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Jeans that Make a Difference - Sole Hope Shoe Cutting Party

Wednesday, Mar 29, 10 am
Farinon
By turning old jeans into shoes, you can help stop the threat of jiggers throughout Uganda.  Join ISA in the Atrium as part of our Extravaganza Week celebration and party with a purpose - help us effectively put in place preventive methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and to create a positive physical and psychological difference in the lives of individuals in impoverished communities.   Stations will be set-up all day for you to come by and cut from our templates.  Stay as...
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Conversations with Michael Levy, Author of Kosher Chinese

Friday, Mar 31, 8 pm
Farinon Atrium

Immediately following the Extravaganza Food Tasting, Michael will share from his time serving in the Peace Corps in rural China, focusing on the intersectionality of his different identities throughout his career, what he's learned and how all of these experiences have shaped his idea of "success."

Please join us for this lively conversation!

Co-sponsored by International Student Advising and Interfaith Council

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Korean Cool

Thursday, Mar 30, 12:15 pm
Kirby 104

Join us on Thursday, March 30th in Kirby 104 @ 12:15 as a part of Extravaganza Week (3/27-4/1) to discuss the rise of South Korea's popularity. The talk will be led by Prof. Il Hyun Cho from the Government and Law Department, focusing on South Korea's growth from a third-world country to one of the leading soft powers in today's world. Why did K-Pop and K-Drama suddenly become "cool" and what are the implications of this sudden trend?

Co-sponsored by the Government and Law...

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ISA Extravaganza Grand Finale

Saturday, Apr 1, 8 pm
Williams Center for the Arts

The culminating event of our week-long celebration of cultures will showcase artistic and traditional songs, dances and talents from all over the world. This tour of the globe will give you the perfect respite from your academics.  Join in this evening of appreciation of the diversity at Lafayette College.

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Tea-Talk Brown Bag

Tuesday, Mar 28, 12:15 pm
OCGE 107

Join us on Tuesday, March 28th in OCGE 107 @ 12:15PM as a part of Extravaganza Week (3/27-4/1) to discuss tea traditions around the world. The talk will be led by Professor Caleb Gallemore. The talk will include a brief history of tea in different parts of the world, the way tea traditions differ across cultures, and a preview of its present-day significance.

Cosponsored by International Affairs Program. Lunch will be provided!

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Misconceptions of Africa - Brown Bag

Monday, Mar 27, 12 pm
Marlo Room - Farinon

What is Africa? Why is it so often misrepresented? 

Join us on Monday, March 27th in the Marlo room as a part of Extravaganza Week (3/27-4/1) discuss the misconceptions of Africa. The talk will be led by a panel consisting of students from Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, and Rwanda. The talk will include a brief introduction to Africa, common misconceptions, the implications of why Africa is so often misrepresented, and why we must address this issue. 

Cosponsored by Grossman...

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How do I...? Spring Series: Get a Driver's License

Monday, Mar 6, 4:30 pm
Pardee 102B

Learn about the DMV permit and test process requirements, options for driving practice, renting vehicles and best practices for buying a car/insurance.

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March Around the World

Friday, Mar 3, 12 pm
F.A. March Elementary School

Join us as we take the kids at March Elementary on a tour of the world, teaching them through performances, art & crafts and other fun activities. 

For more information on volunteering for this event, please contact Jocelyn Mizero at mizeroj@lafayette.edu.

NOTE: Snow date - March 24

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Extravaganza Week Food Tasting

Friday, Mar 31, 6 pm
Marlo Room, Farinon

You won't need 80 days to experience this trip around the world!  Come out and taste over 20 different dishes prepared by members of the International Students Association followed by presentations on the various regions represented.  Your taste buds will thank you!

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ISA Extravaganza Grand Finale

Friday, Apr 1, 8 pm
Williams Center for the Arts

Join us for the Grand Finale, the final event of the ISA's Extravaganza week celebration. During this trip around the world we'll showcase artistic and traditional songs, dances and other talents from all over the world.  This is a night you won't want to miss!

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How do I...? Navigate the U.S. Healthcare System

Thursday, Oct 13, 4:30 pm
Oeschle Center for Global Education Room 107

Understanding U.S. health care can be frustrating and tricky.  Representatives from the Bailey Health Center will discuss what is covered under the college health plan and explain the nuances of physicians being "In-Network/Out of Network", what to expect with deductibles and co-pays, as well as local options for healthcare when BHC is closed.

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How do I...? Fall Series: Get a Driver's License

Tuesday, Oct 4, 4:30 pm
Oeschle Center for Global Education Room 107

Learn about the DMV permit and test process requirements, options for driving practice, renting vehicles and best practices for buying a car/insurance.

