Returning This Fall!
Monday, November 5 – Friday, November 9
In 2016, Temple spearheaded a national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign to let international students from all over the world know that they are welcome on U.S. college campuses. This past spring, our very first You Are Welcome Here Week was a huge success, bringing together both international and domestic students to celebrate our diversity.
This fall, You Are Welcome Here Week is back! Join us for a whole week of globally-inspired events. International and domestic students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
#YAWH Week Kickoff
11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bell Tower
Help us proclaim “You Are Welcome Here” at our fall-themed kickoff at the Bell Tower! Get a lesson in tai-chi, enjoy autumn inspired foods and crafts and learn about our packed week of events.
Intro Tai-Chi Class
12 – 1 PM, Beury Beach
Learn the basics of Yang-style tai-chi at this beginner class led by Temple alum and tai-chi expert August Korn. Originally developed for self-defense, tai-chi is practiced today to enhance calm, improve balance, increase energy and more.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
International Student Coffee Hour: Japan
11 AM – 1 PM, HGSC The Underground
Celebrate Japanese culture and heritage with tastings of Japanese snacks, sushi making demonstrations, Japanese language learning, Kimono dressing, Ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) origami making, and more!
International Movie Night
5 – 8 PM, The Reel (219M Student Center)
Gain a fresh perspective by seeing the world through a different lens. The feature film “The Namesake” tells the story of the Ganguli balancing the traditions of their native India while blending into American culture. A discussion will follow the film.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Working with International Students: Workshop & Cocktail Hour
You Are Welcome in My Course: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching
4:30 – 6:30 (Cocktail Hour begins at 5:45), Fox Gittis Room (Liacouras Center)
The first half of this session will explore strategies to create a class environment where all students feel welcome. The second half of the session will focus specifically on considerations for international students and methods that make lessons more inclusive. Cocktail hour will follow the workshop.
Think Global, Eat Local” Philly Food Tour
6 – 8 PM, Restaurant List Coming Soon
Did you know that Philly offers a variety of good eats from all over the world? Try new cuisines and join us for a food tour! Temple students will be leading small-group excursions to restaurants around the city to learn about different cuisines. Sign up for the country and cuisine you’re interested in trying. Participation requires covering one’s own meal (approximately $15 – $25 depending on what you order, tips, and tax) as well as subway fare to and from the restaurant.
REGISTER BY NOV. 2
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
TempleLingo: A World Language Adventure
1:30 – 3:00 PM, Morgan Hall D301
Are you curious about learning new languages? Meet speakers of languages from around the world and learn the basics in a fun and interactive environment. Enjoy light refreshments, win prizes and make new friends.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
4 – 7 PM, Mitten Hall Great Court
Join us once again for our student-run event that showcases the amazing range of diversity that Temple has to offer. The Gala will feature both traditional and modern performances, cultural activities, opportunities to get involved with student organizations, and lots of global cuisines.