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Purpose

Ramapo College of New Jersey launched a Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Internationalization beginning in Fall 2015. In addition to specific targets within the plan, each academic year will also have a specific region of focus. Through these regional foci, our goal is to increase global awareness and the multitude of opportunities and initiatives the College is involved. Below, you will find specific details about some of these initiatives, plus an extensive calendar of events.


Opportunities for Students

Study Abroad Opportunities in Europe

Featured Study Abroad Programs in Europe: 

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, England, United Kingdom)
Exchange Program / Semester only

American College of Greece (Athens, Greece)
Exchange Program / Semester only

CPH Business Academy (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Exchange Program / Semester only

Ramapo College – Portugal: Addressing Substance Use Disorders (Lisbon, Portugal)
Spring Break

Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)
Exchange Program / Semester only

Study Abroad Scholarship for Europe
(other scholarships can be found here: https://www.ramapo.edu/study-abroad/scholarships/)

Fall 2017 Course options with a focus on Europe:

ANTH 220 – Food and Culture – Description here

ANTH 223 – World Cultures – Description here

ANTH 235 – Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspective – Description here

ANTH 320 – Nationalism and Ethnicity – Description here

FREN 101 – Foundations 1 French – Description here

FREN 201 – Intermediate 1 French – Description here

HIST 109 – World Civilizations I – Description here

HIST 110 – World Civilizations II – Description here

HIST 225 – 19th Century Europe – Description here

HIST 329 – Paradigms of Genocide – Description here

IBUS 340 – European Business Community – Description here

IBUS 326 –Fundamentals of International Business – Description here

INTL 127 – Introduction to International Studies – Description here

ITAL 101 – Foundations I Italian – Description here

ITAL 102 – Foundations II Italian – Description here

ITAL 201 – Intermediate I Italian – Description here

ITAL 202 – Intermediate II Italian – Description here

ITAL 301 – Italian Conversation & Composition – Description here

ITAL 403 – Readings in Italian Literature – Description here

LAWS 355 – International Law – Description here

LITR 240 – Survey of British Literature: Anglo-Saxon Period to Eighteenth Century – Description here

LITR 244 – Shakespeare’s Plays – Description here

LITR 295 – Topics in Popular Literature: Harry Potter – Description here

LITR 319 – Author Studies: Dante – Description here

LITR 366 – Literature of the Holocaust – Description here

LITR 414 – Postmodernism – Description here

PSYC 231 – Multicultural Psychology – Description here

PSYC 239 – Cross Cultural Psychology – Description here

SPAN 101 – Foundations I Spanish – Description here

SPAN 102 – Foundations II Spanish – Description here

SPAN 201 – Intermediate I Spanish – Description here

SPAN 202 – Intermediate II Spanish – Description here

SPAN 301 – The Art of Conversation in Spanish – Description here

SPAN 303 – The Art of Reading in Spanish – Description here

SWRK 270 – Cultural Diversity – Description here

SOCI 303 – Sociology of Culture – Description here

Spring 2018 Course options with a focus on Europe:

ARHT 335 – 19th Century Art and Design – Description here

ECON 325 – International Economics – Description here

FREN 102 – Foundations of French II – Description here

FREN 202 – Intermediate French II – Description here

HIST 251 – Politics of Europe – Description here

HIST 357 – Hitler, Holocaust & Genocide – Description here

IBUS 326 – Fundamentals of International Business – Description here

INTL 318 – Italian Cinema – Description here

INTL 320 – Italian Culture & Society – Description here

ITAL 101 – Foundations of Italian I – Description here

ITAL 102 – Foundations of Italian II – Description here

ITAL 201 – Intermediate Italian I – Description here

ITAL 202 – Intermediate Italian II – Description here

ITAL 401 – Advanced Italian Conversation and Composition – Description here

LAWS 201 – Global Legal Order – Description here

LAWS 233 – American Legal History – Description here

LAWS 390 – Topics: Comparative Environmental Law – Description here

LITR 240 – Survey of British Literature: Anglo-Saxon Period to 18th Century – Description here

