International Week Celebrated at Champlain College

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Champlain College students will have a chance to explore the world without leaving campus Nov. 15-20 thanks to the College's Office of International Education celebration of International Education Week.

Sponsored in part by the Wellness Center, the Social Work Program, the Japan-America Society of Vermont, the Cultural Community Alliance (CCA), Sodexo, Foreign Languages program, International Business Club, and the Office of International Education (OIE), the week-long celebration will feature international yoga, food, dance, film, body art, crafts, and games.

Events are free and open to the public. Parents with young children should be advised that the films contain mature content and are not suitable for young audiences.

Campus events during the International Education Week include:

Sunday, Nov.15, 5:45 p.m., BUTI yoga (which combines moves from tribal dances) in IDX 218.

Monday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - International social change films in the Fireside Lounge.

  • 8:15 p.m., International board games night in the CCM Dining Nook.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 a.m. Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga in IDX 218.

  • 11:30 a.m., outside of the IDX cafeteria - Name that Flag will test young and old in international flag trivia with prizes being awarded for the top three scores.
  • 7:30 p.m. in CCM 444, Relatos Savajes (Wild Tales - in Spanish with English subtitles) will be screened.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2-3:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room in Aiken Hall, Michiko Oishi from the Japan America Society of Vermont will offer aIkebana (Japanese flower arranging) workshop.

Thursday, Nov., 19, 1 to 4 p.m., Fireside Lounge, IDX, Maple Mendhi Henna Designs.

  • 8:30 p.m., Morgan Room, Netherlands Night will feature the Dutch film The Admiral (in Dutch with English subtitles) and Dutch treats 

Friday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m. in Aiken 104, the International Business Roundtable.

  • 8:30 p.m., Morgan Room, AIken Hall, New Zealand Night featuring the screening of the film Boy and snacks from New Zealand. 

Dinner in the Sodexo cafeteria each evening will feature an international dish using a Champlain staff or student favorite recipe. Normal cafeteria charges apply.

For further information, parking or directions, please contact Elin Melchior at (802) 651-5842 or or Jessa Karki at (802) 865-6485 or

Learn more about Champlain College's International Education programs and its campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland at

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit