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PCC has a very exciting Activities Calendar for international students!

All PCC international students and their dependents are welcome to join, and some events are open to PCC student guests. Check out the exciting things we have planned! Below is our current activities calendar, as well as a listing of events we do throughout the year, all of which aim to get international students involved on campus and in the community.

Watch your email for updates and more information about these events ("OIE Activities Update")! For questions, call 971-722-7134 or email oie.activities@pcc.edu

Weekly Events Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms

Conversation Partners Program

Rock Creek

You can drop-in or schedule time with our conversation partners. For more information: Email at oie.activities@pcc.edu

or stop by Building 3, Room 223


Drop in conversation practice in groups (select English Conversation Groups) or one on one (Select English Conversation Partner Program):


Conversation Groups

Come practice conversational English skills in a casual, supportive and fun environment. Staff members and students chat about a weekly theme and/or do activities, games or crafts. Free snacks/drinks are provided.

Talk Time Cafe

Spring Term Schedule

  • Cascade: Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm at Student Union 308
  • Rock Creek: Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm at Building 3, Room 223

Conversation Cafe

Southeast: Fridays 11:30am-1:30pm at Mt. Scott 200 For more information: http://www.pcc.edu/prepare/esol/conversation-cafe/

Sample of OIE Events Throughout the Year

Beach Trip

Beach Trip 3

The beach trip is an all-day summer term outing to the northern Oregon coast. The beach is beautiful any time of the year, and we enjoy walking on the beach, eating clam chowder at a beach-side café, and shopping in a typical oceanside town.

Talk Time Cafe

Talk Time 4

Cafe hours are great opportunities to meet other international and American students and the International Education staff. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and share cultures, and is offered every term.

Movie Day

Movie Day is a favorite activity for many international students at PCC because of the different choice of popular movies. Afterward, we often get together at nearby coffee shops and talk about the movies we have just seen.

Snow Day

ski trip

The Snow Day trip takes place during Winter Term when the weather conditions are most favorable for snow sports. If you have never seen snow, here is your chance! We usually go to Mount Hood for a full day of enjoying the snow, and we go sledding, make snow men, play in the snow and have some hot chocolate with friends to warm up.

International Education Week

The International Education Week at PCC happens during the third week of November (Fall term). It is a celebration of the PCC international students, faculty, and staff living in this global community. There are academic & cultural presentations on every campus as well as a huge final celebration dinner and presentation put on by the OIE staff & students.

International Student Club

PCC has international student clubs on all the campuses. These clubs promote diversity and cultural understanding. F-1 International and American students as well as PCC staff work together to celebrate all the international cultures in our community. Contact your campus's ASPCC for information.

Check out our Things to Do in Portland page for other activities happening off campus!