Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

November 14–18, 2016

PCC International Education Week: Advancing Access for All, November 14-18, 2016

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences. At PCC, International Education Week is a week-long, district-wide celebration of world cultures and internationalization here on our campuses and in our communities. We offer a variety of internationally-focused programming (events, speakers, workshops and more) on each campus for students, staff, faculty and community members to be involved in. There are many events happening each day during IEW – check the schedule below to see how many you can attend!

Schedule

Monday

International Extravaganza
Cascade SU 2nd floor foyer, 1-3pm
Enjoy a free international experience at Cascade by sampling foods from around the world, watching dance performances, meeting international students from many different countries, listening to music and learning about other cultures. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Gandhi's Gift Documentary Preview with the Producer
Cascade MAHB 104, Rock Creek 2/111, Sylvania ST 100, 7pm
Join members of PCC's Internationalization Steering Committee to view the documentary Gandhi's Gift followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. The discussion will be hosted at Cascade and streamed to Rock Creek and Sylvania locations. Facilitated by PCC's Internationalization Steering Committee.
Polaroid Photo Booth and Storyboard
Rock Creek Building 5 Common Area, 10am-3pm
Take photos with props and a board so everyone can share stories from their journeys around the world. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Tongues Around the Table (language stations)
Rock Creek 5/122, 11am-2pm
PCC students from around the world will teach you basic words and phrases in different languages they speak! Or you can learn about their home countries and cultures! Snacks provided. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Sylvania Olympics
Sylvania CC Lower Mall, 11am-2pm
Play different popular games from around the world and win prizes! There will be 5 different games to play: Korean Ring Toss, Kicking Shuttlecock, Dart Kit, Hopscotch and Head Basket Balancing. Winner will receive $5 for food on campus! Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
International Food Focus
Sylvania
Sylvania's Food Services will offer a delicious and popular dish from Saudi Arabia today! The dish will be approximately $5 and each person who purchases it will also receive information about Saudi Arabia, the recipe, why it's popular and the story of how it was created. Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors and PCC Food Services.

Tuesday

Fashion Event and Cultural Display
Cascade SU 203/204, 12:30-2:30pm
International and intercultural fashion, cultural display, music, food, trivia and dance will be featured at this fun event! Join us for a fun, educational and free event! Facilitated by the Women's Resource Center and International Student Ambassadors.
Polaroid Photo Booth and Storyboard
Rock Creek Building 5 Common Area, 10am-3pm
Take photos with props and a board so everyone can share stories from their journeys around the world. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Costumes Around the World
Rock Creek Building 3 Lower Mall, 1-4pm
There are a lot of cultures in America, and we are staying here! We offer an opportunity to see clothing and costumes from other countries and culture in real life. Come and enjoy free snacks and activities! Facilitated by International Student Ambassadors.
Korean Movie Night and Discussion
Rock Creek Building 5 recreation room, 5-7pm
Come watch a Korean movie with us (Brotherhood of War – Tak Guk Gi Hwinalrimyeo) about the Korean War. Snacks will be provided and we'll have a discussion after! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders.
International Tea Ceremony
Southeast Great Hall, 12-2pm
Hear from a professional Japanese Tea Presenter, taste test 8 different teas from around the world and learn about tea ceremonies at this fun collaborative event! Facilitated by International Student Ambassadors, International Peer Leaders and the SE Tea Club.
A Journey of Thousand Miles Full of Hope
Southeast Mt. Tabor Hall room 127, 2-3pm
Useni Makano (PCC International Student Advisor) tells a personal story filled with tragedy, encouragement, optimism and love. An international experience of a Refugee, an African living in America, a student in American education system who strives to live and to love out loud. Facilitated by OISS International Student Advisor.
World Art and Architecture Exhibit
Sylvania Cafeteria, 2-4pm
Check out information about art from around the world, participate in global art and architecture trivia to win prizes and take photos in front of projections of some of the greatest art pieces in the world! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders.
Sylvania Olympics
Sylvania CC Lower Mall, 2-5pm
Play different popular games from around the world and win prizes! There will be 5 different games to play: Korean Ring Toss, Kicking Shuttlecock, Dart Kit, Hopscotch and Head Basket Balancing. Winner will receive $5 for food on campus! Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
International Food Focus
Sylvania
Sylvania's Food Services will offer a delicious and popular dish from Greece today! The dish will be approximately $5 and each person who purchases it will also receive information about Greece, the recipe, why it's popular and the story of how it was created. Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors and PCC Food Services.

