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Current International Club Events

Below are the events we have planned this term, if you want to get involved this term then please come to a club meeting or send an email!!


Winter Term Events 2014

International Club Ski Trip, Friday-Saturday January 17th-18th


Fall Term Events 2013

International Education Day, Wednesday November 20th

International Potluck, Friday, November 22nd

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, December 6th


Spring Term Events 2013

International Night on Friday, April 29th
End of the Year BBQ and Holi Indian Color Festival TBD (May)

International Talk Time: Thursday April 14th, Thursday May 12th, Monday June 6th.


Winter Term Events 2013 International Ski Trip, Friday to Saturday, January 21st and 22nd

Chinese Spring Festival on Friday, February 4th (Presented by the Chinese Students and Scholars Club)
Valentines Fundraiser on Friday, February 11th and Monday the 14th.


Past International Club Events














2001-2003 Old Website


2001 International Night Display




2011-2012 International Club Events

International Education Week (Annual Event)

World Exposition on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011


Werner University Center New Willamette Room

Hosted by the International Club


Enjoy cultural displays and information about counties from around the world. International students will have a variety of activities in which you can participate — have your name written in a different language, play games, and learn a foreign dance.



International Potluck on Friday, November 18th, 2011

Friday, November 18th, 2011

6:00 pm-8:00pm

Gentle House

Hosted by the International Club


Enjoy international foods and make friends at the International Potluck to wrap up International Education Week on Friday. Participants are encouraged to bring an international dish to share.




2009-2010 International Club Events

Roadside Pick-up during Fall term 2009

International students and students from the dorm worked together to keep Monmouth beautiful by helping the Key Club pick up trash along Riddle Road.



International Education Week (Annual Event)

World Exposition on November 18th, 2010

Students set up displays from around the world in the Werner University Center! Students presented information about their country, displayed traditional clothing and artifacts, and played cultural music, videos and games.




International Potluck on November 20th, 2010

International students shared homemade foods and dishes from their countries. Students, faculty, staff and the Monmouth community met some of the International students at WOU and enjoyed the delicious foods they prepared!





International Club and Chinese Club Parade Float in the WOU Tree Lighting Ceremony Parade in December, 2009

To spread the word about the International Club and the Chinese Students and Scholars Club, members made a parade float (a giant globe), wore masks painted with their country’s flag, and greeted the Monmouth community.






Intramural Soccer and Basketball teams during Fall term 2009

The Activities Coordinators, Vikas Sharma and Biraj Bisht, organized two international and domestic teams; a co-ed soccer team and a men’s soccer team.

Supported Activities in the Residence Halls

The President of the IC club, Zihan Gao, is also an RA in the international hall in Heritage Hall. She plans many additional events which allows for interaction between international and domestic students.



Ski Trip in January, 2010 (Annual Event)

Students enjoyed an overnight trip and skiing/snowboarding/tubing at Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort. Some students chilled in the lodge, the beginners took lessons and stayed on the beginner hill, while the more adventurous took the lift to the top of the mountain.




Help Haiti Fundraiser in February, 2010

International Club member, Samrid Aryal, organized this activity and with the help of IC members (Nagisa, Keiko, Clark and others) and the WOU community, raised $155 for the American Red Cross to help the people of Haiti after the recent earthquakes.


Fundraising with the Valentines day “Love around the world” gift and bake sale in February, 2010

While tickets for the annual Chinese Spring Festival were on sale, IC Treasurer Xiaoying Zhang (Vivian), and IC Vice-President Shuang Song (Yoyo) organized the gift and bake sale of many Chinese and international goods. This included folded roses made by member Monem Almutawah, and origami hearts by Nagisa Shimokado.



Bowling Night on March 5th, 2010

Club members, students from the dorms, and friends gathered together for a night of bowling in Independence’s Pioneer Lanes.




Appreciation Dinner on April 9th, 2010 (Annual Event)

IC Secretary, Keiko Ushijima-Mwesigwa, and ASWOU Representative, Qian Hu (Crystal), organized the potluck where we thank the Monmouth community which support and help Western international students and scholars. We are grateful for their support and guidance!



International Night on May 21st, 2010 at 6pm in the Werner University Center Pacific Room (Annual Event)

International Night is an annual event where students from around the world gather together to celebrate and exchange multicultural knowledge; this includes performances, music and food! Performances for the 2010 show include African drumming and dancing, a Japanese dance, an Indian dance, TAIKO Japanese drumming, Chinese music and an international fashion show. There will be activities for kids and attendees such as making Japanese water-balloon yoyos and pinwheels, a photo booth with an international background, traditional calligraphy and henna tattoos. Please join us on May 21st!

2010 Program Coordinator: Emiko Hori





Updating the International Club Website

The club website has been neglected for years but this year the IC Webdesigner, Todor Ivanov, redesigned and updated the IC website.


Capturing the IC Activities through Photos

A special thank you to Ma Jie (Jack) and Hassan Alhassan for continuously taking great photos of IC meetings and events.






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