Schedule of Events:             January 2014          FEBRUARY 2014           March 2014
Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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OPT Question and Answer Session
346 Curry Student Center
10:00am

19th Annual ISSI Carnevale Kick-Off
Curry Student Center Ballroom
4:00pm
4 5 6 7
8
19th Annual ISSI Ice Carving Competition
Krentzman Quad
11:30am

Lunar New Year Celebration
Curry Student Center Ballroom
6:00pm
9 10 11
Beyond Borders: Central and East Africa
318 Curry Student Center
12:00pm
12
OPT Question and Answer Session
440 Curry Student Center
12:00pm
13
Sweet Indulgence
ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
5:30pm
14 15
Matryoshka Workshop
ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
1:00pm

African Night
Blackman Auditorium
6:00pm
16 17

The ISSI will only be open from 10:00am-3:00pm for Presidents Day
18
Carnevale Art Workshop
ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
5:30pm
19 20
Haiti Week: Cultural Week
Curry Student Center Ballroom
7:00pm
21
OPT Question and Answer Session
346 Curry Student Center
3:00pm

Aria Di Commedia
The Fenway Center
7:00pm
22
ISSI International Ball
The Colonnade Boston Hotel
9:00pm
23
24
Travel Signature Session
ISSI Lounge: 405 Ell Hall
9:30am

A Night of Noodles
ISSI: 405 Ell Hall
5:30pm
25
Travel Signature Session
ISSI Lounge: 405 Ell Hall
11:00am

OPT Question and Answer Session
440 Curry Student Center
12:00pm

ISSI International Idol
afterHours
7:00pm
26
Travel Signature Session
ISSI Lounge: 405 Ell Hall
2:00pm
27
Travel Signature Session
ISSI Lounge: 405 Ell Hall
10:30am
28
Travel Signature Session
ISSI Lounge: 405 Ell Hall
2:00pm



Taiwanese Student Association General Meeting
Location: 444 Curry Student Center
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

We hope all of you had a great winter break and are ready for school! On behalf of all of NTSA we would like to welcome all new Northeastern students and welcome back all of our current NTSA friends!

We would like to invite you to our first Welcoming party & First general Meeting of the spring semester and hope you all can make it! We will meet at 6:00pm in room 444 of the Curry Student Center.

Thank you for your support and we all look forward to seeing you at the meeting! You don’t wanna miss out!!!!



OPT Question and Answer Session
Location: 346 Curry Student Center
Time: 10:00am

The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) at Northeastern University offers OPT Question and Answer Sessions to assist those students who are applying for Optional Practical Training. The sessions have been created to clarify any questions that may exist after reviewing the OPT Online Training Session. They will be held for one and a half hours. It is encouraged that students arrive at the beginning of the Q & A session.



OPT Question and Answer Session
Location: 440 Curry Student Center
Time: 12:00pm

The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) at Northeastern University offers OPT Question and Answer Sessions to assist those students who are applying for Optional Practical Training. The sessions have been created to clarify any questions that may exist after reviewing the OPT Online Training Session. They will be held for one and a half hours. It is encouraged that students arrive at the beginning of the Q & A session.



OPT Question and Answer Session
Location: 346 Curry Student Center
Time: 3:00pm

The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) at Northeastern University offers OPT Question and Answer Sessions to assist those students who are applying for Optional Practical Training. The sessions have been created to clarify any questions that may exist after reviewing the OPT Online Training Session. They will be held for one and a half hours. It is encouraged that students arrive at the beginning of the Q & A session.



OPT Question and Answer Session
Location: 440 Curry Student Center
Time: 12:00pm

The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) at Northeastern University offers OPT Question and Answer Sessions to assist those students who are applying for Optional Practical Training. The sessions have been created to clarify any questions that may exist after reviewing the OPT Online Training Session. They will be held for one and a half hours. It is encouraged that students arrive at the beginning of the Q & A session.



MIT and NU Cooperative New Year Gala 2014
Location: MIT: Kresge Auditorium: 48 Mass Ave, Cambridge
Time: 7:00pm

As Spring Festival is approaching, MIT&NEU CSSA has prepared a wonderful get-together party for you. This would be a unique reunion for us to celebrate our traditional Chinese New Year. We welcome all of you to join us and enjoy acrobatics show, hot dancing, amusing crosstalk, and to experience the romantic atmosphere. Let’s celebrate the spring festival and enjoy a wonderful night!

A lucky winner will win the first prize valued $800, the total prizes will worth $1600! Come and join us!

Please visit the MIT CSSA website and Northeastern CSSA website for detailed information.



Taiwanese Student Association Chinese New Year
Location: 444 Curry Student Center
Time: 6:00pm

It's almost Chinese New Year again!!! Usually we get red packets from our family and have a New Years Family Gathering. But even though we're in the States, we still wanted to celebrate this day with you! So come join us and celebrate this special day!!!

Cost is $11 for Members of the NTSA, $13 for Non-Members with advance purchase, and $15 for purchase at the door as the event begins. Feel free to drop by the Curry Student Center to purchase our tickets. You may also order online

Please try to wear something Red on that day! We will also have fun and exciting events on that day! Most definitely, we will have a RAFFLE DRAW, so come and test your LUCK!!!!



