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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND

Celebrating is understanding where we come from to see where we can go.

From the Brazilian Carnaval to the Indian Diwali, from Chinese New Year’s Celebrations to German Fastnacht, from Guyanese Mashramani to English Hill Cheese Rolling, merrymaking is an important aspect of our humanity. It is through these rituals, these collective practices that we unleash the power of celebration—a force which allows us at once to honor our history, revel in togetherness, and, above all, connect.


For us, diversity is more than just an act.

We are interested in how we can make sense of our differences and come together. How can we see past cultural, social, and political limitations and develop a keen appreciation for our differences? How can we celebrate uniqueness in ways that transcend being a mere spectator? How can we truly celebrate diversity and learn from one another?


We believe celebration and community-making are founded in continuous action; and we invite you to do the same.

ISOs International Weekend and the ISO Carnival Show are some of our efforts to promote and cultivate a strong, open-minded, and critical multicultural community within Middlebury. We see cultural awareness as needing critical engagement—we propose to see with, rather than to look at. It is considering the importance of celebrating identities in ways that bridge difference that we have chosen Carnival as the theme of our first ISO International Weekend.


PRE-WEEKEND EVENTS

NOV

11

7 PM

CAPOEIRA DANCE WORKSHOP

Proc Basement | RSVP needed

Sign up for learning capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts-meet-dance that has been a form of culture and resistance for centuries!

NOV

12

6 PM

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

Ross Fireplace Lounge

Appreciate and learn the Chinese art that dates back to three thousand years ago.

NOV

13

7 PM


HENNA & CHAI

Forest East Basement

Join the Intl' Students' Organization and the South Asian Students Association in an evening of beautiful body art and warm cups of chai.

NOV

14

9 PM


INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA

Crossroads

Test the best of your international knowledge with MCABxISO International Trivia Night!

WEEKEND EVENTS

NOV

15

5 PM

COMMUNITY DINNER

Brainerd Commons House | RSVP needed

Come enjoy dinner and chats with fellow international students in the cozy Brainerd Commons house!

5:30 PM

&

8 PM

ISO'S ANNUAL SHOW

Wilson Hall | tickets at go/boxoffice

$6

Celebrate cultures and traditions from around the world in ISO’s Annual Show: Carnival!

TAKE A PEAK AT PREVIOUS ANNUAL SHOWS!

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NOV

16

10:30 PM

CARNIVAL AFTER PARTY

PALANA Social House

Raise the roof at a vibrant glow in the dark carnival-themed party after the ISO Show at PALANA!

NOV

17

11:30 AM

COMMUNITY BRUNCH

Spanish House | RSVP needed

Unwind, relax, and come together to celebrate the end of the International Weekend!

NOV

17

12 PM - 6 PM

KOREAN FOOD MARKET

GIFFORD GAMUT ROOM

Bring traditional Korean street food to Middlebury! We will be serving: Fish cake, Ddeokbokki, Cup rice, Citrus cider and more.

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