Activity Information
Recommended Audience
General
Length of Time
On going (one day or one week). Making the flags started 2 days before the international week. Flags made were hung all through the week at various locations on campus
Resources
Reserve table spaces at the student union. Outside location would be more visible. Materials to make the flags: markers, ripped stock nylon (light weight and water resistant) in various color cut to size. Long ropes to hang the flags as they are made. Safety pins to connect each flag and it will be easy to assemble or detach
Number of Facilitators
2 people each time block. Student volunteers and or staff
Source of Activity
The flags were first developed by the Globally Minded Student Association at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was published on the NAFSA newsletter
Purpose
To promote International awareness and International week on campus. This activity was one way we try to unit our student and campus by express their hopes for peace


Program Development Timeline

As part of the International Week program (1st week of April), planning for the week begin 3-4 months in advance. In planning the week, this event is also planned for where the day’s flags are going to displayed and made. Table spaces are reserve in advance (Spaces were reserved once school began in Jan.) Advertising and flyers are done through out the month and weeks before the event. 3 weeks before the event, volunteers and staff are assigned to set up and sit at the tables during the day. Also begin the event 2 days earlier than the weeklong event as the starter of the International week.


Basic budget

Purchase of materials used $100 (Rip Stop Nylons – 9yds of different colors, markers, safety pins, and ropes/strings)
Advertising and printing $200 (for the International Week)


Advertising/Communication methods

Newspaper articles in the university paper and local papers.
Set up table outside of student union, a high student traffic location
Poster and flyers was sent to all departments for posting
Display of flags that are made each day.
University web, publication, and announcements.


Brief evaluation of lessons learned by program facilitators during the implementation of the activity

Clear goals and instructions displayed for people to understand the purpose and that it is free.
Have alternative ways to display flags when it is windy or raining.
Have a mailing list sign up for future International activities notifications.

Please see attached documents for sample schedule, instructions, I-week flyer, and “Flags for Peace” brochure.