Welcome (back) to Fall 2023!
Here are our upcoming events for the month of September! For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All are invited to stop by Chatham’s Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 21st from 11 am to 2 pm in the Mellon Board Room on the Shadyside campus. It’s a big world. Don’t miss out, study or intern abroad! Drop by Mellon Board Room to learn more about Chatham programs, provider programs, Summer 2023 Chatham Field Experiences, study abroad vouchers, scholarships & fellowships, how to apply for a US passport, financial aid for study abroad, internships abroad, giveaways, and more.
At the fair, students can meet with the below providers who can share information about their program options (all over the world) and answer any questions.
Do you have questions about studying abroad or where you can go? Please come learn more. We’ll share details on Chatham exchange and partner programs as well as information on applying for Summer 2023 Chatham Field Experiences to Costa Rica, Germany, and Greece.
Campus partners will also be on-site to answer your questions about financial aid, scholarships, and career readiness resources specific to the study abroad experience.
We hope to see you at the fair!
For information on studying abroad as a Chatham student, and more information on study abroad vouchers, programs, and scholarships please contact email@example.com.
Cooking with Kate!
On Tuesday June 7, Kate provided a cooking lesson to our summer English Language Program students. Students were able to vote in advance on what dish (American cuisine) they wished to learn to make. For this lesson the top choice was: Tacos!
During the lesson students learned about the difference between traditional Mexican tacos, and the American counterpart.
We began with making our own guacamole (recipe below); before putting together our tacos. Students were able to personalize their taco and try different types. At the end of the lesson, students took home taco kits to make their own at home!
Cut avocados in half and remove the pit. Scoop out avocado with a spoon and mash in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, and salt. (add cilantro and Jalapeno if you wish). Chill and serve!
Taco (American) recipe:
In a skillet, cook beef or chicken over medium-high heat until cooked. Drain extra oil/fat from beef (do not put in sink!).
Once cooked, stir in seasoning mix and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat, and simmer uncovered 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
If making hard-shell tacos: Remove tacos from packaging and place on cookie sheet, put taco shells in oven (350 degrees Fahrenheit) 5-7 minutes. Remove carefully- they will be hot!
Spoon meat mixture into tacos (hard shell or tortillas) and add the toppings you wish. Enjoy!
Join Chatham University and the US Department of State/US Department of Education for International Education Week (IEW) 2021 as we celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide! The theme of the week at Chatham University is Engaged Resilient Global.
Events for this week include:
Monday, November 15, 5:00 PM
Join Chatham’s Vira I Heinz (VIH) Scholarship Program 2021 cohort for the Finding Resilience Roundtable. This presentation focuses on a discussion regarding finding resilience and motivation in unprecedented events and lost opportunity. Community resources based around arts, crafts, and mental health will be shared! Join via Zoom at https://chatham.zoom.us/j/98351013633
Tuesday, November 16
Connect with an international student today! Did you know that students from 29 different countries are studying at Chatham this semester? The top five countries are Canada, Mexico, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and China. All of our international students have so much to share and can broaden your perspectives. Please take the time to say hello and see what you can learn today.
Wednesday, November 17
Explore the international opportunities available to Chatham students. Chatham students can participate in a variety of programs, ranging from Chatham field experiences of just a few weeks to summer internships and study abroad to exchange and partner semesters and even a full academic year abroad! Learn more at https://chatham.edu/academics/international-programs/education-abroad.html . Financial support and scholarship opportunities are also available.
Thursday, November 18, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Support your classmates at Chatham’s IEW Symposium, held in the Carriage House Main Lounge from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. Our student presenters will deliver Ted-style talks and make poster presentations on the theme of Engaged Resilient Global and the audience will vote on the best two presentations to be awarded gift card prizes.
