International Education Week Events Scheduled at Dalton State
Dalton State joins thousands of colleges and universities in more than 80 countries around the globe in a celebration of International Education Week November 14-18. The public is invited to join in some of the events that have been planned “to showcase the significant contribution that international education makes in preparing students for the global world and to support the College’s effort to internationalize teaching and learning,” says Dr. Baogang Guo, Professor of Political Science and Director of Dalton State’s Center for International Education.
Among the events planned at Dalton State are a free screening of the 2001 French romantic comedy “Amelie” on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the College’s Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. The film, which has English subtitles, was nominated for five academy awards and was named “Best Film” at the European Film Awards. “Amelie” is set in Montmartre and tells the story of a young French girl, Amelie, played by Audrey Tautou, who sets out to perform random acts of kindness for people in her village and is rewarded with love and adventure. The film is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Earlier in the week, on Monday, Nov. 14, author and advocate Carrie Wagner will draw on her 20 years of international experience to inform and inspire audiences to seek global citizenship in a program that is also free and open the public. A strong believer in cultural immersion, Wagner and her family recently spent a month in Guatemala living with a local family and learning Spanish.
A native of North Carolina, she has worked for Habitat for Humanity International for 11 years, serving in Uganda and South Africa, and as International Training Director. Her experiences are chronicled in her book Village Wisdom: Immersed in Uganda, Inspired by Job, Changed for Life. Her program will be at 3 p.m., Monday, November 14 in Goodroe Auditorium of the College’s Gignilliat Memorial Hall.
Other events of the week include an International Photo Contest in which Dalton State students will share their images from study abroad and other international travels. The exhibit of international photos will be on display throughout the week in the Pope Student Center.
In addition, Dalton State students and faculty will learn about opportunities for learning and teaching internationally.
Those wishing to know more about Dalton State’s Center for International Education are invited to contact Dr. Guo at firstname.lastname@example.org.