International Week 2015

The Center for International Education Presents:
International Week 2015 – Go Global!
April 13-17, 2015

International week is an annual celebration of international education featuring exciting, global event s every day. Experience and learn about the world right here at NAU!!

International Week Schedule

Click here to see the full week's schedule

Week Long Events:

International Food

April 13 – 17 
Hotspot and The Dub
International food at the Hotspot and Dub all week long!

'The World Through My Eyes' International Week Photo Contest

Photograph entry deadline: April 10th at 12pm
Exhibition: April 13th-17th at 1899, The Green Scene (HLC), and via Facebook and on April 17th during the International Festival (DuBois, Bldg #64) 2:30-5:00 pm

The Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University welcomes NAU student submissions of images near and far. This exhibit is all about you - the student, the photographer, the traveler, the global changer - and how you view our world! All entries (limit one per student) are due by 12pm on Friday, April 10th. Digital submissions may be emailed to or prints may be dropped off (attention Rachel Walker) at the Center for International Education (Blome, Bldg #2). Voters may select their favorite entry by visiting one of the exhibition locations and following the voting instructions. The winner of the photo contest will be announced at the International Idol event on Friday evening. The first place winner will receive a $150 scholarship award from the Center for International Education. For additional details, please visit the Exhibit website.

Pens for Kids International

CIE Front Desk and other various locations
Pens for Kids International is an organization that collects school supplies, in particular, pens and pencils, and sends them to schools in developing countries. This year during International Week, the Center for International Education will be collecting pens and pencils to send to a school in Kenya. Please stop by and donate any unwanted new or used pens. 

International Week Challenge

Various times and locations
Come join us for Amazing Race-esque week-long challenges to win $300 in JDE! Follow the NAU International House Facebook page for further details on the event! 

Monday, April 13:

Lumberjacks 2015: World Cup Soccer Tournament

Time: TBD depending on how many teams sign up
Final Match will be 4/18 at 5:00 pm
South Rec Field Complex, NAU south campus
Lumberjack 2015 World Cup Soccer tournament! Join the excitement of NAU’s second annual World Cup Soccer tournament! 40 teams of 11 on 11; traditional play. Sign up as an individual “free agent” or as a team of 11. Represent a country with your team name, first come first served. Even if you aren’t an NAU Rec Center Member, you are welcome to play. All are welcome to watch the fun and excitement! Registration opens March 24th and closes April 9th. 
Email for more information:
Call for more information: 928-523-3111

Parade of Nations

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Beginning at the Center for International Education, ending at the University Union
NAU International Students from dozens of countries will parade around campus in a show of campus international diversity, in the 'kick-off' event for International Week!

Mainpat Presentation

5:30 - 7:00 pm
LA 120 - Language Arts, Bldg. 18, Rm 120
An interdisciplinary team of NAU students, faculty, and volunteers will present on service learning experience in a Tibetan Refugee Settlement in Mainpat, India. Find out more about this program and other service learning and volunteer opportunities at NAU.


Tuesday, April 14:

Education Abroad Information Session

10:00 - 2:00 pm
Booth outside the Hotspot, University Union, Building 30B
Stop by and learn more about study abroad! Learn where you can go, how affordable it really is, and speak with NAU students who have studied abroad before!


NAU Faculty and Staff Brown Bag Lunch: Immigration Basics for NAU Departments

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Blome Hall, Building 2, Conference Room
This session is intended for NAU staff and faculty who are involved with hiring international employees and/or sponsoring international scholars and other visitors. Find out how to assist international employees and scholars to obtain the appropriate immigration status (visa). Learn basic concepts and common terms in U.S. Immigration Law.

Center for Indigenous Music and Culture Concert


6:00 pm Wine Tasting

7:00 pm Concert

Center for Indigenous Music and Culure, 213 S. San Francisco St. 
Come see this free performance by Fara Tolno, master drummer and dancer from Guinea. Tolno's arrangement of West African percussion and dance is exhilarating! Also, take part in a wine tasting of international wines! Cost of the wine tasting is $25 per person, $45 per couple.




Wednesday, April 15:

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Blome Hall, Building 2, Conference Room
Come learn about the amazing internship, research and volunteer opportunities that are available to you abroad. This information session will explore how to get hands-on experience in your field of study, receive academic credit and find funding!

Global Learning Symposium

4:00 - 5:15 pm
WA Franke College of Business, Building 81, Gardner Auditorium
The Global Learning Symposium is an opportunity for NAU students to share their international and intercultural research projects with the NAU community. This forum is open to the public.

Capoeira Performance

6:00 pm
Native American Cultural Center
Enjoy this free concert of Afro-Brazilian music and dance, presented by Capoeira Amizade Flagstaff!

International Film Series - The Decent One

7:00 pm
Liberal Arts, Building 18, Room 120

Thursday, April 16:

Passport Day

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Blome Hall, Building 2
Open to all NAU students! Come get your first or renew your passport for only the US Dept of State fee! We will waive the $25 execution fee payable to NAU for this one-day event. Open to all NAU students with valid current ID. Please refer to for a complete list of what you will need to bring. Passport photos can be purchased onsite at this event for $10.

Peace Corps: A Life Defining Experience

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Oak Creek Room, University Union
Will Peace Corps become one of your life defining experiences? Volunteers serve overseas for 27 months while collaborating with communities in need, and work in education, health, economic development, agriculture, youth development, and environment. Bring your lunch and join Karyn Sweeney (Peace Corps Recruiter) and other returned Peace Corps Volunteers to learn more about Peace Corps, upcoming openings, and the application process.

International Rec Sports Day

2:00 – 5:30 pm
Health and Learning Center - MAC Gym
Learn and play international sports and games from all around the world!

Spanish Table “La Tertulia”

5:30 – 7:00 pm
University Union, Union Extension, Second Floor
Come practice your Spanish, and meet others interested in the Spanish language.

German Table “Stammtisch”

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Nimarco’s Pizza, S. Beaver Street
Come practice your German, and meet others interested in the German language.

Friday, April 17:

Chinese Scholar Presentation

9:00 - 11:30 am
Blome Hall, Building 2, Conference Room
Chinese scholars will be presenting their studies, research and life at NAU and will also discuss higher education in China.

International Festival & Fashion Show

2:30 – 5:00 pm
DuBois Center Ballroom, Building 64
Come to the DuBois Ballroom for a trip around the world, as NAU's international students, campus and community organizations present country and culture displays. Get your free 'CIE passport' and travel from country to country to see exhibits, arts & crafts, games, and other items and activities of interest. Cultural fashion show with NAU students in traditional cultural fashions to occur on stage at 3:30 pm!

International Idol

7:00 - 9:30 pm
DuBois Center Ballroom, Building 64
Spectacular internationally themed talent show featuring music, dance, and other cultural performances from NAU students. Prizes for contestants, all attending eligible for door prizes awarded throughout the evening. Show also features random surprises and NAU celebrity judges. All welcome, FREE ADMISSION! Come early to get the best seat!