Friday, November 19
Pittsburgh has so much to offer! Round out this year’s IEW by learning more about local, global organizations, including Global Links, GlobalPittsburgh, World Affairs Council, and many more. Check out these organizations and more resources to see how you can engage locally at the below links: https://theglobalswitchboard.org/ https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/category/topic/international-organizations
We hope you enjoy IEW 2021.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our offices in Falk Hall, lower level for more information.
Thanks to the many students who have already signed up for this year’s Virtual Study Abroad Fair! For others who have not yet registered, here’s an easy guide:
How to Register
As a reminder, remaining fair open times are this week, Oct. 19-22 (11-4 pm) and Nov. 16-19 (11-4 pm), but you can register and review provider and Chatham options anytime until November 20, 2020.
Happy exploring! Questions about the fair or study abroad in general? Please contact the Office of International Affairs, email@example.com.
Self – Isolation? Bored at home? We totally understand about having difficulties in hanging out and just staying at home due to the critical situation that we all are facing, but we understand that too that we all are doing this for our health. Please, try to stay healthy.
In order help you while being stuck at home; we have a lot of resources for you where you can make yourself a little busy and have some fun.
This article shares 12 famous museums who are offering virtual tours of their museums. https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
The Canadian Museum of History shares a really interesting art piece on their website that you can play with. https://www.historymuseum.ca/morningstar/explore/
Online, you can zoom in on the mural and spin it to see the four quadrants in high detail. A click of the plus sign in the corner causes a series of links to pop up over the mural itself, with photos and videos attached that explain the significance of each part of the artwork.
Updated information and details about virtual concerts dates and times https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams
John Legend, Coldplay, Keith Urban and a lot of other musicians are still performing. Watch their virtual concerts. https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/03/17/coronavirus-john-legend-coldplay-play-virtual-concerts-instagram/5066024002/
Los Angeles Times shares 7 ways to experience live music! https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-03-13/coronavirus-streaming-concerts-online-self-quarantined
More livestreamed concerts. https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/all-musicians-streaming-live-concerts.html
Check out ideas from 15 wellness youtubers. They’ll give you live tutorials, and recorded videos of exercises and warm-ups. https://theblissfulmind.com/wellness-youtube-channels/
This resource shares wellness and health related videos plus live streams plenty of healthy tips. https://www.zubialive.com/
YouTube – check out on YouTube, they have free movies and shows (search for “free with ads”).
There are many YouTubers worth checking out – try Zack King! If you have not heard this name, his brief introduction would be as a video creator and magician. Go and check it out his YouTube page. You’ll love his videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq8DICunczvLuJJq414110A
Podcasts – listen to podcasts to get your mind off things – many good suggestions here https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/best-comedy-podcasts-coronavirus-quarantine-recommendations.html
Take this time to learn some art and crafts! https://craftsbyamanda.com/category/craft-tutorials/adult-crafts/
For live painting shows, see https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Art
Laura in the Kitchen – https://www.youtube.com/user/LauraVitalesKitchen
Jamie Oliver – https://www.youtube.com/jamieoliver
Binging with Babish – https://www.youtube.com/user/bgfilms
Check out this link for more recipes; https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/group/gallery/37-recipes-from-masterchefs-best-chefs-ever/sn6ldpbr?page=3
Stay tuned for more ideas!
What are you doing to stay healthy and busy yourself? Send us your ideas and contact the Office of International Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Join the Office of International Affairs for International Education Week from November 18th to 22nd!
“International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.” (www.iew.state.gov )
This week will feature events celebrating international education and student experiences. Join us for our planned events:
When: Monday, November 18th – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Carriage House
Join the Modern Language department for International Karaoke! Sing in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish!
When: Wednesday, November 20th – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Carriage House
Bring a group of friends to play Jeopardy! The subject is international trivia and the winning team will win prizes. There will be free food!
When: Thursday, November 21st – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Carriage House
This mini-symposium will celebrate International Education week, as well as the benefits of international education and exchange. This year’s theme is “International Education: Legacy and Promise.” The symposium will feature presentations and posters by students relating to this year’s theme.