Wednesday

International Student Scholarship Workshop
Cascade Terrell Hall room 112, 4-6pm
The PCC Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa will lead this workshop specifically for international students. Come to discuss transferring and scholarships, with a focus on Oregon colleges and universities. Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors, PCC Foundation and PTK.
Social Justice Workshop
Rock Creek Event Center, 8:30am-4:30pm
PCC staff and faculty from across the district will engage in this professional development opportunity focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. This two day workshop is designed to be co-experiential and will be facilitated by Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington and Dr. Kathy Obear. Continued on Thursday. Facilitated by PCC Equity and Inclusion.
Polaroid Photo Booth and Storyboard
Rock Creek Building 5 Common Area, 10am-3pm
Take photos with props and a board so everyone can share stories from their journeys around the world. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Speed Culturing
Rock Creek Building 3 mall area, 12-1:30pm
Students from ESOL Communication Level 7 (Mike Bene's class) and Business Administration (Michael Hohn's BA 131 class) will meet 1-1 and converse about "culture and trends" across the globe that have an impact on society and the economy. Topics will include online banking, using drones for delivery, self-driving cars, etc. Sponsored via internationalization efforts.
Smooth Socks Moves (International Dance Night)
Rock Creek Gym, 5-8pm
Dance your socks off with us! We'll have a DJ playing international music, food and lots of fun. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Mary Rowell and Peter Zisa Concert
Rock Creek Building 3 Forum, 7:30pm
Enjoy a concert from Mary Rowell, violin and Peter Zisa, guitar, performing dances through the centuries. The duo will present dances from the Renaissance through Baroque periods as well as Cuban rumba, Brazilian bossa nova and Argentinian tangos. Facilitated by Rock Creek Music Department.
Sylvania Olympics
Sylvania CC Lower Mall, 11am-2pm
Play different popular games from around the world and win prizes! There will be 5 different games to play: Korean Ring Toss, Kicking Shuttlecock, Dart Kit, Hopscotch and Head Basket Balancing. Winner will receive $5 for food on campus! Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
International Student Leadership and Involvement Workshop
Sylvania HT 321, 1-2pm
Are you an international student interested in leadership opportunities or ways to get involved on campus? Come to this workshop and learn about how you can gain experience, make new friends, develop your leadership skills and explore on-campus job opportunities for international student leaders. Facilitated by the Multicultural Center and International Student Ambassadors.
Transforming our World through Higher Education and the Global Goals
Sylvania TCB 215, 2-4pm
As times are changing, we look to our community and our world for comfort and inspiration. Agenda 2030 helps guide us to envision a better future. This aspirational plan, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was adopted by the United Nations in September, 2015. Its goal is to support people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships. Can we transform our world by 2030? What role can higher education play? Dr. Kim Smith, PCC Sociology Instructor and Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) Director, will share Agenda 2030 and the SDGs and guide a discussion on how to align efforts and get involved. Co-sponsored by GPSEN and Portland Community College, this event builds on efforts to create a network across our region to support educational solutions to our environmental, social and economic challenges. Facilitated by PCC Sociology instructor Dr. Kim Smith.
Somos Latino America (We are Latin America)
Sylvania CC Building near OISS (215), 2:30-4pm
Do you know which countries are considered to be in Latin America? Are you interested in how they're different from other? Learn about Latin America's cultural and geographical diversity! Watch videos about latino prejudice, music videos talking about history and politics that are representative of Latin American countries and play trivia to win prizes! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders.
A Journey of Thousand Miles Full of Hope
Sylvania TCB 216, 3-4
Useni Makano (PCC International Student Advisor) tells a personal story filled with tragedy, encouragement, optimism and love. An international experience of a Refugee, an African living in America, a student in American education system who strives to live and to love out loud. Facilitated by OISS International Student Advisor.
International Food Focus
Sylvania
Sylvania's Food Services will offer a delicious and popular dish from South Africa today! The dish will be approximately $5 and each person who purchases it will also receive information about South Africa, the recipe, why it's popular and the story of how it was created. Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors and PCC Food Services.

