Take a trip abroad without ever leaving the Hill during Global Engagement Week. Sponsored by more than 25 Kenyon organizations, the week, which runs through Oct. 19, is an on-campus exploration of the globe with events including cricket, photography exhibits and sessions on studying abroad.
Qossay Alsattari ’16, an economics and international studies double major from Ramallah, Palestine, believes the program showcases how globally enriched Kenyon is. “The goal of a dedicated Global Engagement Week is to reflect the increasing diversity of this campus and the different stories, experiences and perspectives that our students bring to this Hill,” said Alsattari, who worked on last year’s Global Engagement Week.
Students have the opportunity to attend activities including lectures by Kenyon’s two visiting Fulbright language teaching assistants — Dihong Zhong from Jiangxi, China, and Anastasia Zhigalova from Ukhta, Russia — to learn about their home countries. Students can also attend sessions on Projects for Peace and on post-graduation opportunities abroad. Photos of students’ study-abroad experiences are on display in Olin Atrium.
The week concludes with two international smorgasbords: the Taste of Kenyon on Saturday, Oct. 18, featuring cuisine cooked by students from around the world, and an international dinner in Peirce Hall on Sunday, Oct. 19.
by Matthew Eley '15