Sustainability and STEM at Global Week

Christie Julien


Global Week at UVA is a celebration of International Education Week (IEW), which was initiated by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education initiated IEW in 2000. The purpose of Global Week is to promote and celebrate international programs and to encourage participation in them.


So how could STEM majors take advantage of this week of events?


Interested in Study or Research or Internship Abroad?

Education Abroad Peer Advising Monday-Wednesday October 22-24, 4:00 – 8PM at Georges Student Center Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 4-8 PM at Georges Student Center (time and location subject to change) Interested in Education Abroad? Come talk with students who have already experienced an Education Abroad program! Sponsored by: International Studies Office: Education Abroad

Exploring Global Public Health: Reflections on Student Experiences Abroad - Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 – 1:30PM at Garrett Hall, Great Room Interested in Global Public Health? Seeking an international interdisciplinary research or experiential study opportunity?Listen to prior scholars from the Schools of Engineering and Nursing discuss their studies, research and clinical work conducted at global sites and mentored by outstanding faculty. Learn about the research process (including finding a faculty mentor and pursuing funding) and education abroad opportunities. Refreshments provided; please register at Sponsored by: International Studies Office, Global Initiatives in the School of Nursing, Office of Engineering International Programs, and Center for Global Health

Securing a Global Internship: Panel and Resource Fair Wednesday, October 24, 5-7 PM in Garrett Hall, Great Hall Interested in finding an internship abroad? Join us as we hear from current UVA students who have pursued international internships and learn what steps they took to obtain these experiences. Panelists will represent a variety of industries, regions of the world and majors. We will transition the room to a resource fair following the panel where you can learn more about specific opportunities.

Event Agenda

5:00-6:00pm: Panel

6:00-6:15pm: Room re-organization for fair

6:15-7:00pm: Mini Resource Fair

Abroad is cool, but what about funding?

Global Fellowships on the 15s Friday, October 26, 10am -2pm in the Dome Room of the Rotunda   Come learn about fellowships that can take you around the globe! The Office of Citizen Scholar Development staff will give short informational presentations every 15 minutes. Stop by for a quick break, and grab a handout, or for a long repose, and soak it all in. There will also be stories from past recipients.


Interested in Sustainability Talks?

2018 Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship with Dr. Montambault Tuesday, October 23, 4:30-6 PM at the Harrison Small Auditorium The Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship is designed to inspire students in becoming leaders who can help solve some of the most challenging global issues, this series brings global leaders to Grounds. Speakers are rigorously selected based on their qualifications to contribute to students’ preparation to be the determined and results-oriented women leaders that the world needs. This year’s speaker is Dr. Jensen Montambault. She is Executive Director of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP), (a collaboration of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara). SNAPP brings together multi-disciplinary teams to deliver evidence-based, scalable solutions to global challenges at the intersection of nature conservation, sustainable development, and human well-being. Montambault is also Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.