International Education Week 2013 - Sylvania

For more information, contact Rachel Krueger | Office of International Education

Sylvania Campus events

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11-1pm, PAC Lobby, Facilitator: Alan Cordle

This film, part of the Muslim Journeys collection

(a set of books and films available at each PCC campus library), introduces art in various forms from calligraphy to palaces and serves as “a window into Islamic culture.” A panel of PCC and Portland-area experts will provide fascinating insights and discussion.  

International Drawing Competition

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 12 noon - 2pm, CC Upper Mall, Facilitator: Danielle Talla

Would you like to explore your drawing talent while helping people discover a different culture? Join us and draw your feelings towards other cultures or draw a picture that people will relate to another culture. Supplies will be provided. There will be prizes for the best drawings!

“Education Around the World” Conversation Group

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1-2pm, Library Room 144, Facilitator: Anita McLellan

The Student Learning Center is hosting internationally themed English Conversation Groups during International Education Week. Stop by, practice English, and learn about the world! Snacks will be provided.  

Student Gathering

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2-3pm, CT Upper Mall, Facilitators: Hakima Almezewghi, Danielle Talla, and Takako Yamaguchi

Everyone is welcome! Meet new students and play games. It’s in the CT Building (the building next the bookstore)! You will join in the fun of charade (guess who, guess what), learning words for body parts in several languages, and the chopsticks game. There will be raffle tickets, prizes and snacks, too.     

“Music” Conversation Group

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1-2pm, Library Room 144, Facilitator: Donna Lewis

The Student Learning Center is hosting internationally themed English Conversation Groups during International Education Week. Stop by, practice English, and learn about the world! Snacks will be provided.  

International Trivia

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1:30-2:45pm, CC Upper Mall, Facilitator: Luciana Diniz

Come and participate in this fun game! In groups, you’ll answer (and learn!) interesting facts about different cultures. There will be prizes for the winners!

Life and Debt - Documentary and Discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 3-5pm, CC 267 Cedar Room, Facilitator: Multicultural Center Student Leaders

The Multicultural Center Student Leaders will be screening the documentary Life and Debt, which looks at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture: www.lifeanddebt.org. Join us for this film and discussion.

Showcase of World Languages!

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 11am-1pm, Sponsored by the World Languages Department at Sylvania

Stop by and learn about the cultures and languages of the world at several different information tables hosted by current PCC world language students. Learn about World Language Course offerings for future terms. Tables will feature games, interactive information, snacks, and more. Check it out!

“Family Structures” Conversation Group

Thursday, Nov. 14, 12 noon - 1pm, Library Room 144, Facilitator: Anita McLellan

The Student Learning Center is hosting internationally themed English Conversation Groups during International Education Week. Stop by, practice English, and learn about the world! Snacks will be provided.

“I Dance, Therefore I am Free” Salsa Dancing Event

Thursday, Nov. 14, 1:30-2:30pm, CC Upper Mall, Facilitator: Hakima Almezewghi

Get ready for your next dance party! Learn to dance Latin Salsa with a trained instructor in less than one hour! Interested? Join us! No sign up is required for this hour of fun and free popcorn.

The International Lives of Our Student Veterans

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 3-4pm, ST 107, Facilitator: Bryan Hull

Too often we think of our vets' service for our country as somehow apart from those of us who go abroad to have an international experience. While some veterans stay isolated on bases scattered throughout the world, others venture out into the culture to have meaningful, long-lasting experiences. Come hear from three of our PCC students about their military service abroad.

PCC’s Got International Talent!

Friday, Nov. 15  , 12 noon - 1:30pm, CT Little Theatre, Facilitators: Sarah Bailie and Luciana Diniz, Sponsored by Sylvania Diversity Fund

This show will amaze you with out-of-this-world talent! Students, staff, and faculty will showcase songs, dances, comedy, and entertainment from around the world. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and the Sylvania ESOL Department. Tickets are on sale for $2 each at the Sylvania Tutoring Center (CT 206) and the Office of International Education (CT 103). Proceeds go to the ESOL Fund, which helps non-credit ESOL students purchase tuition and books.