LITR 244 – Shakespeare’s Plays – Description here

LITR 272 – Modern European Drama – Description here

LITR 319: Author Studies: Jane Austen – Description here

LITR 340 – British Medieval Literature – Description here

LITR 363 – International 20th & 21st Century Novel – Description here

MKTG 350 – International Marketing – Description here

MUSI 305 – Shine On: The Music of Pink Floyd – Description here

MUSI 330 – Classical Music – Description here

SOCI 250 – International Migration and Human Rights – Description here

SOCI 255 – Human Rights in the Context of Law Enforcement – Description here

SOCI 304 – Globalization and Society – Description here

SOCI 309 – Food and Population – Description here

SPAN 101 – Foundations of Spanish I – Description here

SPAN 102 – Foundations of Spanish II – Description here

SPAN 201 – Intermediate Spanish I – Description here

SPAN 311 – Spanish for Healthcare Professionals – Description here

SPAN 420 – Advanced Communications in Spanish – Description here

SPAN 421 – Rewriting Hispanic Identity – Description here

SWRK 222 – History and Philosophy of Social Welfare – Description here

Related LANGUAGE HAPPY HOURS (all take place in ASB123, unless otherwise noted):

Frenchevery other Monday, 1:15 – 2:00pm, ASB123

German: Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:00pm, ASB123

Italian: every other Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00pm, A-106 (Check out Italian Language Week)

Spanish : to be announced

The following is a list of student clubs of potential interest:

Culture club

Diversity Action Committee Student Club

Ebony Women for Social Change

French Club

International Business

International Student Organization

Italian Club

Model UN

Spanish Club


Opportunities for Faculty

Provost’s Grant for Faculty Engagement in Europe

The 2017-2018 regional focus area for Ramapo College’s Strategic Plan for Comprehensive Internationalization is Europe.  Travel grants are available for full-time faculty for scholarship, teaching and learning, or service/civic engagement in and/or involving Europe.  The following criteria and procedures will be applied in distributing these funds:

  1. Up to 10 grants will be awarded;
  2. Funding will be limited up to $2,500 per grant;
  3. Proposals may involve scholarship, teaching and learning, or service/civic engagement in and/or involving Europe;
  4. All travel must be completed by 30 June 2018;
  5. Proposals must be signed off on by the Director of International Education (Ben Levy) before submission and will be vetted by the dean, recommended by Deans’ Council, and funded by the Provost;
  6. Proposals are no longer being accepted at this time.
  7. An end of the year reception will be held in April 2018 for grant awardees at which time awardees will report out on their funded work related to Europe. Awardees should plan to attend.

The following faculty have been provided a 2017-2018 Grant for Engagement in Europe:

Name School Countries Project Title
Yolanda del Amo CA Germany Refuge, large-format photography project
Vasiliki Flenga HGS France Research project on Jean Genet
James Hoch HGS Iceland; Spain Can Serrat Residency
(Spain) & Guillkisten Centre Residency (Iceland)
Kristin Kenneavy SSHS Germany Research project on German approaches to the prevention of violence against women
Ben Neill CA Netherlands Construction of a new version of a self-designed, ectro-acoustic instrument, the mutantrumpet
Eva Ogens SSHS Sweden; Finland Research project to study the education systems of Sweden & Finland
Mihaela Serban SSHS Romania Conference Paper “There can be only one: courts and the construction of ethnic identities during authoritarianism (Romania, 1940-1947)” at the Society of Romanian Studies Conference
Hugh Sheehy HGS Germany Participation in the American Short Story: New Horizons Conference
Gladys Torres-Baumgarten ASB Italy Participation in the European International Business Academy
Behzad Yaghmaian SSHS Greece Research project on the protection gap facing refugee children on the Island of Lesbos

Relevant Site visits

(organized visits in either groups or as an individual, to partner institutions with subsidized expenses. The following links below provide you with details on available group visits and how to apply.)

