Friday, November 13, 2015

Celebrate International Ed Week - Nov 16-20!

2015 poster for International Ed Wee.  Montage of images of people.

International Education Week is an initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Rio Salado is taking part in the week-long celebration by hosting a series of activities and special events at the Tempe headquarters. There will also be daily, multicultural culinary delights from the Café at Rio

Here is a brief of activities we have in mind.

young man taking a selfie in London
International Selfie Contest
Snap a selfie of yourself participating in an International Education Week activity, wearing an item of clothing that celebrates your heritage, or visiting an international destination and email it to the thewave@riosalado.edu by noon, Friday November 20.

Photos will be posted on Rio Salado’s Facebook page. Winners will be selected at random to win participation prizes.
young man wearing a beret and trying to sport a French attitudeMonday, Nov. 16
Wear Your Beret Day 
Coffee and pastries in the International Education Department (ground floor, Tower) - 9:30 a.m. to noon.
French-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Café at Rio lunch special: Chicken Cordon Bleu - $7.99

illustration of a Dia de los muertos departed female
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Mexican Heritag

● Day of the Dead display and crafts area - Rio Amphitheater, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
● Salsa Contest! Sample salsa made by Rio Salado staff and vote for your favorite. Café Dining Room, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Mexican-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Street Tacos- $1 each

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Indian-Spanish Fusion
● Indian and Spanish-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Kathak (Indian) and Flamenco (Spanish) performance by professional dancers between the Hohokam and Tower buildings. Two performances: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., and 12:15-1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Spanish Tortillas with Vegetable Curry - $6.99

image of a native american dancer in traditional costume
Thursday, Nov. 19 
Native American Appreciation
● Native American cultural performances – Rio Amphitheater, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Native American-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, - 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Native American Indian Tacos - $5.49
image of a female dressed in traditional kimino
Friday, Nov. 20
Touch of Japan
● Origami demonstration – Café Dining Room, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
● Japanese-themed videos and library display – Café at Rio, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
● Café at Rio lunch special: Sushi Bento - $5.99

Visit RioNews next week for additional details and post shares.

We encourage you to share your stories and photos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and the InternationalEdWeek Facebook page using #Rio2015InternationaEdWeek, #IEW2015 and #RioSaladoCollege.
 

Learn more about International Education Week by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.