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International Week to Feature Food Festival, Documentaries and Discussion

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 Winthrop University's International Education Week will be held Nov. 12-16.
 The list of activities includes an international showcase, documentaries and discussions, an international food festival and more.

Angie Edwards

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University’s International Center has several activities planned to celebrate the diversity of cultures during International Education Week Nov. 12-16.

Here is the full schedule of events:

Monday, Nov. 12
*Taste of the World International Showcase
6 p.m., Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center; Free
Limited seating, doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Winthrop students from around the world will share their cultures and talents with the community in an evening of unique and engaging performances.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
*How to Build a Resume with International Experience
11 a.m., G01 Owens Hall; Free

*Documentary: “China Blue” followed by discussion with Associate Professor of History Ginger Williams and Assistant Professor of History Catherine Chang
6 p.m., Plowden Auditorium, Withers/W.T.S. Building; Free

Thursday, Nov. 15
*Where Am I Eating? International Food Festival
11 a.m., Thomson Café; Lunch prices apply

*Study Abroad Alumni Panel Discussion
11 a.m., 103 Dinkins Hall; Free
Students will share their motivational and transformational experiences from their time abroad.

*Documentary: “Crossing Borders: A Film about Cross-cultural Understanding” followed by a discussion with Associate Professor of Political Science Jennifer Disney
6 p.m., Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center; Free

Friday, Nov. 16
*World religions discussion with Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Kristin Kiblinger
2:30 p.m., Dinkins Auditorium; Free

"The International Center is excited to observe International Education Week 2012 with the Winthrop community. We have a variety of events planned which celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our campus and the benefits of international education," said Angie Edwards, the center's director. "This year we have support and co-sponsorship from more departments and campus groups than ever before, an indication that International Education Week has really evolved into a celebration embraced across campus."

For more information about International Education Week activities, contact the International Center at 803/323-2133 or

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