International Studies Abroad

  • Milan, Florence, and Rome – Italy: October 7-14, 2017
  • Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium: October 14-21, 2017
  • Madrid, Salamanca, Bilbao – Spain: November 4-11, 2017
  • Granada, Sevilla, Malaga – Spain: Spring 2018
  • London, Reading – England and Glasgow, Stirling – Scotland: Spring 2018

CIEE

  • Sevilla, Spain and Rabat, Morocco: February 11 – 17, 2018
  • London, England and Rome, Italy: March 11 – 17, 2018
  • Budapest, Hungary and Amsterdam, Netherlands: April 29 – May 5, 2018
  • Prague, Czech Republic: October 11 – 12, 2018

*If Faculty are interested in visiting any of our overseas partners,please contact the Roukema
Center for International Education and the Director can help coordinate this for you.

Faculty Development Seminars

faculty-only seminars on specific topics held overseas

CIEE

Germany & Poland (7/2/17 – 7/13/17)

Ruin & Revival: History, Modern Memory & Identity [Social Sciences + Arts & Humanities]

Netherlands (7/2/17 – 7/11/17)

Charting a Queer Future: Cities, Movements, People [Social Sciences]

England (7/3/17 – 7/9/17)

Grow Abroad: Enhancing Study Away Through Online Learning [Communications + Intercultural Learning]

Italy (7/10/17 – 7/19/17)

A Taste of Ferrara: Italian Gastronomic Traditions and Economic Perspectives [Sustainability + Liberal Arts + Social Sciences + Arts & Humanities]

France (7/10/17 – 7/16/17)

Best Practices for Creating Successful Faculty-Led Programs [Intercultural Learning]

Netherlands (7/12/17 – 7/21/17)

Migration and Integration in the Netherlands: Challenges and Opportunities in a Fast-Changing Context [International Relations + Political Science + Liberal Arts + Social Sciences]


Book Club

The George T. Potter Library will be hosting a book club with a focus on Europe.

Fall Semester Book:

Book: A Man Called Ove
Author: Fredrik Backman
Join the Potter Library in reading A Man Called Ove, a New York Times Bestselling Swedish feel-good
story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others. The first 30 students to sign
up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie
Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information.
Discussion Dates, Locations and Section Selections:

  • Mon., 9/251:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
  • Mon., 10/231:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
  • Mon., 11/131:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
  • Mon., 12/41:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)

Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by the Roukema Center for International Education.

Spring Semester Book

Book: Cafe Europa: Life After Communism
Author: Slavenka Drakulic
Join the Potter Library in reading Cafe Europa: Life After Communism, a series of essays that explore life in various Eastern European countries since the fall of communism.  The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information.
Discussion Dates, Locations and Section Selections:
– Mon., 2/26; 1:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
– Mon., 3/26; 1:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
– Mon., 4/23; 1:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by the Roukema Center for International Education


Calendar of Events

September 2017
Sep. 06
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Rain location: Friends Hall

Sep. 11
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[Fishbowl]. Join the Potter Library in reading “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrick Backman, a New York Times best-selling Swedish feel-good story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others.

Open to faculty, staff and students. The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information.

This program is supported by the Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education. Discussion group will meet from 1:10-2 p.m. on the following Mondays: Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 4. You do not need to attend all meetings to participate.

Sep. 20
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

[G-221] Learn about the Spanish Club, Spanish Conversation Hours, and more. Food and beverages will be provided. For any questions, please contact tperez@ramapo.edu.

Sep. 20
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!
For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.

Sep. 25
01:10 pm - 03:40 pm

[Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)]
Join the Potter Library in reading A Man Called Ove, a New York Times Bestselling Swedish feel-good story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others. The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information. Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education.

Sep. 25
01:10 pm - 03:40 pm

[Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)]
Join the Potter Library in reading A Man Called Ove, a New York Times Bestselling Swedish feel-good story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others. The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information. Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education.

Sep. 26
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

[B218] We will go over the key difference and settle any misinterpretations about being Spanish, Latino, or Hispanic. We will explain the the origin of the words and help people understand how they should identify themselves in their daily lives.

Sep. 27
12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Sep. 27
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!
For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.

Sep. 27
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

[Women’s Center C220] Join the Women’s Center and the Association for Latinos Moving Ahead for a discussion on how the heavily gendered Spanish language is making strides to be more inclusive of those who do not fall under the traditional gender binary. Bring your thoughts, questions and open minds. See you there!