19th Annual ISSI Carnevale Take-Off
Location:
Curry Student Center Indoor Quad
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) of Northeastern University invites you to kick off the 2014 Carnevale celebration! Join ISSI staff and student leaders to sample an array of international cuisines, make friends from across the globe, and learn more about all the events and activities planned for Carnevale 2014.



19th Annual International Ice Carving Competition
Location:
Krentzman Quad
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Registration: Register your ice carving team online

Ready, set, CHISEL! Harness your cultural creativity as you transform blocks of ice into works of art. Teams will compete to produce chilling representations of some of the most iconic landmarks on Earth. From the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China, the possibilities for this frozen frenzy are endless! Prizes given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams!

Resgiter your team online!



Lunar New Year Celebration
Location:
Curry Student Center Ballroom
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Registration: Online registration details will be available shortly

Lunar New Year is among Asia’s most widely celebrated holidays. Spanning China, Korea, and Vietnam, this is one festival you certainly won’t want to miss. Join these diverse cultures as they come together to enjoy exquisite cuisine, fun activities, and outstanding performances to rejoice in the Lunar New Year! Co-organized by the Asian Student Union, Pi Delta Psi, the Vietnamese Student Association and the ISSI.

Information on tickets will be available shortly.



Momo Madness Monday: In Search of the Global Momo
Location:
ISSI: 405 Ell Hall
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Dumplings are an essential part of Asian cuisine which reflects the rich diversity of the continent. Between Chinese Jiaozi and Korean Kimchi, each country brings a unique flavor to these scrumptious morsels. After learning the various art of dumpling folding, put your skills to the test at the ISSI’s dumpling cooking competition!

Pre-registration is not required. This event is open to everyone.



A Musical Journey to Italy
Location:
The Fenway Center
Time: 6:00pm

Join us for the story of Italy as told through its folk tradition -- from shepherd songs of the Appennini Mountains to music from the courts and piazzas of Naples. The renowned ensemble Newpoli will bring this celebration to life using original dialects and traditional instruments. Joining the group on stage will be special guest “Pulcinella” who will bring the audience to the Naples of centuries ago.

Sign-Up Information: Registration is available through the myTickets link through myNEU



Ballroom Dance Workshop
Location:
The Fenway Center
Time: 7:30pm

Have you always wanted to learn a new dance but haven’t got the chance to? Carnevale is hosting a dance workshop taught by NU Ballroom Dancing Club. In this one-hour workshop, you will learn a dance or two and get to practice with everyone there. No prior experience required. Grab a friend and join us for this hour of fun!

Sign-Up Information: Online sign-up will be available soon. Check back for updates.



Strum, Pluck and Drum
Location:
Curry Student Center: afterHours
Time: 8:00-10:00pm

Music has always played an instrumental role in distinguishing different cultures. Come immerse yourself in a night of live performances by talented musicians playing music from all over the globe!

Sign-Up Information: Please email to participate in this event.



Chinese Cinema in the World
Location:
130 Hurtig Hall
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join Northeastern’s Chinese Cinema Club for a screening of Zhang Ke Jia’s 2004 film, The World. The tradition of Chinese paper cutting, traditional Chinese music, and a bilingual presentation, will set the stage for this cross-cultural cinematic experience.



Leilet Omr: A Celebration of the Middle East
Location:
Curry Student Center Ballroom
Time: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Come appreciate and experience Middle Eastern culture through food, dance, music, and more! The Arab Student Association (ArabSA) welcomes you to partake in this exciting extravaganza with a glimpse into the Arab world.



ISSI International Ball
Location:
The Colonnade Boston Hotel
Time: 9:00pm-1:00am

Whisk the night away at this elegant ball, and embrace the “joie de vivre” of Italian Renaissance culture. Enjoy a whimsical evening of music, dance, and camaraderie at one of Carnevale’s most highly anticipated events, and be sure to mystify your fellow masqueraders with your own Venetian mask!

Tickets are available through MyNEU



International Idol
Location:
Curry Student Center Ballroom, afterHours
Time: 7:00pm

Unleash you inner diva and belt your heart out at this year’s International Idol! Regardless of singing ability or musicianship, everyone deserves to bask in the spotlight. Feel free to perform in any language or genre, whether just for fun, or as a competitor!

To participate, register here




International Poetry Night
Location:
ISSI: 405 Ell Hall
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Roses are red, violets are blue, and poetry’s beautiful between me and you! Share your boundless creativity at this intercultural poetry reading and discussion, and find inspiration through the varying languages and ideologies that speckle our world through spoken art. Everyone is welcome to share his or her own poems, or read the work of another, regardless of theme, language, or genre. The goal is to gain a heightened understanding of different cultures through poetic means. Refreshments will be served.



