Affairs, Center Austria, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Aramark, the Department of Foreign Languages, and the College of Liberal Arts' Department of Film and Theatre.

All week long, the University Center cafeteria will serve an array of international foods. A blitz of events has been planned. All are free and open to the public:

Tuesday, Nov. 13:

Study Abroad Cultural Café at the Cove, 12:00-1:30 p.m., UC Cafeteria

Students will share their experience of studying abroad with UNO's programs in Austria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Japan. Free food, information, and entertainment!

"La hora del Cafecito" Spanish Conversation Group, 12:30 p.m., LA 212

Questions? Email Guillermo Fernandez de Castro III at

Lecture at Center Austria, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the Liberal Arts Lounge, LA 197

"Kosovo & Serbia Pursue Membership in the EU: Prospects for Success & Implications for US Foreign Policy in the Region," Vladimir Ðordevic, Masaryk University, Czech Republic Funding for Study/Research/Internships in Germany 4:00 p.m., in ED 106. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Deputy Director Peter Kerrigan will present funding opportunities for study and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Germany. (German language skills, he says, are not always necessary!)

Wednesday, Nov. 14:

International Opportunities Fair, 10:00am-2:00pm, the UC Lobby

Information on UNO summer and semester study abroad programs, the Intensive English Language Program, BAIS, international careers, financial aid for study abroad, international organizations on campus, and more! Class Observation Day at UNO for students in the Intensive English Language Program.

Thursday, Nov. 15:

Lecture at Center Austria, 11:00am-12:15 p.m., LA 172

"Eastern Europe and the End of the Cold War," Dr. Mark Kramer, Harvard University

Innsbruck Grillfest (BBQ) Noon to 2:00 p.m., at the Newman Center

Come enjoy some Austrian food and fun!

"Bavardons!" French Conversation Group, 12:30 p.m., LA 212

Questions? Email Farida Ngandu at

"Kaffeepause," German conversation group, 12:30 p.m., LA 210

Questions? Email Dominik Hofmann-Wellenhof at

UNO Model UN Country Assignment Benefit, 6 to 9 p.m. at UNO-Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center Ballroom

Celebrate with the UNO Model United Nations as they reveal their country assignment for the 2013 NMUN-NY Conference and announce the delegates representing the University of New Orleans at the conference. Tickets are $15.

Friday, Nov. 16

Lecture at Center Austria, 10:00-10:50 a.m., ED 206

"Writing a Henry Kissinger Biography," Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Vanderbilt University

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Movie: "Crossing Borders," 4:30 p.m., the Performing Arts Center, Robert E. Nims Theater

The 70-minute documentary follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel through Morocco and, in the process of discovering "The Other," discover themselves. Come see UNO's newest state-of-the-art theater!

For more information on these events and International Education Week at UNO, please visit