iCU: OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series

iCU (Now I See What You Mean) OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series

Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL (unless indicated otherwise)

Spring 2018

Chinese Hot Pot: Beyond Food

Wednesday, January 24th

Hot pot, a traditional Chinese cuisine, is very popular here in Champaign Urbana among Chinese students. It’s not just food, but a cultural heritage, a way to build close friendships and communities. Tingting, a Chinese international student, will share how she finds a sense of belonging through hot pot and involvement on campus – a story of preserving cultural traditions, stepping out of the comfort zone and finding true passion!

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) - International Education (IE), Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), Illinois International Programs (IIP) and UNICEF@UIUC

A Dive into Greek Life

Wednesday, February 7th

Interested in joining a sorority or fraternity, but don't know where to start? With over 91 organizations, it can be pretty daunting. Join us as the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta help answer your questions as they break down Greek life here at U of I. Also, hear from international students that are already part of an organization as they share their personal experiences.

Sponsored by OIIR - IE, AACC, IIP and Sigma Psi Zeta

Lunar New Year Theme Meal (5- 8pm @ all dining halls)

Wednesday, February 21st

There will be performances, crafts and activities for you to learn about Lunar New Year, starting at 5pm at SDRP (301 E Gregory Dr, Champaign, IL 61820)

Sponsored by OIIR - IE, AACC, IIP and Dining Services

YAS QUEEN: The Mongolian Perspective

Wednesday, March 7th

Sponsored by OIIR - IE, AACC, IIP and Mongolia Cultural Organization (MCO)

Honduras: Through Brand New Eyes

Wednesday, March 28th

There, in the heart of a continent, bathed by two oceans, blessed with forests and rivers, mountains and coral reefs, is Honduras. A small country with social and political problems like any other but also home of fighters and poets, humble and warm hearted people, delicious food and amazing wildlife. Come to learn about the beauty of this country and its people.

Sponsored by OIIR - IE, La Casa Cultural Latina, IIP and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Treasures, Traditions and Delights of the Millennial Peruvian Culture

Wednesday, April 11th

Sponsored by OIIR - IE, La Casa Cultural Latina, IIP, CLACS, and Peruvian Student Association

Illinois Abroad: Students' Experience in Russia, Switzerland, and Italy

Wednesday, April 25th

Sponsored by OIIR - IE, IIP, Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) and Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE)

If you are interested in sharing stories about your country, culture and heritage, please email oiir-ie@illinois.edu.
 


Spring 2017

Lunar New Year Holiday and Traditions

Wednesday, January 25th

Are you ready for the Lunar New Year holiday celebration? Come to learn the Spring Festival couplets with Chinese calligraphy, lantern riddles, paper cutting and more! Indulge in traditional holiday food and win your red envelop!

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), Chinese Engineering Student Association (CESA), and Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE)

Morning “Tea” in Guangdong

Wednesday, February 8th

People in Guangzhou China eat morning tea throughout the day, and it has long been an important tradition in Chinese history. It even has similarities to American brunch and British afternoon tea. Hard to believe? Come and experience the Guangzhou, China way to enjoy the "morning tea"!

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) and Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

1Malaysia: Exploring Our Diversity Within Unity

Wednesday, February 22nd

Have you ever heard about Malaysia before? Are you interested to know more about our myriad of people, cultures and traditions? Come and join us for a talk to learn more about our country. We will teach you common phrases in the Malay language and there will be fun traditional games as well!

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) and Malaysian Student Association (MaSA).

Life in Taiwan

Wednesday, March 8th

Do you want to know more about Taiwan? Have you ever tasted the world famous Taiwan dish braised pork over rice? You are invited to join us to try a few Taiwanese cuisines and learn the rich culture of Taiwan.

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) and Taiwan Intercultural Association (TIA).

Laos Culture and Traditions

Wednesday, March 29th

Have you ever wondered about the origins of Laos and its peoples? Why are there so many Laotian people in the United States and overseas right now? What are their experiences? Join us for an interactive session to learn about Laos and find out its connection to you!

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) and Asian American Cultural Center (AACC).

Mexican Culture and Cuisine

Wednesday, April 12th

Quinceañera (Cotillion): this event exhibits traditions found within this coming of age ceremony, such as la última muñeca, the father daughter dance, as well as the switching of shoes from flats to heels. And it comes with the typical food – mole and barbacoa!

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR), La Casa Cultural Latina, and Mexican Student Association.

Illinois Abroad: Students' Experience in Australia and New Zealand

Wednesday, April 26th

Interested in studying abroad in Australia or New Zealand? Want to interact with students who have or Australian and New Zealand students studying at Illinois? Come learn about the aspects of the culture and landscape that make Australia and New Zealand so beautiful!

Sponsored by Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) and Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE)

 

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