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February 15 - February 19, 2021


Thank you for taking on our challenge inspired by the diverse country of India! At the end of International Education Week, we will select the three individual participants and one team with the highest number of points earned throughout the week to receive East Asia-inspired prizes.

First Place: Tickets to YAMATO, The Drummers of Japan

You did amazing this week! Enjoy a bit of Japanese culture and attend a thrilling, high-energy, and explosive interpretation of the centuries-old Taiko Japanese drumming tradition at the Altria Theater on February 21.

Second Place: The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide; Assorted Teas

Great job! Get to know more about the history and significance of tea traditions across Asia with this book, and enjoy your own hot cup of tea while you read along.

Third Place: ECOlunchbox Steel Bento Box

Way to go! Reduce waste and cut out some plastic from your daily routine with a reusable steel lunchbox modeled after Japanese bento boxes, reusable containers designed to hold a main dish and sides. All of ECOlunchbox’s bento boxes are responsibly produced in India, Thailand, and China.

Team Prize: “The Last Days of the Mighty Mekong” by Brian Eyler

The team with the top number of points will receive a copy of “The Last Days of the Mighty Mekong” by Brian Eyler. This book takes a revealing tour of the Mekong River and those who depend on its resources as plans are being implemented for a series of dams that will forever change the river. Along the way, you’ll meet diverse communities and learn about work being done by locals and international groups to save the Mekong and its fragile ecosystem.