International Week Celebration Runs Nov. 11-21

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International Education Week at Champlain College will be celebrated on campus November 11-21 with a variety of talks, concerts and exhibits. Events are free and open to the public. 

Friday, Nov. 11 through Nov. 21

  • "Transformational Travel" Exhibition, Champlain College Library,  Sponsored by the Champlain Library

Saturday, Nov. 12

  • 2 - 3 p.m., Concert with Bryan Blanchette, Abenaki Songwriter and Linguist, IDX Fireside Lounge. As part of Native & Indigenous Heritage Month Events
  • 7 - 9 p.m., Nations United, Featuring Sambatucada, Music, Dance, Photography, Poetry and Art from around the world. Alumni Auditorium,  sponsored by the Office of International Education.

Nations United participants include:

  • Ryan Hipgrave (Assistant Director, Montreal Campus, Canada)
  • Lavine Oluoch (Class of 2020, Computer & Digital Forensics, Kenya)
  • Victoria Chen (Exchange Student, Graphic Design, New Zealand)
  • Jessica Tweed (Exchange Student, Graphic Design, New Zealand)
  • David Marquez (Class of 2020, Computer Science & Innovation, Venezuela/Mexico)
  • Stephanie Felix (Class of 2018, Business Administration, Haiti)
  • Jomarlie Moise (Class of 2020, Accounting, Haiti)
  • Roberto Pierre (Class of 2017, Accounting, Haiti)
  • Rowshan Nemazee (Assistant Professor, CORE, Iran)
  • Sajid Farooq (Assistant Professor, ITS, Pakistan)
  • Bekemeh Airewele (Class of 2019, Marketing, Nigeria)
  • Irene Webster (Receptionist, Perry Hall, Kenya)

And members of the Champlain College Dance Team

  • Halee Bernier, Class of 2018, Business Administration
  • Nicole Campos
  • Olivia Cefalu, Class of 2020, Management of Creative Media
  • Victoria Chen, Exchange Student, Graphic Design
  • Cassandra Crowley, Class of 2017, Filmmaking
  • Kara Doherty, Captain, Class of 2017, Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Quinn Kanner, Class of 2019, Professional Writing
  • Olivia Lyons, Class of 2019, Broadcast Media Production
  • Shaye McHatten, Class 2020, Marketing
  • Natasha Sebestyen, Class of 2018, Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Laura Smith, Class of 2018, Business Administration
  • Lily Crawford Colbert
  • Carolanne Kelly, Class of 2019, Psychology
  • Stephanie Hauer, Class of 2020, Professional Writing
  • Jenna Giguere, Choreographer & Coach, Class of 2015, Marketing

Sunday, Nov. 13

  • 1 p.m., Dance for Kindness 2016 Freeze/Flash Mob on Finney Quad.  To Sign-up to dance, go to, Sponsored by the Social Work Program & the Office of International Education

Monday, Nov. 14

  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Transformational Travel Stories: Moth-Style,  IDX Student Life Center, Fireside Lounge. sponsored by the Champlain Library and the Office of International Education

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • 11 a.m - 12:30 p.m., Abenaki Drumming Workshop with Lucy Canon Neel & Melody Brook, IDX Student Life Center,  Fireside Lounge, As part of Native & Indigenous Heritage Month Events
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m., Where in the World? Trivia Game & Prizes, IDX Atrium, sponsored by Cultural Community Alliance
  • 8:30 - 10 p.m., Film: "He Called Me Malala" Women's and Gender Center, Room 102, Skiff Hall Annex, Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Center

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • 8:30 - 10 p.m., CCA Country Night: Mexico! CCM 232, Sponsored by Cultural Community Alliance

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • Noon - 1:30 p.m., H-1B Visa Process from an Applicant's View, Leigh Cole, Esq., Dinse Knapp & Mc Andrew, IDX 309 Conference Room,  Sponsored by the Office of International Education. 

For more information about events, contact: Jessa Karki, Assistant Director, International Student Services, Office of International Education, Champlain College. 802-865-6485,

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