May 17: Rendezvous Program to Explore Norway
Join us for the final Rendezvous of the year as students from Norway tell us about their home country at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in the Back Alley. The Rendezvous Program is organized by the International Programs Office as a way for international and domestic students to learn from each other.
The event is free and open to the public.
Students will speak about various topics such as food, culture, religion and politics.
View photos from past Rendezvous events on Facebook.
- September 7: Germany
- September 21: Hong Kong/Burkina Faso
- September 28: Pakistan/Germany — The Germany presentation was given by one of our returned study abroad students, Jordan Erkens.
- October 5: Belarus/Egypt —Three young women, one from Belarus and two from Egypt shared a country-culture presentation about their homelands.
- October 12: Kazakhstan
- October 26: Russia/India — two Russian students and two students from India shared details on their countries.
- November 2: Columbia/Kenya — two Colombian students shared details on their homeland, and Senior Sam Evenson also spoke about his experience abroad in Kenya last spring. “Kenya is a country of contrasts, rife with economic disparities, its own linguistic divide, a colonial past and an ethnic-driven present,” said Evenson. “Kenya, while certainly unique, is important for the insights it provides into what Africa is really like and what we may learn from it.
- November 9: Kyrgyzstan/Venezuela — Albek Patiev presented on Kyrgyzstan: "probably the only true democratic country in the whole of Central Asia, and the only one that has had a female president ... we have had two revolutions and two large ethnic clashes during the past 23 years.” Wilfredo Petit presented about Venezuela: “Venezuela is like a paradise,” said Petit. “We have glaciers, a desert, jungle and beaches. We have the tallest waterfall and the world’s cheapest gas prices. The best thing about Venezuela is the people; they are friendly, humble, and willing to help. The women are amongst the most beautiful on Earth; we have won Miss Universe six times.”
- November 16: Japan — Shingo spoke on his home country of Japan during International Education Week.
- November 30: El Salvador/Israel — Leticia Gonzalez Quintanilla from El Salvador and Samer Bitar from Israel presented about their homelands.
- December 7: Uzbekistan
- January 11: Sri Lanka and the Republic of the Congo
- January 18: Honduras
- January 25: China
- February 8: Costa Rica — student from there and a study-abroad student gave details on country
- February 15: countries of Ethiopia and Kenya
- February 22: Myanmar and Italy
- March 1: Ghana
- March 22: Bulgaria
- April 5: Brazil
- April 12: China — New York Times best-selling author Da Chen gave the audience a look into China during the cultural revolution.
- April 19: Pakistan and Kenya
- April 26: Vietnam and Nigeria
- May 3: Uganda/United Kingdom
- May 10: Indonesia/Saudi Arabia