UM Celebrates International Week April 3-7

March 27, 2017

MISSOULA – The Global Engagement Office at the University of Montana invites the campus and Missoula communities to a week of international-themed events, which will conclude with a fundraising banquet for the Missoula International Friendship Program, from Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7.

Highlights of UM’s International Week include a kick-off reception in the University Center Branch Center, several lectures on international themes, a screening of UM MFA student Saif Alsaegh’s “Alazeef,” an international fair tabling event and an International Banquet Dinner to raise funds for the Missoula International Friendship Program.

Tickets for the banquet cost $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 6 to 12. They can be purchased at all GrizTix locations, by phone at 1-888-MONTANA and online at

International Week events aim to promote appreciation for the cultures of international students, scholars, professors and staff at UM, in addition to international community members within Missoula. The week’s events will provide multiple opportunities for community members to engage with ideas, music, themes and persons representing other parts of the world.

The schedule of events follows:

Monday, April 3

· 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Join the World in the UC Branch Center – International Week Kick-Off, UC Branch Center.

· 4-5 p.m.: Make a Difference Overseas – Experiences of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Uzbekistan, UC 327.

· 7-9 p.m.: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: A Slideshow and Fundraiser, International House.

Tuesday, April 4

· Noon-1 p.m.: “Demystifying Culture – Effective Communication and Collaboration with Individuals of Diverse Cultural Backgrounds,” UC 329.

· 4–6 p.m.: Ping Pong for Everyone Tournament, UC Game Room.

Wednesday, April 5

· Noon-1 p.m.: Mansfield Center hosts the Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Christian Experience in 19th Century Japan: A Contemporary American Perspective,” UC 330.

· 8 p.m.: Film Screening: “Alazeef,” UC Theater.

Thursday, April 6

· 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: International Fair, UC Atrium.

· Noon-1 p.m.: Music from Around the World Contest, UC Branch Center.

· 3:30 p.m.: South and Southeast Asian Studies presents a lecture, “Worlds Far and Near: Translating Seventeenth-Century Hindi Poetry for Readers Today,” Liberal Arts Building Room 103 A-B.

Friday, April 7

· Noon-1 p.m.: Foreign Culture Quiz, UC Branch Center.

· 1-2 p.m.: Mini Language Lessons, UC Branch Center.

· 6 p.m.: International Banquet Dinner, UC 330-332. This event is preceded by a social hour with cash bar at 5:30 p.m.

To view details of International Week schedule or learn more about the Global Engagement Office, visit or email .


Contact: Kate Johnson, UM Global Engagement Office assistant, 406-243-2288, .