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Providence College International Education Week

​​September 28 – October 3

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Below is a partial list of PC International Education Week events.

Daily faculty presentations at noon in the Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Monday, Sept. 28 – Dr. Margaret Manchester & Dr. Colin Jaundrill (Maymester Japan 2015)
  • Tuesday, Sept, 29 – Dr. Terence McGoldrick & Dr. Stephen Mecca (Bolivia Project)
  • Wednesday, Sept 30 – Dr. Bruce Graver (Wordsworth & England Maymester 2015)
  • Thursday, October 1 – Dr. Nuria-Alonso Garcia (Fulbright Year in St. Petersburg, Russia), Dr. Nick Longo (Engaged Learning in Cape Town, South Africa, as a Course-Embedded Experience)

MOA signing with Augsburg College Social Work Program in Mexico
Monday, Sept. 28 at noon in the Executive Dining Room

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Memorandum of Agreement signing at noon between the PC Department of Social Work and the Augsburg College Social Work Program in Mexico. The signing will signify Providence College becoming a full member of the Bachelor of Social Work Consortium (BSW) in Mexico.

Across Africa by Bicycle - 7,500 Miles for Melanoma
Monday, Sept. 28 at 4:00 p.m., as part of a Global Studies class, in the Fishbowl:


In 2010, new faculty member Dana Farrell Ginestet set out to complete an epic journey across Africa by bicycle. The 7,375 mile ride started in Cairo, Egypt, and ended four months later in Cape Town, South Africa. She cycled through 10 countries, across rugged and magnificent landscapes, and experienced diverse and indigenous cultures throughout the journey. This was a supported ride, through the Tour d’Afrique, and is one of the longest and most challenging bicycle expeditions in the world. Dana used the ride to raise money for the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes prevention, early detection, and research to end melanoma. Dana will present a slideshow and share stories from this exciting adventure. Please join us to see what Africa looks like from the seat of a bicycle!

Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P., Student Fellowship Program for Study & Service Abroad Summer 2016 Information Session in the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies (Sophomores & Juniors)

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Fair
Monday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. in '64 Hall


The annual PC student Study Abroad Fair will be held in Slavin Center ’64 Hall. Program representatives from the numerous study abroad programs offered through PC — many of which include service-learning and internship opportunities — will be on hand.

Professor Alexandra Massini Guest Lecture
Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m.


Special DWC Guest Lecture on Tuesday in the Ruane Great Room with Professor Alexandra Massini, the academic director for CEA, Providence College's partner for the PC in Rome Program.

Abroad for Christ in the Company of St. Dominic - Reflections by Summer 2015 Smith Fellows
Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:45 p.m. in Ruane 205​​