International Education Week: November 15-19, 2021

International Education Week (IEW), is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

Agenda

The agenda for the week is below. There are a variety of international and local events being held throughout the week.


Monday, November 15, 2021


Fulbright U.S. Scholar Presentation
Virtual Presentation
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register here

Students Global Trivia
CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Student Union, Room 126
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually

International Festival
Featuring:
The CSN International Vision
Hosted by: Office of the Vice President for the North Las Vegas Campus
Grand Opening of International Education Week
Dr. Federico Zaragoza
with
New Approaches to Global Engagement: A Perspective from the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education
Dr. David Julien, Executive Director
CSN North Las Vegas Campus, June Whitley Lounge
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually


Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Virtual Tea Ceremony
Lauren Deutsch
Emily Rafael, Moderator
Virtual Event
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Virtually

Study Abroad for CSN Students: Discover the World
Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
CSN Henderson Campus, Room HN - U123
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually

International Opportunities for Faculty at CSN
Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
CSN Henderson Campus, Room HN - U123
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually


Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Study Abroad for CSN Students: Discover the World
Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Room U123
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us in-person and virtually

Ambassadors Day
Our Student Ambassadors
Representing the CSN, Students First Community
Hosted by: Brian Akins
Charleston Campus, U126 & U128
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Join us in-person 

International Opportunities for Faculty at CSN
Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Room U123
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually


Thursday, November 18, 2021


Study Abroad for CSN Students: Discover the World

Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
CSN West Charleston Campus U125
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually

Postcards from Abroad
Allan Tucka, Emeritus Professor
Senegal: Gateway to Africa
Hosted by: Bette Brickman, Professor, World Languages
CSN West Charleston Campus, C115
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually

International Opportunities for Faculty at CSN
Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
CSN West Charleston Campus D209
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us in-person or virtually

Illusion and Reality
Art Exhibition
Artist, Tea Youn Kim-Kassor
CSN North Las Vegas Campus, The Fine Arts Gallery, H211
6:00 PM

Siete Mil
A Documentary by Francesco Semprini
Hosted by: Barbara Bird, Professor, World Languages
CSN West Charleston Campus - Auditorium D101
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us in-person


Friday, November 19, 2021


Diplomacy Day

The Boren Scholarship:  Enhancing Language and Culture Capabilities
Presented by: Dr. Clare Bugary, Deputy Director/DLNSEO and Ms. Alison Patz, Associate Director/Boren Awards/DLNSEO
Virtual Presentation
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Virtually

CSN International Forum:  A Dialogue with Consulate Generals of Las Vegas
with an Introduction from
Dr. Federico Zaragoza, CSN President
Henderson Campus, Student Union U126 & U128
12:00 PM – 2:00 P.M.
To attend in person, register at https://tinyurl.com/CSNdiplomacyday

Program Description

Monday, November 15, 2021



Fulbright U.S. Scholar Presentation | 11 AM-12PM
Speaker: Athena Fulay, Fulbright Scholar Program Outreach & Recruitment Manager
Location: Online event - Register here

This presentation will highlight the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Core Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year.


Students Global Trivia | 12-1 PM
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Student Union, Room #126 - Join us in-person or virtually

Show off your knowledge on topics including international cuisine, capital cities, country flags, governing officials, and international monuments and landmarks during Kahoot! Games.


International Festival | 5-7 PM
Speakers: Dr. Federico Zaragoza and Dr. David Julien
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, June Whitley Lounge - Join us in-person or virtually

The International Festival on the NLV Campus will be the Grand Opening to CSN's International Education Week featuring Dr. Federico Zaragoza and Dr. David Julien-Executive Director from the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education-commenting on New Approaches to Global Engagement. International Education weeks promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021



Virtual Tea Ceremony | 11 AM-12 PM
Presenter: Lauren Sochi Deutsch, Instructor of the Urasenke School of Chado
Location: Online event - Join virtually

Japanese tea ceremony (known as sadō/chadō (茶道, lit., "The Way of Tea") or cha-no-yu (茶の湯)) is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea, the art of which is called (o)temae ([お]手前; [お]点前). Chadō is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation, and kadō for flower arrangement.


Study Abroad for CSN Students: Discover the World | 1-2 PM
Speaker: Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Room HN - U123 - Join us in-person or virtually

The first step for Coyotes interested in studying abroad! By attending this session, students will learn the basics about study abroad, including what it is, how to go about it, and next steps.


International Opportunities for Faculty at CSN | 3-4 PM
Speaker: Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Room HN - U123 - Join us in-person or virtually

A high-level overview of existing & upcoming international opportunities and supports available for faculty members, ranging from leading students abroad to funding &professional development, before moving into an open, dialogue about international education at CSN.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021



Study Abroad for CSN Students: Discover the World | 11 AM-12 PM
Speaker: Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Room U123 - Join us in-person or virtually

The first step for Coyotes interested in studying abroad! By attending this session, students will learn the basics about study abroad, including what it is, how to go about it, and next steps.


Ambassadors Day | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Hosted by: Brian Akins, Director of Student Life and Leadership Development
Location:  CSN Charleston Campus, Rooms U126 & U128 - Join us in-person

Join our Student Ambassadors, Student Life and Leadership, CSN Student Organizations and our International Students.


International Opportunities for Faculty at CSN | 4-5 PM
Speaker: Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Room - U123 - Join us in-person or virtually

A high-level overview of existing & upcoming international opportunities and supports available for faculty members, ranging from leading students abroad to funding &professional development, before moving into an open, dialogue about international education at CSN.


Thursday, November 18, 2021



Study Abroad for CSN Students: Discover the World | 11 AM-12 PM
Speaker: Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
Location: CSN West Charleston Campus, Room U125 - Join us in-person or virtually

The first step for Coyotes interested in studying abroad! By attending this session, students will learn the basics about study abroad, including what it is, how to go about it, and next steps.


Postcards from Abroad | 2-4:30 PM
Speaker: Allan Tucka, Emeritus Professor
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Room C115 - Join us in-person or virtually

Allan Tucka, Emeritus Professor, Senegal: Gateway to Africa. Take a trip with us and lets visit Senegal: gateway to Africa. Senegal is a country in West Africa.


International Opportunities for Faculty at CSN | 4-5 PM
Speaker: Raven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
Location: CSN West Charleston Campus, Room - D209 - Join us in-person or virtually

A high-level overview of existing & upcoming international opportunities and supports available for faculty members, ranging from leading students abroad to funding &professional development, before moving into an open, dialogue about international education at CSN.


Illusion and Reality | 6 PM
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, The Fine Arts Gallery, H211

Art Exhibition, Artist, Tea Youn Kim-Kassor.


Siete Mil - A documentary by Francisco Semprini | 7-9 PM
Hosted by: Barbara Bird, Professor, World Languages
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Auditorium D101 - Join us in-person

Siete Mil is an independent project that sees Francesco Semprini debut as a documentary director and screenwriter.


Friday, November 19, 2021



The Boren Scholarship: Enhancing Language and Culture Capabilities | 11 AM-12 PM
Presented by: Dr. Clare Bugary, Deputy Director/DLNSEO and Ms. Alison Patz, Associate Director/Boren Awards/DLNSEO
Location: Online event - Join virtually

The Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) will present on the Boren Awards program. Boren Awards, established in 1991, was authorized under the David L. Boren National Security Education Act, as amended, P.L. 102-183 (NSEA).  The program’s purpose is to award scholarships to America’s future leaders – students committed to long-term, overseas language study and to public service.  Boren Scholars and Fellows receive funding to study the languages and cultures most critical to our national security.  In exchange, award recipients agree to utilize their skills within the government by seeking and securing federal employment for at least one year.


CSN International Forum: A Dialog with Consulate Generals of Las Vegas | 12-2 PM
Introduction from: Dr. Federico Zaragoza, CSN President
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Rooms U126 & U128 - Register to attend in-person

This event is a non-partisan opportunity to hear about the connections between Nevada and the world by engaging in a dialogue with diplomats, legislators, and members of the local community. To attend, in person please register at https://tinyurl.com/CSNdiplomacyday by Wednesday, November 17th, 2021.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Federico ZaragozaDr. Federico Zaragoza, College of Southern Nevada President
Dr. Federico Zaragoza was named the President for the College of Southern Nevada in 2018, becoming the first Hispanic leader of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s largest institution and one of the largest multi-campus higher education institutions in the country, with enrollments of approximately 50,000 students. Under his leadership, Achieving the Dream designated CSN as a national Leader College of Distinction in 2019. Dr. Zaragoza is the principal spokesperson for the college, serves on various state and national committees and commissions, and has received numerous awards — including the Education Brillante Award from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), and the Texas Association of Community Colleges’ Carl Nelson Leadership Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Adult and Vocational Education, an (ED.S) Educational Specialist degree in Industrial and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin–Stout, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Dr. David JulienDr. David Julien, Secretary General of OUI-IOHE and Executive Director of CAEI
Dr. David Julien currently acts as Secretary General of the Inter-American Organization of Higher Education (OUI-IOHE) and Executive Director of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE). He holds a Doctorate and a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Sherbrooke and a Bachelor’s degree from Laval University. He has taken courses in leadership and management at Harvard University and McGill University. He has accumulated 20 years of management experience in three distinct organizations including IOHE, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and UNESCO where he has been responsible for developing inter-governmental partnerships and different capacity building programs. He has taught at the Confucius Institute in Montreal, University of Sherbrooke, Marie-Victorin College and Kaifeng University (China). He has also offered training seminars in various Latin American universities.

