International Students

International Week

Human Family
February 4-8, 2019

All Week across Campus

Check out the Cafeteria for international flavours all week!

Tournament of Nations! Campus Rec Challenge

Show your continent pride with Campus Rec! Attend any Campus Rec event throughout the week and win points for the continent you want to represent! A pizza party will be awarded to the winners. The winning continent will be announced at the Coffee House on Friday, February 8!

All Week in the Forum

ASA I-Week Photo Story Contest

Tell your international travel story in 5 photos! The submission with the most votes will win a $50 prize! Email submissions to the Augustana Students’ Association (ASA) at asavpcom@ualberta.ca by 5pm on February 1. Voting will take place on the ASA’s Facebook page and in the Forum February 4-8!

ASA Wellness Wagon: Snacks from Around the World

Watch for the Augustana Students’ Association (ASA) Wellness Wagon as it makes its way across campus during I-Week with global snacks!

International Eats in Camrose

Stop by the Forum to learn about local food vendors with student discounts and special I-Week promotions, coupons included! We’ll also feature recipes that you can try out at home or in the dorms: international foods on a student budget! Make sure to stop by daily as vendor information will be changing!

“What’s in a Name?” Project: Defining Identity through Names (Created & Written by Augustana Alumna Jennifer Ha [BA,‘17])

Often, people with uncommon names are told that their names are too “difficult” or “weird.” Even before a personal encounter, people judge and make assumptions about others based on their names. This project asks participants who have uncommon names to write down what their name means to them. In our Canadian, Anglophone society, uncommon names are typically names from other languages and cultures. What we tend to overlook while focusing on foreignness is the fact that most names are personally significant representations of someone’s culture and heritage. This project also asks participants or observers to consider what significance names carry—it goes beyond something to call another person. We should reflect on times that we were introduced to someone with an unfamiliar name and consider how we reacted. We should always do our best to accommodate and include everyone, and the first steps are as easy as pronouncing someone’s name correctly.

World Map

A floor map of the world is being made available by Chaplaincy in the Forum. You are welcome to remove your shoes and place a tealight on a part of the world that you wish to hold up in prayer.

Monday, February 4

I-Week 2019 Kick-Off Celebration

Forum (Main Level), 12:00 pm
Join us in the Forum as we kick off I-Week!

International EXPO

Forum (Main Level), 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
International EXPO is a celebration of the many cultures, countries and people represented at Augustana. Stop by and check out the displays from countries present on our campus. Sahakarini, a local non-profit association dedicated to helping the poorest of the poor through development projects; and Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit fair trade organization, will also be at the EXPO!

Indigenous Education & Reconciliation

Mayer Community Hall, 6:00 pm
A free public lecture with Dr. Claudine Louis, President, Maskwacis Cultural College; and Elder Mary Moonias, Louis Bull Tribe, Maskwacis Cultural College. Everyone welcome!

Lunar New Year Celebration

Faith & Life Lounge, 6:30 pm
Make (and eat!) dumplings and play traditional games to celebrate the New Year—all are welcome! Don’t be late as spots are limited.

Tuesday, February 5

Soup Supper & International Flag Raising

Faith & Life Lounge, 5:00 pm
The event will begin with prayer immediately followed by soup supper. During soup supper we invite everyone to join the Augustana community in welcoming international students to campus with a flag-raising! Flags being raised include Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Libya, Palestine, Panama, and Yemen.

Winter Stories with Bruce Cutknife

Wahkohtowin Lodge, 6:00 pm
Join us for an hour of Nēhiyaw (Cree) winter stories with our Knowledge Keeper Bruce Cutknife. These stories include the Nēhiyaw creation story, which is represented in the green and blue paths on the floor of the Wahkohtowin Lodge, and can only be told while there is snow on the ground. Tea and bannock will be served.

Wednesday, February 6

Empathy Walk with Feisal Kirumira

Forum (North Fireplace), 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Often times we listen to respond, not to understand. We will all claim to feel empathy, and yet we miss it when we interact with others. In this session you will learn how to listen with others, walk through their experiences, and rewrite the ending of a mutual story. We will draw from Desmond Tutu’s “Book of Forgiveness” to learn about the Fourfold Path to Mindfulness. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sami National Day Movie Night

RS122 (Ravine Studio Building), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February 6 is National Sami Day! The Sami are the indigenous peoples of Scandinavia. Join the Nordic Club for movie night showing of the new Swedish-made Sami coming-of-age drama “Sami Blood” (2016). Snacks and beverages will be provided. Come out and support the Nordic Club and Augustana’s Scandinavian heritage!

Thursday, February 7

ASA (Tournament of Nations!) Pool Tournament

Wahkohtowin Lodge, 7:00 pm
Join the tournament and have fun playing pool! If you wish you can represent the continent of your choice as part of the Tournament of Nations! Campus Rec Challenge. Open to all skill levels.

Friday, February 8

International Coffee House & Bake Sale

Bookstore, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Check out the Chaplaincy Coffee House with an international spin! The afternoon will be a celebration of music, art and talent. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to Sahakarini.

International Board Game Night

Fox & Fable Book & Game Cafe, 5:30 pm
Many cultures from around the world have developed and mastered different types of games, especially board games. To bring different nationalities and cultures together, Augustana students are hosting an International Board Game Night! Participants will be able to meet new people as they play games from around the world.