Sep. 28
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[G221] Practice your Spanish skills by joining the Spanish Club for Spanish Conversation Hour on Thursday, September 28 at 1 p.m. in G-221. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For any questions, please email tperez@ramapo.edu

October 2017
Oct. 05
01:25 pm - 02:25 pm

[A-102] Join the Italian Club in A-102 from 1:25p.m.-2:25 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu

Oct. 05
03:30 pm - 06:00 pm

[Laurel Hall Courts]

Street Soccer Tournament
Ramapo (USA) vs. CPH Business (Denmark)

Thursday, October 5th, 3:30pm
Watch and enjoy!

For more information contact Mustapha Abou-Zeinab (mabouzei@ramapo.edu).

Oct. 11
01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

[Sharp Theater, Berrie Center] Join us for a film screening followed by a provocative talk and discussion with award winning director and political activist Raoul Peck. Raoul Peck (born in Haiti 1953) has made over 20 films, ranging from experimental to documentary, to mainstream feature in style. One of the leading human rights-focused filmmakers, Peck is also one of the great masters of cinema technique today. He is president of the French state film school, and during 1996-7 was Minister of Culture in Haiti. His film I Am Not Your Negro, based on the words of African-American writer James Baldwin, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2017. Peck’s visit is a unique opportunity for the Ramapo college community to meet a modern film master in person and also to reflect upon civil rights debates from the 1960s that continue to be relevant in America today. Learn more: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669704/

Event Schedule:
1:30 pm  Screening of the film “I Am Not Your Negro”
3:00 pm  Talk and discussion with director Raoul Peck
4:00 pm Reception with light refreshments

Oct. 19
01:25 pm - 02:25 pm

[A-102] Join the Italian Club in A-102 from 1:25p.m.-2:25 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu

Oct. 19
October 19, 11:00 pm -- October 20, 01:00 am

[York Room]. The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies invites you to a multimedia performance on Wednesday, October 18 in the York Room of the Birch Mansion at 7 p.m., centering around Carolyn Enger’s family history and her personal experience with Judaism. The program features the music of German-Jewish-born composers Felix Mendelssohn, Arnold Schoenberg, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Hanns Eisler. It will also highlight a new work written by the acclaimed composer Bruce Adolphe especially for this project. The works contextualize video and audio testimony of Ms. Enger’s father, Horace J. Enger, and her godmother, Rosemarie Steinfeld’s, experiences in Germany after the Nuremberg Laws were passed. The performance traces her family story of conversion from Judaism to Christianity and back to Judaism. For information, contact mriff@ramapo.edu

Oct. 20
01:45 pm - 03:15 pm

[SC-156] The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies invite all on Friday, October 20 at 1:45 p.m. to hear Professor Marion Kaplan in the Student Center, Alumni Lounges (SC-156) discuss the plight of Jewish refugees in Portugal. Kaplan’s presentation will analyze the conditions, individuals, and laws that allowed Portugal to open (and sometimes close) its doors to tens of thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing war-torn Europe and Nazi persecution. It will highlight how refugees coped once there, both practically and psychologically. Their frightening odysseys from impending doom to fragile safety, their fearful wait in an oddly peaceful purgatory, and their grateful surprise at the reactions of Portuguese citizens linked up with their private agonies.
Email mriff@ramapo.edu for information.

Oct. 23
01:10 pm - 02:00 pm

[Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)]
Join the Potter Library in reading A Man Called Ove, a New York Times Bestselling Swedish feel-good story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others. The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information. Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education.

Oct. 23
01:10 pm - 02:00 pm

[Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)]
Join the Potter Library in reading A Man Called Ove, a New York Times Bestselling Swedish feel-good story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others. The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information. Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education.

Oct. 27
01:45 pm - 03:00 pm

[SC156] The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies invite you to a conversation between Dr. Ellen Friedman, Professor of English Literature at the College of New Jersey, and Dr. Atina Grossmann, Professor of History at the Cooper Union, New York, who will discuss their recent work on the fate of the Polish Jews who during the Holocaust found refuge in the Soviet Union and beyond. While both Friedman and Grossmann are daughters of survivors, Friedman is a literary scholar and Grossmann is an historian. For more information, please contact Michael Riff, mriff@ramapo.edu

Oct. 30
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[Pavilion #3] Presentation by Marta Ceai, Professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Academic Director for the CIEE Program in Portugal. The presentation will be followed by a faculty panel discussion. A full description of the presentation is as follows:
Portugal is often pointed out as an example of good practices when it comes to dealing with drug abuse. The well-known expression “war on drugs” is not a reality in that country. In Portugal, there is no war on drugs when it comes to use and possession for personal use (with no intention to supply). The Portuguese approach is neither punitive nor coercive,
but a comprehensive one that tackles drug abuse for what it really is: a health and social policy issue that should have the well being of the individual and the community as its main
priorities. In 2001, this new radical approach to drug policy was introduced in Portugal. Until that year, the country had a drug epidemic with more than 200 thousand people being active users, most of them heroin addicts. Faced with this problem, and the ineffectiveness of the traditional punitive approach to drugs, the government sponsored a radical and somewhat counter-intuitive approach to drug use: decriminalization. This desperate attempt to stop a public health epidemic was a fully top-down process supported by the majority of Parliament – even though some members of the more conservative parties were publicly vocal about their disagreement – and gathered a surprising acceptance by the public in the a known traditionally catholic country. Why? Because every family in Portugal had some connection with drug abuse, so it became more than a policy issue: it was foremost a personal experience.
Coffee and cookies will be served.
For more details, please contact Professor Stephanie Sarabia (ssarabia@ramapo.edu).

Oct. 31
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

[SC-158] Experience Europe through photographs captured by our very own Global Roadrunners and members of Phi Beta Delta. Countries showcased include England, Greece, Ireland and Spain.

November 2017
Nov. 01
08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

[H-wing Auditorium] Enjoy the viewing of 2016 Italian Documentary ‘Fire at Sea’ (Italian: Fuocoammare) that follows the life on the island of Lampedusa during the refugee crisis directed by Gianfranco Rosi. It won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards. It was also selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the awards but it was not nominated in that category.

Nov. 02
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[A-102] At this event, we will create a playlist of Italian music and interpret the songs. We will listen to modern day Italian music as well as old songs. There will be food as well!

Nov. 02
01:05 pm - 02:05 pm

[Pavilion #3] Lambda Pi Eta presents Studying Abroad 101, specially tailored to communication majors. Learn about various programs, internships and research opportunities abroad. Q&A with returning study abroad students to follow. For more information, contact mladha@ramapo.edu.

Nov. 02
01:25 pm - 02:25 pm

[A-102] Join the Italian Club in A-102 from 1:25p.m.-2:25 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu

Nov. 03
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

[Pavilion #1] Join the French Club in making delicious French Crepes, a sweet pastry from Europe, while also making French-Themed crafts!

Nov. 13
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[SC-156] The Salameno Center for British Studies is sponsoring a talk by Professor Yvette Kisor on “The British History behind Game of Thrones.” Pizza will be served. Any questions, contact ykisor@ramapo.edu

Nov. 13
01:10 pm - 02:00 pm

[Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)]
Join the Potter Library in reading A Man Called Ove, a New York Times Bestselling Swedish feel-good story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others. The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information. Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education.

Nov. 14
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

[D-215] Join the Future Teachers to hear Mrs. Basia Grabowski’s talk on how she transitioned from growing up in a Communist country to becoming a teacher in a diverse, urban district with cultures completely different from her own. Nearly 50 percent of all students in Paterson speak a primary language other than English, with a total of 37 languages spoken in district schools. How does someone thrown into this situation adapt and cope with the challenges in this type of district? How does one transfer their education and experience from a non-American background to be able to succeed as a teacher? All are welcome and pizza will be served. Contact: eogens@ramapo.edu

Nov. 16
01:25 pm - 02:25 pm

[A-102] Join the Italian Club in A-102 from 1:25p.m.-2:25 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu

Nov. 29
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!
For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.