Beyond Borders: Central and East Africa
Location:
318 Curry Student Center
Time: 12:00pm
Registration: Sign up online through the Alumni website

The ISSI, in partnership with Alumni Relations and Co-op Connections, continues its Beyond Borders series with a focus on Central and East Africa. Join us for a luncheon featuring African cuisine and learn more about the African continent. Connect with alumni and students as they share their experiences regarding life as a Husky in Africa.



Sweet Indulgence
Location:
ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Registration: Information on tickets will be available shortly.

The ISSI invites you to come sample tantalizing treats from around the world at this sweet soirée. Indulge in desserts ranging from Italy’s mouthwatering cannoli to Turkey’s finest baklava. Bon appétit!

Information on tickets will be available shortly.



Matryoshka Workshop
Location:
ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 1:00-4:00pm


To celebrate Russian culture, the ISSI is collaborating with the NU Russian Speaking Club to offer a workshop on the Russian folk art tradition of nested doll painting. Matryoshka (Russian nesting dolls) are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other. Participants will design their own dolls and learn the story of the Matryoshka doll.

To participate, please sign up in advance on the ISSI website under "Life at NU".



Africa Night
Location:
Blackman Auditorium - 1st Floor of Ell Hall
Time: 6:00-11:00pm


Africa Night showcases a taste of Africa to the Northeastern and neighboring community. ISSI Carnevale will provide you, the audience, with a night to remember. Consisting of dance, contemporary fashion, an exhibition of flags, cuisine, music, and a tribute to a distinct cause affecting the diaspora. Cosponsored by NASO and the ISSI.

Tickets are available through MyNEU



Carnevale Art Workshop
Location:
ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 5:30-7:00pm


Spend an evening with the ISSI learning or mastering artistic skills. Learn techniques from one of our College of Art, Media and Design (CAMD) professors and create your own cultural masterpiece.

Information on tickets will be available shortly.



Haiti Week: Cultural Show
Location:
Curry Student Center Ballroom
Time: 7:00-10:00pm


Join the HSU and ISSI as we celebrate the rich culture that Haiti has to offer. Authentic Haitian cuisine, poetry, dance and a live Haitian band! This annual event will be open to all at no cost- join us for some authentic Creole fun!

To participate, please bring your Husky Card to the Ballroom.



Aria Di Commedia
Location:
The Fenway Center
Time: 7:00

“Aria di Commedia – An Evening of Commedia dell’Arte and Italian Renaissance Music” is presented by the troupe “Pazzi Lazzi”. Actors will interpret characters like Arlecchino, Pantalone, Pulcinella, and Colombina with their troubles resulting from human weaknesses like envy, lust, and greed. Musical interludes will be performed by Renaissonics. Cosponsored by ICS, World Languages Center and the ISSI.

FREE tickets available on MyNEU for students, faculty and staff. Tickets available for the general public on Northeastern University Ticket Center



A Night of Noodles
Location:
ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 5:30-7:00

Noodles are enjoyed across countless cultures in our world - and can vary tremendously depending upon where you’re eating them. Between the noodle itself, the style in which it is cooked and served, and the origins of such recipes, there is plenty to learn and appreciate from this delicious cuisine. Join the ISSI as we explore various noodle dishes while discussing their tasty differences and reflecting upon the rich and unique history behind each one!

Check out the Facebook Event here



I-20/DS-2019 Travel Signature Session
Location:
ISSI Lounge - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Will you be traveling outside of the US during Spring Break and are in need of a new travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019? If so, then join us for a special Travel Signature Session to expedite your request before Spring Break begins. Please remember to bring your current I-20 or DS-2019.

To help you determine whether or not you need a new travel signature, please consult our Travel Signature webpage.



I-20/DS-2019 Travel Signature Session
Location:
ISSI Lounge - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Will you be traveling outside of the US during Spring Break and are in need of a new travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019? If so, then join us for a special Travel Signature Session to expedite your request before Spring Break begins. Please remember to bring your current I-20 or DS-2019.

To help you determine whether or not you need a new travel signature, please consult our Travel Signature webpage.



I-20/DS-2019 Travel Signature Session
Location:
ISSI Lounge - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Will you be traveling outside of the US during Spring Break and are in need of a new travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019? If so, then join us for a special Travel Signature Session to expedite your request before Spring Break begins. Please remember to bring your current I-20 or DS-2019.

To help you determine whether or not you need a new travel signature, please consult our Travel Signature webpage.



I-20/DS-2019 Travel Signature Session
Location:
ISSI Lounge - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Will you be traveling outside of the US during Spring Break and are in need of a new travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019? If so, then join us for a special Travel Signature Session to expedite your request before Spring Break begins. Please remember to bring your current I-20 or DS-2019.

To help you determine whether or not you need a new travel signature, please consult our Travel Signature webpage.



I-20/DS-2019 Travel Signature Session
Location:
ISSI Lounge - 405 Ell Hall
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Will you be traveling outside of the US during Spring Break and are in need of a new travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019? If so, then join us for a special Travel Signature Session to expedite your request before Spring Break begins. Please remember to bring your current I-20 or DS-2019.

To help you determine whether or not you need a new travel signature, please consult our Travel Signature webpage.