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International Education Week 2013

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International Education Week is November 10-16, 2013!

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education was first held in 2000 and today, is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.

International Education Week 2013

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International Education Week 2013 Schedule

Below are the scheduled events for International Education Week 2013

Sunday, November 10

Shinty Game

  • 3:30-4:30pm
  • UC Merced Soccer Field

Ancestor of the popular ice hockey and golf, Shinty (also called Camanachd) is an outdoor game played for centuries in Scotland with a leather ball and a curved stick on a soccer-like field size and following similar rules. Shinty was recently imported in the USA, where a couple of clubs have emerged across the States over the last 15 years.

Since its creation 2 years ago in Merced by Steve Aitchison, the club president, and some UC Merced graduate students, the young Central California Camanachd Club has grown in ability with participating members from different horizons: UC Merced and Merced College students, business owners and employees.

It will be with a strong enthusiasm and pleasure that we would introduce Shinty to UC Merced broad audience with a game of about 1 hour between our players. Perhaps at the end of the game, we could also initiate its practice to anyone interested in playing Shinty.


Monday, November 11

[No events scheduled]


Tuesday, November 12

Study Abroad for Natural Sciences Students

  • 11:00am-12:00pm
  • S&E 300

Natural Sciences students: Learn about what it takes to study abroad as a science student and what are some of the best programs and scholarships for your major.


Wednesday, November 13

International Tea Party (Grad Students Only)

  • 11:30am-1:00pm
  • KL 355

Graduate students: Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy a variety of teas and pastries from around the world. Come by to enjoy delish snacks, teas, and chat with some amazing company. Please contact Jen Quiralte at for additional information.


Study Abroad: It's More Affordable Than You Think

  • 1:00-2:00pm
  • KL 362

One of the biggest concerns for study abroad is the cost. In this session, we will cover the true costs of study abroad, financial aid and what it covers, how to save money on study abroad, study abroad scholarships, and more. Join us. Bring questions.


Thursday, November 14

Fulbright Application Workshop

  • 12:00-1:00pm
  • KL 362

Learn about how to apply for the Fulbright Program with the campus Fulbright Coordinator.


Private Event (by Invitation Only)

The Office of International Affairs will host a private event with champions of internationalization from the campus and local community.


POSTPONED: World Trivia Night with the UCEAP Ambassadors

  • 7:30-11:30pm 7pm, November 21
  • J&R Tacos Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center

Trivia about the countries EAP offers programs in, as well as the UCEAP application process itself. Hosted at a local business, perhaps J&Rs, with free food!! Prize for winning trivia team.


Friday, November 15

Pre-Departure Study Abroad Orientation

  • 6:15-8:00pm
  • COB 120

Students preparing to go abroad spring 2014 will participate in a mandatory orientation for UC Merced study abroad students.


Saturday, November 16

Tinikling Performance by the Pilipino American Alliance

  • 2:00-3:00pm
  • In the gap between Tulare & Tenaya Halls

Pre-Spanish dance originating from the Visayan Islands resembling bamboo traps set up by rice farmers for the tikling birds.


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