Thursday

A Journey of Thousand Miles Full of Hope
Cascade Hall room 102, 12-1pm
Useni Makano (PCC International Student Advisor) tells a personal story filled with tragedy, encouragement, optimism and love. An international experience of a Refugee, an African living in America, a student in American education system who strives to live and to love out loud. Facilitated by OISS International Student Advisor.
Social Justice Workshop
Rock Creek Event Center, 8:30am-4:30pm
PCC staff and faculty from across the district will engage in this professional development opportunity focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. This two day workshop is designed to be co-experiential and will be facilitated by Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington and Dr. Kathy Obear. Continued from Wednesday. Facilitated by PCC Equity and Inclusion.
Polaroid Photo Booth and Storyboard
Rock Creek Building 5 Common Area, 10am-3pm
Take photos with props and a board so everyone can share stories from their journeys around the world. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Brain Cell Pursuit
Rock Creek Building 7 room 109, 12-1pm
Want to play games and trivia while eating candy and winning prizes? Come play with us, show off your international knowledge and learn! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders.
World Landmark Coloring Contest
Rock Creek Building 3 first floor mall, 1:30-3:30pm
Color with us, show off your talents and win prizes! We'll provide coloring sheets featuring landmarks from around the world and markers. Facilitated by International Peer Leaders.
Gargee'an Celebration
Rock Creek Building 5 common area, 4-5pm
Come to our Arabian Halloween celebration! Learn about how people in East Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Oman and United Arab Emirates celebrate this holiday (Gargee'an) in the middle of Ramadan. Children welcome – they will even get special holiday treats! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders.
Fashion Show
Southeast Great Hall, 2-4pm
Together ASPCC and the Queer Resource Center are hosting a Fashion Show showcasing different kinds of fashion: cultural and traditional fashion, sustainable fashion (affordable, reusable or second hand clothing), cos play fashion (creative, artistic and favorite fandom) and queer fashion (LGBTQ participants showcasing their self love). Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors and the Queer Resource Center.
Sylvania Olympics
Sylvania CC Lower Mall, 12-3pm
Play different popular games from around the world and win prizes! There will be 5 different games to play: Korean Ring Toss, Kicking Shuttlecock, Dart Kit, Hopscotch and Head Basket Balancing. Winner will receive $5 for food on campus! Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
International Food Focus
Sylvania
Sylvania's Food Services will offer a delicious and popular dish from Thailand today! The dish will be approximately $5 and each person who purchases it will also receive information about South Africa, the recipe, why it's popular and the story of how it was created. Facilitated by ASPCC, International Student Ambassadors and PCC Food Services.

Friday

International Student Scholarship Workshop
Rock Creek Building 2 Lab, 2-3pm
The CEC and an International Peer Leader will lead this workshop specifically for international students. Come to discuss transferring and scholarships! Facilitated by the Career Exploration Center and International Peer Leaders.
Colors on the Runway Fashion Show
Rock Creek Building 3 Auditorium, 5:30-8pm
PCC students will show off their fanciest fashion at this competition! Judges will award prizes after this riveting display of fashion from around the world. Facilitated by ASPCC and International Student Ambassadors.
Talent and Fashion Show
Sylvania CT Little Theater, 12-1:15pm
Come to this showcase of PCC's international and ESOL students and see our talented singers, dancers and other performers! Tickets are $2 (suggested donation) and are available in the ESOL Tutoring Center at Sylvania (CT 208). Facilitated by ESOL Program.
Korean Movie and Food
Sylvania, ST 100, 2-4pm
Come watch Le Grand Chef, a Korean movie about a chef who quits his job to move back with his grandfather. Though he is content with a quiet life, will he pass up another chance at family glory? He has the chance to take on his long-time rival at a nationwide cooking competition which decides the rightful heir to the Royal Chef of the Chosun Dynasty. Delicious Korean food provided! Facilitated by International Peer Leaders.