passportWinona State University invites the community to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-22. Throughout the week, various events and activities will highlight the impact and importance of international education.

The Korean Club will kick off the celebration by hosting Korean Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium. Participants will be able to try on Korean costumes, watch Tae Kwon Do, play Korean games, and enjoy Korean food. This event is free to the public, but donations are appreciated.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, there will be a Japanese Tea ceremony on the Smaug Stage in Kryzsko Commons.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. music from Honduras and Bangladesh, a fusion of cultures in the strum of the guitar, will be playing on the Smaug Stage.

The Spanish Club will host a Salsa Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Student Activity Center in Kryzsko Commons for a mixture of Latin American dance, music and music lessons.

A blend of ethnic dances from Argentina and Sri Lanka will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, on the Smaug Stage.

On International Learning Day, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Science Laboratory Center Atrium there will be a country fair and language village, including games from around the world and international entertainment. Three hundred third grade students from Dist. 861 will attend.

The International Club Food Fair will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Student Activity Center. This event will allow international students to showcase their culture through traditional foods.

The Malaysian Club will host Malaysian Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Memorial Hall, Talbot Gym. Participants will be immersed in culture, performances and food. Tickets are $10 per person.

International Education Week events are sponsored by International Services and the Cultural Outreach office.

For more information contact Kemale Pinar at