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UNO is joining the US Department of State and the US Department of Education in celebrating International Education Week (IEW) ( during the week of November 12 – 16, 2012. This is UNO’s 9th year to join in the national initiative.

UNO’s profile in the Greater New Orleans community has always included an international component. This component has continued to grow as members of the UNO faculty, staff, and student body have expanded international programs, events, and collaborations. These can be witnessed not only during IEW, but throughout the year, via such examples as increased course and degree offerings with an international focus, guest lecturers, cooperative research projects, study abroad programs, etc. Join us next week to celebrate this and to show that we are UNO PROUD!

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  Waking up
"The Best Part of Waking Up..."

All week long
  • International menu items in the UC cafeteria

Tuesday, November 13th

  • Study Abroad Cultural Cafe | Cove, 12:00-1:30 pm
    Students will share their experience of studying abroad with UNO’s programs in Austria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and more. Free food, information, and entertainment!
  • "La Hora de Cafecito" | LA 212, 12:30 pm
    Spanish Conversation Group. Questions? Email Guillermo Fernandez de Castro III at
  • Lecture at Center Austria | LA 236 (Location has changed) 12:30-1:30 pm
    "Kosovo & Serbia Pursue Membership in the EU: Prospects for Success & Implications for US Foreign Policy in the Region"
    Vladimir Dordevic, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Funding for Study/Research/Internships in Germany | ED 106, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Deputy Director Peter Kerrigan will present on funding opportunities for study and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Germany (German language skills not always necessary!)

Wednesday, November 14th
  • International Opportunities Fair | UC Lobby, 10:00-2:00 pm
    Information on UNO summer and academic year study abroad programs, the Intensive English Language Program, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, 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, November 15th

Tibetan Refugee
"Tibetan Refugee"
2011 First Place Winner

  • Lecture at Center Austria | LA 197 (Liberal Arts Lounge) 12:30-1:30 pm
    "Eastern Europe and the End of the Cold War," Dr. Mark Kramer, Harvard University
  • Innsbruck Grillfest (BBQ) | Newman Center, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    Come enjoy some Austrian food and fun!
  • "KaffeePause" | LA 210, 12:30 pm
    German conversation group. Questions? Email Dominik Hofmann-Wellenhof at
  • "Bavardons!" | LA 212, 12:30 pm
    French conversation group. Questions? Email Farida Ngandu at
  • UNO Model UN Country Assignment Benefit | UNO-Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center Ballroom, 6:00-9:00 pm
    The UNO Model United Nations will travel again to New York City in March 2013 for the National Model United Nations Conference. Come join them on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6 PM in the Homer Hitt Alumni Ballroom as they announce their country assignment for this conference and the delegates representing UNO. There will be ethnic foods cooked by the organization's diverse members, which hail from countries such as Benin, Ecuador, Honduras, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, and the United States. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. All proceeds will assist in sending the delegates to the national conference.
Carnevale di Venzia
"Carnevale di Venezia"

Friday, November 16th

  • Lecture at Center Austria | ED 206, 10:00-10:50 am
    "Writing a Henry Kissinger Biography," Dr. Thomas Schwarz, Vanderbilt University
  • "Rumba Party" | The Sandbar (in the Cove), 6:30pm
    Hosted by Latin American Student Association. Come enjoy the Latin beat, a talent show, raffle prizes, and free food!

Tuesday, November 20th (because International Education doesn't just happen during International Education Week!)

  • Movie: "Crossing Borders" | PAC Nims Theater, 4:30pm
    A 70-minute documentary that follows 4 Moroccan and 4 American university students as they travel through Morocco and in the process of discovering “The Other” discover themselves. The students confront the complex implications of the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experiences contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other. Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes.
    The Nims theater has recently been outfitted with state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment. Come not only to see the movie, but also to sample one more reason to be UNO PROUD!
  Sponsored by:
UNO Division of International Education
Center Austria
Diversity Affairs
UNO Department of Foreign Languages
UNO FTCA Department
UNO Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Unfortunately, the annual International Photo Contest will not take place in 2012. We hope to continue this rich tradition in 2013.
For our prior years' results, please visit our web page:




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