Nov. 30
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[G-221]
Join the Spanish Club in G-221 from 1:00pm-2:00pm on every other Thursday to learn Spanish language and culture. For more information, email: spanishclub@ramapo.edu

December 2017
Dec. 04
01:10 pm - 02:00 pm

[Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)]
Join the Potter Library in reading A Man Called Ove, a New York Times Bestselling Swedish feel-good story about a cantankerous old man and the impact his life has on others. The first 30 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the novel. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information. Hosted by the George T. Potter Library; Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education.

Dec. 06
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!
For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.

Dec. 07
01:25 pm - 02:25 pm

[A-102] Join the Italian Club in A-102 from 1:25p.m.-2:25 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu

Dec. 14
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[G-221]
Join the Spanish Club in G-221 from 1:00pm-2:00pm on every other Thursday to learn Spanish language and culture. For more information, email: spanishclub@ramapo.edu

February 2018
Feb. 05
February 05, 12:00 am -- February 09, 11:59 pm
Feb. 12
February 12, 12:00 am -- February 16, 11:59 pm
Feb. 12
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

[TBD]. Join Professor Guiseppe Sorentino for a lecture on Italian society and politics. For more details please contact Italian Club President, Rosa Montemarano at rmontem1@ramapo.edu

Feb. 14
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

[ASB123] Meet Mattea Di Fabio, Resident Director for ISA-Rome. She will discuss why Italy is a unique and important study abroad destination, with particular emphasis on Rome. 

Feb. 14
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

[ASB123] Meet Mattea Di Fabio, Resident Director for ISA-Rome. She will discuss why Italy is a unique and important study abroad destination, with particular emphasis on Rome. 

Feb. 14
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Feb. 14
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Feb. 14
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

[Pavilion 3]] View the film Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons). Film description: Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.
Sponsored by the Italian Club. For more details, please contact Rosa Montemarano (rmontem1@ramapo.edu). 

Feb. 14
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Feb. 14
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

[ASB135] Meet Mattea Di Fabio, Resident Director for ISA-Rome. She will discuss the importance of the Italian Language. 

Feb. 14
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

[ASB135] Join professor Rosetta D’Angelo for a viewing and lively discussion on the Italian film – Seduced and Abandoned (1963) by Pietro Germi. 

Feb. 15
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[A-106] 
Join the Italian Club and Italian professors in a casual environment to learn a little Italian. Pizza, coffee, pastries and other goodies will be provided. For more details, please contact the Italian Club President, Rosa Montemarano at rmontem1@ramapo.edu.

Feb. 19
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your French language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers French Language Happy Hour every other Monday from 1:15pm-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us! For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Feb. 21
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Feb. 21
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

[ASB-135] 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21Il Conformista (The Conformist), 1970Directed by Bernardo BertolucciThrough a series of flashbacks, Marcello findshimself ordered to assassinate his old acquaintanceand teacher, Professor Quadri, an outspoken antiFascistintellectual now living in exile in France.Using his marriage as a convenient cover, he takeshis wife on their honeymoon to Paris where he cancarry out the mission.The film is a case study in the psychology of conformism and fascism:Marcello Clerici is a bureaucrat, cultivated and intellectual but largelydehumanized by an intense need to be ‘normal’ and to belong towhatever is the current dominant socio-political group.

Feb. 26
February 26, 12:00 am -- March 02, 11:59 pm
Feb. 26
08:00 am - 09:40 am

[A-100] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Natalia Santamaria-Laorden. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Feb. 26
08:00 am - 09:40 am

[A-100] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Natalia Santamaria-Laorden. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Feb. 26
11:40 am - 01:00 pm

[E-214] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Natalia Santamaria-Laorden. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Feb. 26
11:40 am - 01:00 pm

[E-214] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Natalia Santamaria-Laorden. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Feb. 26
01:10 pm - 02:00 pm

[Library -Current Periodicals Reading Lounge]

Book: Cafe Europa: Life After Communism

Author: Slavenka Drakulic

 

Join the Potter Library in reading Cafe Europa: Life After Communism, a series of essays that explore life in various Eastern European countries since the fall of communism.  Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information.

