Global Week is always a wonderful week of learning for our students.
This year, we were challenged to reimagine Global Week as an entirely virtual experience. While we missed some of the personal encounters and the group celebrations, we opened ourselves to new connections and explored new frontiers that might not have been possible to bring to campus.
Highlights included a movie watch party: Dancing in Jaffa, watching the Inauguration, a presentation by Princess Sarah Culberson, participating in a virtual tour of street art in Rio de Janeiro, and more!
"Exuberant and bright, Princess Sarah Cullberson brought a fresh perspective on finding one’s passions, living them out, and drawing on the experiences of others, "said Jana Elawar '23. "She was by far my favorite session of Global Week."
Other virtual sessions included:
- TEAMS meeting panel with some of our very own UA international faculty members and learning about their rich cultures and traditions.
- Getting to know more about Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina who went on to become our Pope Francis.
- A virtual session with Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- Exploring the largest subtropical ecosystem in the US, The Everglades National Park.
- Joining an interactive session with Education Director of the World Affairs Council of DFW, Jennifer Bowden.
- A presentation by Mr. Christo Brand who served as Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard for over a decade.
"Our virtual guest presenters came to us from as far away as South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Kenya and Peru and as close as Florida, California, Washington DC, and even downtown Dallas," said Director of Global Relationships & Cultural Exchange/Interim Co-Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Cecilia Nipp. "It was a tremendously exciting week and we are proud that we lived up to our motto for the year - #WeStayGlobal!"