CNR Celebrates International Education Week
November 23, 2017
During International Education Week (IEW) 2017, November 13-17, CNR presented a full roster of opportunities for students to celebrate international culture and cuisine, discuss global concerns, and promote study abroad opportunities.
IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is also a time to promote international programs, such as Study Abroad, that prepare American students to become global citizens, and foreign students to experience education in the United States.
The week’s activities included a discussion on the United Nations and climate change with two featured speakers from Penn State University, International Night celebration featuring the Step Team from Mt. St. Ursula in the Bronx, Latinx Jeopardy, and learning the traditions of Puerto Rican Christmas Night.
During the Study Abroad Evening, School of Arts & Sciences seniors Fabiola Padilla-Rios, who studied in Paris; Keyla Lora, who studied in the Dominican Republic; and Jayastary Sohit, who studied in Ecuador, shared their experiences abroad, as did Learning Commons Librarian Roslyn Grandy, who presented on her time in Spain and Russia.
In another Study Abroad celebration on Tuesday evening, Dr. Russel Taylor was recognized for his generous contribution to the Study Abroad program through the Russel and Deborah Taylor Scholarship, outstanding academic leadership, and extraordinary support of the College. Many former students who benefited from the Taylor Scholarship were on hand to celebrate with Dr. Taylor and thank him for his part in making their study abroad experiences possible.
Local New Rochelle restaurant La Herradura offered a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, and international film showings of La lengua de las mariposas (Butterfly) and Neruda rounded out the week.
“International Education Week offered a great opportunity for me to present curricular content in an extracurricular setting to a wider group of students,” said Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico, associate professor of Spanish. “At the showing of Butterfly, my students were able to share with other students what they had learned in class.”