 

Discussion Dates, Locations and Section Selections:
        – Mon., 2/261:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
        – Mon., 3/261:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
        – Mon., 4/231:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)

Hosted by the George T. Potter Library

Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education  

Feb. 27
01:45 pm - 03:25 pm

[A-105] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Paula Straile-Costa. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Feb. 27
01:45 pm - 03:25 pm

[A-105] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Paula Straile-Costa. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Feb. 27
06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

[TBD] Learn about the role of Spanish in a variety of industries, how individuals with Spanish were able to leverage this skill in the hiring process and throughout their careers, and much more.

Feb. 28
09:00 am - 12:30 pm

[ASB-523] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Natalia Santamaria-Laorden. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Feb. 28
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

[B226] Join a fun time at spanish conversation hour. Pass by for some casual spanish conversations, all spanish proficiency levels welcomed! Sponsored by the The Spanish Club 

Feb. 28
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Feb. 28
04:00 pm - 06:30 pm

[ASB-136] Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío / Scriptwriter: Senel Paz
A classic in Cuban cinema, “Fresa y chocolate” was directed by two of Cuba’s most beloved filmmakers.  Summary: With the help of two new friends, a young man learns everything there is to know about things not taught in school. He learns about the passion for life from Diego, a gay writer, while Nancy teaches him about love. (1993)

Feb. 28
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

[A-107] The title of the movie is The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, based on Oscar Hijuelos’ novel of the same title. Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize winner.

March 2018
Mar. 01
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[A-106] Join the Italian Club in A-106 from 1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu  

Mar. 02
March 02, 12:00 am -- March 03, 11:59 pm

Program website: https://www.ramapo.edu/international/hispanistasxix/

All events to take place in the Trustee’s Pavilion

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/NnM3aWtjcTZrMG0zMmVlN281NXBqbnRqdnNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.cva8j2uncmnemj2kmmt2mlcm1s?hs=121

Mar. 02
01:30 pm - 03:30 pm

[A-105] Try out a Spanish class for free, with Professor Paula Straile-Costa. Have fun, and learn a little Spanish!

Mar. 05
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your French language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers French Language Happy Hour every other Monday from 1:15pm-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us! For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Mar. 07
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Mar. 07
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

[B-127] You are invited to the dedication of the Topken World Language Lab on Wednesday, March 7@ 3:30 p.m. The new lab is located on the 2nd floor of the B-wing, Room B127. The dedication and ribbon cutting will be in the lounge area just outside the lab. A reception immediately follows the ceremony. We hope you will join us to support alumna Marina Topken ’87 and her husband Bill Topken as they dedicate the new lab in support of language studies. 

Mar. 07
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

[ASB-135] 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7Cinema Paradiso, 1990Directed by Giuseppe TornatoreA filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fellin love with the movies at his village’s theaterand formed a deep friendship with the theater’sprojectionist. The film stars Salvatore Cascio,Philippe Noiret, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrinand Agnese Nano.

Mar. 14
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Mar. 15
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Mar. 19
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
Mar. 21
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Mar. 26
01:10 pm - 02:00 pm

[Library -Current Periodicals Reading Lounge]

Book: Cafe Europa: Life After Communism

Author: Slavenka Drakulic

Join the Potter Library in reading Cafe Europa: Life After Communism, a series of essays that explore life in various Eastern European countries since the fall of communism. Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information.

Discussion Dates, Locations and Section Selections:
– Mon., 2/26; 1:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
– Mon., 3/26; 1:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
– Mon., 4/23; 1:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)

Hosted by the George T. Potter Library

Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education

Mar. 28
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Mar. 28
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

[ASB-135] 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28Ciao, Professore!, 1993Directed by Lina WertmullerCiao, Professore! is the story of an upper-classteacher from conservative Northern Italy who,due to a computer error, finds himself teachingthird-grade truants at a school in an impoverishedtown in the Naples region of southern Italy. Yetalong the way, the earnest “professore” learnssome valuable lessons, when he begins to see lifethrough the fresh, vibrant eyes of his scrappy young students. The castincludes Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra and Sergio Solli.

