International Education Week

International Education Week

Join us as we celebrate International Education Week, a global, annual celebration highlighting the importance international education plays in furthering our social, economic, and cultural well-being. Check out our events this week as we showcase the diversity, knowledge and international connections on our campus.

Monday, November 6 – Friday, November 10, 2017 

Mark Your Calendar!

From language cafes to workshops and study abroad opportunities, we have a variety of events that celebrate international education. Pick up an International Education Week passport, attend our events, and see how many stamps you can get. If your IEW passport has more than THREE stamps, you can enter a raffle to win a $50 campus bookstore gift card. The best part? Every additional stamp lets you enter your name in the raffle an extra time!

OPIRG McMaster

OPIRG McMaster’s Fair Trade Fest

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MUSC Marketplace

Featuring fair trade vendors and local artisans.  Products made with respect to people and the planet.  A great place to do your holiday gift buying.

Also, join us for our ChocoSol Fair Trade Café at 12:30 pm in MUSC 230 – exploring the spiritual, ecological, and geo-political story of chocolate with Michael Sacco of ChocoSol Traders.

Free.  Taste testing encouraged.

Sponsored by OPIRG McMaster

International Education Week

Pop-Up Café

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
GH 110

Stop by International Student Services to learn about all the events happening during International Education Week!

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Exchange Information Session

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
GH 110

Interested in studying abroad during your third year?

Come out to an information session with the McMaster Exchange Program to learn how to apply for exchange in 2018-2019.

Photo of a student running in a field.

Stories From Abroad! McMaster Exchange Program

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
GH 110

Stories From Abroad! is a special event as part of International Education Week celebrations taking place at McMaster November 6-10. Join us for presentations led by returned McMaster exchange students on specific value-add opportunities they took part in overseas. Study abroad is more than just study! Join this session to learn about the personal, academic, and professional benefits afforded through international exchange experiences.

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Passport Pick-up

Ongoing

Attend 3 IEW featured events can enter for the chance to win a $50 Campus Store gift card! Pick-up your event passport at the Student Success Centre in Gilmour Hall Room 110.

Global Delight Feature Dish! Tastes of Home Recipe Contest

11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Global Delight food station at La Piazza

We asked our international students to tell us which foods from home they missed the most. The result? Check out our winning recipes at the Global Delights food station anytime this week! Featured recipes this year are:

  • Dahi Tadka (India)
  • Korean BBQ short Ribs (South Korea)
  • Ratatouille (France)

Photo of President Patrick Deane.

President’s Reception

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

A reception hosted by McMaster President Patrick Deane to welcome new exchange students to campus.

Hamilton: One Bite at a Time

Hamilton: One Bite at a Time

6:00 p.m.
Black Forest Inn

The aim of “Hamilton: One Bite at a Time” is to engage students in active learning about the different cultures in Hamilton. We will do this through a short presentation regarding culture at various ethnic restaurants within the city, along with experiencing a typical dinner at each of these restaurants.

Explore Hamilton’s great selection of cultural cuisine and learn more about German and Austrian culture and traditions at this month’s Hamilton One Bite at a Time! Try different appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drinks from a traditional German and Austrian menu at Black Forest Inn.

Cost is $20 (cash payment only). Please register and pay by November 3, 2017.

International Education Week

New Exchange Mentoring Program!

Going on Exchange next Semester?

You already know the academic and personal benefits of study abroad, but have you considered the connection to career and professional skill development?

While your host institution covers in-country orientation to living and studying in a new community, consider expanding your reach to employment and career perspectives of working in a foreign country.

The Student Success Centre is pleased to offer mentor-matches for outbound exchange students with McMaster Alumni living in the area.

The Exchange Mentorship Program pairs students with alumni who are living and work in and around your host university.
Learn about careers, social life, everyday living, skills development outside the classroom and more.

Stay tuned for more information coming your way.

Photo of a McMaster passport.

Passport Pick-up

Ongoing

Attend 3 IEW featured events can enter for the chance to win a $50 Campus Store gift card! Pick-up your event passport at the Student Success Centre in Gilmour Hall Room 110.

Global Delight Feature Dish! Tastes of Home Recipe Contest

11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Global Delight food station at La Piazza

We asked our international students to tell us which foods from home they missed the most. The result? Check out our winning recipes at the Global Delights food station anytime this week! Featured recipes this year are:

  • Dahi Tadka (India)
  • Korean BBQ short Ribs (South Korea)
  • Ratatouille (France)

Group of students sitting outside.

Exchange Fair

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MUSC Marketplace

Did you know a study abroad experience gives you tangible skills in your program of study, challenges your personal limits, and fosters a global perspective? Speak with returned McMaster exchange students who spent a semester or year studying abroad, and learn more about our MacAbroad opportunities. Join us to find out how you can tailor your study abroad experience to your personal goals and aspirations

WUSC Logo.

International Trivia & Treat with WUSC

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
MUSC 230

Enjoy snacks from around the world, answer our international trivia questions, and learn more about McMaster’s WUSC (World University Service of Canada) group!

Photo of students and soup.

Soup Days, Indigenous Studies Program

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 1811

Every Tuesday, the ISP office provides a delicious free soup for students. Stop by during the afternoon to grab some soup and meet staff and students.

International Education Week

Exchange Information Session: University of Warwick

GH 110, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

International Education Week

Exchange Information Session: University of Leeds

GH 110, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Photo of a McMaster passport.

Passport Pick-up

Ongoing

Attend 3 IEW featured events can enter for the chance to win a $50 Campus Store gift card! Pick-up your event passport at the Student Success Centre in Gilmour Hall Room 110.

