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International week starts with a bang!

Date Released: Sat, 18 May 2019 12:25 +0200

The parade this sunny Saturday of the 18th of May 2019 has kicked off our annual International Week. If you were not part of this colorful parade that added an extra flavor of diversity to our campus, be sure not to miss out on the following events:


Inaugural Internationalisation Summit - SADC: Imagining a borderless region

Date: 19 May 2019 08:30 - 19 May 2019 17:00 
Location: Eden Grove Red 
Organiser: Dingaan Booi (Phone 0466038217) 
Event Type: Seminar 

An exploration of Internationalisation in SADC and the African Union.

Plenary sessions:

  1. Immigration (common passport)
  2. Free trade area
  3. Language
  4. Single currency
  5. Maritime Security

Within the context of the SADC Common Agenda and, considering that a large number of Rhodes University Students and Staff members come from SADC Member countries, it is critical that we engage with students and various stake holders on related issues.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an RSVP ONLY event.

International Fair

Date: 20 May 2019 12:00 - 20 May 2019 14:00 
Location: Day Kaif 
Organiser: Dingaan Booi (Phone 0466038217) 
Event Type: Exhibition 

Learn about African countries and exchange programme opportunities beyond the Continent.

How can I go on exchange? Q&A

Date: 21 May 2019 12:00 - 21 May 2019 14:00 
Location: Glass Box, Eden Grove 
Organiser: Dingaan Booi (Phone 0466038217) 
Event Type: Orientation 

Unpacking how to go on Exchange and Study Abroad - opportunities World-Wide.

International Students Forum

Date: 22 May 2019 18:00 - 22 May 2019 19:30 
Location: Eden Grove Red 
Organiser: Dingaan Booi (Phone 0466038217) 
Event Type: Seminar 

International Purple Thursday/Language Carousel

Date: 23 May 2019 13:00 - 23 May 2019 14:00 
Location: School of Languages courtyard 
Organiser: Dingaan Booi (Phone 0466038217) 
Event Type: Social Event 

With over 86 different countries being represented from different parts of the world. The language carousal is a platform to embrace this rich diversity on our campus and in the Grahamstown community. African language speakers are invited to meet the rest of the world as we teach one another phrases from our own languages.

Africa Ball

Date: 25 May 2019 18:30 - 25 May 2019 22:30 
Location: Oppidan Dining Hall 
Organiser: Dingaan Booi (Phone 0466038217) 
Event Type: Social Event 

Tickets will be on sale from the 13th of May 2019 at 12:00. Cash payments are to be made to the Cashier at Student Bureau. Once payment is made, kindly collect your
ticket from the International Office (R160pp). Departments may purchase tables and tickets through IDOs at R1500 per table of 10.

Kindly note that guests are permitted to bring beverages of their choosing on the evening.



The above information was source from https://www.ru.ac.za/communicationsandadvancement/communications/eventscalendar/. For more information on these events, contact of Rhodes University's International Office (Phone 046 603 8217) or email internationaloffice@ru.ac.za.

Source:Sasha-Lee Schafli