2017-2018 Cultural Events Calendar

Weekly Pizza Conversation Group

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Gerard 1031
Description: Come talk about any topic on your mind! Pizza provided. Open to all!
Sponsors: International Student Services and the Counseling Center

Weekly Coffee Hour

Date: Fridays
Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location: Gerard Lobby
Description: International Club meets every Friday and is open to all students. The club promotes cross-cultural understanding by planning social, cultural and educational activities.
Sponsors: International Club

International Kick-Off Reception

Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Ireton Lawn, Main Campus
Description: Join us to meet new students, enjoy international food, and learn about upcoming cultural programs and opportunities to become more involved!  Open to the entire Marymount community! 
Sponsors: International Student Services and International Club

Peer Advisor Trip to U.S. Botanic Gardens (Closed Event)

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Washington, DC
Description: A fun trip to the U.S. Botanic Gardens designed to be a bonding experience for Peer Advisors and their assigned students.  New international students will also get an opportunity to have lunch with their Peer Advisors.
Sponsors: International Student Services

Tour of the U.S. Capitol

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Washington, DC
Description: A guided tour of the U.S. Capitol building including the historical and artistic monuments in exhibition there as well as the Senate and House Chambers. Transportation provided. Sign up in Gerard 1031.
Sponsors:  International Student Services

Visit to the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (Embassy of Oman - SQCC)

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Washington, DC
Description: A guided tour of the main exhibition spaces at the SQCC, featuring various art exhibits, cultural souvenir and a presentation on the culture and heritage of Oman by officials. Sign up in Gerard 1031.
Sponsors: International Student Services

Visit to Embassy of Argentina

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Washington, DC
Description: A guided tour of the Embassy of the Republic of Argentina. This event may also include a presentation regarding various topics on Argentina including culture, history, educaiton, international relations, economy, etc.  Sign up in Gerard 1031.
Sponsors: International Student Services

Hayride and Bonfire

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Butler’s Orchard, Germantown, MD
Description: A trip to Butler's Orchard in Maryland where students can enjoy a hayride, bonfire, and make s'mores! Transportation will be provided. More details coming soon.
Sponsors: Campus Ministry and International Student Services

International Education Week

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017-Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: Various 
Location: Main Campus
Description: Join us to celebrate International Education Week (IEW)!  It's 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 is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.  Check out our schedule soon including our annual Thanksgiving Dinner! 
Sponsors: International Students Services, International Club, and more

International Thanksgiving Dinner

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Lower Rec Gym, Main Campus
Description: Share a Thanksgiving meal with your Marymount family and enjoy a student-led program with International flavors and traditional Thanksgiving food from Boston Market! Open to the entire Marymount Community.
Sponsors: International Students Services, International Club, and Campus Ministry

Winternational Embassy Showcase

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Winternational is an exciting celebration showcasing the cultural and culinary traditions of Washington’s diplomatic community. This festival has the atmosphere of a bustling global marketplace with each embassy promoting their country through vibrant displays of visual art, food, handicrafts as well as travel and tourism exhibits. Sign-up in Gerard 1031.  Free transportation.
Sponsors: International Student Services

End of Semester Celebration

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location:  Gerard Lobby
Description: An end-of-semester social with students, faculty and staff with food, music, and celebrate those graduating. 
Sponsors: International Club and International Student Services

For questions, please contact the ISS Office at 703-526-6922 or email us at

International Student Services

Gerard Hall, Room 1031
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207-4299 U.S.A.


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