International Education Week

La Roche College celebrated International Education Month in November with a variety of fun programs and activities that promoted our diverse community! Check back this summer for updates on our 2018 celebration!

Questions? Contact Emily Markham, Assistant Director of Global Engagement at or 412-536-1215. 

International Education Month Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 2

Understanding Russia: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Fisher Room, Wright Library
Kim Weichel, a social entrepreneur and peace builder, will talk about her recent experience in Russia and Crimea. Hear her take on the U.S.-Russia relationship. Appetizers and refreshments are included.

Sushi Cooking Class: 7:15 p.m.
Cantellops Dining Hall
Learn the art of sushi-making during this special cooking class sponsored by the Center for Student Development and SAGE Dining Services. Limited space is available.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Film Screening: 7 p.m.

International Education Week: Nov. 13-17

Monday, Nov. 13

Food Truck Fest: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wright Library Turn Around
Visit a few globally-themed food trucks on campus.

Global Game Night: 5 p.m.
Bold Union Room

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Global Day: A Celebration of La Roche’s Many Cultures: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Zappala College Center Square
Sponsored by the Office of International Student Services.
Join students and clubs as they celebrate the global aspects of the La Roche campus! Sample tasty sweets from all corners of the world, enjoy a variety of music and travel the world through virtual reality.

Wednesday Nov. 15

Global Problems, Global Solutions Panel Discussion: 12 – 1 p.m.
Ryan Room
La Roche international students will present, “Health Care Around the World” at this lunch and learn panel discussion. The panel will give a better understanding of global health by discussing what health care is like in their home countries.

A Peace Corps Experience: 4 – 5 p.m.
Ryan Room
Get an insider’s perspective on what life is like as a Peace Corps volunteer! Hear from former volunteer Susan Smith, who served in the Central African Republic.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Study Abroad Thursday – All Day
Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to wear blue if they have studied abroad.

Global Problems, Global Solutions Panel Discussion: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ryan Room
This lunch and learn panel discussion, “Strengthening Health Care for Pittsburgh’s Underserved” will highlight some of the dynamic health-related organizations making a difference in Pittsburgh’s underserved communities.

Global Problems, Global Solutions Keynote Address: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Zappala College Center Square
Featured speaker Jim Wither, M.D. will present “Health Care: An Issue of Social Justice?” and receive the La Roche President's Medal. A dessert reception will follow. Registration is required for this free event.

Friday, Nov. 17

Global Problems, Global Solutions: UPMC Mobile Health Unit: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For La Roche faculty and staff
UPMC’s Mobile Health Unit will be on campus to provide biometric screenings. Sessions are free to all La Roche faculty and staff on a first come, first serve basis. Limited space is available. Advanced registration is required.

Global Problems, Global Solutions: LRX Board Game Event: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ryan Room
LRX students will explore issues surrounding global health equity and disparities through the board game The Last Straw! Join the fun through a special non-LRX session at 11 a.m.

Global Problems, Global Solutions: Volunteer for Brother’s Brother: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
The La Roche community is invited to volunteer their afternoon in support of the Brother’s Brother Foundation, a global medical relief organization. Volunteers will help sort and package donated health supplies. Transportation will be provided. Registration is required. 

All Month

Fun Prizes
Weekly Emails
Coffee From Around the Globe | Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – Noon | Providence World Café
Tastes of the World | Weekly | Cantellops Dining Hall