International Education Week puts a spotlight on global engagement

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November 17-21 is International Education Week in Canada! The Trent International and Study Abroad Program are celebrating with great events.

Trent students are invited to learn more about international education opportunities and meet students who have gone abroad as part of their degree, as well as students currently here on exchange.

To kick off the week, we encourage all Trent students to attend the carbon conversation “Sacred Seeds” lecture by Dr. Vandana Shiva, on Sunday in Wenjack theatre.

According to the Kawartha World Issues Centre website, “Dr. Shiva is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and holds a PhD in Quantum Theory from the University of Western Ontario. In 1991, she founded ‘Navdanya’, a movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially seeds, and to oppose the aims of the World Trade Organization agreement, which would have all seeds susceptible to genetic modification patents and becoming intellectual property.”

Monday will mark the first day of our photo contest. Check out the beautiful photos taken by Trent students during their exchanges in the Gzowski College cafeteria and on the Study Abroad Facebook page.

The photo with the most “likes” wins the people’s choice award!

Thinking of studying abroad but don’t want to miss out on any time at Trent? Come to our Summer Opportunities Panel on Tuesday to learn more about our internship programs, archaeology digs in Belize, Indigenous Studies with Mexico, language programs in France, Germany, and China, and more!

Do you like food, drinks, games or movies? Maybe studying abroad isn’t your thing, but everyone is welcome to join us Tuesday night at the Ceilie for Study Abroad Game night, or Wednesday night for the Modern Languages Department’s free film at 7pm in the Bata Film Library.

If you’re thinking of going abroad or curious about learning more, don’t miss the Study Abroad Expo on Thursday in the Great Hall From 10am-4pm.

Meet all of Trent’s international organizations such as OXFAM, KWIC, WUSC, and the careers office. Get information about the universities you could study abroad at, and meet exchange students from those universities, or Trent students who have gone there. Free fortune cookies for all!

So come one, come all to celebrate international education, and learn about all the opportunities you have here at Trent.

For more information, times, and locations please see the Study Abroad website, or the Facebook event.