Mar. 29
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[A-106] Join the Italian Club in A-106 from 1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu  

Mar. 29
March 29, 10:00 pm -- March 30, 02:00 am

[Friends Hall] Come engage with all around the world themed activities, food and cocktails. There will be prizes to win and DJ Denz will be providing music.

April 2018
Apr. 02
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your French language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers French Language Happy Hour every other Monday from 1:15pm-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us! For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Apr. 04
12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Apr. 04
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Apr. 11
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Apr. 11
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

[ASB-135] 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11Il Postino, (The Postman), 1995Directed by Michael RadfordA simple Italian postman learns to love poetrywhile delivering mail to a famous poet and heuses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. The filmstars Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret and MariaGrazia Cucinotta.

Apr. 12
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Apr. 16
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
Apr. 18
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Apr. 18
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

[Pavilion #3] Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, professor of History at Hofstra University, will speak about “The Vatican and the Holocaust,” on Wednesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in The Robert A. Scott Student Center (Alumni Lounges, SC 157-158) under the auspices of  the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Italian Club of Ramapo College. Dr. Pugliese’s lecture will examine the historical context of anti-Semitism in Italy, the rise of fascism, internment camps, the anti-fascist Jewish Resistance and the Holocaust in the shadow of the Vatican. The Morton and Clara Richmond Endowment will support the program. It is free and open to the public.

Apr. 18
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

[ASB-135] 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea), 2016Directed by Gianfranco RossiCapturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa,this movie depicts the frontline in the Europeanmigrant crisis. This film stars Samuele Pucillo,Maria Signorello and Giuseppe Fragapane.

Apr. 18
April 18, 11:30 pm -- April 19, 01:00 am

Naré Mkrtchyan will screen her film,“The Other Side of Home,” an eye-opening account of the legacy of the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Turkish government. on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in The Robert A. Scott Student Center (Alumni Lounges, SC 157-158) under the auspices of the Armenian Students Association of Ramapo College, the Armenian National Committee of New Jersey, and the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Having been short-listed for an Academy Award in the documentary short category, it was the first film in the 89-year history of the Oscars to raise the issue of the Armenian Genocide. The program is free and open to the public.

Apr. 23
01:10 pm - 02:00 pm

[Library -Current Periodicals Reading Lounge]

Book: Cafe Europa: Life After Communism

Author: Slavenka Drakulic

 

Join the Potter Library in reading Cafe Europa: Life After Communism, a series of essays that explore life in various Eastern European countries since the fall of communism.  Contact Sam Wittenberg (switten1@ramapo.edu) and Katie Cohen (kcohen1@ramapo.edu) to join and for additional information.

 

Discussion Dates, Locations and Section Selections:
        – Mon., 2/261:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
        – Mon., 3/261:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)
        – Mon., 4/231:10pm – 2:00pm: Current Periodicals Reading Lounge (Library)

Hosted by the George T. Potter Library

Co-sponsored by Center for Student Involvement & the Roukema Center for International Education  

Apr. 23
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]
Would you like to practice your French language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers French Language Happy Hour every other Monday from 1:15pm-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us! For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Apr. 25
12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/NnM3aWtjcTZrMG0zMmVlN281NXBqbnRqdnNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.vi3s0udhsvs8fp2jd2to6mtbj0?hs=121

Apr. 25
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[ASB-123]Would you like to practice your German language skill? The Roukema Center for International Education offers German Language Happy Hour every Wednesday from 1-2pm in ASB-123. All levels are welcome. Come join us!For more information, please email goabroad@ramapo.edu or call ext. 7533.  

Apr. 25
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

[ASB-135] 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25Lasciati Andare (Let Yourself Go),2017Directed by Francesco AmatoA psychoanalyst named Elia goes to the gym andmeets a personal trainer who changes his life. Thefilm stars Veronica Echegui, Toni Servillo and LucaMarinelli.

Apr. 26
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

[A-106] Join the Italian Club in A-106 from 1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. on every other Thursday to learn the Italian language and culture. Pizza will be served. For information, please email rmontem1@ramapo.edu  


For more information, please contact the Roukema Center for International Education in ASB-123, by calling x7533 or e-mailing international@ramapo.edu.