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International Education

International Education Month

A building at Assumption University in Bangkok, Russian nesting dolls, and colorful buildings along the water in Copenhagen

Educating Together for a Better World

Loyola will celebrate International Education Month in November 2021, during the 500-year anniversary of St. Ignatius. International Education is a critical component of Loyola's Ignatian Citizenship and is identified in Loyola's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

Loyola's International Education Month will feature a variety of virtual and in-person activities and events that will align with the more broadly recognized International Education Week (IEW), which was initiated in 2000 by the U.S. Departments of State and Education. International Education events aim to provide opportunities of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages.

November 2021 Events

Ms. Sherita Thomas — Black Catholic History Month

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021
McGuire Hall
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Thomas is the interim director of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She is the global associate engagement manager at T. Rowe Price, with expertise in diversity issues at the T. Rowe Price Foundation. She will talk on Bowman and racial issues. Sponsored by the Theology department.

Screening of the 2015 documentary film, Tomorrow (English) / Demain (French)

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021
LNDL Library
2:30 - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Modern Language and Literatures French section.

Bilingual Mass in French and English, conducted by Rev. John Conley, S.J.

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021
Alumni Memorial Chapel
3 - 4 p.m.

An exhibit of media, books, and memoirs about French and Francophone activists and activism

Sunday, Nov. 7 - Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021
LNDL Library
Sponsored by Modern Language and Literatures French section.

Roundtable discussion with three student activists from the University of Bordeaux

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021
4 p.m.
Sponsored by Modern Language and Literatures French section.

Day of French Immersion

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021
All day

Everyone at Loyola is welcome to participate in activities in French throughout the day. Sponsored by Modern Language and Literatures French section.

The Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021
Evening (Time and Location TBD)

Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2014 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for her activist work promoting human rights for women and girls, particularly in conflict zones, will present the Hanway Lecture in Global Studies. Sponsored by the Global Studies department.

Jesuits from the World

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
5 - 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Loyola's Jesuit community.

Jesuit Refugee Services in the World and Ignatian Year

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
5 - 6 p.m.

The month's keynote presentation will highlight International Education Week and the Ignatius Year. Sponsored by the office of International Programs and the President's Council on Equity and Inclusion.

Study Abroad 101

Attend a virtual Zoom session about study abroad with Loyola's office of International Programs.

  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
    1:40 - 2:40 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 22, 2021
    4 - 5 p.m.

Excursion to Washington, D.C. to see "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" (Van Gogh DC)

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Modern Language and Literatures French section

Dr. Camille Louise Brown — Black Catholic History Month

Date and Time TBD
McGuire Hall

Dr. Brown is the associate superintendent for the Department of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She has served both as a missionary in Africa and a seminary professor. A prolific writer, she is the author of African Saints, African Stories: Forty Holy Men and Women (Franciscan Media, 2008). She will speak on Bowman and Black Catholics in education. She is also involved in the canonization effort for Mother Lange. Sponsored by the Theology department.