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Moran Center Celebrates International Education Week

The Moran Center for Global Leadership celebrated International Education Week with a networking event for faculty, staff and students representing the rich and diverse Villanova University global network. Participants enjoyed performances and demonstrations and learned about global and cultural programs, student organizations, international opportunities, internships, and graduate programs all while sampling international cuisine.

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Global Networking Event
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The program featured salsa, bachata and merengue lessons and members from the Villanova International Students Organization, the Filipino American Student Association, the Office of Education Abroad and the O’Donnell Center for Professional Development participated. A vibrant performance from Ablaze dance team added to the lively atmosphere.

The Asian Studies Department entertained the masses by demonstrating how to make rice balls, create origami and wear a kimono. The colors and textures were extravagant, and the food was delicious. The Armenian Students Association read a poem that was thoughtful and poignant in today’s global political climate. This inauguration of the global networking event worked marvelously and MCGL is committed to making this an annual event.

Thank you to the following organizations and departments for their participation: Global Interdisciplinary Studies; Cultural Studies; Center for Research and Fellowships; Global Health Minor; VSB Graduate Programs; International and Comparative Law Program; International Business Society; Business Without Borders; She’s the First Villanova; Shanghai IB Internship Summer Program; Global Leadership Fellows Program; Office of Education Abroad; Japanese Studies; Asian Studies; Business and Leadership Society; Ablaze dance team; Armenian Students Organization; Villanova International Students Organization; Engineering Service Program; and Filipino American Student Association.