Niagara University’s annual celebration of International Week will take place Nov. 16-20.

International Week is a joint initiative of the United States Departments of State and Education. It is intended to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the U.S.

With Niagara University’s continuing efforts to internationalize its campus, International Week is an opportunity to expose its students, faculty and staff to diversified cultures from throughout the world.

The week has been coordinated by Niagara University’s Office of International Relations and organized by international students and peer mentors. The team receives support from various clubs, departments and offices on campus, including PRSSN (NU PR Club), which helps with developing promotional materials and publicity.

The university’s radio station, WNIA, will be playing cultural music throughout the week, while Clet Dining Hall will offer internationally themed cuisine. Niagara University’s library will showcase a collection of books about different traditions and cultures around the world on its main floor, and there is a Residence Life bulletin board Competition; the winning floor will receive a complimentary pizza party.

Below is the full schedule of International Week events:

Monday, November 16

Food Around the World

12-2 p.m., Gallagher Center, Lower Level

Irish Dancing and Irish dish

7 p.m., Clet Dining


Tuesday, November 17

A Day in Italy with Italian Music & Taste of Italy

11:30-2 p.m., Gallagher Center, Lower Level

“Cuba and U.S. – No Longer Enemies or Rivals, but Neighbors”

Panel discussion with Dr. Estaban Mayoga, Dr. David Reilly & Dr. Martha Acosta Valle

5:30 -8 p.m., Bisgrove 350/351

International Game Night

8-10 p.m., Library


Wednesday, November 18

Study Abroad Fair

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gallagher Center, Lower Level

  • Bangladesh dance performance (11:30 a.m.) by Bangladeshi students.
  • The art of Turkish ceramics and Turkish sweets presented by the Turkish Cultural Center.
  • How to prepare for your next trip abroad? Tips and online resources offered by members of the Niagara University library.
  • Tips for planning a smooth transition into new environments, with treats and aroma therapy presented by Counseling Office and Active Minds.
  • Chinese and Saudi tea treats.
  • Learn more about exchange programs from exchange students at NU.

The International Nest (with wings, karaoke, DJ and lucky draw)

9-11 p.m., Premium Suite, Dwyer


Thursday, November 19

Saudi Coffee & Treats

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Gallagher Center, Lower Level

Middle East Interviews

Presentations by Dr. Mustafa Gokcek and students of HIS371 Middle East class on interviews with people of Middle East origin.

Multi Purpose Room, Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 am – 12:30pm


Friday, November 20

Late Nite Ice Skating

10 p.m.-12 a.m., Dwyer Arena


For schedules, photos and event and contest updates, please follow NU’s international student community on Facebook at

Questions about International Week may be addressed to Rhonda Shiah at 716.286.8360 at ude.aragain@haihsr.

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