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International Education Week Will Feature Documentaries, Discussion and Food

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 Winthrop University's International Education Week will be held Nov. 11-15.
 The list of activities includes an international showcase, documentaries and discussions, an international food festival and more.

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University’s International Center has several activities planned to celebrate the diversity of cultures during International Education Week Nov. 10-15.

Here is the full schedule of events:

Sunday, Nov. 10
*Lecture: The Fight for Irish Freedom Taste of the World
11 a.m., Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center; Free; approved cultural event.
Lorcan Collins, a lecturer and author from Ireland, will discuss the Irish War of Independence and the events surrounding 1916.

Monday, Nov. 11
*International Tea Time
1-3 p.m., 114 DiGiorgio Campus Center; Free
Meet international students and enjoy international teas during this drop-in.

*Taste of the World Showcase
6 p.m., Tillman Auditorium; $1; approved global learning cultural event.
This is an evening of unique and engaging performances , and great food, all organized by students from around the world. All proceeds go to the Nicaragua Winthrop School.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
*Film: “Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience”
6 p.m., Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center; Free; approved global learning cultural event.
Learn what it is like to be a Peace Corps volunteer, and hear Peter Phillips, professor of biology, share his own Peace Corps experience.

Thursday, Nov. 14
*International Food Festival and Faculty Leaders Programs
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thomson Dining Center
Study abroad faculty leaders will discuss their upcoming programs with students. International food will be served in Thomson Dining Center.

*Documentary: “The Dialogue”
4 p.m., Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center; Free; approved global learning cultural event.
This documentary follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China.
*”What in the World?” Trivia
7 p.m., 102 Owens Hall; Free; approved global learning cultural event.

Join the Culture Club for a trivia game that covers questions about places around the world. Topics include sports, current events, traditions, pop culture and more!

Friday, Nov. 15
*Casual Friday: Food from Different Countries
 3:30 p.m., Dinkins Auditorium; Free; approved global learning cultural event.
American and international students will discuss issues of interest in a casual setting with refreshments.

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

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