Global Delight Feature Dish! Tastes of Home Recipe Contest

11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Global Delight food station at La Piazza

We asked our international students to tell us which foods from home they missed the most. The result? Check out our winning recipes at the Global Delights food station anytime this week! Featured recipes this year are:

  • Dahi Tadka (India)
  • Korean BBQ short Ribs (South Korea)
  • Ratatouille (France)

International Education Week

U.S.A Consulate General Toronto Information Session

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GH 111

The U.S.A Consulate General in Toronto will offer a briefing on U.S.A visas and entry requirements at McMaster University. For students looking to study, work or visit the U.S.A.

International Experience Canada logo.

#WorkAbroad/ International Experience Canada

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Global Delights food station at La Piazza

#WorkAbroad
#WorkingHoliday
#CoopOverseas

International Experience Canada is a work visa program offered through the Government of Canada to youth aged 18 to 30/35 interested in working overseas.

The visa allows you to work abroad for 12-24 months, depending on the destination.

For more information, visit the International Experience Canada website.

Photo of different foods.

Cultural Potluck

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
LR Wilson Hall 1811

Bring a dish from your home culture and come ready to try something new! Dishes must be registered in advance using our online Google Form. This also counts as your event registration. Join our Cultural Potluck event page on Facebook.

Photo of a McMaster passport.

Passport Pick-up

Ongoing

Attend 3 IEW featured events can enter for the chance to win a $50 Campus Store gift card! Pick-up your event passport at the Student Success Centre in Gilmour Hall Room 110.

Global Delight Feature Dish! Tastes of Home Recipe Contest

11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Global Delight food station at La Piazza

We asked our international students to tell us which foods from home they missed the most. The result? Check out our winning recipes at the Global Delights food station anytime this week! Featured recipes this year are:

  • Dahi Tadka (India)
  • Korean BBQ short Ribs (South Korea)
  • Ratatouille (France)

International Education Week

What’s In A Word

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
MUSC 220

How do we describe a colleague, classmate or roommate who is different from us? When is it even relevant to do so? Enhance your ability to build inclusion through the everyday use of words and phrases that focus on diversity.

Run by the Equity & Inclusion Office.

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Language Café

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
CIBC Hall (third floor, MUSC)

Language Café brings together the languages of McMaster. Join us for an opportunity to gain an introductory lesson in another language, facilitated by a McMaster peer!

AIESEC Logo.

AIESEC McMaster Presents: Explore Your World

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
MUSC 213

A global internship program for students interested in work or volunteer abroad.

Photo of a McMaster passport.

Passport Pick-up

Ongoing

Attend 3 IEW featured events can enter for the chance to win a $50 Campus Store gift card! Pick-up your event passport at the Student Success Centre in Gilmour Hall Room 110.

Global Delight Feature Dish! Tastes of Home Recipe Contest

11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Global Delight food station at La Piazza

We asked our international students to tell us which foods from home they missed the most. The result? Check out our winning recipes at the Global Delights food station anytime this week! Featured recipes this year are:

  • Dahi Tadka (India)
  • Korean BBQ short Ribs (South Korea)
  • Ratatouille (France)

International Education Week

International SOS

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
MDCL 1008

McMaster student and staff are eligible to receive emergency medical and travel advice through International SOS. Come out and learn about the services and global security information available. Relevant for Field Trips, Student Placements and Research Activity abroad. McMaster’s membership ID is required for access.

International Education Week

Information Session: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GH 111

International Student Summit

International Student Summit

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McMaster Innovation Park

Join us for an informative day about living, working, and thriving in the City of Hamilton. Hear keynotes from successful alumni, small business leaders, and community activators about how to stay in our fair city. There will be break out sessions covering the following:

  • How to start a small business in Hamilton with Jodi Laking and Joanne Douglas-Lane (City of Hamilton)
  • Understanding your taxes with Gina Robinson and Andrijana Olaizola (McMaster University)
  • Hamilton’s small business landscape and ecosystem with Judy Travis (Workforce Planning Hamilton)
  • Interviewing for a job in Canada with Tanya Kett (McMaster University)

After an educating day at McMaster Innovation Park, join Global Hamilton Connect for the official after party. Network with other International Students and Young Professionals in a fun and casual environment.

Explore your options

Whether it’s gaining more Canadian experiences, improving your language and writing skills, or taking your education abroad, we have lots of opportunities to grow your education at McMaster.

Take your education abroad and study at one of our 70 partner universities.

Check out the Stories From Abroad blog to hear from current and recently returned exchange students.

Practice or help an EAL student practice conversational skills on a weekly basis.

Get feedback on your resume and other application materials.

Go on a work exchange for up to two years. Sign-up on OSCARplus.

Gain work and volunteer abroad opportunities to develop your skills.

For more information, you can also visit our International Student Services website.

New Exchange Mentoring Program!

Going on Exchange next Semester?

You already know the academic and personal benefits of study abroad, but have you considered the connection to career and professional skill development?

While your host institution covers in-country orientation to living and studying in a new community, consider expanding your reach to employment and career perspectives of working in a foreign country.

The Student Success Centre is pleased to offer mentor-matches for outbound exchange students with McMaster Alumni living in the area.

The Exchange Mentorship Program pairs students with alumni who are living and work in and around your host university.
Learn about careers, social life, everyday living, skills development outside the classroom and more.

Stay tuned for more information coming your way.

Exchange Advising

After attending an Exchange Information Session, you can book a one-on-one appointment with our Education Abroad Coordinator. Use this session to learn more about international opportunities, ask questions about McMaster’s exchange partners, and receive support filling out your application for study abroad next year.