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How do I...? Fall Series: Apply for a Social Security Number

Tuesday, Sep 20, 4:30 pm
Oeschle Center for Global Education Room 107

Learn about the process and documents needed to apply for a social security number and the steps required once the card is received.  

Presenters: Janine Block and Darlene Yost

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English Language Learning Sessions: College Success - Oral Communication

Monday, Oct 24, 4:20 pm
Ramer History House - Room 103

Join Tingting Kang, our new Multi-Language Support Specialist in this three-part fall series designed to help non-native English speaking students thrive academically at Lafayette. Please direct your questions to (610) 330-3187 or kangt@lafayette.edu.

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English Language Learning Sessions: College Success - Reading & Vocabulary

Wednesday, Oct 5, 4:20 pm
Ramer History House - Room 103

Join Tingting Kang, our new Multi-Language Support Specialist in this three-part fall series designed to help non-native English speaking students thrive academically at Lafayette.

Please direct your questions to (610) 330-3187 or kangt@lafayette.edu.

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English Language Learning Sessions: College Success - Writing & Grammar

Monday, Sep 19, 4:20 pm
Ramer History House - Room 103

Join Tingting Kang, our new Multi-Language Support Specialist in this three-part fall series designed to help non-native English speaking students thrive academically at Lafayette.

Please direct your questions to (610) 330-3187 or kangt@lafayette.edu.

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1st General Body Meeting

Sunday, Sep 11, 3 pm
Keefe Commons

Come out and meet the new 2020s, taste test some sushi and hear about what's in store for this year from the 16-17 ISA Board!

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International Friendship Program: Partner Orientation Session 1

Thursday, Sep 1, 12 pm
Farinon Atrium

All friendship partners who applied to the International Friendship Program to be matched with an incoming international student are expected to attend either this or the later session. Helpful tips on being a successful partner will be provided, as well as information on useful campus resources.

The sessions will no longer be held in the Oechsle Center, but rather we will meet up in the atrium of the Farinon Student Center.

Janine Block or Ivan Evtimov will be there to...

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International Friendship Program: Partner Orientation Session 2

Thursday, Sep 1, 5:30 pm
Farinon Atrium

All friendship partners who applied to the International Friendship Program to be matched with an incoming international student are expected to attend either this or the earlier session. Helpful tips on being a successful partner will be provided, as well as information on useful campus resources.

The sessions will no longer be held in the Oechsle Center, but rather we will meet up in the atrium of the Farinon Student Center.

Janine Block or Ivan Evtimov will be there to...

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International Friendship Program Kickoff

Friday, Sep 16, 5 pm
Marlo Room

All students and partners participating in the International Friendship Program are invited to attend this kickoff event. Partners and students are expected to meet for the first time here. More details to follow. 

For information about the program, please refer to: http://sites.lafayette.edu/isa/international-friendship-program/ 

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1st General Body Meeting

Sunday, Sep 11, 3 pm
TBA

Welcome our 2020s, enjoy lively conversation and share your ideas for the upcoming year!

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Post-Genocide Rwanda: The Road To Reconciliation and Reconstruction.

Thursday, Apr 14, 4:15 pm
Limburg Theater

Beginning April 7th to April 14th every year marks the Rwandan Genocide Commemoration Week. Come join Lafayette's Rwandan students Jocelyn Mizero, Flavia Umulisa and Pierrette Dushime, joined by Professor Wendy Wilson-Fall, to hear the story of the country of a thousand hills and its recovery process 22 years after the 1994 Genocide. DID YOU KNOW? 1. Women hold 64% of seats in the Rwandan Parliament. It is the first country in the world! 2. 90.6% of the Rwandan population is enrolled in...

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ISA General Body Meeting & Board Election Speeches

Sunday, Apr 17, 5 pm
Keefe Commons

Enjoy Extravaganza highlights, find out about summer storage and hear from those running for positions on the 16-17 ISA Board.  This is your chance to ask questions of our candidates prior to voting week.     

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POSTPONED Holi - Date later in April TBA

Saturday, Apr 2, 2 pm
Outside Grossman House

Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other.

Come outside Grossman House at 2:00 pm on April 1st to...

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Lafapalooza ISA Team Projects

Saturday, Apr 9, 1 pm
Meet at Grossman Pavilion for check in at 12:30PM.

ISA is putting together 2 teams to support Landis and work at The Journey Home and Lower Hackett Community Garden.

Grab some friends and sign-up by 3/31/2016 using password ISA at: 

https://lafayette.givepulse.com/shift/16510-ISA-The-Journey-Home https://lafayette.givepulse.com/shift/16545-ISA-Lower-Hackett-Community-Garden

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