International Tea: Morocco
When: Friday, November 22nd – 11:30 to 1:00 pm
Where: Carriage House
Celebrate this year’s Global Focus country at International Tea: Morocco! Bring tea from your home country and share cultures with another person. Show others your own culture and tell stories about experiences you have had abroad. This will be a great way to learn from others and experience something new.
All events are found on MyChatham. For more information regarding IEW and OIA events, please contact InternationalAffairs@chatham.edu
In celebration of Chatham’s 150th anniversary, the Office of International Affairs, with the kind guidance of the JKM Library Archives, has been putting together a display to showcase some of the ways that Chatham, its students and faculty have been international through the years.
Look for our display in the Flat Panel of the JKM Library vestibule starting in late September!
Plan to attend the Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 12 for information on new study abroad opportunities including Germany, France and Spain !
There are some amazing scholarships available See Chatham Study Abroad Scholarships for details. (Deadline for spring study abroad 9/30/2019)
IFSA Scholarship—Three scholarships of up to $4250 to study abroad for semester in Cyprus (Nicosia), Thailand (Mahidol) or Costa Rica (Veritas).
Vira I Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership. Three scholarships of $5000+ for undergraduate women to study abroad during summer 2020. Application due 11/1/2019.
Chatham field experiences (faculty-led) —Stay tuned for information on summer 2020 field experiences (under development) to Costa Rica, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Morocco.
For more information on study abroad and scholarships contact email@example.com or make an advsing appointment: https://calendly.com/kchipman.
The Fall semester was full of events and activities for Chatham student. The Office of International Affairs organized activities to bring students together across cultures and nationalities, and to introduce different aspects of American Culture. Following are some highlights from this past term:
Global Mixer Kick-off
The first event of the semester, the Global Mixer welcomes students to Chatham, and welcomes back returning students. Students, from a variety of countries and cultures are encouraged to mix and mingle as they learn from each other.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church Tour and Tower Climb:
The tour of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church was not for the faint of heart. After receiving a brief overview of the Gothic Architecture and seeing the nave of the beautiful church, the group of almost 20 students started our journey climbing the steps to the tower. After passing through main staircases and a series of winding pathways in the walls of the church, there were several final small spiral staircases to climb. The final leg of the climb was ascending a small ladder onto the highest balcony that only about 4 students could share at a time. We had a 360* view of the city of Pittsburgh and a great breeze hitting our faces to cap off the satisfaction of our journey. After planting our feet firmly back on the ground, students headed to Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream for a sweet
Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center (COTRAIC) 40th Annual Three Rivers Pow Wow.
Students from the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea attended the Pow Wow and engaged with Native Peoples from all over the US. The Pow Wow, held each September, is open to the public.
Simmons Farm- Fall Activities Field Trip
Simmons Farm was a day of sunshine, pumpkins, apples, and fall flowers. The group of 16 headed out to Simmons Farm on one of the warmest days of Fall and enjoyed the activities it had to offer. After a quick hayride, students split into two groups and found their way through the corn maze. Students then chose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and enjoyed some of the cider provided to the group from the Farm. There were fields of beautiful flowers and delicious festival food to snack on. The farm even included a petting zoo with some lazy goats and hungry chickens!
Kennywood: Phantom Fright Nights!
As part of the fall semester long weekend, OIA took students to Kennywood. Kennywood, a local amusement park in operation since 1898, has thrilled generations of visitors. Located a few miles from Pittsburgh, it has roller coasters, a midway, arcade games, and classic American fare. In October, the park is transformed into one big haunted house for Phantom Fright Nights. Open late (6pm-midnight) and full of spooky costumes and decor, it’s a screaming good time. Students from Brazil, Austria, Japan, South Korea, the US, and France, were able to enjoy a classic American amusement park, and Haunted attraction on a foggy spooky night!
End of Term party!
Students celebrated the end of the semester, and for many the end of their studies at Chatham University, during OIA’s End of Term party.