Athena FulayAthena Fulay, Fulbright Scholar Program Outreach & Recruitment Manager
Athena Mison Fulay is an education and cultural exchange leader with over 20 years of experience in international education. She enhanced outreach initiatives through the creation and implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador Program and expansion of the Scholar Liaison Network. In 2013, Ms. Fulay was appointed to lead the institutional engagement team, facilitating Fulbright engagement with under-served institutions across the United States. In addition to her outreach role, Ms. Fulay also conducts legislative outreach on behalf of the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Fulbright Association, and the Alliance for International Exchange. In 2018, she accepted leadership of the Fulbright Scholar Program outreach and recruitment team at IIE.

Lauren Sochi DeutschLauren Sochi Deutsch, Instructor of the Urasenke School of Chado
began studying the Urasenke Way of Tea (chado) in 1985 at UCLA’s extension program with the late Sosei Matsumoto, sensei, in Los Angeles. Matsumoto sensei, was the most distinguished tea master outside Japan of the Urasenke Way of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, and a national heritage fellowship awardee of the USA’s NEA. Sochi has presented lecture demonstrations for students from first grade through graduate school, at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, and many other public events. She received her professional tea name (chamei) Sochi, from Sen Soshitshu XV, Hounsai. Lauren is a contributing editor and a board member of Kyoto Journal and a docent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her blog, “the way of tea in LA” may be accessed via her website.

Raven McKenzieRaven McKenzie, Assistant Director of International Programs
Raven McKenzie is the Assistant Director for International Programs at the College of Southern Nevada. She has extensive experience in international programs, from internationalizing the curriculum to the creation of international research and internship programs and the development of study abroad opportunities in partnership with faculty and program providers. Raven earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and East Asian Studies from Rutgers University.


Brian AkinsBrian Akins, Director of Student Life and Leadership Development
Brian Akins serves as the Director of Student Life and Leadership Development at College of Southern Nevada. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Arizona. It is at University of Arizona that his affinity for the co-curricular experience was birthed. While excelling in the classroom, he held student leadership positions in student government, residence life, campus recreation, and multicultural affairs. Soon afterwards he attained his master’s degree in higher education administration that helped propel and prepare him for this rewarding career choice. His professional journey has taken him to institutions such as University of Michigan, University of South Florida Saint Petersburg, Texas Southern University, and now College of Southern Nevada. At each institution he has worked for, he has been recognized for my outstanding commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, advising excellence, and being a champion of the overall co-curricular experience. He admittedly excels in programming, advising student organizations, judicial affairs, supervision, leadership development, living and learning, and connecting students to the institution. He is thrilled to champion a vibrant student life and empowering the next generation of student leaders who have chosen College of Southern Nevada to further their education.

Francesco SempriniFrancesco Semprini, Multimedia Journalist and Author
Francesco Semprini is a long-time international correspondent and author. Born and raised in Rome he moved to New York twenty years ago. From the United States he has extensively written about the long aftermath of September 11, 2001, the great financial crisis, Barack Obama's election campaign in 2008 and Donald Trump's in 2016. During USA 2020 he closely followed the movements of the American radical right. He spent over a dozen years covering geopolitical crises and conflicts around the world. Among the others in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Venezuela, Lebanon, Kosovo, Libya, Pakistan, Nagorno-Karabakh, Somalia, Sahel, and Haiti. He is based at the United Nations from where he writes about political, economic, and diplomatic affairs. He is co-author of Emergenza Libia (Libya's Emergency) edited by Rubettino.

Clare BugaryDr. Clare Bugary, Deputy Director, DLNSEO
Dr. Clare Bugary is the Deputy Director for the Defense Language National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) in the Department of Human Resources Activity (DHRA). In this role, Dr. Bugary advises the Director on policy and programmatic matters regarding foreign language, culture, and regional expertise for Department of Defense personnel. Dr. Bugary also evaluates changes in legislation, policies, regulations, directives, and funding to assess the impact on language, cultural, and regional capabilities within the Department for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel, DoD civilians, and contractors.

Allan TuckaAllan Tucka, Emeritus Professor
Allan Tucka is a retired College of Southern Nevada emeritus professor who taught physics and engineering and set up the pre-engineering program at CSN. Allan has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's degree from the Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  In addition to teaching at CSN, he has taught at community colleges in Illinois, Oregon, and Utah. Travel has always been an interest, and Allan has traveled both domestically and internationally for decades and has traveled to over 70 countries.

Find Out More

You can find out more about International Education Week 2021 and national events at https://iew.state.gov

Visit the CSN International Center page to find out more about international programs at CSN.