'Round the Girdled Earth

Join the Dickey Center for International Understanding and campus partners as we take the year to travel ‘round the girdled earth—making stops in various regions of the world to learn about current affairs, explore aspects of various cultures, and build community amongst Dartmouth’s global community! 

Events are free and open to all members of the Dartmouth community.

  • Oct/Nov: North America
  • Jan/Feb: Latin America & the Caribbean
  • March/April: Asia and Pacific Islands
  • May/June: Africa
  • July/August: Europe

Each regional “stop” in the program will offer up a range of ways our community can join in: speakers, topical discussions, and other events based on current affairs/issues in the region AND a range of social and cultural connection opportunities 

Read the press release on the program here.

In January and February, we're in LATIN AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN.


Friday, January 15th, 7:30pm-8:30pm EST
Latin America & the Caribbean TRIVIA NIGHT
Make a team with your friends OR join on your own—it’s bound to be fun either way! Players will compete in rounds of trivia to see who tops the leaderboard at the end of the night! Dartmouth staff, students, faculty, and alumni may join! Click here to learn how to join.
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center

Argentinian Film Night ( Virtual tickets available from Thu, Jan 28 at 10am through Wed, Feb 3 at midnight)
THE WEASEL'S TALE . Juan José Campanella ("The Secret in Their Eyes") pays tribute to the golden age of Argentine cinema in this razor-sharp dark comedy.  For more information and to get tickets, click here!

Organized and hosted by the HOP

Saturday, January 30th, 4:30pm-7:00pm
Argentinian Cooking class with 
League of Kitchens
Learn to make pillow-soft gnocchi, fresh pesto sauce, and a zesty oregano, tomato, onion, and avocado salad! For more information and how to RSVP, click here.

Tuesday, February 16th | 5-6pm
Shared read book discussion: The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
Join us for a moderated discussion with author Jonathan Katz, and Claire Peyton PH.D. a Visiting Scholar at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, as they share their first-hand account of the devastating hurricane and earthquake that nearly destroyed Haiti in 2010 and discuss the successes and failures of the global aid response. Discussion will be facilitated by Dartmouth Professor Chelsey Kivland.

Please RSVP here to receive a copy of the book.

Friday,  February 26, 4-5pm
Global Café
Join us for an online meet-up with Dartmouth alumni from across North America. A great networking opportunity for current students, but also a great way for alums to connect together virtually and share about their Dartmouth experience! 

Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center and Alumni Relations


Latin America & the Caribbean Crossword Challenge
Complete our ‘Round the Girdled Earth crossword challenge! Those who successfully solve the entire puzzle by February 28th can print out their solved puzzle and mail it to the Dickey Center OR simply email a photo of the completed puzzle for entry into a drawing for prizes! A new puzzle challenge will be added for each region in our ‘Round the Girdled Earth series.
Click here for the online version of the puzzle for Latin America and the Caribbean. Click here to download a PDF version. 

Send completed puzzles along with your name and mailing address to Dickey Student Programs.



View Fall Term 'Round the Girdled Earth Events Here.

The John Sloan Dickey Center