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International Night

Every year, the International Club at Western hosts International Night. The evening includes fabulous performances by students and community members, a global fashion show, and a dinner with delicious dishes from around the globe. International Night is one of the most popular annual events on campus. The 2010-2011 International Night is scheduled for Friday, April 29th, 2011 in the Werner University Center. Please contact us to be kept updated on tickets, performances, or schedule changes.

For a slideshow of more International Night photos, please click here.

Photo of international students dressed for the International Night fashion show   Photo of students carrying flags of the world
Photo of tables and decorations during International Night   Photo of Men's Hawaiian dance during International Night




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.



Contact us for more information:
International Club
Western Oregon University

Monmouth , Oregon 97361 USA
Phone: 503-838-8425
Fax: 503-838-8435
E-mail: global@wou.edu

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 5:25 PM